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Common diabetes drug may include a cancer-causing chemical

Metformin is a common diabetes drug in both Europe and the U.S. It’s taken by approximately 3 million people in the UK and millions more across the Atlantic. However, it’s currently under investigation by health authorities in the U.S., Canada, UK, and the EU after two suppliers from Singapore recalled the drug due to unsafe levels of a chemical called NDMA, which is a carcinogen.

>>Common diabetes drug may include a cancer-causing chemical

Over 80 different chemicals found in Seattle salmon including cocaine and antidepressants

A total of 81 different personal care products and drugs have been found in salmon hauls in the Puget Sound, Seattle. Salmon is traditionally viewed as a healthy food due to the proteins, fatty acids, and Omega-3s in it. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case for salmon caught in Puget Sound.
According to a study on environmental pollution, the products found in the salmon’s flesh included things such as Advil, Prozac, Lipitor, Benadryl, Flonase, Aleve, Tylenol, Paxil…

>>Over 80 different chemicals found in Seattle salmon including cocaine and antidepressants

Australian bush fires rage on and kill half a billion animals

It’s impossible to put an exact number on the animals that have fallen victim to the Australian bush fires so far but ecologists from the University of Sydney have estimated that the number is around 480 million. This includes the three main groups of animals – mammals, birds, and reptiles. The number also isn’t exclusive to animals killed directly by the fires but also those suffocated in smoke or those that died from hunger or dehydration.

>>Australian bush fires rage on and kill half a billion animals

Long Island High School Creates Wellness Room for Teachers to De-stress

The Long Island Ward Melville High School has recently opened a special “Wellness room” where its teachers and staff can rest, unwind, and de-stress in between their classes. The school is calling the project a “Lesson in serenity” and the project has been widely praised as a step in the right direction for better education. The project has also been dubbed the “WellVille classroom” as a play of words with the Three Village school district high school.

>>Long Island High School Creates Wellness Room for Teachers to De-stress

Parking Lot Turns into a Sanctuary for the Homeless at Night

Over half a million people in the U.S. are currently homeless – none of them by choice. Only about 65% of them stay in shelters at night, with the other 35% – approximately 200,000 people – sleeping in abandoned buildings, park benches, sidewalks, etc. Similar percentages can be seen across the developed world. However, a non-profit organization in Brisbane, Australia, is working on the problem in a rather creative way.

>>Parking Lot Turns into a Sanctuary for the Homeless at Night

Do Animals Have Feelings? This Baby Elephant Cried For 5 Hours After His Mother Rejected Him

Of all the energies that keep the world turning, the maternal bond is among the most powerful. There is no doubt about that. It is pure and strong, committed and enduring, gentle and courageous, protecting and supportive. It is absolutely unique. Being as complex as it is, the bond between mother and infant is influenced by a myriad of factors, both emotional and physical.

>>Do Animals Have Feelings? This Baby Elephant Cried For 5 Hours After His Mother Rejected Him

Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Increase Cancer Risk

New research published in the International Journal of Cancer has revealed that permanent hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners may be unsafe for women, particularly of African-American descent. This isn’t the first research on the subject either – previous studies on animals had already found a link between certain chemicals in hair dyes and hair straighteners and cancer risk.

>>Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Increase Cancer Risk

Study Confirms Music Lessons are Amazing for the Brain

Not every kid loves going to music lessons but maybe every kid should. Psychological studies have been discovering more and more amazing effects music has on our brains, especially when it’s actively played and not just listened to. One particular longitudinal study by the German Socio-Economic Panel in 2013 put it this way:“Music improves cognitive and non-cognitive skills more than twice as much as sports, theater or dance.”

>>Study Confirms Music Lessons are Amazing for the Brain

Giving Experiences Instead of Toys Improves Your Child’s Intelligence and Happiness

With Christmas nearly upon us, we’re all preparing for all the presents that are about to rain on our kids. However, a study at the University of Toledo, Ohio has indicated that “an abundance of toys reduced the quality of toddlers’ play, and that fewer toys will actually benefit children in the long-term.”

>>Giving Experiences Instead of Toys Improves Your Child’s Intelligence and Happiness

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