Recent heavy thunderstorms have done little to alleviate the severe drought conditions throughout almost all of California.
According the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, “severe” drought covers 99.8% of California. In May, 100% of the state was in “severe” drought.
The LA Times reports that a “series of thunderstorms that have hit California in recent weeks may have delivered devastating torrents of rain in some areas, but on the whole they were ‘inconsequential’ in terms of easing the state’s worsening drought.” [ More ... ]
Not to be confused with products such as Epsom salts—which are sold to help relieve stress, pain and constipation, among other bodily ailments and have no drug-like properties—“bath salts” are a synthetic cathinone product taken for the user to feel good, and to increase sociability and sex drive.
Synthetic cathinones first appeared in markets in the mid-2000s, first being reported in Europe in 2005, and springing up across the world in the years since. Synthetic cathinones are related to cathinone, a central nervous system stimulant that is also an active component in khat. [ More ... ]
A heart-healthy diet consists of lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and red meat. Wait—something doesn’t belong there. Usually it is recommended to limit red meat (and sugary foods and beverages).
But could that recommendation change following research from the University of Cambridge?
International researchers worked together to conduct a meta-analysis of 72 unique studies with more than 600,000 participants from 18 nations. [ More ... ]