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Ask the Personal Trainer: Walking Outdoors vs. Treadmill

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Ask the Personal Trainer: Walking Outdoors vs. Treadmill

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Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life | Video on TED.com

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter.
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Acupuncture, Real or Not, Eases Side Effects of Cancer Drugs

Acupuncture, Real or Not, Eases Side Effects of Cancer Drugs | wellness | Scoop.it
Both acupuncture and sham acupuncture were effective in reducing menopausal symptoms in women being treated with aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer, a small study found.
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Pentavalent vaccine infographic - Pentavalent vaccine - New and underused vaccines support - Types of support - GAVI Alliance

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5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength | wellness | Scoop.it
Many exercises exist that can help you develop mental strength. But here are five that can get you started.
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Ask Well: Is It Good to Sweat?

Ask Well: Is It Good to Sweat? | wellness | Scoop.it
A reader asks: Are there any health benefits associated with more sweating during a workout? If so, is there a difference if sweat is induced by heat (e.g., hot weather) vs. aerobic exercise?
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The future of medicine in the palm of your hand

The future of medicine in the palm of your hand | wellness | Scoop.it

Let's say you're feeling a little … off. Disjointed and a bit dizzy. Seeing a doctor would be best, but in many parts of the country and the world, remoteness, the cost of healthcare, and limited availability of physicians can make seeking professional medical help impractical.

 

What if you could turn to the device in your nightstand and, within a few minutes, receive a quality diagnosis that will help you make potentially lifesaving medical decisions?

That's the goal of San Diego State University's X-Team as they compete for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE.

 


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Scientists 'print' new eye cells

Scientists 'print' new eye cells | wellness | Scoop.it

Scientists say they have been able to successfully print new eye cells that could be used to treat sight loss. The proof-of-principle work in the journal Biofabrication was carried out using animal cells.

 

The Cambridge University team says it paves the way for grow-your-own therapies for people with damage to the light-sensitive layer of tissue at back of the eye - the retina. More tests are needed before human trials can begin.

 

Co-authors of the study Prof Keith Martin and Dr Barbara Lorber, from the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair at the University of Cambridge, said: "The loss of nerve cells in the retina is a feature of many blinding eye diseases. The retina is an exquisitely organised structure where the precise arrangement of cells in relation to one another is critical for effective visual function.

 

"Our study has shown, for the first time, that cells derived from the mature central nervous system, the eye, can be printed using a piezoelectric inkjet printer. Although our results are preliminary and much more work is still required, the aim is to develop this technology for use in retinal repair in the future."

 

They now plan to attempt to print other types of retinal cells, including the light-sensitive photoreceptors - rods and cones.

 

Scientists have already been able to reverse blindness in mice using stem cell transplants. And there is promising work into electronic retina implants implants in patients.

 

Clara Eaglen, of the RNIB, said: "This is a step in the right direction as the retina is often affected in many of the common eye conditions, causing loss of central vision which stops people watching TV and seeing the faces of loved ones."

 


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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 13, 5:17 PM

Wow biotech just cooler in my eyes, (excuse the pun)

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5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare

5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare | wellness | Scoop.it
A deeper look at five technologies that are currently advancing exponentially and radically reshaping healthcare. In other words, for the long suffering, there is plenty of hope to go around.

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Steve Jobs' Doctor Wants to Help Us All Live Longer - Wired Science

Steve Jobs' Doctor Wants to Help Us All Live Longer - Wired Science | wellness | Scoop.it
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Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

It's relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications -- even custom cures for one specific person.


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Richard Platt's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:26 AM

We think this is an aweeome video, Geraldine Hamilton is totally awesome she is really geting at the heart of issues in the big pharma and healthcare field and addressing the issues intelligently, nothing but right on the lady, well worth every minute of this short video. Check it out it also has play in the semiconductor realm as well, (also why we like this too)

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This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone | wellness | Scoop.it
Surgeons can precisely position cells on the site of injury and speed up recovery.
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Unsettling News on Knee Surgery, and a Striking Neanderthal Gene

Unsettling News on Knee Surgery, and a Striking Neanderthal Gene | wellness | Scoop.it
A common orthopedic surgery may be no more effective than fake operations for people with a certain injury, and Type 2 diabetes may be linked to a gene dating to Neanderthals.
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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend | Video on TED.com

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.
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▶ Run for your life! At a comfortable pace, and not too far: James O'Keefe at TEDxUMKC - YouTube

"The fitness patterns for conferring longevity and robust lifelong cardiovascular health are distinctly different from the patterns that develop peak perform...
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7 Design Principles, Inspired By Zen Wisdom

7 Design Principles, Inspired By Zen Wisdom | wellness | Scoop.it
Want to become the next Steve Jobs--or just understand his near-spiritual devotion to simplicity? This primer outlining the main tenets of Zen design...
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Apple Cider Vinegar- The Magical Potion - HealthKart Knowledge Bank

Apple Cider Vinegar- The Magical Potion - HealthKart Knowledge Bank | wellness | Scoop.it
That last one hour before you know it’s appropriate to step outside the office and make a dash for freedom[...]
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The One New Year's Resolution The Most Successful People Always Keep: No Whining

The One New Year's Resolution The Most Successful People Always Keep: No Whining | wellness | Scoop.it
Everyone has problems. The most successful people don't talk about them or complain. They just overcome them.
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For Fitness, Intensity Matters

For Fitness, Intensity Matters | wellness | Scoop.it
The lesson that seemed to emerge most persistently from the fitness-related studies published this year was that intensity matters, especially if you wish to complete your workout quickly.
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The future of medicine in the palm of your hand

The future of medicine in the palm of your hand | wellness | Scoop.it

Let's say you're feeling a little … off. Disjointed and a bit dizzy. Seeing a doctor would be best, but in many parts of the country and the world, remoteness, the cost of healthcare, and limited availability of physicians can make seeking professional medical help impractical.

 

What if you could turn to the device in your nightstand and, within a few minutes, receive a quality diagnosis that will help you make potentially lifesaving medical decisions?

That's the goal of San Diego State University's X-Team as they compete for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE.

 


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3 Things to Know About the New Blood Pressure Guidelines

3 Things to Know About the New Blood Pressure Guidelines | wellness | Scoop.it
The long-awaited new hypertension guidelines will change how doctors approach patients with high blood pressure
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Blood Pressure Guidelines Can Be Loosened, Panel Says

Blood Pressure Guidelines Can Be Loosened, Panel Says | wellness | Scoop.it
New guidelines suggest that people over 60 can have a higher blood pressure than previously recommended before starting treatment, in a shift from goals that have been in place for more than 30 years.
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The 13 Best Children’s, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013

The 13 Best Children’s, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013 | wellness | Scoop.it
Young Mark Twain's lost gem, the universe in illustrated dioramas, Maurice Sendak's posthumous love letter to the world, Kafka for kids, and
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