Can You Make Yourself Smarter?

Early on a drab afternoon in January, a dozen third graders from the working-class suburb of Chicago Heights, Ill., burst into the Mac Lab on the ground floor of Washington-McKinley School in a blur of blue pants, blue vests and white shirts. Minutes later, they were hunkered down in front of the Apple computers lining the room’s perimeter, hoping to do what was, until recently, considered impossible: increase their intelligence through training.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/magazine/can-you-make-yourself-smarter.html?pagewanted=all

Life Threatening Peanut Allergy Overcome By New Treatment

The nine-year-old boy, from Wembley, London, started suffering breathing problems within seconds of stepping inside the coffee bar on London’s Oxford Street. As his face and throat swelled up, he began to lose consciousness.

If it had not been for the quick actions of his mother Louize and the heroics of a passing taxi driver who raced the pair across town to a hospital, the youngster would probably have died from anaphylactic shock.

He is one of more than 200,000 children in the UK who suffer from peanut allergies. Just a tiny amount of a peanut is enough to trigger a reaction.

On this occasion, it was molecules of peanut or milk, which he is also allergic to, in the air of the café that caused the reaction.

But now, thanks to a remarkable experimental treatment being developed by doctors, Josef is able to eat peanuts safely every day. By retraining his immune system, researchers have desensitised his body so it no longer reacts to peanuts.

Read More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5856992/Life-threatening-peanut-allergy-overcome-by-new-treatment.html

Exercise: 7 Benefits Of Regular Physical Activity

You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life.

Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability. Need more convincing to exercise? Check out these seven ways exercise can improve your life.

Read more: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/HQ01676

Is it True that Eggs are as Bad for Your Arteries as Smoking?

Recently, news headlines were ablaze with startling information that eggs are nearly as bad for your arteries as cigarettes. After surveying more than 1,200 seniors, the researchers concluded that eating egg yolks on a regular basis is approximately two-thirds as bad as smoking with regards to the build-up of arterial plaque.1

That’s an incredible claim―especially once you know the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey used to say.

Read more: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/08/27/eating-eggs.aspx?np=true

HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP: Bitter Truths and Dangers

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is widely used, relatively cheaper to produce, and backed by a whole army of corn refiners. It seems to have already ousted simple table sugar from the top, eating up major percentages of the sweetener market. But there is a message of distress hidden somewhere, and the dangers are as pronounced as the convincing sweetness HFCS brings.

Read more: http://www.mercola.com/Downloads/bonus/danger-of-corn-syrup/report.aspx?utm_source=adcenter&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=why%20is%20high%20fructose%20corn%20syrup%20bad&utm_campaign=Mercola_Articles&s_kwcid=TC-15736-7486686338-bb-841244134

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