Simple, Proven Ways to Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk Today – A Healthier Michigan

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Simple, Proven Ways to Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk Today
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Decrease the dairy. Although the risk associated with prostate cancer and dairy consumption is low, studies have found men who ate the most yogurt, milk and cheese were at a higher risk than those who didn't. Drink green tea. In addition to the other ...

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Intelligent robots as models for studying human communication – Phys.Org

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Intelligent robots as models for studying human communication
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Specific projects include teaching robots to comprehend words by communication and experience, just like a child learns to speak, and object/pattern recognition studies. Recent results include the development of a system to enable a robot to recognize ...

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Double and triple threats: When an extra degree pays off – Macleans.ca

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Double and triple threats: When an extra degree pays off
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Sipping green tea—despite all those late nights of studying, he quit coffee a decade ago—he says he always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but took it a step further when his wife lost her job in 2009 and decided to go back to school for an M.B.A. He ...

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Don’t drink shincha

Well, I didn’t say that. Longtime readers may know that I am generally not a drinker of green teas, and especially Japanese greens, which tend to make me dizzy or feeling uncomfortable. The idea that shincha shouldn’t be drunk, though, isn’t coming from me. It’s from a man called Kaibara Ekken, an authority on Japanese herbs who lived during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. In his work Yojokun (Instructions on Nourishing Life) he said a few things about tea drinking (translation mine).

There are many people now who drink a lot of tea from dawn to dusk…drinking a little tea after a meal helps digestion and quenches thirst. Salt must not be added as it’s bad for the kidney. One must not drink tea with an empty stomach as it damages the spleen and the stomach. One must not drink too much of koicha, as it damages the qi generation of a person… People with weak constitution must not drink that year’s shincha at all. It will cause eye problems, anemia, and diarrhea. You should only drink shincha after the first month. For people with good constitution, drinking it after the ninth or tenth month should not be harmful.

In case the time here is confusing, the months referred to here are the lunar calendar dates. So for normal shincha harvesting would happen in the second month, which is around April. When he says one shouldn’t drink it until the first month, that means the lunar new year of the following year – that’s about a 10-11 months wait before drinking the tea. Ninth or tenth month would translate to about November or December.

The idea that green teas in general are cooling and isn’t a great thing to drink is not new, and many traditional Chinese medicine practitioners can tell you that excessive drinking of green tea is damaging to health. Kaibara is not alone in claiming this, but it’s interesting to see how emphatic he is with the idea that drinking shincha is pretty much a bad idea all around. Contrast that with the current obsession with drinking shincha as soon as possible, and the difference cannot be more obvious.

So by today’s standard, someone like him was probably drinking slightly stale green teas all the time. Interestingly enough, sencha, at least the ones I’ve had, actually do fine when aged a bit in an air tight container. I just had a little the other day – a can of a couple years old sencha that I opened but never finished. The tea brews a bright yellow, rather than the normal green, but it tasted very smooth and was actually quite decent. It also didn’t make me dizzy. I think these guys have a point.

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Wild berry extract may strengthen chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer – Irish Medical Times

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Wild berry extract may strengthen chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer
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... studies, indicating that chokeberry extract seems to induce cell death and curb invasiveness in brain cancer, as well as other research, highlighting the potential therapeutic effects of particular polyphenols found in green tea, soya beans, grapes ...

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Does Diversity Breed Intolerance? – BU Today

Does Diversity Breed Intolerance?
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The College of Arts & Sciences assistant professor of political science studies racially segregated areas and finds that separation polarizes and paralyzes those places' politics. But Boston's commuter rail system shakes her faith. Harvard colleague ...

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How to reverse your biggest health mistakes – The Daily Telegraph

How to reverse your biggest health mistakes
The Daily Telegraph
But studies have found just three months after quitting, the cilia in the lungs begin to recover, meaning lungs regain the ability to clean themselves. In a year, the risk of developing heart disease has halved and five years after you stop smoking ...

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The Unfree Speech Movement – Wall Street Journal

The Unfree Speech Movement
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"Tenured radicals," in New Criterion editor Roger Kimball's phrase, now dominate most professional organizations in the humanities and social studies. Unlike our old liberal professors, who dealt respectfully with the ideas advanced by my generation of ...

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The Gaddaf Al-Dam Files: Soup and Green Tea with Sadat – Asharq Alawsat English

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The Gaddaf Al-Dam Files: Soup and Green Tea with Sadat
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Once hostilities began, Gaddaf Al-Dam was in the middle of his military studies in Britain. He was quickly asked to return to Libya. “I immediately asked to be moved to Tobruk [where the Libyan army was stationed] because the whole thing for me was ...

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Wild berry extract may strengthen effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drug – ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Wild berry extract may strengthen effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drug
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Similar experimental studies, indicating that chokeberry extract seems to induce cell death and curb invasiveness in brain cancer, as well as other research, highlighting the potential therapeutic effects of particular polyphenols found in green tea ...

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