As if expecting women don’t have enough to worry about, a new scientific study indicates a direct correlation between traffic noise and ambient air pollution and the health of pregnant women and their birth outcomes. Specifically, these environmental influences are proving to increase the incidences of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and low birth weights.
We live in a world where prescription medications drive common treatment options. Between 2005-2008, antidepressants were the third most common drug amongst Americans, including children and adults. With dozens of antidepressant medications on the market, it’s no surprise that prescription drugs are the go-to option for people who have been diagnosed with depression. With antidepressant […]
Drugs are a massive problem in the Middle East, especially in countries such as Iran where heavy opioid can be found. There are many opiate detox centers that will be able to help you overcome your addiction. It is very common for people who are dependent on drugs or alcohol to be apprehensive about checking […]
Part III in a series of 4 about cooking and healing with roses. More on eating and edible roses can be found here and here (cooking with fresh roses). Dried roses preserve the sweet, seductive perfume of the fresh flower, and there are many ways to use them. Pick up a package at a Middle […]
Part II in a series of 4 about cooking and healing with roses. To cook with fresh roses, first make sure they haven’t been sprayed with pesticides. Then get up early, while the dew is still on the flowers and before they’ve released most of their perfume. Clip off as many as you need and […]
Part I in a series of 4 about eating and healing with roses. Roses have everything you desire in a flower: beauty, fragrance and the power to express, and to waken, love. Maybe it’s their mysterious beauty; a whorl of petals that enclose the unmistakable, heady scent. Body and spirit instinctively respond to rose’s soothing, […]
Let’s say you’re a student gearing up for end-of-semester tests. Or a professional going over the latest reports. Or you’re drafting a talk or a presentation. You have to cram these preparations into a busy schedule. How can you stay alert and get the most out of the time you spend researching, reading and taking notes? […]
Roasted wedges of kabocha pumpkin make a great, easy winter dinner.
Nutrition plays an important role in strengthening your immune system. Regular consumption of these immunity boosting foods will help reduce how frequently you fall sick and may help you recover from illness more quickly. In the following section are given various immunity boosting fruits which will help you lead a healthier life. Citrus fruits Citrus […]
Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is absolutely vital for living a happy, eco and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, you never really know what life is going to throw your way. Even if you go above and beyond to keep yourself in tiptop condition, there is still a chance that you’ll come down with a […]
I started running last year. Adminttedly, I had a few pounds that I wanted to lose, but it was mainly on my stomach. Going into my early 30s, I’d noticed some belly fat. Probably from one too many nights going out at the pub in Dubai. So I made a deal with myself: start running […]
While parents everywhere are worried about the effects of cannabis products on their loved ones’ health, despise much research that shows how medical marijuana can be restorative and healing for many ailments, a small breakthrough for cannabis medicine by the World Health Organization (WHO) who in a new report (download PDF here) bids that CBD […]
The sun’s out, a blinding wintry white. Cold wind is whipping up leaves and paper coffee cups. I am tucked deep inside the hood of an ancient pea coat, walking briskly along a mostly empty Queens, NYC avenue on the last day of the American Thanksgiving weekend. Four days of bacchanalian feasting and I’m hungover […]
In the wake of the 2016 American presidential election, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) observed an unusual and muscular increase in online political action by people concerned about conservation and the environment. Especially noteworthy is an uptick in financial support to environmental NGOs by citizens willing to back their beliefs with cash.
According to the International Coffee Organization, people wordwide consumed more than 11 million US tons* of coffee beans between October 2015 and September 2016. (Consumption is far outpacing production, due to climactic fluctuations.) Those beans depend on a sea of fresh water to convert them into the beverages we love. Now a team of Italian scientists have developed […]
The Kratom powder has been used in the Eastern medicine for centuries, but it continues to remain unknown for many persons. That is mostly because people are not truly aware about its benefic effects. Kratom can reduce your anxiety and depression, relieve pain and even increase your productivity. While it might be difficult to find […]
Anyone who has enough capital and passion for making others look and feel beautiful can establish a salon. Unfortunately, the many environmentally-harmful products that are available nowadays are causing many of these people so passionate for beauty to have second thoughts about establishing their own salons. If you are one of the people held back […]
A handsome couple built a life together. The mortgage loan was approved for the beautiful four-bedroom home sitting across from a small park abutted by a pond. Together, the couple spend time decorating the house and yard. Initially, after moving into the place, the plan was to have children within the year, as the baby’s […]
Do you want to do your bit for the environment by making your healthcare organization more environmentally friendly? Hospitals, dental practices, healthcare businesses, and a wide range of other healthcare-related organizations have been guilty of wasting huge amounts of natural resources over the years, but this is a trend that is starting to change. Below […]
New tech hitting the British market next month could be a game-changer in the behaviors behind Western food waste. FridgeCam is a wireless camera from UK smart kitchen company Smarter that you stick inside your fridge. It takes in-fridge snapshots every time you close the door, allowing users to check their food stock in real […]
Pardon me, but you you pass the green s’chüg? I’m fresh from brunch with friends newly returned from Jaffa, a feast formed from foods not easily found in my Brooklyn neighborhood. Hidden among the Challah bread french toast, steaming shakshuka (egg and pepper delection that’s my go-to Jerusalem breakfast), imported tahini, and home-cured olives, was […]
Concern for our planet due to human caused climate change is definitely not a new subject. Even deceased arch terriorist Osama bin Ladin blamed the U.S. for causing climate change; saying that Arab countries are getting drier due to this. Climate change is also being attributed for rapidly melting Arctic ice caps that are literally rocking world weather […]
Israel touted for its national policy of reusing waste water and creating desalinated water for human consumption is now facing a health crisis, according to a new report: The first national iodine survey conducted in Israel has revealed a high burden of iodine deficiency among Israelis, posing a high risk of maternal and fetal hypothyroidism […]
An Egyptian photographer has captured stunning scenes of the daily life of workers in the limestone quarries in southern Egypt. Toiling in a constant blizzard of white limestone dust, these men are employed in one of the most dangerous industries on earth. Had a hard day at work? Prepare to have your perspective snapped.
A Singapore-based health-tech startup has designed an anti-pollution mask targeted for children as young as age six. Woobi Play is pliable and playful, with colorful HEPA-certified modular filters that can prevent 95% of dangerous airborne particulates from entering the wearer’s lungs. Welcome to a world where we incite our kids to breathe safely by making it […]