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Humans, God and Our Amazing Sense of Smell: The Science behind Perfume and the Fascinating Life Lessons It Can Teach Us

May 28, 2017
Teresa Neumann-Opinion

Oh, we humans. Such a mixture of spirit and earth! As for God, what does He smell like and can we smell like Him? This, and more, from the inner rumblings of a spiritual romantic.

airliftRutgers University recently published a study that "debunks the 19th century myth that animals are better at sniffing out scents than humans." (Photo: Public Domain/via Pixabay)

"When it comes to our sense of smell," noted the report, "we have been led to believe that animals win out over humans: No way can we compete with dogs and rodents, some of the best sniffers in the animal kingdom."

Said Rutgers' neuroscientist John McGann: "For so long people failed to stop and question this claim, even people who study the sense of smell for a living. The fact is, the sense of smell is just as good in humans as in other mammals, like rodents and dogs...





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Cut Down on Travel Stress by Avoiding These 14 Mistakes Next Time You Fly

May 28, 2017
Megan Senseney

[URBO] From boarding the plane to packing your bag before you’re even near the airport, there are plenty of small things you could be doing that are making your time spent traveling that much harder… continue reading here...





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How a "Clock Mystery" from 350 Years Ago is Shedding Light on Our Health Today and Drastically Changing Treatment for Disease in the Future

May 28, 2017
News Staff

“Probably where the rubber meets the road is going to be colorectal cancer, chronotherapy, understanding that precision medicine is not just about the right drug for the right patient but at the right time.” – Dr. Sean Moore

(Charlottesville, VA) — In 1665, the inventor of the pendulum clock, Christiaan Huygens, noticed that two of his clocks hung on the same wall would eventually sync up, so that their pendulums swung in opposite directions in perfect time. This “insensible motion,” he thought, might be put to use so that clocks would regulate each other. (Photo Credit: Sean Moore, MD, of the UVA Children's Hospital)

Turns out important cells in our guts already had that figured out.

Researchers have determined how the body controls the replacement of the barrier cells lining our guts, cells which protect us from disease. The cells’ internal clocks, the researchers found, are regulated by the same sort of interaction responsible for the strange effect in pendulum clocks...





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Osteoporosis Prevention: A 5-Point Plan to Stop Bone Loss

May 28, 2017
Lynn Allison

“There is a lot you can do you protect your bones throughout life. Osteoporosis prevention should begin in childhood, but it doesn’t stop there. Whatever your age, the habits you adopt now can affect your bone health for the rest of your life.” – Claire Gill

[Newsmax Health] May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month and the National Osteoporosis Foundation, www.nof.org, has compiled a list of tips and information on how you can prevent, manage, and even reverse the potentially debilitating disease...





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