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Wellness in the News for July 2019


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Needless ambulance rides on the increase

According to a new survey, medically unnecessary ambulance rides have drastically increased due to the expansion of the Affordable Care Act. Dispatches for minor injuries like abrasions and muscle sprains have risen by 37%.

As long as people keep panicking over non-emergencies, emergency medicine will continue to dominate where it shouldn't, and holistic disciplines specifically designed for general health care will continue to struggle.


Coffee the newest weapon against obesity?

British scientists are hoping that coffee can become the miracle cure for obesity. According to a new report, drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat,' the body's own fat-fighting defense.

Caffeine is a stimulant that activates the bodymind. The same effect will occur with any stimulant, like Red Bull or cocaine.

Once again, emergency medicine cannot see the big picture, cannot connect personal misery with overeating, and so reaches for the quick-fix.


Non-monogamous and monogamous equally satisfying

Here's the link to the Canadian study.

"We found people in consensual, non-monogamous relationships experience the same levels of relationship satisfaction, psychological well-being and sexual satisfaction as those in monogamous relationships," said Jessica Wood, a PhD student in applied social psychology and lead author of the study. "This debunks societal views of monogamy as being the ideal relationship structure." 


Peace-making hardwired in humans

This conclusion is based on a British study.  Bystanders will intervene in nine out of 10 public fights to help victims of aggression and violence, reveals the largest ever study of real-life conflicts captured by CCTV. The findings overturn the impression of the 'walk-on-by society' where victims are ignored by bystanders. The consistent helping rate found across different national and urban contexts supports earlier research, suggesting that third-party conflict resolution is a human universal, with a plausible evolutionary basis.


Chronic conditions now the leading killer in China

Large sections of the Chinese population have now joined the rest of us in the modern world, who sicken and die from the effects of worrying, hurrying, and overeating.

Here's a link to a BodyTrust Mornings show on the subject.


Good news for balding men

And women too. Scientists have created natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using human-induced pluripotent stem cells, a major scientific achievement that will revolutionize the hair growth industry. 

Over the next decade, the older gentleman pictured on the left will return to his handsome youthful days when he had to carry a comb in his back pocket.