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Gardening can Cut Your Risk of Dying by 30%, Study Finds

Gardening can Cut Your Risk of Dying by 30%, Study Finds | News, Interesting, Health | Life,  Eye, Hobby (NI-L- -) | Scoop.it
A recent study found that active hobbies like yard work or gardening are as beneficial as exercise and could cut your risk of dying from all causes by 30%.

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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Good news for the elderly, but what's in for the younger ones? >.o

To the elderly, it's useful information to a certain extent only. Why? because our land-scarce island doesn't permit much room for wonderful food yards/gardens to be grown by every households. Perhaps only those living in condominiums with sufficiently big yards. Share the yards with HDB dwellers!

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Smartphone-based kit makes eye tests cheap and portable | GizMag.com

Smartphone-based kit makes eye tests cheap and portable | GizMag.com | News, Interesting, Health | Life,  Eye, Hobby (NI-L- -) | Scoop.it

 

A new smartphone-based portable eye examination kit called Peek is aiming to bring hope to people suffering from eye problems who live in remote parts of the world. Besides being portable and easy to use, system makes it possible to perform complex eye tests with no need for expensive equipment.

 

The Peek eye-testing system consists of a mobile app and clip-on hardware that turns an Android smartphone into a portable, affordable examination and diagnostic suite. It is enabled with many features, including geo-tagging, which makes it easier to locate a patient, and several eye tests such as visual field, acuity (clearness of vision), color vision, contrast sensitivity, lens imaging for cataracts, retinal imaging and image grading. The researchers say they are working on several other applications including an autorefractor, front of the eye imaging, and a suite of pediatric-centered examination tools.

 

The project is being developed in London by a team of researchers that includes Dr. Andrew Bastawrous, an ophthalmologist and research fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Stewart Jordan, co-founder of Golden Gekko, one of the largest mobile application developers in Europe. They are currently in Kenya, field-testing the Peek app to adjust it to local conditions.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This is why constant improvement in technology is important so as to make life easier and more efficient for all of us.

 

Not only in Android, Apple should have one too!

 

A diagnostic suite in a small smartphone is definitely much more convenient and less hassle.

 

Say goodbye to bulky tools and equipment?

Hurray for all optometrists/opthalmologists?

Cheers for slim wallets and dusty bank accounts?

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Men and women have distinct personalities

Men and women have distinct personalities | News, Interesting, Health | Life,  Eye, Hobby (NI-L- -) | Scoop.it

Duh...

 

"...A new analysis of a survey of 10,000 people found that each sex has firmly entrenched characteristics, with women showing more sensitivity, warmth and apprehension than men. In contrast, emotional stability, dominance, rule-consciousness and vigilance are more typically male characteristics, experts said..."


Via BelizeNet.com
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There isn't much different between men and women in many psychological qualities..

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Gardening as good as exercise in cutting heart attack risk, study shows

Gardening as good as exercise in cutting heart attack risk, study shows | News, Interesting, Health | Life,  Eye, Hobby (NI-L- -) | Scoop.it
Study of almost 4,000 people shows regular gardening or DIY can prolong life by as much as 30% in 60-plus age group

Via Peter Mellow
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Veronika Bujok's curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:43 AM

work on the air, movement, joy, it's psychological well-being and good mental, it's half health