Thursday, December 3, 2020

Tag: Scientists Discover

Mangoes are powerful natural antidepressants, scientists discover

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by Ellaine Castillo, Natural News:

Mangoes (Mangifera indica), which are abundant in tropical countries, are famous for their sweet and juicy fruits but these aren’t the only good parts of the plant. Their bark is also useful because of the many health benefits that it provides. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Lagos in Nigeria showed that extracts from the bark of a mango tree significantly improves depression.

Depression is a condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness or grief. It has become increasingly prevalent over the years, now affecting affects more than 16.2 million Americans. People who suffer from this condition also experience low energy, loss of appetite, and disinterest in things that they used to enjoy. Moreover, depression also increases the risk of suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, obesity, and chronic pain. To improve the quality of life of depressed patients, they often take antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake intake inhibitors (SSRIs). However, these are usually associated with side effects, which include sleep problems, headaches, weight gain, and increased risk of suicide. Because of these, researchers continue to search for natural alternatives that are both effective and safe.

Greenland Ice Melt Caused by More Sunny Days, Not Catastrophic Climate Change, Scientists Discover

by Amy Goodrich, Natural News:
Since the mid-1990s, the Greenland ice sheet has been losing ice mass at a fast rate, resulting in raising sea levels worldwide. Lately, Greenland’s loss of ice has been the center of climate-related news. Though climate change alarmists blame global warming and CO2 emissions as the driving factors behind the accelerated rate of ice melt in Greenland, a new study, published in the online journal Science Advances, tells a different tale.

A team of researchers, led by the University of Bristol, has discovered that a decrease in summer clouds is causing an abrupt reduction in surface ice mass, not rising temperatures or catastrophic climate change events.