(Natural News) A study published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness reported that lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) essential oil possesses cytoprotective and antioxidant properties. Lemongrass is widely used in traditional folk medicine. The essential oil extracted from lemongrass has been reported for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential. For the s [...]
(Natural News) For men, particularly those who are getting on in years, the fear of getting prostate cancer looms large. With prostate cancer being the second most common cancer for men in the United States, and with over 160,000 new diagnoses each year, their fears are certainly not groundless. Although the prognosis for men diagnosed early is good, prostate cancer still claims over 26 [...]
(Natural News) A new study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that polysaccharide extract from reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) contains hypolipidemic, antioxidant, and antiapoptotic properties that work against obesity. In this study, a team of researchers at Hunan Agricultural University in China looked at the effect of reishi mushroom polysaccharides on obesity. T [...]
(Natural News) The earliest known reference to cancer is found in the Edwin Smith Papyrus, written about 1,600 years before Christ. Though it is an ancient disease, there is no doubt that cancer is more prevalent now than at any other time in human history. One of the most feared forms of this disease is breast cancer, which is the most common cancer among women in the U.S., regardle [...]
(Natural News) In a recent study that was conducted by researchers from Lund University in Sweden, it was revealed that fish are exposed to too much plastic. It has reached such a severity that tiny plastic particles find their way inside the fishes’ brains and negatively impact the fish’s behavioral patterns, inducing them to quit eating. Scientists also found that when ani [...]
(Natural News) A new study which was published in Neurology – the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology – revealed that women with high blood pressure in their forties have a 73 percent higher risk of dementia. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente in California followed the lives of 7,238 people from 1964 to 1973 and had their blood pressure m [...]
(Natural News) In the cracks between worlds, beyond the seams of our imagination, the monsters of our dreams scratch on the door of our reality. But could the key be the food we eat? This is a question scientists have long striven to answer. Decades of medical research that attempted to find a link between the food we eat and the experience of dreams (or nightmares) has led to the con [...]
Hear ye! Hear ye! Weed is (kind of) legal and that means we're due to be inundated with all manner of cannabis-infused doohickys promising to do everything from give us a light buzz to curing cancer and athletes' foot. If you've been paying attention you'll have noticed that The Devil's Lettuce has already made its way into certain beer brands and even onto the festival ci [...]
The cannabis extract cannabidiol could be used to treat a wide range of ailments from arthritis and anxiety to Parkinson’s disease, an expert has claimed. Roger Pertwee said that there should be multiple trials of treatments using the compound, known as CBD, arguing that it has excellent medical benefits and the side-effects are potentially fewer than many traditional drugs. He believes that it [...]
Modern research shows that cannabis can help to treat a wide range of health problems. But the FDA has yet to deem marijuana effective for treating medical conditions. Cannabidiol, which is a substance found in marijuana did receive approval in 2018 to treat some forms of epilepsy. This amazing weed has been used by humans for thousands of years as an herbal medicine. Only i [...]
As melting snow reveals more and more garbage piled up on P.E.I. beaches, one group of Islanders came together Sunday to tidy it up. More than a dozen people combed the beaches and roadways between Covehead Wharf and Dalvay beach. In less than two hours the group collected nearly 60 garbage bags of trash, filling the back of a pickup truck that hauled it away. Sarah Donal [...]
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A P.E.I. man who stole almost $500 worth of drones from a hobby-supply store and used a debit card stolen from a purse at a Tim Hortons was sentenced recently to six months in jail. Daniel James Acorn, 34, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to several charges, including possessing stolen propert [...]
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — If you don’t have money and need medical attention in the Philippines you die, said Sheila May Annang, one of the two founders of Shandigang Pinoy. The non-profit organization – that helps Filipinos have a sense of community, not forget where they came from and smoothly transition to life on P.E.I. – celebrated its first anniversary March 16, with traditio [...]
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