Why Some People Have Endless Thoughts of Death. They May Be ‘Existentially Isolated’ : Health

Nah, it’s natalists who live in fear of death, feeling like they’re dying constantly if their children are imperfect. I’ve found that living on the edge of society has equipped me uniquely to long to live forever. The people in the middle of everything pretty much all hate someone with blind, stupid rage, and often they hate whole More...

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Do Plants Have a Brain?
By Boston Journal On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Do Plants Have a Brain?

Plants may be the most underappreciated life forms. Since they can’t move like animals, they’re usually considered simple environmental bystanders –– soaking up sun, providing oxygen through photosynthesis, More...

By Boston Journal On Sunday, September 1st, 2019
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The consumption of foods high in sodium and low in potassium, such as fast food, contributes to the development of depressive symptoms in early adolescence, suggests new study, which found that greater urinary sodium excretion and lower potassium excretion predicted more severe depressive symptoms. : Health

I’ve deliberately linked to the original source journal article that is open access and full-text. The title of my post is a copy and paste from the abstract of the linked journal article here: The results More...

Experts Warn About Opioids Post Tonsillectomy
By Boston Journal On Saturday, August 24th, 2019
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Experts Warn About Opioids Post Tonsillectomy

In the U.S., 289,000 children aged 15 years and younger receive a tonsillectomy each year, making it one of the most common surgeries.1 The procedure completely removes the tonsils and is sometimes performed along More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, August 16th, 2019
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FDA’s proposed new cigarette warnings are scary. That’s the point. : Health

Same thing in Canada – and the graphics must cover 75% of the label, along with a few other statements… almost the entire box is warnings! Canada also has some new “plain packaging” regulations More...

Potent Health Benefits of Cilantro and Coriander Seed
By Boston Journal On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Potent Health Benefits of Cilantro and Coriander Seed

Cilantro and coriander seed are names identifying the two stages of development of the plant genus Coriandum sativum. Cilantro refers to the initial leafy stage of the life cycle. Once the plant goes through More...

By Boston Journal On Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Chronic insomnia sufferers may benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), suggests new study, which found it is an effective treatment that doesn’t involve medication. Chronic insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep, at least 3 nights/week, for 3 months or more), affects 10-15% of adults. : Health

The post title is a copy and paste from the title, third and fourth paragraphs of the linked popular press article here: Insomnia sufferers can benefit from therapy, new study shows There is a very effective More...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Attacks Those With Excess Iron
By Boston Journal On Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Attacks Those With Excess Iron

The very idea of flesh-eating bacteria is horrifying and the real-world effects can indeed be devastating, necessitating the removal of large portions of flesh or amputation of limbs. Its effects can also be More...

By Boston Journal On Monday, July 29th, 2019
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Liver transplants could be redundant with discovery of new liver cell, suggests a new study by researchers at King’s College London, who used single cell RNA sequencing to identify a type of cell that may be able to regenerate liver tissue, treating liver failure without the need for transplants. : Health

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the title and subtitle of the linked academic press release here: Liver transplants could be redundant with discovery of new liver cell Researchers at King’s More...

By Boston Journal On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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How to Cook Lobster Tail

When people think of lobster, they usually associate it with extravagance. According to Business Insider, restaurants typically charge $30 to $45 for a single lobster.1 These prices can turn many people away More...