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Sleeping pills increase risk of death, study suggests

Sleeping pills increase risk of death, study suggests | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it

Doctors call for rethink after large study finds prescribed pills could be associated with up to half a million extra deaths a year in US.

 

Doctors are calling for a rethink of the use of sleeping pills after a large study showed that the drugs carry a substantially increased risk of death for those who are prescribed them.

 

Commonly used sleeping pills, or "hypnotics", such as temazepam and zolpidem, which is prescribed for short-term insomnia, are associated with more than a fourfold risk of death, according to the study published in the BMJ Open journal.

 

The study was carried out in the US, where up to 10% of the adult population took sleeping pills in 2010. The authors estimate that sleeping pills may have been associated with 320,000 to 507,000 extra deaths in the US that year.

 


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, January 5, 2015 12:57 PM

Sleeping pills ... something to stay away from.

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How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids

How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it
Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/understanding-the-internet-a-different-approach/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 6, 2014 3:41 PM
Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/understanding-the-internet-a-different-approach/


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Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Breakthrough in Brain Repair

Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Breakthrough in Brain Repair | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it

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Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Breakthrough in Brain Repair

Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Breakthrough in Brain Repair | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it

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A Widespread Security Flaw Allows Hackers to Steal Information from Social Media Logins

A Widespread Security Flaw Allows Hackers to Steal Information from Social Media Logins | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it
If you use "Log in with Facebook" or other similar options on your favorite sites, read on.

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malek's comment, May 5, 2014 8:38 AM
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nice

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Balans tien jaar medicinale cannabis

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Tien jaar nadat medicinale cannabis in Nederland voor het eerst mocht worden voorgeschreven, is de verspreiding en consumptie ervan in kaart gebracht.

In België is het gebruik van cannabis als medicijn niet toegelaten, tenzij


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Genetically engineered mosquitoes could be vital weapon against malaria - The Guardian

Genetically engineered mosquitoes could be vital weapon against malaria - The Guardian | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it
The Guardian Genetically engineered mosquitoes could be vital weapon against malaria The Guardian Malaria, the deadly illness caused by infected mosquitoes, is on the retreat, thanks to medical treatments that have reduced mortality rates by 42%...
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When It Comes to Cancer Research Apparently We Don't Know Jack

When It Comes to Cancer Research Apparently We Don't Know Jack | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it
Jack Andraka, who used to be commonly refereed to as the "cancer paper boy" is a high school sophomore who developed a revolutionary new test to diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly diseases known to mankind. It's so deadly because over 85% of pancreatic cancers are diagnosed only by the time a patient…

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Thanks for Being a Star Performer. Now I Will Ignore You.

Thanks for Being a Star Performer. Now I Will Ignore You. | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it
Most managers spend 80% of their time with those who only do 20% of the work while the top talent quietly does 80% of the workload with minimal fuss. It is easy to get distracted by the high
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John Michel's curator insight, April 12, 2014 3:15 PM

Make a conscious effort to not ignore those that make you look good everyday, even though they quietly work behind the scenes. Or, if you are a high performer yourself and could use a little attention from your boss go ahead and print this article and leave it on their desk. We won’t tell.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 12, 2014 5:59 PM

I found this in school. I would go do my job and those who seemed less capable seemed to receive attention in positive ways.

HR_Hardball's curator insight, June 18, 2014 10:26 AM

the squeaky wheel gets the oil...and the manager's attention

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Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it
A United Nations report warned that climate change is already having sweeping effects and the poorest nations are likely to feel the most severe impacts.

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Larry Glover's curator insight, April 1, 2014 6:29 PM

What does it mean for a human soul to land on planet earth at this time in history? What are our obligations to the future anyway? Might there be a clear path forward, or must we just muddle our way into the future? This is a report not to be ignored.

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Hayfever sufferes will have it worse then ever this spring - Express.co.uk

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Hayfever sufferes will have it worse then ever this spring
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Professor Roy Kennedy, at the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit at the University of Worcester, has carried out a study on behalf of HayMax pollen barrier balm.

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Wolters Kluwer Health Unveils Enhanced UpToDate Android App

for Users Worldwide (Now you can bookmark topics for easy reference with our enhanced Android App!

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Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food

Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it

 

Flailing in the swell of bestselling diet books, infomercials for cleanses, and secret tips in glossy magazines, is the credibility of nutrition science. Watching thoroughly-credentialed medical experts tout the addition or subtraction of one nutrient as deliverance—only to change the channel and hear someone equally-thoroughly-credentialed touting the opposite—it can be tempting to write off nutrition advice altogether. This month we hear something is good, and next we almost expect to hear it’s bad. Why not assume the latest research will all eventually be nullified, and just close our eyes and eat whatever tastes best?

 

That notion is at once relatable and tragic, in that diet is inextricable from the amount of healthy time we spend on Earth. Improvements in diet are clearly associated with significant lengthening of lifespan and dramatic decreases in risk of most chronic diseases. Combining disease and longevity into the concept of healthspan, the number of healthy years of life—fundamentally more important but less readily quantifiable than lifespan—the data in favor of optimizing our diets are even more compelling. No one is arguing that diet is less than extremely important to health and well-being, but seemingly everyone is arguing as to what constitutes the best diet.

 


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Death By Raspberry Ketones And Caffeine Powder: The Dangers Of OTC Supplements

Death By Raspberry Ketones And Caffeine Powder: The Dangers Of OTC Supplements | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it
People are dying from accidental supplement overdoses. How is this possible?

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Brian Altonen's curator insight, December 11, 2014 8:01 AM

This is a continuation of problems erupting beginning in the 60s and 70s with caffeine supplement and OTC supplements.   The new edge on this is the pop cultural additive raspberry ketones --esp. resveratrol-- which by the way was popularized in the 1990s as well when a company first produced them and patented the product, supposedly deriving it from pine trees (industrial plant-based or biological waste left behind by food and wood-fiber industries).  

 

You have to question any re-emerging popular culture product, especially with new claims (one company's ability to remarket and re-patent (utility patent mostly) the product derivative guaifensin for example makes it sole distributor now.).  The purpose of relabeling these goods is primarily marketing, hoping for the successful generation of a new product.     

 

There is this great example of this pop culture phenomenon from the late 1980s, early 1990s--how many people today take Urtica or Nettles powder for their allergies and upper respiratory allergenic problems.  This product went from a few thousand dollars earnings per year to $3.5M in one year, and its creator (an acquaintance professional associate of mine) left his then 15 year of business partnership and started his own private company.  After two or three years passed, no one ever heard of this product again.  Guess it wasn't really working after all.  (The philosophy used was an offshoot of homeopathy; urtica has an allergenic mast cell excitant, perhaps a short lives organic acid that behaved like a cAMP agent mimic, according to speculators, claiming this process initiates histamine release).   Sometimes we are just a victim of our belief systems.

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Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Breakthrough in Brain Repair

Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Breakthrough in Brain Repair | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it

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Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Breakthrough in Brain Repair

Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Breakthrough in Brain Repair | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it

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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it
"Active learning" boosts grades, reduces failure rates in undergraduate STEM classes, concludes major review

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, May 15, 2014 3:40 AM

Definitely a must read!

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, May 15, 2014 4:37 AM

A bold statement...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 30, 2014 4:33 AM

aulas expositivas nao sao apenas chatas, sao ineficientes para aprendizagem também...

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The Surprising Science Behind Why and When We Yawn

The Surprising Science Behind Why and When We Yawn | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it
Yawning may be the opposite of what we think—not a signal of sleepiness but a signal that it’s time to act.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:19 PM

I yawned a whole hog while reading the article!

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The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans: Daniel Amen at TEDxOrangeCoast - YouTube

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans: Daniel Amen at TEDxOrangeCoast - YouTube | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience."


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Pacific Cove's curator insight, April 30, 2014 1:26 AM

Daniel Amen "Did you know that Alzheimer's Disease actually starts in the brain 30 to 50 years before you have any symptoms?" #Alzheimer's #Dementia 

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Nutrient run-off solutions found

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There's no silver bullet to fix nutrient runoff problems, but scientists are assembling a ‘quiver of armaments'.

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There are up to 20 chemicals, hormones and antibiotics in milk and Monsanto’s glyphosate is toxic to dairy cows

There are up to 20 chemicals, hormones and antibiotics in milk and Monsanto’s glyphosate is toxic to dairy cows and find if lack of milk or dairy products cause osteoporosis and ratio of calcium to magnesium (Study shows Cows #milk contain trace of...
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How Veterans Could Help Manufacturing Fix The Skills Gap

How Veterans Could Help Manufacturing Fix The Skills Gap | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it
This is an all-too-familiar story: a young man or woman enlists in the U.S. military, completes their service — whatever that might be — and then finds themselves in a difficult period of transitioning back into civilian life. Sometimes, they’re carrying burdens from that service. Sometimes, they think the skills and qualities instilled into them through the military can’t translate to the lives that most Americans are living. And, in many cases, they truly struggle to find good work, which is fundamental to stabilizing the overall transition.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:31 PM

There are certain qualities instilled in the military — “leadership ability, decision-making ability, integrity and being accountable” — that translate across all career fields and all positions. So, even if there’s a little more training involved, there’s a better guarantee that the veteran candidate will have the intangible qualities necessary to make the best - Hire a vet today, it might even do your heart a bit of good too.

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Science or Art? Beautiful Illustrations of Animals From 170 Years Ago

Science or Art? Beautiful Illustrations of Animals From 170 Years Ago | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it

Published in 1844, the Atlas de Zoologie: ou collection de 100 planches contains illustrations of a number of creatures, some of which no longer walk this planet. 


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 19, 2014 3:43 AM

Published in 1844, the Atlas de Zoologie: ou collection de 100 planches contains illustrations of a number of creatures, some of which no longer walk this planet. Among those are thylacines — striped, carnivorous marsupials that went extinct when the last known specimen died in a Tasmanian zoo in 1936.

Click to watch Galley.

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Tech company looks to hire those with autism, Asperger's

Tech company looks to hire those with autism, Asperger's | SanJuan Whales | Scoop.it
SAP believes people with autism and Asperger's syndrome have special skills for writing code and are looking to hire them.

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Running Marathons Might Cause Heart Disease

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Science: Running Marathons Might Cause Heart Disease
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A small body of research suggests that heart problems may arise not in spite of extreme-endurance exercise but because of it.

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