Looking Older Than Your Age Not a Sign of Poor Health

Wearing floaties when your a 50 year old child… Not Healthy

Even though most adults want to avoid looking older than their actual age, research led by St. Michael’s Hospital shows that looking older does not necessarily point to poor health. The study found that a person needed to look at least 10 years older than their actual age before assumptions about their health could be made.

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Wireless Phones Can Affect The Brain, Swedish Study Suggests

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Mobile phones and other cordless telephones have a biological effect on the brain, according to new research.

A study at Örebro University in Sweden indicates that mobile phones and other cordless telephones have a biological effect on the brain. It is still too early to say if any health risks are involved, but medical researcher Fredrik Söderqvist recommends caution in the use of these phones, above all among children and adolescents. Few children who regularly use mobile phones use a headset often or always, even though the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority recommends this.

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Pain In The Neck: Too Much Texting Could Lead To Overuse Injuries

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Text messaging on a mobile phone.

The world record for fastest text message typing is held by a 21-year old college student from Utah, but his dexterous digits could mean serious injury later on. Most adults aged 18-21 prefer texting over e-mail or phone calls, and ergonomics researchers are starting to wonder whether it’s putting the younger generation at risk for some overuse injuries — once reserved for older adults who have spent years in front of a computer.

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Smoking During Pregnancy Puts Children At Risk Of Psychotic Symptoms

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Mothers who smoke during pregnancy put their children at greater risk of developing psychotic symptoms in their teenage years.

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy put their children at greater risk of developing psychotic symptoms in their teenage years.

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Did The Great Depression Have A Silver Lining? Life Expectancy Increased By 6.2 Years

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Buried machinery in barn lot in Dallas, South Dakota, during the Dust Bowl, an agricultural, ecological, and economic disaster in the Great Plains region of North America in 1936.

The Great Depression had a silver lining: During that hard time, U.S. life expectancy actually increased by 6.2 years, according to a University of Michigan study published in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Students Embed Stem Cells In Sutures To Enhance Healing

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Surgical thread can be embedded with a patient’s own adult stem cells to promote healing.

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students have demonstrated a practical way to embed a patient’s own adult stem cells in the surgical thread that doctors use to repair serious orthopedic injuries such as ruptured tendons. The goal, the students said, is to enhance healing and reduce the likelihood of re-injury without changing the surgical procedure itself. Continue reading… “Students Embed Stem Cells In Sutures To Enhance Healing”

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Morning People And Night Owls Show Different Brain Function

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Scientists have found that there are significant differences in the way our brains function depending on whether we’re early risers or night owls

Are you a “morning person” or a “night owl?”

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