Posts Tagged ‘study’

Drinking Coffee May Protect Liver Damage.

As a daily avid coffee consumer I am always glad to read of health benefits related to my favorite beverage.

Dr. O. J. Kennedy, of Southampton’s Faculty of Medicine, concludes,

Coffee appeared to protect against cirrhosis. This could be an important finding for patients at risk of cirrhosis to help to improve their health outcomes. However, we now need robust clinical trials to investigate the wider benefits and harms of coffee so that doctors can make specific recommendations to patients.”

Drinking more coffee may undo liver damage from booze

Coffee may protect against liver cirrhosis


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Restaurant Ice Machines Contain More Bacteria Than Toilet Water, Study States.

I never get ice in any of my drinks, or water when I am away from home.

Via Grub Street

Sample from ten fast-food franchises — McDonald’s, Burger King, and Starbucks among them — and determined that in six out of ten locations, those innocuous-seeming cubes contained higher levels of bacteria than the water samples taken from toilet bowls at the same establishments.

Fast-Food Ice Dirtier Than Toilet Water


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Using 4-D scan, unborn babies yawn repeatedly inside womb. A new study using high-resolution ultrasound footage, 4-D  appears to confirm that they do yawn, and the most likely explanation is that it is linked to brain development.

Nadja Reissland, a researcher at the University of Durham department of Psychology in the United Kingdom concluded,

Unlike us, fetuses do not yawn contagiously, nor do they yawn because they are sleepy. Instead, the frequency of yawning in the womb may be linked to the maturing of the brain early in gestation. It could be that yawning is something which you need in order to have a functioning brain.”

Psalm 139:13-14

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

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