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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

Chili peppers reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke

All foods have their advantages and disadvantages. Chili peppers are no exception. A new study shows that eating chili peppers regularly may actually reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The study took place in Italy, where chilies are a common ingredient. It included 23,000 people and compared the risk of death among all of them, with some eating chilies regularly, others – from time to time, and some – never. The study was conducted over a period of eight years and was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

>>Chili peppers reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke

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

Loneliness May Sabotage Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds

Modern medicine is well aware that emotional health plays a huge role in surviving and recovering from a lot of diseases. In fact, one study found that loneliness can impede the long-term survival of breast cancer patients. Simply put, women without strong social ties and relationships are much more likely to have their cancer return years later than women with friends, stable families, and support networks.”

>>Loneliness May Sabotage Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds

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

Scientist Say Magnesium Treats Depression Better Than Psychiatric Drugs

Depression affects more than 3 million Americans each year. Worldwide, that number rises to over 350 million adults. Despite failing pharmaceutical drugs, more and more people are prescribed anti-depressants. Not only are these pills expensive but they also come with many side effects.

>>Scientist Say Magnesium Treats Depression Better Than Psychiatric Drugs

Minestrone Soup Inhibits Malaria-Transmitting Parasites, Study Finds

Scientists have been looking for a cure for malaria for decades but could it have been hiding in something as simple as homemade soup? Jake Baum, a professor of cell biology and infectious diseases at Imperial College London has devoted his career to fighting malaria, which kills about half a million kids each year.

>>Minestrone Soup Inhibits Malaria-Transmitting Parasites, Study Finds

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