Plant Based Burgers Are The Future of Backyard Barbeques

Farming cattle and other livestock for consumption has been placing an increasing strain on the environment. As such, researchers and scientists have been investigating ways to transform conditioned eating habits into habits which are more sustainable. In truth, the act of creating plant-based sustainable foods which contain sufficient protein is not actually that complicated. However, many critics of plant-based diets cite their taste-buds. Many meat lovers have argued that giving up meat would be nearly impossible as protein substitutes either taste like cardboard or are simply too expensive and are not accessible. Others…

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Take 5 Meditation, A Haven in Dupont Circle

Walking down the busy street of Connecticut Avenue, an interesting name on a building sticks out. You take a closer look. Take 5 Meditation.  You ask yourself about the last time you thought meditation, not an immediate thought pops into your head, but the lack of awareness intrigues an intrinsic curiosity. Despite never trying it, you have heard about it from many arguing on its mental relaxation properties to polar arguments attempting to nullify it. Generally, the perception of meditation melds positivity and criticism. Some people believe it to be…

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Meditation app Headspace set to unravel FDA-approved programs

Headspace is a mindfulness and meditation app in which users can listen to meditation sessions and sounds anytime and anywhere. The London-based company was founded in just 2010, yet it already has 30 million users and is worth $250 million. And the executives have nothing but expansion in mind. On Wednesday, the company announced that the creation of a subsidiary called Headspace Health, which will unravel prescription-level meditation techniques and practices. Chief science officer Megan Jones Bell told Business Insider that the company will begin clinical trials this summer, aiming…

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FDA sends warning letters to online opioid networks

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to nine online marketers, stating that they must stop the unauthorized sale of opioids via the internet. Reuters reported that these networks operate up to 53 websites. The otherwise known as FDA is an agency part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has stated its mission, saying: “[the FDA] protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and…

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You can prolong your life by 10 years if you quit smoking by 30!

According to a new report published by the New England Journal of Medicine, women from the age of 30 to 49 face a higher risk of getting lung cancer. This is in comparison to men from the same age group. In the past, men have always had a higher chance of contracting lung cancer than their female counterpart. This is most likely because there is a higher number of male smokers. However, the situation started to change around the 70s. At the time, many cigarette brands directed their advertising efforts…

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