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Pot-Bellied Men More Prone To Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is now the most common cause of acquired blindness. An important study conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne indicate that like heart disease, AMD may be affected by where you carry your weight.

China Goes Green on Tomb-Sweeping Day

Got money to burn and deceased ancestors to honor? So do many millions of Chinese – and that's the problem. The 2,500-year-old tradition of burning fake money on Tomb-Sweeping Day is meant to boost the fortunes of the deceased but with a population of well over a billion, it's the living who are paying the price.

Yellow Dye May Be Secret To Prolonging Life And Slowing Alzheimer's Disease

Thanks to Silvestre Alavez, a staff scientist in the Lithgow Lab at the Buck Institute for the Research on Aging in Novato, California, we may be able to slow down the progression of disease processes, particularly Alzheimer's disease, and extend human life span.  And the substance that could do it has been right under Alzheimer's diagnostic microscopes all along.

 


From Social Media To Semantic Web, LinkedIn Caffeinates NYC & San Fran

Extra, Extra. . . read all about it, LinkedIn offers free coffee to residents and commuters in New York City and San Francisco with the launch of its latest product. Holy Cappuccino, Starbucks. . . you deserve a break today...

Get Fixed - An Addiction Site That Gets Real

A new website helps you recover from addiction, by being real about it.

Walnuts Are Healthiest Nuts, But May Not Be Enough For Dinner!

If you eat a handful of nuts or two at a party, they don't generally ruin your appetite for dinner.  If they do make you feel full, you're in luck, because one of the recommendations of this study is that those nuts become your dinner.

Hot Pants: Wear Them And Get Hot!

Low waist, high leg?  Not.  But hot?  Oh yes, very hot!  Would you believe 167° Fahrenheit?

Tai Chi Moves Improve Moods, Fight Depression In Elderly

A team of researchers at the Univerity of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have, for the first time, scientifically demonstrated the benefits of Tai chi in the management of late-life depression.

The High Life Is The Right Life When It Comes To Heart Disease

While living high, in the mountains that is, may expose you to more solar radiation than folks at ocean level, an expansive study conducted by the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Global Health shows that there are some important health benefits of living at higher altitudes.

Scientists Discover Possible Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease In Asthma Drug

Researchers at Temple University's School of Medicine have reported the results of their experiments using an asthma drug, Zileuton, in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease in mouse models.  Their discoveries may lead to a major breakthrough in the control and/or treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Fatigue Preventing Sunglasses Don't Need A Prescription

Did you know that our eye color fades as we age?  Well, it does, and that's another dirty trick nature pulls on us. But more, or just as, important as our dimming eye color, the same pigment reduces its eye protection features.  Here's a pair of sunglasses which can't restore the protection, but can substitute the protection, and you can get them without even having a prescription.

 

Actos: Nipping Diabetes In The Bud?

A common drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes, pioglitazone, has been tested as a preventative for the disease among high risk persons.  The results are very promising.

Life On The Death Star - Shooting Lasers At Space Junk

Scientists want to shoot all the space junk out of the sky, just like Darth Vader taking pot shots at X-wings.

Hospitals Can Be Fatal, Especially For Medicare Patients

Maybe you suspected this, particularly if you have had contact with a Medicare recipient while he or she was in the hospital, but now a government study confirms it: Medicare patients are dying in hospitals because of the care they receive.

Google's Algo Overlords Plow Through Content Farms

Sounds like a game out Zynga's Farmville, but unfortunately it's much more serious for publishing sites that have been labeled "Content Farms" by the search giant. Content Farms as defined by Wikipedia is used to describe news aggregators that employ a large staff of freelance writers to generate content that is designed to "satisfy algorithms" resulting in higher rankings on Google SERPs (search engine result pages).

Coffee Cuts Women's Stroke Risk Up To 25 Percent

As almost every study warns not to change your habits because of the results of its particular findings, so does this Swedish study on women's coffee drinking habits and their relationship to stroke.  Though the authors say that the study is a preliminary one, other recent studies show similar, positive links between coffee and stroke, coffee and heart disease, and coffee and diabetes.

 


Who Says Social Media Execs Don't Make Money - When Six Are The Richest On The Planet!

There are naysayers to this day, that say you can't make money from social media. "It's a passing fad that will go the way of the dot.com bubble," has been echoed by many. With the 2011 Forbes' List of World Billionaires just released on March 9, a good many of those folks are now, either eating crow or continuing to live under a rock. This year's list of the wealthiest of the wealthiest, which tallies over 1210 billionaires with a combined net worth of $4.5 trillion includes six of Facebook's original founders and investors.

Touched By A Robot, But Just What Are Its Intentions?

Can the touch of a human nurse's hand on a patient's arm be duplicated by a robot?  The robotic nurse can certainly reach out and touch a patient, but the question of motive is not clear, because a robot touches in the same way regardless of its intention. The Georgia Institute of Technology presented a research report today at the Human-Robot Interaction Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, which I think you will find very interesting.

 

Lack Of Sleep Claims Another Victim: Colon Cancer

Sleeplessness may be romantic as a movie treatment but, in reality, chronic lack of sleep, irregular sleep, or insufficient sleep puts you at higher risk for heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and now colon cancer - a much bigger risk.

Engineered Stem Cells May Improve Memory For Alzheimer's Patients

This is the story of healthy cells tracing the pathway of killer cells to repair, instead of breakdown, the memory function destroyed by Alzheimer's disease.