Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tag: Study Finds

Coronavirus Survives On Banknotes For Up To 4 Weeks, Study Finds, As Cash Usage Plunges

from ZeroHedge:

We highlighted an intersting development on Saturday that appeared to go largely unnoticed by the general public, despite its potentiall profound implications for the global economy. The BoJ joined the Fed and the ECB in launching a pilot program to explore the use of a digital currency inspired by bitcoin and its many rivals.

CBS: 95% of Baby Foods Tested Contain Toxic Metals that Could Lower Babies’ IQ, Study Finds

by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News:

A new study published by the nonprofit Healthy Babies Bright Future (HBBF) is raising alarms about many baby foods. The study found 95% of the baby foods tested contained traces of toxic chemicals, including lead and arsenic.

The problem is decades old, HBBF reports, but new tests of both popular and niche products show there is continuing widespread exposure to heavy metals. The study looked for arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury in dozens of brands, and found one in four baby foods contained all four metals, while 40% contained three of the toxins. The researchers warned:

Fasting For Three Days Can Regenerate Entire Immune System, Study Finds


from Government Slaves:

These days there are always new diet options being offered up by the health and wellness industry. This has its good and bad points, of course.

On the good side, we’re all built differently and our own unique systems function better with certain ways of eating than others. Variety is the spice of life! What works for one person may not work for another. For example, maybe a mostly-fruit diet is your thing. Or, perhaps you’re all about the high protein/low carbs. Whatever the spice is of your life, you can bet there’s a diet for you to try.

The CNN search engine? Google favors stories from liberal news sites, study finds

from RT:

When it comes to political bias online, left-leaning Facebook and Twitter have been the most common punching bags, but a new study confirms that Google’s search algorithms are also skewed in favor of liberal viewpoints.

Researchers from Northwestern University performed an “algorithm audit” of the ‘Google Top Stories’ box, which is a major driver of traffic to news publishers and therefore prime online real estate. They examined results for nearly 200 searches relating to news events for one month in late 2017 and found “a left-leaning ideological skew.”


by Zaid Jilani, The Intercept:

FOLLOWING THE 2016 election, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet reflected on his industry’s coverage of the country. “If I have a mea culpa for journalists and journalism, it’s that we’ve got to do a much better job of being on the road, out in the country, talking to different kinds of people than we talk to — especially if you happen to be a New York-based news organization — and remind ourselves that New York is not the real world,” he said.

It has been a longstanding criticism of the news media that at least some portions of it are too culturally and socially insular. A recent study published in the Journal of Expertise adds some data points to that thesis.

Blood pressure can be significantly lowered in just one month with magnesium, study finds


by Michelle Simmons, Natural News:

A study found that everyday magnesium intake significantly reduces blood pressure in a month, reported the Daily Mail.

It stated that taking the recommended dose of 300 milligrams (mg) for males lowered hypertension and boosted the flow of blood. Researchers suggested that people who suffer from, or are at-risk of, high blood pressure should consider taking magnesium supplements. Thirty-four studies with a total of 2,028 participants were reviewed by the researchers from Indiana University. The findings were published in the journal Hypertension.

The results of the study showed that taking a 300 mg magnesium supplement every day for one month is enough to significantly lower hypertension and improve blood flow.

Dr. Yiging Song, lead author of the study, told The Daily Mail that magnesium supplements should be considered for lowering blood pressure in “high-risk persons or hypertension patients.”

The recommended dose of magnesium supplements a day by the United Kingdom’s National Health Services (NHS)  is 300 mg for men aged between 19 and 64, while women need 270 mg.

However, other experts argued that dietary sources of minerals, such as leafy greensbananas, and nuts, are sufficient to raise the level of magnesium in the body.

The study was also reported by Live Science in 2016.

“Our findings support a causal of anti-hypertensive effect of magnesium supplements daily in adults,” the researchers wrote, according to the Live Science report.

“This study underscores the importance of consuming a healthy diet that provides the recommended amount of magnesium as a strategy for helping to control blood pressure,” Penny Kris-Etherton, an American Heart Association spokeswoman and a professor of nutrition at the University of Pennyslvania, said in a statement reported in the Live Sciencearticle.

Magnesium and its benefits

Magnesium is one of the six essential macro-minerals that comprise 99 percent of the body’s mineral content. It plays an important role in helping build bones, enabling nerves to function, and is essential to the production of energy from food.

Magnesium is widely distributed in plant and animal foods and beverages. You can increase your magnesium levels by eating magnesium-rich foods such as dark leafy greens, fish, bananas, dried fruit, and nuts and seeds. Tap, mineral, and bottled waters are also sources of magnesium, but the level of magnesium in water varies by the source and brand. (Related: 11 Foods That Increase Magnesium Levels, Prevent High Blood Pressure, Blood Clots & Muscle Fatigue.)

Don’t overdose

However, having too much of something is also harmful for the body. Be mindful of your magnesium levels as excessive dietary intake of the said mineral also has side effects.

Taking in too much magnesium can lead to magnesium overdose which is technically known as hypermagnesemia. This occurs when there is too much magnesium in the body and can occur, although rarely, in people with chronic health conditions. It is most often seen in people with kidney failure after they take medications containing magnesium, such as laxatives or antacids. People with heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders are also at a higher risk. Other symptoms include lethargy, muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat, urine retention, respiratory distress, and even cardiac arrest.

According to the NHS Office of Dietary Supplements, although too much magnesium from food does not pose a health risk in healthy individuals because the kidneys eliminate excess amount in the urine, high doses of magnesium from dietary supplements or medications can result in diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal cramping.

Instead, some experts recommend people to absorb magnesium topically or through the skin, for example through bath salts.

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Living on processed foods and junk nutrition, American girls are now the fattest in the world, study finds


by Jhoanna Robinson , Natural News:
A study that was led by the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand found that schoolgirls in the United States and the United Kingdom are the worst in the world for having stomach fat, with half of American and British girls in both countries’ total population classified as “overfat”, making them at risk of incurring diabetes and cancer during their later years.

The new study, which was published in the journal American Cancer Society and Frontiers in Public Health, mapped the countries who had the fattest citizens in the world – more than half of the girls in these countries have too much body fat and their waist measurement is more than half their height, while under half of the boys in these countries are considered overfat.

The study analyzed data from the United Nation’s Development Programme’s Human Development Report for 2014.

Millennials Are Totally Unprepared For the Realities of Life, Study Finds


by Isabelle Z., Natural News:
It’s pretty clear to those of us who were born prior to the early ‘80s that the millennial generation is quite different. These young people might be better in some respects, such as their general environmental consciousness and their technological prowess, but it’s hard not to worry for them when we hear how woefully unrealistic their views of life are.

A new study has shown just how unprepared millennials are for the challenges of leaving their parents’ home and living on their own. A study of young people who are about to start college found that more than half of the 2,000 respondents had no idea how to pay a bill, and many somehow thought that a night out cost more than rent.

DELINGPOLE: ‘Nearly All’ Recent Global Warming Is Fabricated, Study Finds

by James Delingpole, Breitbart:
Much of recent global warming has been fabricated by climate scientists to make it look more frightening, a study has found.
The peer-reviewed study by two scientists and a veteran statistician looked at the global average temperature datasets (GAST) which are used by climate alarmists to argue that recent years have been “the hottest evah” and that the warming of the last 120 years has been dramatic and unprecedented.

What they found is that these readings are “totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”