Garmin launches GPS smartwatch with 24-7 fitness monitoring capabilities

The watch includes sleep tracking, respiration tracking, abnormal heart rate alerts and menstrual cycle tracking. Continue reading

First long-distance heart surgery performed via robot

A doctor in India has performed a series of five percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures on patients who were 20 miles away from him. The feat was pulled off using a precision vascular robot developed by Corindus. The results of the surgeries, which were successful, have just been published in EClinicalMedicine, a spin-off of medical journal The Lancet. Continue reading

New research into age-related immune failure, Alzheimer’s treatment also benefits autistic children, a stable vaccine for malaria, and more!

New research into age-related immune failure, Alzheimer’s treatment also benefits autistic children, a stable vaccine for malaria, and more!  Continue reading

Regenerating New Zealand: Using nature to restore forests

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  • The documentary, “Fools and Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest,” features botanist and nature buff Hugh Wilson and his work to regenerate 1,500 hectares (3,706 acres) of native forest in New Zealand
  • The film shows how conservationists used the power of nature to regenerate native forests
  • Under the theory of “minimal interference,” Wilson and others embraced the presence of an exotic native “weed” called gorse to turn pastureland into a thriving forest
  • Gorse, which is hated and considered a nuisance by pastural farmers, helped regenerate forests by providing a canopy for native forest plants to grow and thrive
  • Restoring forests provides many benefits, including an increase in native vegetation and biodiversity, improved water flow and carbon sequestration, which help fight climate change by capturing excess atmospheric carbon and storing it in the soil

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Women Workers Are at Greater Risk of Suicide or Overdose When Suffering a Lost-Time Injury

Researchers can’t say with certainty why women who are injured at work are more prone to commit suicide or suffer a drug overdose.

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Reducing The Effects Of Electromagnetic Pollution Naturally

Is earthing, or grounding really a cure for inflammatory diseases, back pain, headaches, arthritis, electrical sensitivity and other diseases?

I decided to try it myself to find out if it really works. Continue reading

Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk

People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests.

They had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people compared with the meat-eaters. Continue reading

Johns Hopkins opening a new psychedelic research center, studying use of ‘magic mushrooms’ and more

Johns Hopkins Medicine is launching a new psychedelic research center where scientists will test the potential of so-called magic mushrooms and other drugs to treat some of the toughest mental health and addiction challenges. Continue reading

This branch takes the cake as the US military’s fattest

Sailors need remedial physical training.

That could be one just one of many conclusions drawn by a recent Department of Defense study that found the Navy earned the dubious honor of surpassing all other branches in its rate of obese personnel.

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America’s aging population is leading to a doctor shortage crisis

As America’s population ages and demand outpaces supply, a physician shortage is intensifying.  Continue reading

Big Pharma’s BIG LIE: Most new drugs have zero new benefits, research confirms

No matter what ails you – real or imagined – there’s a drug for that. These days, stopping at the pharmacy on the way home from the doctor’s office has practically become a given. While you might think that medicine has simply evolved so much that we can now fix more problems than ever before, the truth is that the vast majority of new drugs aren’t backed by any evidence of added benefits. Continue reading

Elizabeth Holmes’ “Theranos” fraud was actually a plot to surveil the blood and DNA of everyone

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Who says bedtime snacks are bad? Here are some late-night snack options for people with diabetes

Late-night snacking is usually frowned upon if you’re aiming to lose weight. But if you have diabetes, having a high-protein, low-fat snack before you go to bed may help stabilize your blood sugar levels overnight. Continue reading

Biopsies Are Risky Why Do Them?

Doctors routinely recommend biopsies to diagnose cancer. PET and CT scans usually follow if a biopsy shows a positive result. Biopsies can harm the patient. Biopsies do occasionally provoke metastasis. All cells are surrounded by interstitial fluid. This fluid drains into the lymph system through lymph channels, to the upper left chest, where the major lymphatic channel drains directly into a blood vessel. Continue reading

Low vitamin D linked to adolescent behavior problems

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Children with vitamin D deficiency between the ages of 5 and 12 years were 1.8 times as likely to display behavior problems in later childhood, when they were 11 to 18 years old
  • “Externalizing” problems, such as aggressive and rule-breaking behaviors, were more common in adolescents who were vitamin D deficient as children
  • Low levels of vitamin D binding protein, which transport vitamin D in the blood, were also linked to aggressive behavior and symptoms of anxiety and depressive mood compared to higher levels
  • In separate research, lower vitamin D status was associated with increased emotional problems, peer relationship issues and behavioral difficulties among children

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