Taking Vitamin B3 During Pregnancy Could Help Prevent Birth Defects And Reduce Miscarriages

By: James Felton/IFL Science  Birth defects and miscarriages could be significantly reduced around the world if vitamin B3 supplements are given during pregnancy, a major study has found. A 12-year study by scientists at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney, Australia discovered that the vitamin could cure molecular deficiencies that cause miscarriages and birth defects. Currently, one…

Millions Set To Keep Healthcare After All As Vote To Repeal ACA Fails

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Forget politics. Independent analyses of both the House version and the Senate version of the GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – better known as Obamacare – would have been a disaster for America. Anything that takes away health care from 22 million Americans, many of which are the poorest, sickest, oldest,…

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

By: Sofia Adamson/Waking Times  Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to personal health and that it directly contributes to myriad societal problems including violence and drunk driving. We also know that the alcohol industry is exceptionally lucrative while at the same time…

Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Risk Of Weight Gain, Heart Disease And Other Health Issues

By: Science Daily Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Consumption of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and sucralose, is widespread and increasing. Emerging data indicate that artificial, or nonnutritive,…

Medical Marijuana Is Preferred By 93% Of Patients For Pain Management

By: Science Alert  Patients managing pain vastly prefer using medical marijuana to opioid-based medications. They reported fewer side effects, and the majority found cannabis more effective. A new study has investigated what patients themselves prefer when it comes to managing pain — opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana. The researchers found…

It’s Official. China Is Launching A “War on Pollution”

By: Karla Lant/Futurism  China has just launched five “green finance” pilot zones to fund the country’s war on pollution. Each individual zone will focus on a different green financing subtopic based on the strengths and weaknesses of its economy. FINANCING WAR ON POLLUTION China has just launched five “green finance” pilot zones, according to the central bank….

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