SDSU to Specialize in Mobile Health Sensors

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Google has been working on a contact lens that can measure glucose levels. This kind of wireless mobile health technology has become a major focus of research at American universities. Google Continue reading

How The Microbiome Destroyed the Ego, Vaccine Policy, and Patriarchy

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The relatively recent discovery of the microbiome is not only completely redefining what it means to be human, to have a body, to live on this earth, but is overturning belief systems and institutions that have enjoyed global penetrance for centuries. Continue reading

Fast-Evolving Marijuana Laws Vex Employers

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As more states embrace the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and/or recreational use, employers’ efforts to enforce workplace anti-drug policies are becoming more complex, according to a panel of experts.

To date, 23 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation permitting the use of medical marijuana, Continue reading

Touch, Hugs, Massages and Health

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A study from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that hugs may help protect against infection. The researchers surveyed 400 healthy adults about the number of hugs they received over a two-week period, and then intentionally exposed them to the common cold virus. The study subjects were quarantined and monitored for illness. Continue reading

When You Lose Weight, Where Does the Lost Fat Go?

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When you lose weight, you exhale 84 percent of the lost fat in the form of carbon dioxide. The remaining 16 percent is excreted as water via bodily fluids

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Why 3D Printing Is the Ultimate Game-Changing Technology for Freedom, Self-Reliance and the Spread of Democracy

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When I announced yesterday that the release of an important new invention in 2015 would be accompanied by posting downloadable 3D printer files for parts used in the invention, I was surprised to see some of the reader questions. (See that article here.) Many readers were wondering how they were going to print these 3D objects if they don’t have Continue reading

House Approves Bill that Allows Veterans to Bypass VA for Medical Care

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VA scandal: VHA paid bonuses even as problems mounted

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill that allows waitlisted veterans to seek medical care outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in response to extremely long wait times at VA facilities. Continue reading

Chemicals in Your Drinking Water That Could Be Wrecking Your Health

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Most tap water is far from pure, containing a vast array of disinfection byproducts, chemicals, radiation, heavy metals, and even pharmaceutical drugs

Federal scientists report Continue reading