Slumber Secrets

“…recently the World Health Organization decided to classify any form of nighttime shift work as a probable carcinogen,” said Matthew Walker, professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. The author of the book ‘Why We Sleep’ reveals some intriguing gens on the body-sleep relationship in this creative animation!


The Only Time Smoking Is Magnificent

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No offense but I abhor cigarettes. We all know the health hazards associated with smoking and I have never looked at the act with a positive view.

But the other day I read something super captivating. And that involves our feathery friends – birds – and a very intelligent cause.  Continue reading “The Only Time Smoking Is Magnificent”

Nanotech-based innovative prostate cancer test helps bypass unneeded painful biopsies

Nanotechnology makes the headlines again, this time saving men from painful biopsies for aggressive prostate cancer diagnosis.

Who, Where and What- Researchers of the Alberta Prostate Cancer Research Initiative (APCaRI) in Alberta, Canada developed a highly sensitive blood test that incorporates an exceptional nanotechnology platform to diagnose aggressive prostate cancer using only a single drop of blood. Continue reading “Nanotech-based innovative prostate cancer test helps bypass unneeded painful biopsies”

Born a Star

Born a star is a fascinating, tropical and exotic fruit: the Star Fruit. Also known as Star Apple (scientifically referred to as Averrhoa carambola)

Having a tree of this beautiful fruit in our garden and relishing the taste of organic, freshly picked star fruits nowadays, I’ve been inspired to share my joy- and the journey of this starry fellow. Continue reading “Born a Star”

Fruits of my garden

Peeping through the many leaves, are the little adornments of the garden in my home: the mangoes, the apricots, and the guavas. We planted these little health bursts to nourish ourselves with their exceptional features as well as to beautify our garden.

I’ve summarized the health benefits of these luscious fruits in the figures below:

  1. The King of Fruits (And the family’s favorite!) : The Mango (Mangifera indica)


Source of the Mango photo:…/FRESH_MANGO_from_THAILAND

Details on the health benefits of the mango may be read at:…/17-reasons-why-you-need-a-mango-every-day

2. (The easy fruit, as I consider it!) The Guava (Psidium guajava)   Continue reading “Fruits of my garden”

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