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World Alzheimer’s Month: 5 Brain-Health Tips From Bodybuilding Neurosurgeon

Sep 01, 14 World Alzheimer’s Month: 5 Brain-Health Tips From Bodybuilding Neurosurgeon

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

During World Alzheimer’s Month, take steps to care for your most vital organ. As a fitness expert and neurosurgeon, Dr. Brett Osborn says he appreciates the growing public interest in general health and fitness. Now, he says, that attention needs to extend to arguably our most essential organ – the brain.

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Your Cholesterol Level Is Linked To Your Education And Job

Sep 01, 14 Your Cholesterol Level Is Linked To Your Education And Job

Posted by in Education, Health

Cardiovascular disease is not shared equally across socioeconomic classes, as wealthier people are less prone to poor heart health. Some studies of cholesterol, one of the risk factors for heart disease, have linked higher cholesterol levels to lower socio-economic status, yet other studies have come to the opposite conclusion. What’s the truth?

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Experimental Ebola Drugs Raising Ethics Questions

Aug 31, 14 Experimental Ebola Drugs Raising Ethics Questions

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As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a doctor in Sierra Leone, stricken as he led his country's fight against the virus, decided against giving him the same medicine. He has since died.

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Business Keeping You Awake At Night? Time To Better Manage Your Sleep

Aug 31, 14 Business Keeping You Awake At Night? Time To Better Manage Your Sleep

Posted by in Health

Let's face it, sleep is one of those things entrepreneurs take for granted. We hardly think about it until we find ourselves sleep deprived and unable to properly manage our businesses. Think of your body as an amusement park: During the day it's open to the public, but when the park closes the night shift steps up and goes to work preparing for the next day of operation.

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Is America’s Ebola Obsession More Harmful Than Helpful?

Aug 30, 14 Is America’s Ebola Obsession More Harmful Than Helpful?

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Four in 10 Americans are afraid that there will be a large outbreak of Ebola in their country. Being prepared for a disaster is important, but when fear becomes more dangerous than the actual threat, there’s a problem. As the Ebola virus continues to spread through West Africa, Ebola hysteria gets a stronger grip on America.

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How Artificial Eyes Are Made

Aug 30, 14 How Artificial Eyes Are Made

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Although it’s rare, common diseases like cancer, glaucoma, and diabetes can sometimes cause someone to lose their eye. As a result, they initially grieve for the loss of one of their senses. Moving past initial reactions, many patients end up with artificial eyes, custom-made to fit into their eye sockets.

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Your Face Is A Sex Playground For Mites

Aug 29, 14 Your Face Is A Sex Playground For Mites

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Spoiler – this is going to make your skin crawl. Be warned, but I’ve been itching to tell you about Demodex, a mite that loves to live in the pores on your face and its habits are pretty disgusting. These tiny bugs “crawl about your face in the dark, lay eggs in your pores, and release a burst of feces when they die.” And of course they like to have sex on your beautifully pampered facial skin. Nice.

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What A Bunch Of Scientists Hiking Everest Learned About Blood Pressure

Aug 29, 14 What A Bunch Of Scientists Hiking Everest Learned About Blood Pressure

Posted by in Health, Science

You would think researchers would have already investigated how high altitude affects blood pressure, but this is not the case. In a new study published in the European Heart Journal, Italian scientists demonstrate for the first time that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes.

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Why Sleep-Texting Is As Bad As Drunk-Texting

Aug 29, 14 Why Sleep-Texting Is As Bad As Drunk-Texting

Posted by in Health, Technology

Ever feel like you’re not yourself when you first wake up? I’m not talking about a little morning grogginess. More like answering the phone when your alarm clock goes off or putting the cereal in the refrigerator and milk in the cabinet. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. A recent study sheds light on a fairly understated sleep disorder known as “sleep drunkenness.”

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Adding Nutrients To Seasonings Could Make The Whole World Healthier

Aug 28, 14 Adding Nutrients To Seasonings Could Make The Whole World Healthier

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The way to a country’s health could be through its condiments. A new effort from the World Health Organization (WHO), alongside two scientists from the University of Illinois, involves fortifying many of the developing countries’ favorite condiments and seasonings in a bid to inject some nutrition into foods they frequently consume.

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