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Elon Musk’s Body-Machine Interface Startup Is About As Sci-Fi As It Gets

Human beings like to try and better themselves. We spend a whole bunch of time and money on it. There’s a reason the wellness industry is worth $3.7 trillion. With the human brain controlling over 650 muscles, it remains one of the most fascinating and complex parts of the human body, and one which we […]

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TomTom Releases New Fitness App To Pair With Fitness Watches

Every year, millions of Americans attempt the journey to weight loss. They try dieting, exercising, hiring personal fitness trainers, and going to a variety of classes. Some will stick to it, and some will quit. This year, there is a new fitness fad appearing on the market to help Americans achieve their weight loss goals: […]

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Research Funded by Coca-Cola Says Its Drinks Don’t Exacerbate Obesity Epidemic

The average American adult drinks about 500 cans of soda each year. That’s about 52 pounds of sugar being consumed in soft drinks alone. If a person drinks only one soda per day for a year — nearly half the average — they’d still guzzle down more than 35 pounds of sugar. Consequently, one soda […]

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New Study Finds Hope for Paralysis Treatment with Electrical Muscle Stimulation

A new form of non-invasive spinal cord stimulation is giving hope to millions of paralyzed people who yearn for a day where treatment doesn’t involve painful surgeries. According to Neurology Advisor, the technology, known as “transcutaneous stimulation,” uses electrodes placed on the lower back to deliver electrical currents to the spinal cord. It is the […]

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Researchers Look to Explore Stem Cell Possibilities for Spinal Cord Injuries

Researchers at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center are currently exploring new forms of therapy that would use stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries. According to News-Medical.net, Rush is the second research center in the country to undertake stem cell research for spinal cord injuries. If successful, the therapy would inject a population of cells, […]

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Children Who Are Picky Eaters Are More Likely to Have Mental Health Issues Later On

There are a ton of weird things out there that can make people feel depressed. Take, for example, interior design — one study found that 14% of people said that their home furnishings actually make them feel gloomy. White bread and rice can, as new research suggests that they could increase the risk of depression […]

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How the New Google Glass App is Helping Those With Autism

Autism is a neural development disorder that affects individuals’ cognitive understanding; common characteristics of the disorder include difficulty with eye contact, social communication, and understanding others’ emotions. Dr. Ned Sahin, a Boston scientist and entrepreneur, wants to help change how people with autism see the world. In July, Sahin released the “Brain Power System,” a […]

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Research Claims Texting Can Alleviate Pain

Pain is a serious problem, affecting more American citizens than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. A recent report from Fusion.net thinks that there might be a very unique cure for pain: texting. According to a new study from the Clinical Journal of Pain, a supportive text message received by patients with chronic pain significantly […]

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Federal Changes Could Require Electronic Records for Home Health Agencies

It appears the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may once again be using payment rules to spur the adoption of electronic health records, this time in the realm of home health. “[E]ffective adoption and use of health information exchange and health IT tools will be essential as these settings seek to improve quality and […]

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China’s Notorious Air Pollution May Be Worsening Its Floods

Soot and other air pollution may be the cause behind China’s devastating 2013 flood, the country’s worst flood in 50 years, new research suggests. In July of that year, 94 cm of rain pounded a mountainous region of China’s Sichuan province over a five-day period, resulting in floods and landslides that displaced 300,000 and killed […]