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Can You Trust Online Therapy | Women's Health Magazine

Can You Trust Online Therapy | Women's Health Magazine | Designing Health | Scoop.it
The Internet lets you shop, work, and even scope out guys from the comfort of your couch—but can it actually save you the trouble of going to a psychologist's office? Turns out, therapy that you receive online can be just as ...

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Online Therapist's curator insight, April 9, 2014 12:43 PM

Online therapy is well-worth exploring. Make sure your prospective therapist answers all your questions and that you feel comfortable with his or her approach. It is also probably best to avoid services that ask for up-front payments. Visit: http://www.counselingtherapyonline.com.

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Fasting for three days renews entire immune system, protects cancer patients, 'remarkable' new study finds

Fasting for three days renews entire immune system, protects cancer patients, 'remarkable' new study finds | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Fasting for three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found
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14-Patterns-of-Biophilic-Design-Terrapin-2014e.pdf

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Are you using any pattern languages of your own design?

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End of common cold could be in sight - Telegraph

End of common cold could be in sight  - Telegraph | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Scientists say 'Enigma machine' has unlocked clues to the way the virus of the common cold assembles - making it possible to stop disease in its tracks
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3M Microneedles are a New Patient-Friendly Drug Delivery Method

Getting an injection at the doctor’s office typically does not rank high on many people’s wish list. Thanks to 3M scientists’ know-how, the day is getting closer when patients may be receiving their prescription medications at home via microscopic needles.
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Muscular Moves Toward Custom Medicine- Lab Grown Human Skeletal Muscle

Muscular Moves Toward Custom Medicine- Lab Grown Human Skeletal Muscle | Designing Health | Scoop.it
A new study that created lab-grown human skeletal muscles may hasten the day when doctors can tailor drugs and doses to individuals.
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Wisconsin Wind Turbines Declared Health Hazard

Wisconsin Wind Turbines Declared Health Hazard | Designing Health | Scoop.it
First of its kind ruling; similar to Michigan situation
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Affordable Prosthetic Nipples for Breast Cancer Patients

Affordable Prosthetic Nipples for  Breast Cancer  Patients | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Breast Cancer Nipples Prosthetic - After breast cancer surgery many women are left with both emotional and physical scars from the invasive experience. Often, breasts are left disfig...
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Scientific Benefits of Meditation - 76 things you might be missing out

Scientific Benefits of Meditation - 76 things you might be missing out | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Summary of the main scientific studies on the benefits of meditation, covering the different meditation techniques (Vipassana, TM, Mindfulness, etc).

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The mystery of shellshock solved: Scientists identify the unique brain injury caused by war

The mystery of shellshock solved: Scientists identify the unique brain injury caused by war | Designing Health | Scoop.it
When the war poet Wilfred Owen wrote of “men whose minds the Dead have ravished” he was attempting to describe the mysterious effects of shellshock which started appearing during the First World War and of which he himself was a sufferer.
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13 Stress-Inducing Habits and How to Avoid Them

13 Stress-Inducing Habits and How to Avoid Them | Designing Health | Scoop.it
We've all been there: hearts racing, palms sweating, and panic rising when we realize that there is too much to do and just not enough time. Stress can be immobilizing, and it can negatively affect many aspects of our lives. Sometimes we just need to
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Understanding Healthcare's Top Technology Hazard

Understanding Healthcare's Top Technology Hazard | Designing Health | Scoop.it
In a hospital environment, the problem of alarm fatigue is when clinicians are overwhelmed by the variety and frequency of medical alarms. In such a situation, critical alarms are either ignored or even turned off, often resulting in lethal consequences.
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Smartphones cause drooping jowls and 'tech-neck' wrinkles in 18-39 year-olds

Smartphones cause drooping jowls and 'tech-neck' wrinkles in 18-39 year-olds | Designing Health | Scoop.it
'Tech neck' wrinkles are a symptom of heavy smartphone and tablet use.
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3D Printed Infant Vein Finders Created by Kenyan Student May be a Game Changer For Africa

3D Printed Infant Vein Finders Created by Kenyan Student May be a Game Changer For Africa | Designing Health | Scoop.it
As 3D printing and scanning technologies continue to drop in price, their availability to individuals and organizations within developing nations continue to ex
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Child With Autism Improves with Antibiotic, Prompts New Investigations

Child With Autism Improves with Antibiotic, Prompts New Investigations | Designing Health | Scoop.it
John Rodakis, the parent of a child with autism was not looking to launch an international investigation into the microbiome (the collection of microorganisms that live on and in us) and autism, but, as he describes in his newly published article in the scientific journal Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, when his young son's autism unexpectedly and dramatically improved while taking an antibiotic for strep throat, he began a quest to understand why.
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Study: Smelling farts may be good for your health

Study: Smelling farts may be good for your health | Designing Health | Scoop.it
The next time someone at your office lets out a "silent but deadly" emission, maybe you should thank them. A new study at the University of Exeter in England suggests that exposure to hydrogen sulfide — a.k.a. what your body produces as bacteria breaks down food, causing gas — could prevent mitochondria damage. Yep, the implication is what you're thinking: People are taking the research to mean that smelling farts could prevent disease and even cancer.
The study, published in the Medicinal Chemistry Communications journal, found that hydrogen sulfide gas in rotten eggs and flatulence could be a key factor in treating diseases.
"Although hydrogen sulfide gas is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases," Dr. Mark Wood, a professor at the University of Exeter, said in a statement.
While hydrogen sulfide gas is harmful in large doses, the study suggests that "a whiff here and there has the power to reduce risks of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia by preserving mitochondria," Time reports.
Dr. Matt Whiteman, a University of Exeter professor who worked on the study, said in a statement that researchers are even replicating the natural gas in a new compound, AP39, to reap its health benefits. The scientists are delivering "very small amounts" of AP39 directly into mitochondrial cells to repair damage, which "could hold the key to future therapies," the university's statement reveals.
You'll have to decide for yourself, though, whether exposure to hydrogen sulfide in flatulence is worth the potential health benefits.
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Electronic Glasses Allow Legally Blind Woman To See Her Baby For First Time | IFLScience

Electronic Glasses Allow Legally Blind Woman To See Her Baby For First Time | IFLScience | Designing Health | Scoop.it
There’s no shortage of heartwarming videos on YouTube, and this is no exception. In the short clip, you get to see the moment when a legally blind woman sees her newborn baby boy for the first time, thanks to a pair of innovative electronic specs.
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The Goal Was Simplicity; Instead, There’s a Many-Headed Medicaid

The Goal Was Simplicity; Instead, There’s a Many-Headed Medicaid | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Medicaid has become less uniform and more complicated, with variations across states, but researchers will be able to watch many experiments bloom.
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Innovating Medicaid?

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14 Sensor Innovations Driving Digital Health

14 Sensor Innovations Driving Digital Health | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Amazing innovative sensors that are creating new and exciting ways to monitor health and wellbeing.

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A lot of wearable technology applications for health care, very interesting

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Multitasking is an essential skill in the era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter. But, argues neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin, it’s actually making us less efficient
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Genetically modified wheat is in the works again, but are we ready for it?

Genetically modified wheat is in the works again, but are we ready for it? | Designing Health | Scoop.it
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — At the heart of Monsanto’s global research operation is a structure with a rather ordinary name. But on the fourth floor of Building GG is a room where the future of wheat may be changing. The facility has dozens of rooms just like it. But inside this particular 10-foot by 20-foot growth chamber — whose mirrored walls and sun-bright lamps can imitate the weather of any U.S. field — is a batch of young wheat plants. They’re part of an intensive effort to use breeding and gene manipulation to make a new kind of wheat. The plants represent several years’ worth of work aimed at creating a plant that’s resistant to a trio of herbicides. The research has the attention of supporters and critic
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Paper Towels or Hot Air Dryers - Which is Better & Why?

Paper Towels or Hot Air Dryers - Which is Better & Why? | Designing Health | Scoop.it
When it comes to hand drying - are all methods created equal? Which method is better and why? Paper towels or hot air dryers.
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Daily walk adds years to your life: Just 20 minutes a day is enough

Daily walk adds years to your life: Just 20 minutes a day is enough | Designing Health | Scoop.it
A BRISK daily 20-minute walk could reduce the risk of an early death by almost a third, a new study shows.
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4 Things Football's Concussion Problem Is Teaching Medtech | Qmed

4 Things Football's Concussion Problem Is Teaching Medtech | Qmed | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified. Qmed is also the home of Medical Product Manufacturing News and the most relevant breaking news for the medical device industry.
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Indian Surgeon Used 3D Printed Surgical Tool For Operation

Indian Surgeon Used 3D Printed Surgical Tool For Operation | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Medical professional all over the world are now acknowledging the benefits of using 3D printers in the medical industry. For instance, one surgeon fr...
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Woman seeks to create recreation center for people with disabilities

Woman seeks to create recreation center for people with disabilities | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Elana Newkirk - who has survived spina bifida, lupus and two amputations - is working to create No Excuses Adapted Fitness, a recreation center for people with disabilities.
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