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Does Olive Oil Help Prevent Breast Cancer?
New data out Monday unveiled a potential new reason to worship olive oil: a reduced risk of breast cancer. Published in the Journal of American Medicine, the study analyzed the incidence of breast cancer in 4,282 women aged 60-80 who were kept on one of three specific diets: a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts, and a low-fat diet. After a median of five years, the researchers concluded that the 1,476 women on the Mediterranean EVOO diet had a 68 percent less risk of malignant breast cancer than the 1,391 women on the control diet. The majority of the women, whose average age was 67, had undergone menopause before 55. Just three percent reported using hormone therapy. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thedailybeast/articles/~3/MRRTw4xaF5c/olive-oil-reduces-breast-cancer-risk.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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A Green Chlorine Free Public Pool!
Would you swim in a public pool that didn’t look like the pools of yore? No blue water with the wafting smell of chlorine lingering about? For a long time, there were only two ways to access a "naturally filtered" pool: live in Europe or be prepared to spend lots of money. Natural pools use plant life, rocks, and other biological filters to eliminate the need for cleansing chemicals and can resemble ponds or lakes on the interior. For decades natural pools have existed in Europe, many of them open to the public now. In the States, with restrictions and state-mandated regulations around the use of chemicals for bacteria, natural pools haven't been an option for most communities. . But that's about to change — at least, if you live in Minneapolis. Minneapolis is about to open the first all-natural, chlorine-free public swimming pool in the United States. It's called the Webber natural pool, and the project has taken over four years and $6 million of funding, not to mention the numerous legal hurdles and construction delays, but it's finally coming to fruition and soon there will be swimmers heading into its green waters. http://www.upworthy.com/this-public-pool-is-completely-chlorine-free-its-also-the-first-of-its-kind-in-the-u-s http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by O&O Self Storyboarding using http://wochit.com
Night Time Contact Lenses Stop Children Becoming Short-sighted
Children could be cured of short-sightedness by wearing soft contact lenses at night which re-shape their eyes to prevent them ever needing glasses, a study has shown. Trials involving more than 300 children in Britain and across the world showed that the lenses can stop the eye becoming misshapen which leads to myopia. In April, a study published by Ulster University found that the rate of short-sightedness in Britain has doubled over the past 50 years, because children no longer spend enough time outdoors. Twenty-three per cent of British 12 and 13-year-olds now suffer from myopia which causes distant objects to appear blurred, while close objects can be seen clearly - compared to 10 per cent in the 1960s. However a new study has found that contact lenses can stop the progression of myopia, a practice known as Orthokeratology. http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/47a000b3/sc/33/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cnews0Cscience0Cscience0Enews0C116966840CNight0Etime0Econtact0Elenses0Estop0Echildren0Ebecoming0Eshort0Esighted0Bhtml/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Can Your Brain Really Be Full
The brain is truly a marvel. A seemingly endless library, whose shelves house our most precious memories as well as our lifetime’s knowledge. But is there a point where it reaches capacity? In other words, can the brain be “full”? The answer is a resounding no, because, well, brains are more sophisticated than that. Previous behavioural studies have shown that learning new information can lead to forgetting. But in this study, researchers used new neuroimaging techniques to demonstrate for the first time how this effect occurs in the brain. The paper’s authors set out to investigate what happens in the brain when we try to remember information that’s very similar to what we already know. This is important because similar information is more likely to interfere with existing knowledge, and it’s the stuff that crowds without being useful. To do this, they examined how brain activity changes when we try to remember a “target” memory, that is, when we try to recall something very specific, at the same time as trying to remember something similar (a “competing” memory). Participants were taught to associate a single word (say, the word sand) with two different images—such as one of Marilyn Monroe and the other of a hat. They found that as the target memory was recalled more often, brain activity for it increased. Meanwhile, brain activity for the competing memory simultaneously weakened. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-your-brain-really-be-full/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Doctors Not Sure How Diabetes Drug is Reducing Deaths
A diabetes pill has been shown, for the first time, to reduce deaths among patients taking it. It's a big finding — and Lilly, the drug company that makes it, is trumpeting the results. An international group of researchers reported in The New England Journal of Medicine that the drug, called Jardiance, lowered heart disease deaths by 38 percent and deaths from any cause by 32 percent over three years. But doctors are not sure how the drug is doing it. Cardiologist Dr. Steve Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic, who reviewed the results, says, "I can't think of very many times that we've seen a reasonably large clinical trial where we have found a one-third reduction in death." http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/49f27c38/sc/14/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Chealth0Cdiabetes0Cdiabetes0Edrug0Ereduces0Edeaths0Edoctor0Earent0Esure0Ehow0En429226/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Here's Why You Should Start Eating Kale
If you have not tried kale yet, now may be the time. This super green is packed to the max with nutrition that puts it high on the list of the world's healthiest foods. Even spinach cannot come close in comparison to the number of nutrients that kale provides. Eating kale is beneficial for maintaining healthy skin, hair and strong bones, as well as helping with digestion and lowering the risk for heart disease. The possible health benefits of consuming kale include improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering the risk of cancer, lowering blood pressure, improving bone health, lowering the risk of developing asthma and more. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270435.php http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by wochit Healthy Living using http://wochit.com
Nicotine Changes Marijuana's Effect on the Brain
Generally speaking, the smaller a person's hippocampus -- a part of the brain associated with learning and memory -- the worse their memory will be. Researchers found, however, that for people who use both marijuana and tobacco, the smaller their hippocampi, the better their memory was during tests. The inverse relationship surprised researchers, who note that while there has been a lot of research on the effects of nicotine and marijuana on the brain by themselves, there haven't been many to look at the combination. Researchers compared four groups of participants in the study: people who smoked marijuana at least four times per week, people who smoked at least 10 cigarettes per day, people who smoked both and people who had used neither in the previous 3 months. The participants were all asked to complete neuropsychological tests and researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to examine their hippocampi. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/20/Nicotine-changes-marijuanas-effect-on-the-brain/2301440080979/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Fish Oil May Prevent Schizophrenia, Other Psychotic Disorders
Fish oil, either by eating fish or taking a supplement, may help to prevent the onset of psychosis and psychotic conditions in teenagers and young adults at high risk for them, based on a 7-year study in Australia. The benefits of fish oil are not clear-cut because of conflicting studies about their effects in relation to a range of conditions from heart disease to arthritis. Researchers reported in a study conducted from 2004 to 2007 that a 3-month treatment with fish oil had helped to prevent the development of psychotic conditions in a group of 81 teenagers and young adults between the ages of 13 and 24. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/14/Fish-oil-may-prevent-schizophrenia-other-psychotic-disorders/4731439572041/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Antibacterial Soap May Be Worse Than Regular Soap
According to a new study out of South Korea, antibacterial soap is just as effective as regular soap at killing germs, and could be harmful to your health. Researchers explain that the active ingredient in most antibacterial soaps, triclosan, does a better job of killing bacteria than regular soap— but only under very specific, unrealistic circumstances. Like, say, if you were to wash your hands for nine hours. If, however, you wash your hands with room temperature antibacterial soap for about 20 seconds, you may as well use regular soap. Triclosan has been raising FDA eyebrows for years. This study was, indeed, prompted by the FDA’s 2013 call for antibacterial soap makers to prove their product more effective than regular soap. http://fusion.net/story/198906/antibacterial-soap-lies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Abby Lee Miller Flaunts Major Weight Loss
Looking good, Abby Lee Miller! Back in April, the Dance Moms star debuted a much slimmer figure, leaving many fans wondering how she achieved her dramatic weight loss. And now, in the new issue of People magazine, the Abby Lee Dance Company owner is opening up about her shocking slim down and sharing how she shed those pounds. Miller, who went from a size 24 to a size 16, tells the publication, "There's no diet, there's no exercise." Miller also shot down rumors claiming she underwent weight loss surgery. Instead, Miller attributes her extreme weight loss to her diabetes diagnosis, which happened to occur around the same time her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer—a battle which she lost in February 2014. http://www.eonline.com/news/663016/woah-abby-lee-miller-flaunts-major-weight-loss-find-out-how-she-dropped-8-sizes?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Texas Doctors Do First Skull and Scalp Transplant
Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment. MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital doctors announced Thursday that they did the operation on May 22 at Houston Methodist. The recipient — Jim Boysen, a 55-year-old software developer from Austin, Texas — expects to leave the hospital Thursday with a new kidney and pancreas along with the scalp and skull grafts. He said he was stunned at how well doctors matched him to a donor with similar skin and coloring. Boysen joked in an interview with The Associated Press, "It's kind of shocking, really, how good they got it. I will have way more hair than when I was 21." http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2015-06-04-US-MED-Skull-Transplant/id-fed3425c207c4132af098a2cf7ec71e0 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Drinking Coffee May Improve Colon Cancer Survival
According to a new study, Stage III colon cancer patients who drank coffee were nearly half as likely to have their cancer return and saw their chances of dying from any cancer slashed by about a third. Researchers found that it was the caffeine in coffee, not the components of coffee itself, that lowered the risk for cancer to come back. Previous studies have shown the benefits of drinking coffee, including positive effects to prevent or lower the severity of diabetes to suspected protective benefits against breast cancer, liver cancer, melanoma and prostate cancer. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/18/Drinking-coffee-may-improve-colon-cancer-survival/7901439899479/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
The Real Reason Your Eyes Go Red After Swimming Isn't Chlorine, But Urine
Contaminants in the pool, including urine and sweat, bind to the chlorine in the water creating a chemical compound which in turn causes eyes to sting However, Michele Hlavsa, chief of the CDC's Healthy Swimming Program, urged people not to be deterred by this study: "Swimming is an excellent way to get the physical activity needed to stay healthy. "That’s why it’s important for swimmers to protect themselves by not swallowing the water they swim in and to protect others by keeping feces and germs out of the pool by taking a pre-swim shower and not swimming when ill with diarrhea." http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/479c39dc/sc/14/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cnews0Cscience0C1170A19590CThe0Ereal0Ereason0Eyour0Eeyes0Ego0Ered0Eafter0Eswimming0Eisnt0Echlorine0Ebut0Eurine0Bhtml/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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FDA Approves Pricey New Cholesterol Drug
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first of a new class of cholesterol drugs aimed at helping people with a hard-to-treat, inherited form of high cholesterol. The drug, called Praluent, must be injected, so it won't be as easy to take as a pill. Because it's in a class of biotech drugs called monoclonal antibodies, it will be pricey — $14,000 a year. It's in a new class of drugs known as proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 inhibitors. It targets PCSK9, a protein that affects the liver's ability to take LDL or "bad" cholesterol out of the blood. The FDA said "Multiple clinical trials have demonstrated that statins lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke," http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/486a6a16/sc/32/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Chealth0Cheart0Ehealth0Cfda0Eapproves0Epricey0Enew0Echolesterol0Edrug0En3980A0A1/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Nutella Spread 'Damages Environment'
France's Ecology Minister Segolene Royal has urged people to stop eating Nutella because it is made with palm oil and damages the environment. Ms Royal said the chocolate-hazelnut spread contributed to deforestation because oil palms were replacing trees. Ferrero, the Italian chocolate which own Nutella, said it has made commitments to source palm oil in a responsible way. French senators tried unsuccessfully to impose a 300% tax on palm oil in 2011. They argued that the oil was dangerously fattening and that its cultivation harmed the environment. On Tuesday, Ms Royal said that Nutella should be made from "other ingredients". According to AFP news agency, Ferrero gets almost 80% of its palm oil from Malaysia. The rest of its supply comes from Brazil, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The Italian group said that it was aware of the environmental stakes involved. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33163534#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Why Do Graveyard Shifts Wreak Havoc on Human Metabolism?
Humans are wired to be awake during the day and sleep at night, but millions of Americans defy biology to pull the graveyard shift. Hospital employees, firefighters and, increasingly, office workers all punch in for nighttime work. These nocturnal schedules appear to be one driver of the rising rates of obesity and metabolic disorders. Yet exactly how swapped slumber time fuels metabolic disarray has largely mystified sleep researchers. Daytime shuteye, for one reason or another, simply is not as restful for humans. But is it the massive sleep debt that never gets repaid or disruptions to circadian rhythms that can foster health problems? Whatever the cause, the end result can be a murky cycle of excessive fatigue, hormonal changes that lead to more snacking and, eventually, weight gain and higher rates of metabolic disorders like diabetes. Understanding the root of the problem, however, may one day lead to better therapies to help prevent these disorders. http://rss.sciam.com/~r/ScientificAmerican-News/~3/tEF_xWX95T8/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Old Secret Weapon For Anxiety, LSD?
New analysis of the most recent clinical trials on psychedelics is adding weight to the argument that once-shunned drugs may be the mental health field’s new secret weapon. The paper, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal Tuesday, sifts through the small, randomized trials of both classical psychedelics - LSD, magic mushrooms - and enactogens - or MDMA. Both types of hallucinogens have shown promise in treating mental health conditions. And, many of them have little to no side effects. The authors do note potentially dangerous interactions with the drugs, but suggest that controlled, scientific studies be increased—both in number and scale. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thedailybeast/articles/~3/gNfz47DP7X8/mental-health-s-new-old-secret-weapon-psychedelics.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Art Student Explores Her Anxious Heart for Senior Project
Anxiety and depression can often be an alienating experience. Between social stigma and personal struggle, it can be difficult for those who suffer from mental health disorders to express themselves and reach out. Photographer and Louisiana State University graduate Katie Joy Crawford has battled both anxiety and depression for more than a decade. Those struggles led her to portray that subject matter as her senior thesis work, titled "My Anxious Heart." Beyond her own personal experiences with mental health, she also wanted to shed some light on common misconceptions about the disorders, which affect more than 40 million people in the U.S. over the age of 18. Crawford's self portraits explore different moments, sensations and thoughts a person with anxiety or depression may experience with striking, surreal imagery. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/TLhbG9BXq7Y/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Londoners Vaping Alcohol at Bar Probably Not Getting as Drunk as They Think
Drinking alcohol with your mouth is so old fashioned. At a pop-up bar in London, people are getting drunk with their eyeballs, skin, and lungs, soaking in a cloud of alcohol vapor. The bar, Alcohol Architecture, is set up at London’s Borough Market until the end of September and vaporizes cocktails and beer in separate rooms. The bars website says, "it's a fully immersive alcohol environment created using high-power humidifiers." Customers are given ponchos to protect their clothing and a one-hour time limit so they don’t get too wasted, too fast. But, according to Dr. Lewis S. Nelson, who specializes in emergency medicine and toxicology at the NYU Langone Medical Center, "the amount you’re getting through the vapor is probably a lot less than what you’d be ingesting in a normal drink." http://fusion.net/story/181657/vaping-alcohol-london-pub/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Female Doctors 'significantly Less Likely' to Be Medical School Professors
Female physicians are significantly less likely than men to be made full professors at medical schools, a Harvard healthcare policy paper has found. An analysis of the career information of 90,000 physicians through the career-centric social networking site Doximity found that of the 30,000 women in the group, female physicians were 16.7% less likely to have full professorships. Researchers found that, in part, this was because female physicians were, as a group, younger than men. But even after adjusting for age, years of residency, scientific authorship, grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and clinical trial participation, female physicians were still 3.8% less likely to be full professors at medical schools, the study found. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/sep/15/female-doctors-less-likely-medical-school-professors http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Study Finds Fruits and Vegetables Can Boost Fertility
Eating fruits and vegetables could boost fertility in both men and women, though men are less likely to act on the advice. A major study of more than 1,100 men and women found that those with healthy diets were much more likely to conceive. The findings, presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology's annual meeting in Lisbon, showed that overall, women were more likely than men to have a healthy diet. In findings described as "striking and statistically significant" the research found 55 per cent of fertile men consumed fruit five times a week compared with 73 per cent of fertile women. http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/4742c29b/sc/14/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cnews0Chealth0C1167680A60CEating0Efruit0Eand0Evegetables0Ecan0Eboost0Efertility0Ebut0Emen0Erarely0Etake0Ethe0Eadvice0Bhtml/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Abortion Rate Declines With Teen Pregnancy In United States
A recent survey obtained by the Associated Press stated that abortions have declined in the United States since 2010. The survey stated that a 12% decrease has been observed in both liberal and conservative states. One factor contributing to the decline is the fall in the teenage pregnancy rate. The national teen pregnancy rate reached its lowest mark since the early 1970s during 2010. Supporters of abortion rights also claim the fall in terminations is due to increased access to contraceptives; while opponents believe more women are carrying unplanned pregnancies to term. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33054896#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Australian Doctors Told not to Prescribe Homeopathic Items
The official body for Australian General Practicioners has asked pharmacists to strip their shelves of homeopathic products and warned doctors not to prescribe them because they do nothing. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has formally recommended GPs stop prescribing homeopathic remedies and says pharmacists must also stop stocking such products because there is no evidence they are effective in any way. The RACGP’s position statement on homeopathy, released on Wednesday, follows recent findings by the National Health and Medical Research Council that homeopathy produces no health benefits over and above a placebo. The report warns that such unproven products might cause them to delay seeking out proper medical care, or lead them to reject conventional medical approaches entirely. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jun/03/australian-doctors-told-not-to-prescribe-homeopathic-items-as-they-do-nothing http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Study: Fresh Eggs Better Than Frozen for Successful IVF
Donated eggs frozen and used for in vitro fertilization lead to live births less often than those that have never been frozen, though researchers said the difference between the two is small. Researchers at the Center for Human Reproduction in New York reviewed data from the 380 fertility centers in the United States, which are responsible for 92 percent of all IVF cycles. The research is from 2013, the first year the American Society for Reproductive Medicine said that oocyte cryopreservation, or freezing donated eggs, was no longer considered an experimental procedure. In 2013, the researchers found that about 20 percent of the 11,148 IVF cycles performed that year used preserved eggs. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/11/Study-Fresh-eggs-better-than-frozen-for-successful-IVF/6971439314544/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Dracula Wants Your Blood: For Transylvania Music Gig
A fanged Dracula with a blood bag hooked up to his arm is offering an unusual deal for tickets to a Romania music festival: Pay with blood. Campaign flyers encouraging blood giving for tickets read, "We have a bloody problem", "Don't suck, donate" and "Not only vampires need blood." The Untold Festival has teamed up with Romania's national institute for blood transfusion INTS to provide free or discounted tickets in exchange for the blood, seeking to raise awareness in a country with one of Europe's lowest levels of blood donors. The organizers said in a statement that up to 500 people are estimated to have "paid with blood" for their tickets, . http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/entertainment/~3/jfsqE9BUQ8c/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Group Finds Asbestos in Children's Crayons, Toy Crime Lab Kits
The EWG Action Fund is calling for a ban on asbestos in consumer products after it found traces of the carcinogen in children's crayons and toy crime lab kits. Four of 28 boxes of crayons tested positive for asbestos, according to the newly released report from the advocacy group. A private lab hired by the EWG Action Fund, a sister organization of the Environmental Working Group, also detected and confirmed asbestos in two of 21 toy crime lab kits it evaluated. Breathing in microscopic asbestos fibers has been linked to serious health problems, including lung disease, lung cancer and mesothelioma. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/edition_us/~3/5hpT9rK4ylo/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Nearly All People With Contact Lenses Risk Infection With Bad Habits
Most people who wear contact lenses have not cared for them properly, risking infection in one or both eyes at some point, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control. Researchers found that most of the 40.9 million people in the United States who wear contact lenses disregard recommendations of how to care for them, as well as how to protect their eyes. This includes basic guidelines about cleaning lenses with water and when to take them out. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/21/Nearly-all-people-with-contact-lenses-risk-infection-with-bad-habits/2381440186026/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Researchers Use iPhone and Apple Watch to Track Autism, Epilepsy and More
ResearchKit-based apps are help researchers learn more about diseases. Three universities are offering people with certain conditions to participate in clinical studies. They collect data via an iPhone or an Apple Watch. Duke University is studying autism with it's Autism and Beyond App. The app uses facial recognition videos and other methods to screen for autism. Oregon Health & Science University launched MoleMapper to track moles. Users take photos of a mole and the app lets you track it over time. And John Hopkin's is tracking epilepsy with it's EpiWatch App. Using Apple Watch sensors, EpiWatch helps to detect future seizures. http://mashable.com/2015/10/15/researchkit-studies-epilepsy-and-autism-and-melanoma/#9BBqCPmxAOq_ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Postables using http://wochit.com
U.S. Lab's Suspect Anthrax May Have Been Sent to Pentagon
A U.S. defense official said on Tuesday that a suspect batch of anthrax may have been sent to the Pentagon after an Army laboratory in Utah mistakenly shipped out suspected live samples of the potentially lethal bacteria. The official added that the suspected shipment, first reported by CNN, came from a batch that was meant to have been inactivated at the Dugway Proving Ground, but which tested live during the ongoing investigation. The Pentagon said earlier on Tuesday that suspect anthrax samples had been sent to labs in 12 U.S. states, as well as Australia, South Korea and Canada, as far back as 2006. One of the shipments was sent to Pentagon police, but it was unclear whether the sample entered the Pentagon itself or a satellite facility. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/9gZ0tPqe6lA/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
See How Beautiful The Bacteria On a Child's Dirty Hand Can Be
Children excel at collecting anything, especially bacteria on their hands after they've been playing outside. Take for example the son of Tasha Sturm, a microbiology lab technician at Cabrillo College. Strum shared an image of her 8-year-old's hand-print on a petri plate filled with Tryptic Soy Agar, which helped the bacteria grow. Sturm shared the photo on Microbe World, writing in the comments that she'd taken the handprint just after her son returned from playing outdoors. Several days and multiple rounds of incubation later, her son's hand-print had flowered into large and strangely beautiful design. Despite the fact that these colonies of staph, micrococcus, yeast, and fungi are bacterial growth; an artistic aesthetic is present. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/HnJUBENr9ho/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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What's the Deal With Dragon Fruit?
The main reason for dragon fruit's preciousness is that it lives only one night! First, a climbing cactus produces a beautiful pink or yellow flower. Sometimes called "moonflower" or "Queen of the night," the plant blooms from evening to midnight, only to wither in strong sunlight. During the night, the pungent flowers are pollinated by moths and bats. Although the flower dies, the cactus bears pitya fruit about six times every year. Like other red fruits, dragon fruit contains lycopene, which helps protect against cancer and heart disease. It's best eaten chilled, chopped into cubes and added to fruit salad or blended into a refreshing drink or smoothie. This may become your new favorite fruit, and you don't even have to slay a dragon. http://foodfacts.mercola.com/dragon-fruit.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by wochit Healthy Living using http://wochit.com
Kashmir Hill Explores Economics of Sex
To Kashmir Hill, “one of these dots is not like the others”: The chart comes from Mona Chalabi’s post on “the gender orgasm gap.” She explains while only 64% of women say that they climaxed during their last sexual encounter, more than 90% of women who received anal sex say that they reached orgasm at some point during the entire sexual encounter. So, what’s going on here? Does extra arousal make you climax more? The most likely explanation is that it heightens the impetus towards reciprocity, a key concept in all social science http://fusion.net/story/186361/the-economics-of-anal-sex-female-orgasm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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The Myth of "Female Viagra"
Viagra does not affect the desire for sex in men, it just helps with the hydraulics. The drug boosts blood flow to the genitals so men can get and sustain an erection. Yet the female libido drug that passed muster at a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel this week will not live up to the “female Viagra” hype it’s been getting. The new drug is designed to alter women’s brain chemistry over time to help increase sex drive. Unlike Viagra, it does not spark an immediate physical change in the body. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-myth-of-female-viagra/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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$1,000-per-pill Drug Overtaken by Pricier Successor
The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors. The new leading pill for hepatitis C is more expensive, and the number of patients seeking a cure has surged. Sovaldi, last year's wonder drug, has been pushed aside by a successor called Harvoni, made by the same company. The sticker price for Harvoni is $1,350 a pill. The fast-paced changes in hepatitis C treatment are being watched closely amid fears that breakthrough drugs could reignite the rise of U.S. health care costs. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2015-07-11-US--Hepatitis%20Drug/id-f2c77cbfcde342ff8e7df9bc9b81e956 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
FDA Approves OxyContin for Children as Young as 11
The Food and Drug Administration has approved limited use of the powerful and frequently abused painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11 years old. Dr. Sharon Hertz, director of new anesthesia, analgesia and addiction products for the FDA, said studies by Purdue Pharma of Stamford, Connecticut, which manufactures the drug, "supported a new pediatric indication for OxyContin in patients 11 to 16 years old and provided prescribers with helpful information about the use of OxyContin in pediatric patients." OxyContin is a long-release version of oxycodone, an opioid that acts on the brain like heroin and is intended for only the most severe and chronic pain cases. http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-approves-oxycontin-children-young-11-n409621?cid=sm_fb http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by O&O Story Selection using http://wochit.com
A Daily Glass of Wine Raises the Risk of Breast Cancer
According to new research, drinking one glass of wine a day increases a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer. Alcohol is a known risk for a number of cancers, including colorectal, liver, larynx and oesophageal cancer, and most attention has been paid to heavy drinking. A large study in the United States has now looked specifically at the link between alcohol and cancer in light to moderate drinkers. The research, published online by the British Medical Journal, found that light drinking, defined as up to one standard drink a day for women and two drinks for men, was linked only to a minimal increase in risk of all cancers. However, a daily glass of wine raised the chances of breast cancer for women significantly – whether or not they smoked, since smoking is not linked to breast cancer. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/18/daily-glass-wine-raises-risk-breast-cancer-women-study http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Turkish Study Finds IVF Mothers at Higher Risk for Refliux Disease
A Turkish study of mothers has shown alarming results for the practice of in vitro fertilization. According to the study published in the United European Gastro-enterology Journal, women that utilize IVF are three times more likely to develop long-term symptoms of reflux disease. The researchers studied data from 165 first-time mothers that conceived through IVF and 111 that conceived naturally. Their results found that 13.5 percent of the IVF women were diagnosed with GORD, an acronym for gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Only 4.5 percent of the women that conceived naturally were diagnosed with the disease. They concluded more research is necessary to determine the statistical difference in rates of diagnosis. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/10/Women-impregnated-by-IVF-at-increased-risk-for-reflux-disease/2571439230425/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Inspiring Yoga Gurus to Follow on Instagram
Sunday just got more zen — June 21 is the International Day of Yoga. For many yoga newbies, the back-bending and arm-twisting poses can seem intimidating and well, kind of painful. But you can ease into the om life with some truly impressive yogis on Instagram. From the beach yogi to the urban teacher, there's going to be at least one guru that'll inspire you to let yoga namaste in your daily life. Number 1: Gypsetgoddess. Caitlin Turner will send positive vibes your way with her adventurous and sunset-ridden posts. You know someone's a yoga guru when they can do underwater yoga. Number 2: Yogabeyond. Honza and Claudine Lafond are the ultimate yogi couple. The Australia-based teachers frequently post images of their travels with very impressive yoga poses. Number 3: Yoga_girl. Prepare yourself — international yoga teacher Rachel Brathen's easygoing beachy lifestyle will make you incredibly jealous. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/akmdxSaCmvY/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
'Brainy Mice' May Lead to Better Cognitive Disorder Treatments
According to a new study, by changing a gene in mice, researchers were able make them more intelligent and less susceptible to fear and anxiety. Researchers believe their work could lead to new treatments for disorders that include cognitive declines, such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder. The researchers altered genes in mice to inhibit PDE4B is present in many organs of vertebrates, including humans. In behavioral tests, the mice whose genes had been learned faster, remembered events longer and solved complex exercises better than mice without the alteration. The PDE4B-inhibited mice also spent more time in open spaces, brightly lit spaces and displayed lower levels of fear in the presence of cat urine, as opposed to regular mice who displayed normal levels of fear at the potential of a cat nearby. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/14/Brainy-mice-may-lead-to-better-cognitive-disorder-treatments/9721439561793/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
How Kim Kardashian Got Rid of Her Morning Sickness
Kim Kardashian was sick of dealing with morning sickness. Thankfully, the 34-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's doctor prescribed her Diclegis, an FDA approved medicine used to treat pregnant women who are suffering from nausea and vomiting. Kardashian told fans to "be safe and "ask your doctor about the pill." Diclegis has not been studied in women with hyperemis gravidarum, a condition that Kate Middleton suffered with both pregnancies. As Kardashian noted, there are things to consider before taking Diclegis. The most common side effect of the drug is drowsiness. http://www.eonline.com/news/677872/how-kim-kardashian-got-rid-of-her-morning-sickness?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Kid President Starts First-ever 'Tell-A-Thon' to End Child Hunger
One of YouTube's funniest and wisest kids is using his fame to spread awareness about an important topic: child hunger in the U.S. Robby Novak, better known as Kid President, is teaming up with ConAgra Foods to host a summer-long "Tell-A-Thon," encouraging people to tell others how child hunger in America increases during the summer, when kids no longer have access to free and reduced-price school meals. The "Tell-A-Thon," which will kick off via a YouTube live stream on Wednesday, aims to shed light on the rarely discussed topic, hoping to get 22 million people talking — the same number of children who rely on school lunches every year in the U.S. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/bEanuUlHEzA/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Plus-Size Woman Proves Size Doesn't Matter At Old Navy
Rachel Taylor is taking a personal stand against fat-shaming. The brunette woman is making headlines today after her recent Facebook post went viral, in which she recounts her experience while shopping at Old Navy and shares a disappointing conversation she overheard between a mother and daughter, in which they made fun of a tank top for being large enough to fit multiple people. While the comment was not directed towards Taylor, she admitted, "I couldn't help it; I started crying," adding, "I guess the girl and her mom walked away." "I ended up buying that tank top because, it turns out, I look fierce in it!" Taylor wrote, sharing a dressing room selfie. She later edited her post to include a shout-out to Old Navy, thanking the store for carrying a wide variety of clothing. http://www.eonline.com/news/673888/plus-size-woman-proves-size-doesn-t-matter-after-witnessing-fat-shaming-in-old-navy?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
FDA Adds Heart Attack and Stroke Warning to Some Painkillers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling on drug makers of some popular painkillers to strengthen their warning labels after a review of new safety information. The warning labels on non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known as NSAIDs, must be udpated to identify an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke. NSAIDs are typically given to relieve pain or fever that results from, but not limited to, arhtirits, flu, headaches and menstrual cramps. Higher doses require a prescription, while lower doses are available over-the-counter. The warning applies to both. Brand names include Celebrex, Advil, Naprosyn, Aleve and Daypro, to name a few. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/edition_us/~3/5190h5BTelc/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Doctors Perform World's First Skull-Scalp Transplant
Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment. MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital doctors announced Thursday that they did the operation on May 22 at Houston Methodist. The recipient —55 year-old Jim Boysen software developer from Austin, Texas — expects to leave the hospital Thursday with a new kidney and pancreas along with the scalp and skull grafts. He said he was stunned at how well doctors matched him to a donor with similar skin and coloring. http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/46f0c66b/sc/32/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cnews0Cworldnews0Cnorthamerica0Cusa0C116522250CDoctors0Ein0ETexas0Eperform0Eworlds0Efirst0Eskull0Escalp0Etransplant0Bhtml/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
How Often Should You Eat Eggs?
If you enjoy eating eggs you may worry about harming your heart. Don't. If you’re healthy, you can eat eggs guilt-free. But how many and how often? The science is not entirely clear. A 2003 study published in the British Medical Journal, found that among 115,000 adults followed for 14 years, eating one egg daily was not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. It can be hard to know how many eggs or egg product we consume each week. Try to limit yourself to one whole egg when making scrambled eggs, omelets and frittatas. It's fine to have a few additional egg whites during the week. http://www.today.com/health/it-ok-eat-eggs-every-day-1D80333508 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by wochit Healthy Living using http://wochit.com
FDA Warns Kim Kardashian About Instagram Endorsement
Kim Kardashian may be famous for her selfies, but the Food and Drug Administration wasn't a fan of her latest one. An Instagram picture featuring Kardashian, morning sickness drug Diclegis and accompanying text promoting the drug's benefits garnered more than 450,000 "likes" but brought about a formal FDA warning letter for the drug's manufacturer. Duchesnay, the pharmaceutical company behind the drug, told CNBC that while Kim was paid to promote her experience with the drug she had found it on her own accord through her family OB-GYN. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/48e703f6/sc/14/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Chealth0Chealth0Enews0Cfda0Ewarns0Ekim0Ekardashian0Eabout0Einstagram0Eendorsement0En40A80A21/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Study: Steroids May Speed Pneumonia Recovery
The results of several studies show pneumonia patients treated with corticosteroids exhibited lowered likelihood of complications, and were released from the hospital one day earlier. Dr. Reed Siemieniuk, a physician and a graduate student at McMaster University, said in a press release, "Our study should lead to an important change in treatment for pneumonia." Across the studies, researchers found that corticosteroid treatment reduced death due to pneumonia by about 3 percent, the need for mechanical ventilation by 5 percent, and reduced hospital stays by about one full day. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/11/Study-Steroids-may-speed-pneumonia-recovery/7781439308280/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Down's Blood Test 'Would Cut Risk'
A safer test for Down's syndrome that reduces the risk of miscarriage could soon be available on the NHS. One in every 200 women loses her baby after an amniocentesis, in which the fluid around the developing foetus is tested for genetic disorders. A trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital of the new test - for fragments of foetal DNA in the mother's blood - suggested it could be cost-effective. The NHS is to decide if it should be added to screening for Down's syndrome. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33025227#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
World Vegetarian Day - Here Are Some Facts!
Today is World Vegetarian Day; a day to celebrate all the brave souls who choose to swap meat for tofu on a daily basis. http://www.eonline.com/news/701992/10-times-i-wished-i-wasn-t-a-vegetarian?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
Demi Lovato Shower Photo and More Natural Beauty Shots
It seems that nearly all of our favorite former Disney darlings have been embracing their natural beauty in shoots, instagrams and music videos. In the spirit of the stunning and spontaneous shower shots of Demi Lovato, E News compiled its favorite body-positive bathing moments. Selena Gomez is raw and real in her all-natural shower scene in her music video for "Good For You." Former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgensstuns has a gorgeous fresh face while poolside. And Miley Cyrus is always killing it when it comes to body-positive Instagrams! http://www.eonline.com/news/702661/bathing-beauties-see-demi-lovato-and-more-stripped-down-and-sexy-disney-darlings?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com