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Pistachios reputed to have some uplifting health benefits

20 Mar 2017

Remember when it wasn’t hard to determine if someone had been into the pistachio bowl? They’d be caught red-handed! That’s because until artificially coloured foods became a pariah, pistachio nuts,...

Birth of Amphetamine

20 Mar 2017

First synthesized by Lazar Edeleanu in Germany in 1887, amphetamine remained quietly under the radar until it came to the attention of chemist Gordon Alles in 1929.  Alles was looking for an asthma...

How Much Salt is Too Much?

20 Mar 2017

Reducing sodium intake has been a nutritional mantra for decades. We have repeatedly been told that cutting back on salt lowers blood pressure which in turn lowers the risk of heart attacks and...

Phthalates and microwave ovens

20 Mar 2017

It always pays to read the study! It really does, because popular accounts often misinterpret what researchers actually found and end up raising undue alarm. Of course it is raising the red flag of...

Is it true that a single espresso can damage your heart?

20 Mar 2017

“A single espresso a day can damage heart.” “Just one espresso can put your heart at risk.” “One caffeine-packed cup can slow blood flow to the heart by 22%.” Whoa! Those are headlines that can...

Chocolates that Lower Blood Pressure and Don't Melt!

20 Mar 2017

In the future people with high blood pressure may be reaching into their pocket for a couple of squares of, get this, chocolate! And furthermore, they may be able to carry the chocolate in their...


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