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Diet Pepsi Is Dropping The Aspartame — To Include Another Sweetener Americans love their diet soda, considering they’re consuming 20 percent more than they did just 15 years ago. But after PepsiCo’s diet soda sales dropped 3.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, the company has decided to change up its recipe and […]

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It turns out that not only physical activity will help your mind and body long-term, but so can leisurely activities and hobbies that you truly enjoy. Carving out the time to work in your garden, read books, paint, brew beer, make furniture, knit or sew clothes — whatever your activity of choice — can help […]

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Hyperactivity in kids with ADHD may not be what hurts their ability to learn, but rather what helps them cope. A new study from the University of Central Florida has found that when kids are free to fidget and squirm, they see a marked increase in the memory skills necessary for learning. The research validates […]

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One of the weird ADD symptoms I have is constant tightness in my upper back, always. It’s always been that way. I can get a therapeutic massage and on the way home, it’s right back to the status quo. The only time that stopped it was when I used to be on Ritalin (which I […]

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Your breath may soon offer valuable clues about your health. In a new study published in the journal Gut, researchers have developed a technology known as nanoarray analysis that can detect tiny changes in exhaled breath — like differences in the levels of compounds emitted by cells. The breath, analyzed by this device, could provide […]

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Miraculous

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“Hear of experiences both miraculous and terrifying, humorous and adventurous, humbling and revelatory, about Westerners drinking ayahuasca,” promised an email I received, pitching an event to be held on Saturday called the “Ayahuasca Monologues.” “For centuries, shamans have drunk this powerful concoction,” the note continued, “to heal illness, obtain mystical insights, contact spirit guides, and […]

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Genes write the script of our lives, and the story of autism manifests within the body in unusual ways that science is still trying to unlock. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have finally conducted the first definitive and comprehensive study for determining the intelligence level of those with autism-related genes. The findings, which were […]

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Hot sauce saved his life

Spicy food is good for lots of things, from helping with weight loss to simply tasting delicious. But for one man living in Orland Park, Ill., just outside of Chicago, it can be credited with saving his life. Thirty-year-old Randy Schmitz doesn’t believe he would have discovered a cancerous brain tumor in its early stages […]

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