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June 2017 Green Queen Scoop: Your Global Health News Roundup

 

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In Hong Kong, The New Look Of Success Is Lean And Sculpted

In Hong Kong, The New Look Of Success Is Lean And Sculpted

As affluent Hongkongers shift away from flashy handbags and shoes to experiential luxury, Pure’s yoga studio is expanding into the space vacated by British brand Burberry on the ground…
The Entrepreneurs Making Money Out Of Thin Air

The Entrepreneurs Making Money Out Of Thin Air

Whether enveloped by the thick smog from factories or choked with invisible poisons from vehicle exhausts, many cities around the world are losing the battle against air pollution….
We Tried The Seaweed That `Tastes Like Bacon` And Is Healthier Than Kale

We Tried The Seaweed That ‘Tastes Like Bacon’ And Is Healthier Than Kale

When I heard rumors of a type of sea vegetable that, when cooked, tasted like bacon, I wanted in. But by the time I reached out to the researchers growing it, they’d already been inundated…
Are Pets The New Probiotic?

Are Pets The New Probiotic?

According to the so-called hygiene hypothesis, spending over 90 percent of our time in the bacteria-poor environment indoors, as we do (especially early in life, when our immune systems are…
Pesticides In Food Can Damage The Brain And Lower IQ, EU Report Says

Pesticides In Food Can Damage The Brain And Lower IQ, EU Report Says

Eating food with high levels of pesticides has an adverse effect on the brain, according to a review of existing scientific evidence commissioned by the European Parliament. The MEPs wanted…
Even Your Sea Salt Is Almost Certainly Contaminated With Plastic

Even Your Sea Salt Is Almost Certainly Contaminated With Plastic

What goes around, comes around, eventually. The latest karmic zinger is how likely you now are to find plastic particles, from packaging you might have once used, in your sea salt. Each…
This Guy Is Trying To Cure Hong Kong`s Meat Addiction

This Guy Is Trying To Cure Hong Kong’s Meat Addiction

David Yeung believes that meat is the new tobacco. But the long-time vegetarian and practicing Buddhist won’t try to get you to stop eating meat. He just wants you to consider eating less….
Why Forensic Fitness Is The Future

Why Forensic Fitness Is The Future

Nowadays, bespoke is the modern buzzword – we can personalise everything from our luggage to our lunches. So it was inevitable that a one-size-fits-all approach to fitness would eventually…
Scientists Pit Sourdough Against White Bread-With Surprising Results

Scientists Pit Sourdough Against White Bread-With Surprising Results

The “healthier” option might vary from person to person. Think about the taste of sourdough. That distinctive tang is the work of microbes used in baking the bread-a “starter culture” of…
Gastric Band In A Pill Provides Quick Fix For Ballooning Weight

Gastric Band In A Pill Provides Quick Fix For Ballooning Weight

Swallowing a “gastric band in a pill” leads to dramatic weight loss within weeks, a study has found. People who used the capsule balloon lost more than two stone over four months, enough…

 

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