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Man 'cured' of prostate cancer after doctors shock tumour to death with testosterone 

Man 'cured' of prostate cancer after doctors shock tumour to death with testosterone  | Designing Health | Scoop.it

A man with advanced prostate cancer is believed to be cured after doctors 'shocked' his tumour to death with huge amounts of testosterone.

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Michael Plishka's curator insight, December 1, 10:07 PM
Love the approach of using more of something that typically is harmful in order to heal.  Totally counterintuitive and thus innovative.
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Mouth and Gut Germs May Be Linked to Migraines

People with migraines have higher levels of certain microbes, or germs, in their mouths and digestive systems, new research suggests.

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Study: Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Worse Than Cigarettes

Study: Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Worse Than Cigarettes | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Secondhand marijuana smoke may damage your blood vessels even more than cigarette smoke.
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10 people with Alzheimer’s have their memory loss REVERSED

10 people with Alzheimer’s have their memory loss REVERSED | Designing Health | Scoop.it
The findings, published in the journal Aging, claim to be the first to suggest memory loss in patients can be reversed, and improvement sustained. No drug has been found to stop or slow progression.
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Tissue regeneration may be easier with new blood vessel method

Tissue regeneration may be easier with new blood vessel method | Designing Health | Scoop.it
A new method using patient-derived 3-D scaffolds should make it easier to grow blood vessels that integrate lab-grown organs and tissue into patients.
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Will eating food dropped on the floor make you sick? Probably not, says disease specialist

Will eating food dropped on the floor make you sick? Probably not, says disease specialist | Designing Health | Scoop.it
PEORIA — So you’re going on about your meal and, for whatever reason, a morsel escapes and lands on the floor. Do you eat it after one second? After five? Ten?
That question was posed Tuesday evening by infectious disease specialist Dr. John Farrell at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He spoke on the fact and fiction of the “five second rule,” an unofficial standard for how long it might take harmful bacteria to scurry toward your snack and take
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Michael Plishka's curator insight, May 25, 11:39 PM
Who wants to partner in designing a restaurant where the food is purposely dropped on the floor and then eaten?
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New research reveals sun benefits that AREN'T linked to vitamin D

New research reveals sun benefits that AREN'T linked to vitamin D | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Even taking the skin-cancer risk fully into account, scientists say that getting a good dose of sunshine is statistically going to make us live longer, healthier and happier lives.
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Mindfulness therapy works as well as anti-depressant drugs, major new study finds

Mindfulness therapy works as well as anti-depressant drugs, major new study finds | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Therapy based on the controversial concept of ‘mindfulness’ works as well as some anti-depressant drugs, according to a major new study.

Inspired in part by Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness involves training the brain to deal with negative emotions using techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises and yoga.

Some critics have claimed mindfulness techniques can bring on panic attacks and lead to paranoia, delusions or depression.
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Not happy with our care? Take a refund

Not happy with our care? Take a refund | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania hospitals are doing something shocking giving refunds to unhappy patients

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It's Not All About You!

It's Not All About You! | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Not only will the experience of awe make us feel alive, it might also help us conquer our daily self-absorption. All this by simply paying attention to nature and the world around us.
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The experience of awe is a powerful unifying force that has the potential to make the world a better place
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A Simple Practice for Hitting the Reset Button by Bill Scheinman

A Simple Practice for Hitting the Reset Button by Bill Scheinman | Designing Health | Scoop.it
A Simple Practice for Hitting the Reset Button by Bill Scheinman

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Tests raise hopes for radical new therapy for phobias and PTSD

Tests raise hopes for radical new therapy for phobias and PTSD | Designing Health | Scoop.it

Researchers able to reduce anxieties without asking people to think about them consciously, making it more appealing than current therapies

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10 Tips for bringing Mindfulness into your Workday - Mindfulness at Work

10 Tips for bringing Mindfulness into your Workday - Mindfulness at Work | Designing Health | Scoop.it

10 Tips for bringing Mindfulness into your Workday


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Researchers reveal texting changes the rhythm of your BRAIN

Researchers reveal texting changes the rhythm of your BRAIN | Designing Health | Scoop.it
According to a new study, sending a text message or using an iPad can change the rhythm of a person’s brain waves, creating a unique ‘texting rhythm’ that’s never been seen before.
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Experts warn of potential health consequences of LED street lamps

Experts warn of potential health consequences of LED street lamps | Designing Health | Scoop.it
The Chicago-based American Medical Association believe that white LEDs may be emitting too much blue light, which may have impacts on vision and sleep.
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Michael Plishka's curator insight, June 22, 10:58 AM
They also create bizarre shadows
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Doctors are overloaded with electronic alerts, and that’s bad for patients

Doctors are overloaded with electronic alerts, and that’s bad for patients | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Alert fatigue has many providers tuning out alarms and beeps from electronic records.
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Michael Plishka's curator insight, June 13, 11:55 PM
When too much of a good thing becomes bad
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Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

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Move over, wearables. Swallowable computing has arrived

Move over, wearables. Swallowable computing has arrived | Designing Health | Scoop.it
A health tech start-up is expanding the use of a digital sensor in our medicines, but what does it mean for the privacy of patients around the world?
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1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion

1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Sixty seconds of intense exercise provided the benefits of three-quarters of an hour of moderate cycling.
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First-Ever Meta-Analysis of Exoskeleton Technologies Concludes Powered Exoskeleton Systems Permit Safe Ambulation in Real-Life Settings and Produce Health Benefits - ReWalk – More Than Walking

First-Ever Meta-Analysis of Exoskeleton Technologies Concludes Powered Exoskeleton Systems Permit Safe Ambulation in Real-Life Settings and Produce Health Benefits - ReWalk – More Than Walking | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Upon completion of exoskeleton system training, 76% of documented subjects were able to walk independently without any additional human assistance YOKNEAM ILIT, ISRAEL and BERLIN and MARLBOROUGH, MA – ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK) (“ReWalk”), the leading global exoskeleton developer and manufacturer, announced today the publication of the first systematic review and industry-wide meta-analysis of …
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A College Student 3D-Prints His Own Braces

A College Student 3D-Prints His Own Braces | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Twenty-three-year-old Amos Dudley is a digital design student in New Jersey. He went viral last week after coming up with a unique way to save som
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