Archive for March, 2009

The Medpedia Project Launches Medpedia.com

IMG SRC=”http://www.healthnewsblog.com/pics/medpedia.jpg” ALIGN=”RIGHT” ALT=”Medpedia”The Medpedia Project has announced the public launch of the beta version of A HREF=”http://www.medpedia.com”Medpedia.com/A, a health resource and technology platform for the worldwide health community. Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School and other health organizations, are contributing in various ways […]

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Scientists Map Genome of Common Cold Virus

CENTERIMG SRC=”http://www.healthnewsblog.com/pics/genetic_map_cold_virus.jpg” ALT=”Genetic Map of Cold Virus” /CENTER BRBR Scientists have A HREF=”http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/02/12/cold.genome/”mapped/A the entire genome of the common cold virus. It won’t lead to an immediate cure but it could be the next step in finding a cure. BLOCKQUOTEFONT SIZE=2 “We have the pieces all in place. They can’t go in any other way. […]

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Bill Gates Unleashes Mosquitoes on Unsuspecting Audience

IMG SRC=”http://www.healthnewsblog.com/pics/bill_gates_ted.jpg” ALIGN=”RIGHT” ALT=”Bill Gates TED”Bill Gates A HREF=”http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090205/ts_alt_afp/usitinternethealthfinancegates_20090205133542″released/A a bunch of mosquitoes on the unsuspecting audience at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference. Gates was trying to demonstrate how easily malaria is spread. The mosquitoes Gates released did not carry the disease. BLOCKQUOTEFONT SIZE=2 “Malaria is spread by mosquitoes,” Gates said while opening a […]

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Egiptians, cosmetics pioneers

In ancient Egypt (3100 to 2907 BC) cosmetics were used on a daily basis, to the point that it were found in tombs. Male and female Egyptians used perfumed oils for a softskin. Besides they adorned the eyes with a dark green on the lower lid, and put in the upper eyelid kohl, a powder obtained from […]

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Healthy cookies for tea time

This recipe uses whole-wheat flour, plus mashed banana instead of eggs. The result? Less colesterol and fat than regular cookies. Also, dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate! Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour. 1 tsp baking soda. 1 tsp salt. 1 cup nonhydrogenated margarine, softned. ¾ cup white sugar. ¾ cup packed brown […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Green and Your Heart Chakra

Yesterday our friends at Google had an interesting design for their  home page.  It showed ivy coming from the roots of the Earth and sprouting into little green shamrocks to celebrate St. Patrick’s day.  The great thing about the design from a color therapy point of view is how that symbol is so close to […]

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Essential Oils and Color Therapy

I would like to take a moment to explain a little bit about  how essential oils work in our body.  Essential Oils are highly concentrated and chemically complex plant material.  Most of them are created by distillation of the bark or leaves of medicinal plants. While others are pressed from rind.   Because they are […]

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Natural antioxidants

The fruits of yellow and orange color contain good doses of betacarotens, precursors of vitamin A. This vitamin is indispensable for the formation of weaves, the mucous and the cells of the skin. Also they contribute to restrain the action of free radicals and, therefore, the cutaneous aging and of other organs. The citruses, red […]

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Red Tea

Red tea comes from China, from the province of Yunnan and is considered a powerful medicine. It comes from the plant camellia sinensis, that grows in temperate zones. It is elaborated from the green tea leaves, that are pressed and they are compressed until forming plates that soon are fermented, until taking a reddish brown […]

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