Zika Virus - What you need to know

So, what is the Zika virus? The Zika virus is a virus spread to humans by a mosquito bite. The Zika virus is from the same family as: yellow fever west nile virus chikingunya and dengue virus The areas with active mosquito bourn transmission of Zika virus are Latin America, areas of Africa, southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. About 2.2 billion people live in the “at...

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How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate. You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through. And this happens again and again and again. Seriously, what’s the problem? Why are we so good at thinking of what to do but so terrible at actually doing those things? The problem is you’re skipping an essential step. Here’s what it is… The Mistake Every Productivity System Makes Productivity...

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The Top 10 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Your guide to the healthiest foods in the supermarket. Eating healthy has oodles of positive benefits - for the body and the mind alike. When we eat well we feel good, when we feel good we’re happier, when we’re happier we’re more productive… and the wonderful cycle continues. Increasingly, shops and restaurants around the world are getting on the healthy eating bandwagon - making it easier for...

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Is It Risky to Drink While You’re on Medication? Depends on the Drug

Don't mix alcohol and sleeping pills If you’ve ever turned down a happy hour invite because you’re on antibiotics, you probably know that alcohol and medication can be a bad, even dangerous combination. But when doctors say not to mix drinking with drugs, are they really talking about one beer or glass of wine? That depends on the medication in question—and on other factors like your medical...

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Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others

Check your diet Ever notice how mosquitoes seem to frantically feast on some folks while ignoring others? It’s not just your imagination, says entomologist Joseph M. Conlon, a technical advisor to the American Mosquito Control Association. “There is no question that some individuals are more attractive to mosquitoes due to chemicals they secrete from their skin and from their particular skin...

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Moderate exercise might be more effective at combatting pre-diabetes

Walking briskly on a regular basis may be more effective than vigorous jogging for improving glucose control in individuals with pre-diabetes, according to research from Duke Health. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetologia, are the result of a randomized, six-month study of 150 participants, each of whom was designated as having pre-diabetes based on elevated fasting glucose...

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How to Make Someone Fall In Love With You

Here’s How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You When researchers asked people to tell the stories of how they fell in love, what were the eleven most common factors? Variables That Influence Falling in Love 1. Similarity in attitudes, background, personality traits 2. Geographic proximity 3. Desirable characteristics of personality and appearance 4. Reciprocal affection, the fact that the other...

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Do Statins Produce Neurological Effects?

Statins can indeed produce neurological effects. These drugs are typically prescribed to lower cholesterol and thereby reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Between 2003 and 2012 roughly one in four Americans aged 40 and older were taking a cholesterol-lowering medication, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But studies show that statins can influence our sleep and...

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