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The healing power of suggestion


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The ability of the human mind to affect health and wellbeing has been known since ancient times, from Apollonius of Tyana in the first century AD to Carl Jung in the 20th century.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Be prepared


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Every day is always a challenge. In order to bravely face them, one needs to be armed physically, mentally and emotionally.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists

In this undated photo provided by Prifysgol Aberystwyth University researchers David Whitworth, left, and Sara Mela, pose for photo in the lab at Prifysgol Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales. According to results published online Monday, July 28, 2014, in the American Journal of Infection Control the researchers found that the knocking of knuckles, fist bump, spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does. (AP Photo/Prifysgol Aberystwyth University)

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Meat supplier says China unit violated standards

Customers sit at a McDonald's restaurant in Hong Kong Friday, July 25, 2014. McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

A US meat supplier says a Chinese unit embroiled in a safety scandal has fallen short of its requirements for maintaining high standards.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

No burgers at some China McDonald’s over food scare

Customers sit at a McDonald's restaurant in Hong Kong Friday, July 25, 2014. McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

McDonald’s outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu after a key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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