Office Job Health

How Working a 9-5 Office Job Is Probably Killing You

By on June 30, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

How Working a 9-5 Office Job Is Probably Killing You

Every day, millions of workers around the globe reluctantly wake up to their alarm clocks, hit snooze repeatedly, and sleepily head into work where they effectively sit motionless for 8 hours. Sure, everyone has to earn a living, but the monotony of the ole’ 9-5, coupled with the stress and horrible lifestyle habits that tend to accompany an office job can literally take years off of your life.

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What Food Additives Look Like Images Book

This is What Food Additives Look Like Before They’re Added to Food

By on June 29, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

This is What Food Additives Look Like Before They’re Added to Food

Are you looking to live a healthier lifestyle and maybe lose a few pounds? You could try some complex medical procedures and wild weight loss miracles, or you could go for a more balanced approach, one that includes exercise and better managing your food intake – there are apps to help out with that. Eating healthier is easier said than done though, so what better way to understand your next meal than by checking out what additives look like before being mixed with your food. More →

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Overweight Gamers

Can Video Games Actually Help Overweight Gamers Lose Weight?

By on June 29, 2015 at 4:12 PM.

Can Video Games Actually Help Overweight Gamers Lose Weight?

Though often exaggerated in popular culture, the old stereotype about gamers  being overweight isn’t entirely without merit. A 2009 study, for instance, found that gamers do, in fact, tend to be on the heavier side of the scale relative to the population at large.

But might it be possible for video games to actually help gamers lose weight? Researchers at the University of Exeter believe so, as evidenced by a new study which shows that certain types of mental training can directly result in gamers consuming up to 220 fewer calories each day. Over time, that amounts to nearly two pounds of weight loss per month.

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CoolSculptin Weigh Loss Fat Reduction Treatment

Miracle Weight Loss Technique? Freeze Your Fat and Poop It Out

By on June 27, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

Miracle Weight Loss Technique? Freeze Your Fat and Poop It Out

Weight loss is an important yet delicate matter to people looking to shed some of that extra weight. There are many “miracle” solutions that don’t exactly work, and there are plenty methods to do it properly. Watching what you eat and exercising properly will certainly help, though it may take discipline and time to see results. However, people who want instant results should know there’s a new medical procedure that lets doctors eliminate some of your fat by freezing it. More →

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California Vaccinations Exemption Law SB 277

Controversial New California Bill Says No Kid Exempt from Vaccination for Religious Beliefs

By on June 26, 2015 at 5:21 PM.

Controversial New California Bill Says No Kid Exempt from Vaccination for Religious Beliefs

California has passed an important and controversial new bill that mandates that all children should be vaccinated in order to attend school, regardless of their parents’ personal or religious beliefs. More →

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Plastic Sperm Male Reproductive Disorders

Is That Plastic Water Bottle You’re Drinking From Making You Infertile?

By on June 26, 2015 at 12:08 PM.

Is That Plastic Water Bottle You’re Drinking From Making You Infertile?

There’s no clear answer to that question. Some studies suggest that the abundance of plastic around us may have negative effects on the male reproductive system, but the problem with these studies is that there’s too much plastic in our lives to enable completely believable research. More →

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Organs-on-Chips Design Human Organs

Video: Amazing Computer Chips Replicate the Functions of Human Organs

By on June 24, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Video: Amazing Computer Chips Replicate the Functions of Human Organs

A clear plastic chip that’s no bigger than a small computer memory stick replicates the functionality of human organs and might prove to be important for the future of the pharmaceutical industry, as it could replace animal testing and speed up new drug development. More →

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Smart Condom STD Detection Color Change

14-year-olds Invent Smart Condom That Changes Color When STDs Are Detected

By on June 24, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

14-year-olds Invent Smart Condom That Changes Color When STDs Are Detected

It’s both troubling and exciting at the same time that three 14-year-old children in Great Britain came up with an absolutely amazing condom concept, one that’s intended not only to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but also detect certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and change color to indicate when an infection is present. More →

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Diabetes Smart Insulin Patch Glucose

A Smarter Way to Treat Diabetes: Insulin Patch Uses 100 Tiny Needles to Measure Sugar Levels

By on June 23, 2015 at 1:10 PM.

A Smarter Way to Treat Diabetes: Insulin Patch Uses 100 Tiny Needles to Measure Sugar Levels

There are millions of diabetes patients around the world who have to inject themselves with insulin on a regular basis, a procedure that’s not always comfortable for patients and their families. Many researchers are looking at ways of replacing the invasive method with something that’s more user friendly, and it looks like researchers from the University of North Carolina have come up with a smart insulin patch to replace the needle and syringe. More →

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iPhone Android Smartphone Occipital Neuralgia

You Can Blame Your Smartphone for Those ‘Searing’ Headaches

By on June 18, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

You Can Blame Your Smartphone for Those ‘Searing’ Headaches

Last November, I half-jokingly said that the iPhone might be killing you softly while talking about two medical studies that detailed smartphone-related conditions. In particular, one of them said that most smartphone users might be hurting their necks by looking down at the device, especially when reading and texting. As it turns out, such heavy smartphone use does have unwanted effects on your body, including “searing headaches,” new report claims. More →

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Coffee Study Depression Penis Dysfunction

Greatest Study Ever Reveals Coffee May be Good for Your Penis

By on June 18, 2015 at 5:20 PM.

Greatest Study Ever Reveals Coffee May be Good for Your Penis

This goes to all men out there: You really should drink more coffee, regardless of whether you like it or not. In fact, if you don’t already, you might want to start right away. The coffee you drink today might help you not only manage stress better on a daily basis, but also give you strong, healthy erections.  More →

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iOS 9 Health App Landscape Mode

iOS 9 – I Accidentally Discovered a Great Hidden Feature

By on June 18, 2015 at 1:40 PM.

iOS 9 – I Accidentally Discovered a Great Hidden Feature

iOS 9 beta 1 has revealed many hidden features that Apple didn’t even mention on stage including a slew of useful tricks that should further improve your iOS experience. In spite of extreme battery discharging, I have been using this first iOS 9 beta since Apple released it, believing until earlier today that I had pretty much figured out all the hidden tricks in this new software version.

But I just happened to have accidentally stumbled upon a great hidden feature that users with iOS 9 definitely have to check out. More →

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