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Omega 7- Unearth the Secrets of a Healthy Body

Omega 7- Unearth the Secrets of a Healthy Body | Health | Scoop.it
Omega 7, also known as “Palmitolieic Acid” in scientific terms, is slightly newer to the big picture of fatty acids group, and a big crowd of consumer category does not even know they really exist.
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6 Reasons Women Should Lift Weights

6 Reasons Women Should Lift Weights | Health | Scoop.it
The benefits of lifting weights for women to achieve fat loss far outweigh those of cardio. Think you’re going to get big and bulky? Think again.

 

It puzzles me why so few active women strength train: the benefits of weight training for fat loss far outweigh those of cardio.

 

 You might be surprised to learn that lifting weights is the most efficient way to quickly gain the lean physique you are after.

 

The negative prejudice towards lifting weights is an all too common mis-belief that is holding women back in achieving their fitness goals...


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Megan Doolittle's curator insight, May 3, 2015 11:52 PM

This article shows the benefits of lifting for women that many don't realize and is very motivational.

Dr. Angela Walk's curator insight, July 23, 2015 3:00 PM

It puzzles me why so few active women strength train. The benefits of weight training for fat loss far outweigh those of cardio. Many women think they will get bulky. This just isn't going to happen. Weight lifting only provides lean and toned muscles. Cardio doesn't change the shape of your body, weight lifting does!

Dr. Angela Walk's curator insight, July 23, 2015 3:18 PM

It puzzles me why so few active women strength train. The benefits of weight training for fat loss far outweigh those of cardio. Many women think they will get bulky. This just isn't true. Weight lifting only provides lean and toned muscles. Cardio doesn't change the shape of your body, weight training DOES!

 www.DrAngelaWalk.com

 

http://www.drangelawalk.com/blog/2015/06/06/Is-cardio-a-waste-of-time.aspx

 

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Keeping healthy would be more fun with addictive mobile games

Keeping healthy would be more fun with addictive mobile games | Health | Scoop.it

Blue Goji, the latest startup from serial entrepreneurs Kai and Charles Huang, posits that fitness would be more fun if addictive mobile games were layered on top of cardio workouts. Starting today, the company will learn just how many exercisers feel the same.

MyFitnessPal, the eight-year-old diet-and-exercise community, has partnered with Blue Goji for a “limited launch” that will give its users special benefits for being early adopters.


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Murray McKercher's curator insight, October 14, 2013 8:10 PM

Healthy Addictive Mobile Games?

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Advantages of Omega 7

Advantages of Omega 7 | Health | Scoop.it

Purified Omega 7 one of most important and needed acids groups to our body. Embodied by prerequisite palmitolieic acids found primarily in oceanic plants and herbs, especially in berries of the Sea Buckthorn plant, Omega 7 is extremely beneficial and needed to our bodies.

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The 10 commandments of fitness

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Thou shalt not ignore the health and wellbeing needs of your body this month.

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Michael Wiener's curator insight, October 9, 2013 11:36 PM

Interesting tips. On the side note, here 10 tips of achieving long-term weight loss results;

http://quickweightlosschannel.com/the-10-basic-rules-for-achieving-long-term-weight-loss-results/

KreuzFit's curator insight, October 10, 2013 8:09 AM

Amen.

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Online Social Networking as an Alternative Information Source for Clinical Research

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Background
Clinical trials and patient records have been the main information sources for clinical research. While well-designed clinical trials can produce high quality data, they are generally very expensive and time consuming. Further, patients enrolled in clinical trials are not necessarily representative of the intended patient population. Chart reviews avoid some of the drawbacks of the clinical trial approach. However, studies that use chart reviews are limited by the accuracy and completeness of the data in the patient records. In the past decade, online social networks have grown exponentially. We hypothesized that information from online social networks has the potential to serve a new and complementary information source for clinical research. To test this hypothesis, we conducted two separate studies. In the first study, we compared the prevalence of fatigue and depression for patients of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), as reported on the online social network PatientsLikeMe and a large medical record data repository. In the second study, we compared clinicians’ and patients’ perspectives on the symptomatic treatment of ALS by comparing data from a traditional survey study of clinicians with data from a patient social network.

 

Methods
In the first study, multivariable logistic regression was performed on the probability of reporting fatigue or depression as predicted by age, gender, data source, type of neurological disease and the interaction of data source and type of neurological disease. We report on the effects of the interaction of data source and type of neurological disease on the probability of reporting fatigue or depression. Our analysis addresses whether the association of reporting fatigue and depression with disease type differs between the two data sources, and, equivalently, whether the association of reporting fatigue and depression with data source varies between disease types. These results are controlled for the effects of age and gender. In the second study, we first extracted the 14 symptoms and associated top four treatments and then selected twenty symptom-treatment pairs to compare the clinicians’ and patients’ perceptions of treatment prevalence and efficacy.

 

Results
In the first study, overall, both fatigue and depression were more likely to be reported if the data source was PatientsLikeMe regardless of disease. The odds for reporting fatigue and depression were greater from the PLM source across all diseases (i.e. PLM users are more likely to report fatigue and depression). The odds ratio for reporting fatigue was 33.9 for ALS, 36.3 for MS, and 18.7 for PD. The odds of reporting depression were 6.1 for ALS, 9.7 for MS, and 4.91 for PD. In the second study, similarities and discrepancies were found between clinicians’ and patients’ perceptions of treatment prevalence and efficacy. In 10 out of the 20 pairs, the symptom-treatment differences between the two groups were above 10%. In three pairs the differences were above 20%.

 

Conclusions
Online social network data, reflecting patients’ perspectives, do provide somewhat different information regarding symptoms and symptomatic treatment from the traditional research data sources like survey results and medical records.


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Jackie Carter's curator insight, August 21, 2014 1:20 AM

20. This article from the University of Utah shows a study where social media was used as an advantage to conduct research for clinical trials and patient records.
The results proved that social networking provided somewhat different information regarding symptoms and symptomatic treatment from the traditional research data sources like survey results and medical records.
I wanted to add this article in to my list as it links in a unique way with Online Social and Professional Networks and demonstrates the different ways social networking can be an advantage. The source is highly reliable as it is a scholarly resource. I have located this post at the bottom of my curated list; although it is interesting, there are other posts that prove to be more informative than this post.