Hmelj – Humulus lupulus

Vivaldi translation of introduction to uses of Hops: The medicinal part of hops are unripe fruits. Hops are a very good natural sedative, so it is used as a medicine to treat diseases of the nervous system, more precisely, to calm the nerves and as a natural remedy for insomnia. Relieves nervousness, restlessness, stress, encourages sleep and strengthens nerves. It contains a high percentage of hormones very similar to estrogen, so it is useful for women. Hops tea is good to drink during menstruation, because it has a calming effect.


Ljekoviti dio hmelja su nezreli plodovi. Hmelj je jako dobar prirodni sedativ, pa se zbog toga koristi kao lijek za liječenje bolesti nervnog sistema, tačnije, za umirenje živaca i kao prirodni lijek protiv nesanice. Olakšava nervozu, nemir, stres, podstiče san i jača živce. Sadrži visok procenat hormona vrlo sličnih estrogenu, pa je zato koristan za žene. Čaj od hmelja dobro je piti u toku menstruacije, jer djeluje umirujuće.

Uzet u većoj mjeri hmelj izaziva trovanje, koje se manifestuje kroz gađenje, povraćanje, glavobolju, usporavanje cirkulacije, itd. Opštepoznato je da biljka hmelj veoma uspješno otvara apetit i izaziva prijatnu potrebu za hranom. Sadrži gorke materije, pa tako podstiče varenje hrane. Poznato je da pivo goji, kao i da alkoholna pića, u većoj mjeri, nikako nisu zdrava, ali od hmelja (biljke od koje se pravi pivo) i od samog piva, uzetog na pravilan način i u malim dozama, možete imati i velikih koristi.

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La joven aburrida y los granos de arena


Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga


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-Otro día más -pensó la joven, enfadada, al sentir las caricias del sol que asomaba por el ventanal de su habitación.

Intentó dormir más con la idea de permanecer despierta menos tiempo y así, inmersa en su ocio y en sus sueños, evitar la monotonía de sus días repetidos; pero los colores, las fragancias, los rumores y los silencios de la vida le impidieron regresar a los mundos de quimeras. La noche había partido. La mañana alumbraba otra fecha, un episodio más en su biografía, en su edad, en la historia de todo cuanto le rodeaba.

Salió a caminar y sentarse, como todos los días, al amanecer, en la playa solitaria, en algún paraje donde las olas jade y turquesa, llegaban a la arena que besaban y mojaban, para de inmediato escurrir y retornar, espumosas, a su inmensidad como…

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Study: Remdesivir offers no clinical benefit for COVID-19, extends hospital stay for many –

Treatment with the the antiviral drug remdesivir offered no clinical benefit to patients hospitalized with COVID-19, even prolonging their stay in healthcare facilities, a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open found. Patients treated with the drug, which originally was developed to treat the Ebola virus, stayed in the hospital an average of roughly six days, while those who did not receive it were discharged after about three days, the data showed.

Source: Study: Remdesivir offers no clinical benefit for COVID-19, extends hospital stay for many –

Israeli spyware firm linked to fake Black Lives Matter and Amnesty websites – report | Hacking | The Guardian

The findings suggest that a secretive and little-known company with a wide global reach could be helping governments hack and monitor people in civil society. The report comes amid growing concerns about surveillance technologies that can aid human rights abuses and law enforcement monitoring and crackdowns on Black Lives Matter and related activist groups. Microsoft’s threat intelligence center, which tracks security threats and cyberweapons, conducted its own analysis and said it found at least 100 targets of malware linked to Candiru, including politicians, human rights activists, journalists, academics, embassy workers and political dissidents. Microsoft found targets in the UK, Palestine, Israel, Iran, Lebanon, Yemen, Spain, Turkey, Armenia and Singapore, the report said. Microsoft said in a blogpost on Thursday that it had disabled the “cyberweapons” of Candiru and built protections against the malware, including issuing a Windows software update. There are no legitimate reasons for intelligence firms or their government customers to create websites that impersonate high-profile activist groups and not-for-profit organizations, said Bill Marczak, a co-author of the report,

Source: Israeli spyware firm linked to fake Black Lives Matter and Amnesty websites – report | Hacking | The Guardian

Huge study supporting ivermectin as Covid treatment withdrawn over ethical concerns | Medical research | The Guardian

The Elgazzar study was one of the the largest and most promising showing the drug may help Covid patients, and has often been cited by proponents of the drug as evidence of its effectiveness. This is despite a peer-reviewed paper published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases in June finding ivermectin is “not a viable option to treat COVID-19 patients”.

Meyerowitz-Katz told the Guardian that “this is one of the biggest ivermectin studies out there”, and it appeared to him the data was “just totally faked”. This was concerning because two meta-analyses of ivermectin for treating Covid-19 had included the Elgazzar study in the results. A meta-analysis is a statistical analysis that combines the results of multiple scientific studies to determine what the overall scientific literature has found about a treatment or intervention.

“Because the Elgazzar study is so large, and so massively positive – showing a 90% reduction in mortality – it hugely skews the evidence in favour of ivermectin,” Meyerowitz-Katz said.

“If you remove this one study from the scientific literature, suddenly there are very few positive randomised control trials of ivermectin for Covid-19. Indeed, if you get rid of just this research, most meta-analyses that have found positive results would have their conclusions entirely reversed.”

Source: Huge study supporting ivermectin as Covid treatment withdrawn over ethical concerns | Medical research | The Guardian

COVID-19 sniffing dogs being deployed in Massachusetts | TheHill

COVID-19 sniffing dogs being deployed in Massachusetts Starting today, a Massachusetts county will be turning to dogs to help fight COVID-19. The Bristol County Sheriff’s office is adding a team of COVID-19 sniffing dogs to its force, a first for the country, CBS 4 WBZ reports. The K-9s have been specifically trained to detect the coronavirus, which has a certain scent, in a way that mirrors how they sniff out drugs or bombs, the outlet notes. ADVERTISEMENT “It’s best to think of it as a decontamination tool,” Bristol County Capt. Paul Douglas told WBZ. “The dogs can detect the COVID odor on a counter or table if it was recently touched by a COVID-positive individual, or even detect the odor on a tissue used by someone with COVID.”

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2 Ingredient Nutella Pastry!

Smitha's Bake Love


It was ‘WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY’ on July 7th !!!

Who doesn’t love this holiday day??? But Wait…..

Forget the same boring simple chocolate, bring out Fancy without much Wancy work.


All you need are Puff Pastry sheets and Chocolate spread – Anything you like – Nutella, Cocoa Almond spread, Hazelnut spread, Cashew spread – heck even Chocolate Sesame spread. As long as you see Chocolate in its words, you can pick it.

To be very frank, its not even a recipe! So, don’t quote me on the recipe on this yummy day. I am just trying to make your life easy! I hope we are still Friends????


Follow the instructions on the package of Puff Pastry sheet and thaw it correctly. (The glorious layers either puff or huff depending on this step). – So, don’t get them directly from Freezer to counter. They don’t puff up properly…

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