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  • This start-up has stumbled across an incredibly popular use for the Apple Watch

    05/12/2017 1:59:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 12, 2017 | By Christina Farr
    The app, called Cardiogram, said it has 100,000 daily active users and a 73% open rate The app can also be used to screen for heart rhythm abnormalities This is the latest in a series of studies that are exploring how artificial intelligence can root out abnormalities in medical data The Apple Watch is proving itself to be a useful tool for monitoring serious medical conditions, and not just for fitness. A mobile health app made by start-up Cardiogram, backed by Silicon Valley venture firms including Andreessen Horowitz, has proven to be shockingly popular among the people who download...
  • The Health Care Chronicles (Don't Be Me)

    05/11/2017 4:57:18 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 11, 2017 | Gerard Perry
    As I sit at my desk with two alternately bleeding/clotting nostrils, mild chest pain and throat discomfort-and twinges of pain in my left shoulder blade-I’ve come to realize that I’m not the best long term planner. Take this as a cautionary tale about the general perils of neglecting your health, or perhaps as a specific indictment of my own stupidity/hubris. Over 2 years ago I visited a free clinic located around Union Square in order to investigate what can only be described as colorectal problems. After examining me, the physician told me that I probably had hemorrhoids. However, she wrote...
  • Calvinist Health Insurance Company Declares All Conditions Pre-Existing

    05/11/2017 3:56:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 5/10/17
    SANFORD, FL—A newly formed health insurance company owned by a group of devoted Calvinists announced that they will not cover any health condition, since every condition of humankind was pre-existing and established by sovereign God before the foundation of time. The company, Total Deductibility, states clearly in its bylaws that “pre-existing conditions may not be covered, which include every possible ailment and so-called ‘accident,’ all of which God foreknew and predestined to occur prior to the existence of the client’s policy, and time itself.” The firm was thrilled when the new GOP health care law, which drops the requirement to...
  • Take Turmeric! Indian Spice Improves Bone Density by up to 7%, Study Reveals

    05/10/2017 10:18:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 May 2017 | Alexandra Thompson
    Worried about osteoporosis? Take turmeric! Indian spice improves bone density by up to 7%, study revealsTurmeric helps to build and repair bone mass in the elderly, a new study reveals. Taking a supplement of the popular Indian spice improves bone density by up to seven per cent over six months, researchers found. A compound in turmeric, known as curcumin, is thought to balance out cells that remove ageing parts of bone before it is replaced, according to previous findings. Almost three quarters of elderly people suffer declining bone density, which can cause osteoporosis and is responsible for around 65,000 potentially...
  • Ben Stein is so wrong about health care it’s hard to know where to begin

    05/09/2017 10:14:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/17 | David Hogberg
    Part 2: “Health is a basic American right,” makes for nice rhetoric but lousy policy. In the first post in this series I took Ben Stein to task for suggesting on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” that single-payer health care protects people with preexisting conditions. During his appearance, Stein also let this gem drop: “It is a basic American right to have decent health care. That is a basic right. We live in a very rich country…and the idea that any parent who sees his child born with a serious defect will think, ‘My God, I might not be able...
  • Is Pizza Healthy?

    05/05/2017 2:34:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/5
    Pizza is healthy. And it isn't healthy. Depending on the type of crust, the amount of cheese and the toppings used, pizza can rank anywhere from nutritionally decent to a diet disaster. Even healthy pizzas deliver a good amount of sodium from tomato sauce and cheese, so if you are watching your salt intake, you should eat with caution. Of course, the size of the slice and the number of slices you eat count, too. Pizza pros include the fact that it offers calcium from cheese and disease-fighting lycopene from tomatoes. And pizza crust made with whole-wheat flour (including whole...
  • THE NUCLEAR OPTION: CREEPY KIMMEL POLITICIZES INFANT SON’S HEALTH CRISIS

    05/03/2017 8:07:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    BIG HOLLYWOOD (BREITBART) ^ | May 3, 2017 | Charles Hurt
    This is why America hates Hollywood. Late night “funny” man Jimmy Kimmel delivered a heart-wrenching monologue Monday night that every mother and every father could relate to. In the emotion-drunk moments last month after the birth of their son — still in the hospital room surrounded by nurses and euphoric family — he and his wife watched their boy turn blue and got the terrifying news that something was wrong with his heart. Or lungs. Or both. Mr. Kimmel called it the “longest three hours of my life” as more nurses and doctors and machines crowded into the room and...
  • Silicon Valley's elite are flocking to an extreme high-fat diet in hopes of living longer

    04/30/2017 2:46:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 29, 2017 | Christina Farr
    A lot of the Silicon Valley elite are doing extreme experiments on their bodies in hopes of prolonging their lives and improving their health. The latest fad among this set is sticking to a so-called 'ketogenic' diet that's exceptionally high in fat and low in carbs and is considered an experimental treatment for diabetes. Think Atkins, but way more extreme. Ambar Bhattacharyya, a managing director with Maverick Ventures, initially embarked on a low-carb, high-fat "ketogenic" diet during the due diligence process for a startup called Virta Health. The diet was designed to transition his body from burning fat as its...
  • An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

    04/26/2017 8:39:52 PM PDT · by heartwood · 26 replies
    The Verge ^ | 4/25/2017 | Rachel Becker
    Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, they sprouted wool, opened their eyes, wriggled around, and learned to swallow, according to a new study that takes the first step toward an artificial womb. One day, this device could help to bring premature human babies to term outside the uterus — but right now, it has only been tested on sheep. It’s appealing to imagine a world where artificial wombs grow...
  • Pakistani man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill

    04/22/2017 10:08:44 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 46 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Saturday, April 22, 2017 | PTI
    "Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now," Butt was quoted as saying. Lahore - A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill. Mehmood Butt, 50, who hails from Gujranwala district in Punjab province, started eating on leaves at the age of 25 as he had no work and could not afford a basic meal. "There was too much poverty in my family. Everything was beyond limit and it was very difficult for me to get a meal, so I thought it is...
  • Stunning Success! Vitamin C Saves People Dying of Sepsis

    04/17/2017 4:28:32 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 149 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Lorie Johnson
    It seems too good to be true. A simple and inexpensive treatment for one of the most dreadful conditions around: sepsis. Also known as blood poisoning, sepsis strikes one million Americans every year, killing one-fourth of them. Dr. Paul Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care at Eastern Virginia Medical School, came up with the idea on little more than a whim. His patient, 48-year-old Valerie Hobbs, was succumbing to sepsis and he had run out of options to save her. It was a desperation shot in the dark: Vitamin C. It worked. Beautifully. Again and again. Valerie spent a...
  • De Blasio’s Former Press Secretary in Coma After Treadmill Fall

    04/10/2017 2:38:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 10, 2017 | Mark Moore and Michael Gartland
    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s former press secretary Karen Hinton was placed in a medically induced coma over the weekend after suffering a head injury, a relative said Monday. Hinton, 58, got lightheaded while running on a treadmill and fell, injuring her head, Hamilton Hinton, her nephew, told The Post. She had bleeding on the brain and doctors placed her in a coma, said her nephew, who lives in Hinton’s native Mississippi.
  • Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

    04/08/2017 9:09:24 AM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 8th, 2017 | By PENELOPE GREEN
    Sleep today is a measure of success, a skill to be cultivated and nourished. Credit- Tim Robinson At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, a researcher, an inventor-entrepreneur and the author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,” and his colleagues have been road-testing weighted blankets to induce a swaddling sensation and listening to recordings of Icelandic fairy tales — all research into an ideal sleep environment that may culminate in a nap pod, or, as he...
  • Why Japan’s Ancient Natto Could Be a Key to a Healthy Life

    04/07/2017 2:13:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    SBS ^ | 30 MAR 2017 | Bonnie Bayley
    It's not the prettiest dish, but natto has some powerful health benefits.When you think of Japanese cuisine, fresh, delicate flavours and intricately presented morsels spring to mind. Amidst all this loveliness, gooey, sticky and stinky fermented soybeans seem somewhat out of place. Called natto, this pungent dish is lesser known in Australia, but it lurks in the freezer section of Asian supermarkets, waiting for adventurous types to seek it out. Craig Anderson, star of My Japanese Diet (screening April 6 on SBS) is one such culinary maverick. In fact, when SBS Food calls him to chat about the documentary, he’s...
  • Conservatives Do Believe in Social Justice. Here’s What Our Vision Looks Like.

    04/01/2017 12:07:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 17, 2017 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Last month, America lost a great defender of freedom, Michael Novak.Novak was committed to rightly ordered liberty and cared deeply about the principles and practices that produce it. His enormous body of work emphasized the cultural prerequisites for political and economic freedom, as he stressed that economic conservativism and social conservatism are indivisible.In the words of Heritage Foundation founder Ed Feulner, “Michael forced those of us trained in the dismal science of economics to explain that we should be more than ‘free to choose’—rather we should be free to make good free choices.”Last year, I was the recipient of the...
  • More wailing over Trump’s killing Obama’s overreaching climate regs – this time the doctors weigh in

    03/30/2017 11:01:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 28, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS and the “how do people survive the climate change when they move from New York to Miami?” department, comes this warning that has all these deaths attached to the press release. As I said about a similar press release wailing about potential excess deaths earlier today, show me death certificates that puts climate change as the cause.ACP decries devastating impact of climate change orderWashington (March 28, 2017) President Trump’s executive order on climate change will have a devastating impact on public health, said the American College of Physicians (ACP) today. President Trump signed an executive...
  • High doses of vitamin C can help treat cancer, scientists find

    03/31/2017 5:41:49 AM PDT · by upchuck · 22 replies
    Evening Standard via Drudge ^ | March 31, 2017 | FRANCESCA GILLETT
    High doses of vitamin C injected into the blood stream could help treat cancer, new research from scientists suggests. Injecting patients with a dose 1,000 times higher than the recommended level could target tumour cells and make radiation and chemotherapy more effective. Scientists gave eleven brain cancer sufferers regular dosages of vitamin C every week for nine months while receiving typical radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Tests showed the extra vitamin – usually found in oranges, green vegetables, broccoli and strawberries – made cancer cells more susceptible to treatment. It also appeared to be safe, producing mild side effects such as frequent...
  • This Workout Might Help Reverse the Aging Process, According to a New Study (HIIT)

    03/26/2017 6:54:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    NY Mag ^ | Lisa Ryan
    Many of us have tried high-intensity interval training (HIIT) at some point, even if it was just a boot-camp class our friend dragged us to. But a new study suggests that we may want to incorporate those workouts — which include short bursts of intense exercise, followed by stretches of more moderate activities — into our regular fitness routines, since they’ve been shown to reverse the aging process. Published in the journal Cell Metabolism, scientists from the Mayo Clinic recruited an equal number of women and men to participate in the study, and split them up into two groups: young...
  • Franklin Graham [Appears to Endorse American Health Care Act]

    03/24/2017 5:59:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/24/17 | Franklin Graham
    Our politicians are set to vote today on the American Health Care Act, to "repeal and replace" Obamacare. Pray that they will do the right thing for the American people. Obamacare is going to fail regardless, so a change has to be made. Many of our politicians are weak morally and spiritually, corrupted by greed and power. Join me in praying for them today as they take this crucial vote. America needs healing that can come from God alone—our hearts need to be healed.
  • Mark Cuban: Amend U.S. Constitution to Make Healthcare a Right

    03/20/2017 7:26:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 111 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 19, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban criticized the Congressional Budget Office’s use of a 10-year score to determine the effects of the Republicans' American Health Care Act and said the U.S. Constitution should be amended to make healthcare a right. Cuban compared the CBO’s use of a decade timeframe to the ABC television show Shark Tank, where he stars as one of the investors that hears pitches from business owners. He said one- to four-year timeframes are better but “marginally predictable.”