May 2020 / 122 posts found

The Trump administration says the coronavirus vaccine might not be affordable for all Americans

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Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday would not promise that a potential coronavirus vaccine would be affordable for all Americans. „We would want to ensure that we work to make it affordable, but we can’t control that price, because we need the private sector to invest,“ Azar told members of Congress during a hearing concerning the coronavirus outbreak and the administration’s budget request. „Price controls won’t get us there.“ Here's the clip of Azar not assuring Rep. Schakowsky a covid-19 vaccine will be affordable to all. pic.twitter.com/Z8aNd4wLWj — Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) February 26, 2020 Democrats and other […]

Web Summit 2016: IoT, Learning, Chatbots, Biohacking & More — SitePoint

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53,056 people from 166 countries descended on Lisbon for this year’s Web Summit. I’m not sure if this makes it the world’s largest startup event, but it’s damn big. I have attended startup events around the world and have often found them obsessed with nothing but raising money. Whilst the topic was in abundance at Web Summit, it also had enough of something for everyone, with discussions on technology, design, ethics, futurism, and more. If you’re not interested in discussion, but would rather just network and party, you will also have a full schedule. At times it can feel like […]

Local naturopath receives Functional Medicine certificate

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Claudia Wenning has been living and working in Willits for more than 30 years. She first studied traditional Naturopathy in her home country of Germany and then earned a comparable degree in the United States after she realized this was her new home. She holds numerous certifications in different aspects of natural healing such as nutritional consulting, acupressure, herbalism, applied kinesiology and massage, and even earned a degree in psychotherapy in Germany. This year she completed a one-year course and received a certification as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. “In the last decade more and more proponents came up […]

Where fat goes when you lose weight – CNN

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The correct answer is that fat is converted to carbon dioxide and water. You exhale the carbon dioxide and the water mixes into your circulation until it’s lost as urine or sweat. If you lose 10 pounds of fat, precisely 8.4 pounds comes out through your lungs and the remaining 1.6 pounds turns into water. In other words, nearly all the weight we lose is exhaled. This surprises just about everyone, but actually, almost everything we eat comes back out via the lungs. Every carbohydrate you digest and nearly all the fats are converted to carbon dioxide and water. The […]

New Implant For Type 1 Diabetes Could Eliminate The Need For Insulin Injections

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For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are literally a matter of life and death. And while there is no cure, a Cornell-led research team has developed a device that could revolutionize management of the disease. In Type 1 diabetes, insulin-producing pancreatic cell clusters (islets) are destroyed by the body’s immune system. The research group, led by assistant professor Minglin Ma from the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has devised an ingenious method for implanting hundreds of thousands of islet cells into […]

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus – Variety

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have announced that they have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus), the first celebrities to go public with a diagnosis. Hanks and Wilson, both 63, revealed the news with a statement on Wednesday. The married couple was in Australia for production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie, in which Hanks is playing Presley’s iconic manager Colonel Tom Parker. Read the statement below: “Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers […]

Regulating genetic biohacking | Science

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![][1] ILLUSTRATION: DAVIDE BONAZZI/SALZMANART Just as the popularization of computers in the late 1970s and early 1980s gave rise to computer hacking, the recent accessibility and affordability of relatively easy (and widely hyped) genome-editing technologies and resources has spurred interest in genetic “biohacking”—molecular genetics experiments performed outside institutional laboratories by individuals who may have little formal scientific training. Regulation of the work of professional scientists and traditional scientific institutions is robust, although it still faces scrutiny in the wake of He Jiankui’s genome-editing experiments on Chinese twins ([ 1 ][2]). However, regulation of genetic biohacking has received far less attention, […]

How technology, genomics, biometrics, support integrative and functional medicine

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Health is personal, said Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS, president of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, at the 2019 Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York City. “Lasting health comes from the interaction of our genes with our lifestyle and environment,” said Bland. “Personalizing this connection is the future.” The digital revolution is changing the way we live. We’re becoming wired as a global community, said Bland. Healthcare has evolved from what experts call “imprecision medicine,” where conditions are treated with generalized pharmaceuticals and patient protocols. Today, practitioners are starting to understand that care must be tailored to the individual, […]

Watching Horror Films Helps You Lose Weight, Reveals Study

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As an added bonus we’ve included horrifying gifs and clips to help you, our beloved reader, lose weight… Ever since my gran showed me The Exorcist as an impressionable young lad of eight-years-old (thanks, gran) I’ve loved horror movies. Whether it be the gruesome delights of The Thing, the spine-tingling thrills of Poltergeist, all the way to the frankly naff Amityville Horror I think horror is splendid! And as such have long considered watching scary films oddly therapeutic. And you know what? It only turns out I’m bloody right. According to a survey done by researchers at the University of […]

Penny Marshall Died From Diabetes Complications

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Penny Marshall’s cause of death was complications from diabetes, according to her publicist. “Yes she did (die) … peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home,” Marshall’s publicist Michelle Bega told the . “She passed away from complications from diabetes.” The Laverne & Shirley actress died Monday at her California home. She was 75. Her family also confirmed the news in a statement: “Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall,” the statement to TMZ read. “Penny was a tomboy who loved sports, doing puzzles of any kind, drinking milk and Pepsi together and being with her family.” “Penny was […]