February 2008

Acne is caused by not washing properly. False. Washing is irrelevant (though over-washing can sometimes make the skin too sensitive to use anti-acne medications). Stress worsens acne. Probably true, though some experts think it is because we fiddle with our skin more when we are stressed. A study of students found that acne was worse […]

The first thing to understand about safer sex is that, like any sort of behavior in life, all sexual behavior carries some risk. Here are some examples of how sex can be risky: You could be masturbating in your bed, fall off the bed and break your arm. You are cautious about having sex with […]

Gingivitis is the inflammation, swelling, and bleeding of gum tissues. The primary cause of gingivitis is the bacteria that coats your teeth, and if oral hygiene is poor, it forms a sticky white substance called plaque. The bacteria here proliferates faster and produces toxins that irritates your gums, keeping them swollen and red. When they […]

Neem The Neem tree is indigenous to India. Indians have revered the neem tree for a very long time. To millions of Indians neem has miraculous powers. For centuries people of India have used neem twigs for cleaning their teeth, treated skin infection with neem leaf juice, used it as a tonic and kept away […]

If you’re like most Americans, you were raised—thanks in large part to the U.S. government and National Dairy Council—to believe that several daily glasses of milk were good for you. On the other hand, a growing number of doctors and researchers say that milk and other dairy products may worsen inflammation, allergies, asthma, and other […]

More than two million Americans are living with schizophrenia. You may think people with schizophrenia are simply just born with the illness – even if it takes years to appear. However, an emerging line of thought suggests genetics may not be the only factor involved. Many experts believe infections play an important role in some […]

Sperm cells have been created from a female human embryo in a remarkable breakthrough that suggests it may be possible for lesbian couples to have their own biological children.British scientists who had already coaxed male bone marrow cells to develop into primitive sperm cells have now repeated the feat with female embryonic stem cells. The […]

What is a vegan? The general definition of a vegan is “someone who does not use animal products.” And one reason to avoid these products is to prevent pain and suffering. But it is not clear which organisms are considered animals, nor which organisms can experience pain and suffering. The behavior of animals is probably […]

History of it´s name The avocado is colloquially known as the Alligator Pear, reflecting its shape and the leather-like appearance of its skin. Avocado is derived from the Aztec word “ahuacatl.” Avocados are the fruit from the Persea Americana, a tall evergreen tree that can grow up to 65 feet in height. There are dozens […]

Food Uses Indians in tropical America break avocados in half, add salt and eat with tortillas and a cup of coffee-as a complete meal. In North America, avocados are primarily served as salad vegetables, merely halved and garnished with seasonings, lime juice, lemon juice, vinegar, mayonnaise or other dressings. Often the halves are stuffed with […]

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