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Playing Games Keeps Your Brain Young - BrainFacts.org

Crossword puzzles and similar games can help you learn words and improve specific skills, but they won’t enhance overall brain function.
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Exploit the brain-body connection: "If you want to preserve your mental abilities, exercise your body. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help maintain memory and general cognition, particularly later in life. Starting habits that promote healthy cognitive aging early in life can preserve brain function during aging. Studies show that foods rich in nutrients and antioxidants appear to reduce the risks of age-related impairment. Aerobic exercise increases blood flow to the brain, and even lessens the rate of tissue loss during aging."

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Milk

5 Things You Didn't Know About Milk | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The strange, the technological, and the cultural history of milk.
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excerpt: "then and now, organic or conventional, raw or pasteurized, pure milk is neither wholly a product of nature nor wholly dependent on human labor and technologies. Milk purity requires the action of human forces and technology, like refrigeration and inspection, and nonhuman ones, such as the grasses that power cows’ bodies and the bulls that impregnate them."

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Nobel science prize winners for 2013 - Washington Post

Nobel science prize winners for 2013 - Washington Post | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Nobel science prize winners for 2013 Washington Post Nobel science prize winners for 2013. 2013's Nobel Prize winners in science. Physiology or Medicine. More health and science news.
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The American Scholar: Luxury of a Toilet - Josie Glausiusz

The American Scholar: Luxury of a Toilet - Josie Glausiusz | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The necessity is unobtainable for more than a billion people
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It's amazing what results from NOT having  a toilet (with plumbing). Impacts include school attendance, health/disease, physical safety from predators (sexual). 

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How can health tech get beyond early adopters to reduce care disparities among the masses?

How can health tech get beyond early adopters to reduce care disparities among the masses? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Health tech entrepreneurs and a report released this week look at ways to bridge knowledge and behavior gaps in health technology.

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Sven Awege's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:17 AM

Social media and HIT combined can bring the behavioral changes, but as usual it will take time, more time than the pioneers expect.

The good thing is that it will definately happen, and will democratise health along the way.... slowly!

Alex Butler's comment, February 25, 2013 2:08 PM
I agree it will take time Sven, the interesting thing for me is that we have moved so quickly already. In a short space of time we have gone through the the democratization of information, into the even more powerful connectivity to each other and are coming out of the other side looking at big data and artificial intelligence shaping personal health management on a scale unimaginable 15 years ago. Technology becomes revolutionary though when it is no longer exciting but mundane and ubiquitous.
Denise Silber's curator insight, February 26, 2013 6:29 PM

This is the fundamental question

 
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A Scientist Predicts the Future

A Scientist Predicts the Future | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

When making predictions, I have two criteria: the laws of physics must be obeyed and prototypes must exist that demonstrate “proof of principle.” I’ve interviewed more than 300 of the world’s top scientists, and many allowed me into laboratories where they are inventing the future. Their accomplishments and dreams are eye-opening. From my conversations with them, here’s a glimpse of what to expect in the coming decades:


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Teresa Lima's curator insight, January 10, 2014 4:38 AM

#Not 

I think the future is unpredictable, and no one  can predict the future!

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:38 AM

Predicción científica del futuro, esto es un tema a leer por lo menos.

Jesús Martinez's curator insight, January 18, 2014 8:07 AM

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Could Dutch Computer Scientist Wil van der Aalst Save U.S. Healthcare 600 Billion Dollars?

Could Dutch Computer Scientist Wil van der Aalst Save U.S. Healthcare 600 Billion Dollars? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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Disruptive Innovations to Integrate Health Systems: Onil Bhattacharyya at TEDxStouffville

The Canadian health system faces rising costs and an increasingly complex patient population. Low and middle income countries are finding frugal ways to provide care to over 2 billion people living on less than 2 dollars a day, despite an aging population and the rise of chronic disease. A range of disruptive innovations can help us rethink health care delivery by better connecting providers across our system and exchanging with emerging markets.


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