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The Science Behind the Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices

Words like “superfood” are a bit misleading, aren’t they? There’s nothing “super” about them at all — it’s food that’s good for us that we don’t eat enough of.

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Catastrophizing: How to stop the Anxiety Cycle

An anxious person can turn almost anything into a possible catastrophe and catastrophizing is a common occurrence in people that are feeling anxious. It is caused by anxiety but also serves to fuel anxious symptoms. Because of the cyclical worsening that happens with symptoms of anxiety it is important to interrupt this cycle. People often stop living in the moment and spend much of their time worrying about the future.

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Diet: If We Can't Be Right, Is There a Best Way to Be Wrong?

Predictably, and yes, sadly, the publication of the EAT-Lancet Commission Report on “healthy diets from sustainable food systems” by a large, multidisciplinary, multinational group of world-leading experts ran immediately into discrediting criticisms, generally by far-less-qualified commentators. Some such whingeing, in places like “Beef Magazine,” are too dismissible to bother dissecting. But others- in places like, for instance, Psychology Today - might appear less so.

27 days

How Bots are Invading Healthcare

Most of you have used Google maps, Siri on your phone or a smart speaker some time today. As such, you have experienced the magic of artificial intelligence, algorithms and all that goes with, or without, it.

28 days

5 Issues Facing Medical Schools

Despite the noise and groaning, medical school applications continue to grow, driven by many factors. However, the medical school education model dates back to the Flexner report issued in 1910.. Many are trying to address the challenges of how to train the biomedical research and practice workforce to win the 4th industrial revolution, but progress has been slow.

29 days

You Need to Sleep!

Is your sleep suffering? Can't sleep at all? Let’s talk about sleep, sleep hygiene, and ways to improve it. Quality sleep is essential to feeling well and chronic lack of sleep can have medical consequences and make it hard to recover from an illness like depression. We feel lousy when we have a lack of sleep!

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Do You Often Forget to Take Medication? 3 Ways to Help You Remember

I was taught that on average a person remembers to take their medication 70% of the time. That is a lot of missed medication! Remembering to take medicine can be a challenge but there are helpful and easy ways to remember to take it more frequently.

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