Testing has begun on a device that would allow a cardiologist to remotely monitor a patient’s vitals including ECG, heart rate, and GPS-based speed and location. Using this data, a doctor can keep tabs on a patient he has ‘prescribed’ exercise to. The initial testing was to see if it […]
Take equal parts of fructose and glucose and you have table sugar. Take 55% fructose and 45% glucose (actually it’s 55% fructose, 42% glucose and 3% higher saccharides) and you get high fructose corn syrup. There has long been a suspicion that humans process these sugars in different ways. The […]
We are used to walking into our fancy air conditioned gyms and complaining about the new kid curling in the squat rack. Well, dear friends, some people have to workout by fighting oxen and smashing concrete slabs on their head. These Shaolin Monks take fitness into their own hands, and while there […]
According to a study conducted by Harvard University and Columbia University, how you stand effects your testosterone. So-called “Power Positions”, even if they are posed, can make a person feel more powerful and actually produce more power. Power is posed through open postures and occupying more space by spreading out. […]
I’ve always been fascinated by placebos. It’s the greatest example of “believe it, and it will be true”. This self-manipulation can actually become addicting, and placebo addicts will have withdrawal symptoms from their sugar pills. I’m sure at that stage, if you were tell them it was fake, they simple wouldn’t believe you. But if […]
Seeing animals adapt to changing, urban conditions is incredibly fascinating. Just as humans will find a way to deal evolving, sometimes harsh circumstances, these crows have found a way to make gathering food easier despite human-made obstacles.
According to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, children who have diets high in processed foods may have a lower IQ. This comes via findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. The study “tracks the long term health and wellbeing of around 14,000 […]
The rigors of intense exercise often take their toll. Many take ibuprofen for pain relief, expecting at least a sliver of help. According to a recent article in the LA Times, however, this may not only be untrue, but ibuprofen may me doing more harm than good. Scientist conducted a study on runners competing […]
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A $280 scanner developed by German scientists analyzes your skin to determine how healthy you are. The device reflects a beam of light against the skin and analyzes anti-oxidant levels . This will produce a health reading on scale of 1-10. According to the team, ani-oxidant levels are “affected by stress, smoking, alcohol drinking, […]