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In A Bad Mood? You Might Have Picked It Up

In A Bad Mood? You Might Have Picked It Up | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Like a cold, good and bad moods can be 'picked up' from those around you. 
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Black tea may help with weight loss, too

Black tea may help with weight loss, too | Designing Health | Scoop.it

UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut.

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Altering Intestinal Flora promotes weight loss
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Study: Antibacterial scrubs don't help nurses kill germs

Special antibacterial scrubs for nurses don't fend off germs any better than traditional nursing garb, a new study finds.
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When and How to Make Stress Good for Your Body and Mind

When and How to Make Stress Good for Your Body and Mind | Designing Health | Scoop.it

Not all stress is created equal. In fact there are benefits to having some stress in your life that you may be unaware of.

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Gravity, mechanical loading play critical role during cartilage development, study shows

Gravity, mechanical loading play critical role during cartilage development, study shows | Designing Health | Scoop.it

Mechanical loading, or forces that stimulate cellular growth for development, is required for creating cartilage that is then turned to bone; however, little is known about cartilage development in the absence of gravity or mechanical loads.

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Important information for future zero -g societies
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Chocolate Shown to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

According to a new study the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) decreases significantly with the consumption of moderate amounts of chocolate.
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Breathalyser can detect 17 diseases

Breathalyser can detect 17 diseases | Designing Health | Scoop.it

As far back as 400 BC, Hippocrates advised his students to smell their patients’ breaths to detect if they were ill.

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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, 2016 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, 2016 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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In A Bad Mood? You Might Have Picked It Up

In A Bad Mood? You Might Have Picked It Up | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Like a cold, good and bad moods can be 'picked up' from those around you. 
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'Game of Stools' board game educating people about bowel health

'Game of Stools' board game educating people about bowel health | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Read the latest Wales stories, 'Game of Stools' board game educating people about bowel health on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Wales news
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Could a weekly injection get rid of harmful belly fat?

Could a weekly injection get rid of harmful belly fat? | Designing Health | Scoop.it

A study reveals how a weekly injection of drug-infused nanoparticles converted potentially harmful white fat into 'good,' energy-burning brown fat in mice.

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New Pacemaker Doesn’t Need Batteries

A new wireless pacemaker can be implanted directly into a patient’s heart without needing batteries.
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Pacing the heart without internal  batteries
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Copper-infused sheets, equipment reduce hospital infections

Copper-infused sheets, equipment reduce hospital infections | Designing Health | Scoop.it
Hampton's CarePlex was ahead of the curve when they switched over to copper-infused lines and other products to fight hospital-borne infections. A clinical trial by the health care system showed it was a good choice.
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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, 2016 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, 2016 11:39 PM
Who wants to partner in designing a restaurant where the food is purposely dropped on the floor and then eaten?