Are genes really responsible for mental and lifestyle disorders?

    Genetic research allowed to conclude that genes determine all peculiarities of functions for every particular human body including its diseases. A lot of mental conditions seem to emerge suddenly at  some particular age; scientists cannot figure out which environmental factor contributed to their development, but these conditions pass in generations. That was the… Read More →

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How is stem cell research likely to shape human evolution?

    Stem cell research appeared to be a valuable branch of science that allowed us to look a little further inside the human nature. Every now and then researchers report about the latest progress in cultivating stem cells, which gives a way to speculations about the next generations being close to superhumans due to… Read More →

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Are energy-efficient homes the answer to saving the planet?

    Intense consumption of energy certainly increases the amount of burnt fossil fuels. To heat our households we use coal, natural gas, electricity, sometimes timber. Noticing that the amount of energy necessary to heat our house has increased, we usually suspect leaks in making the building colder. Efficiency of the housing is crucial for… Read More →

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What are the drastic measures needed to prevent melting of glacial ice?

    Melting of the Antarctic ice is the major contributor to the rise of the sea level. Greenhouse effect has significantly increased in the last 50 years, which caused depletion of the ozone level and an overall rise of temperatures. An increased amount of solar radiation does not allow glaciers to accumulate new snow,… Read More →

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Should the Government invest in green energy?

    Renewable energy is developing rapidly, and environmentalists expect that one day it will be able to compete with fossil fuels. Today, the overall investment in the renewable energy has visibly increased. Most investors come from the private sector as they are more likely to benefit from developing renewables than governments and public sector…. Read More →

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Are we ready to pay for exponentially rising energy costs?

    Prices on energy become more unstable with every year. As consumers’ demand rises, there is a threat to drain sources of fossil fuels quite soon. The production of solar power, however, increased six-fold for the last few years. By the present moment, electricity from photovoltaic batteries is expensive because it is still very… Read More →

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How can we make the energy demands sustainable?

    Conservation of energy is a global goal shared by all nations in the world. Both developed and developing countries face scarcity of natural resources that one day will make prices on energy skyrocket. To prevent sources of fossil fuels from draining and to protect ecosystems from climate change, many countries produce solar and… Read More →

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What does it mean to totally depend on nuclear power?

    Nuclear power stations serve as so-called intermediaries between fossil fuels and renewable energy. After the first nuclear plants were built in the 1950s, by this time nuclear power has greatly expanded in operation. More than 400 countries currently operate in 31 countries of the world. They produce more than 10 percent of the… Read More →

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How much time do we have before we run out of non-renewable resources?

    Relying on non-renewable sources of energy is a risky business according to environmentalists. The world population has rapidly grown, and the total consumption of energy has skyrocketed. Despite most of the natural resources we use are called non-renewable, we can hardly believe that one day there will be no coal, oil, and timber… Read More →

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Has yoga become the new face of fitness?

    Yoga has recently become a popular form of exercise that instantly gained a lot of admirers in the Western world. As people constantly search for the best possible fitness practice, they have seen yoga as a pleasant and efficient alternative to running, lifting, jumping, and other traditional exercising practices. Initially, yoga was a… Read More →

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How is exercise related to your brain health?

    Exercising stimulates our muscle activity and keeps bodily fluids access all organs where they are necessary. In short, physical activity maintains functions of our body so that we feel as little discomfort as possible. On the other hand, working out is a way to enhance our mental activity and keep our thinking fast… Read More →

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How much alcohol is actually good for the body?

    Possible health benefits of moderate consumption of alcohol are frequently debated in the healthcare community. Cardiologists, for example, are convinced that any amount of alcohol is neither beneficial nor safe. If you can avoid drinking alcohol completely, go ahead, physicians say. Some of them do not divide alcohol and its portions into healthy… Read More →

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Is it possible to reverse certain lifestyle disorders?

    Most people realize how precious their health is once they become ill. Any illness is at least unpleasant, and some diseases can be just unbearable. However, in many cases, we cannot easily take a respective treatment and become healthy again. There is a range of chronic conditions that emerge due to preferring certain… Read More →

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Can you really challenge genetics with exercise and diet?

    It is the common fact that most characteristics of our genes are fixed and they naturally pass in generations. Genetic appearance cannot be easily changed in our everyday life which assures that the following generations will obtain many features from their predecessors. Nevertheless, some genes do change in each of us throughout the… Read More →

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How can the disparity between malnutrition and obesity be bridged?

    Addressing the problem of obesity, we cannot ignore the issue of malnutrition. Poor nutrition is usually associated with children growing in developing countries; they are devoid of the essential amount of products due to the industrialization of agriculture and unequal distribution of food in the world. However, this perspective has already transformed into… Read More →

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Sugar vs. artificial sweetener: Which is more dangerous?

    Physicians and consumers agreed that sugar induces obesity, which is one of the prior health issues in the present-day society. To reduce calories in one’s diet, people are advised either to refuse from consuming sugar or to substitute it with artificial sweeteners. Many of them are derived from natural raw materials. Stevia, for… Read More →

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What is the truth behind healthy oil?

    While advocates of healthy eating put a great emphasis on natural oils, some nutritionists oppose the popular view that modern vegetable oils are as healthy as we think. Everybody uses oils while cooking, and many people consume oils raw as a food supplement. The main appealing feature of coconut, olive, canola, flaxseed and… Read More →

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Do food supplements really make any value addition to your food?

    Dietary supplements are quite popular all over the world. Vitamins, minerals, herbs, plant and fish oil are supposed to stimulate protective functions of the body and provide a range of benefits. These substances are not marked as drugs and do not require the prescription of the physician, however, probiotics and vitamins are frequently… Read More →

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How is FDA protecting people?

    The mission of the Food and Drug Administration is to protect public health from the potential damage made by dangerous or low-quality food, drugs, and cosmetics. The federal agency installs criteria of quality and controls their adherence. Certification of the FDA spreads on food items produced in the US and imported from abroad…. Read More →

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Can a diet be really designed to suit your genetics?

    Looking at a wide range of diets, people frequently do not know what to choose. They usually decide to follow this or that diet evaluating its general restrictions. The more effective way to choose a diet is to let a physician evaluate its benefits for patients with specific dietary requirements. Looking at the… Read More →

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