“If you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t care for others. Being selfish is critical.”
Researchers warn that soft-headed teens are being exposed to pro-pot messaging on Twitter. And it’s high time that people pay more attention.
Ladies, now you can look forward to doing your Kegels.
“The device also gives you a little buzz when you’ve done the exercise correctly. If you want a little more incentive to keep going, yes, you can turn the vibration up.”
“If the placebo works as well as the active drug, we could perhaps take them the way we take pills today, perhaps even knowing they were fake. Several studies have shown placebos working even when patients knew what was happening.”
What if there was a pill that could bring you joy? Maybe all you need to do is simply believe.
“We have designed cities to make people ill.”
"We are all suffering from the bad design in the world," Thomas Fisher, an architecture professor and dean of the University of Minnesota’s design college, declared at a panel at the American Institute of Architects convention in Chicago yesterday. Fisher was part of a discussion on the link between public health and architecture with Heather R. Britt and Jess Roberts of Allina Health, a Minnesota-based not-for-profit health care system.
Thirty years ago, if you contracted measles or mumps in America, chances are you were born in a poor inner-city community. These days, you’re more likely to get sick if you come from a middle-class area.
The reason? Stupidity.
The Resilience Project is looking for the rare people who have genetic mutations for certain diseases—but who then never get sick.
“When Dr. Robert Zarr wants to help kids with obesity and diabetes in Washington D.C., he doesn’t just order in another set of pills. He looks up a database of green spaces and asks his patients if they’ve been outside recently. Then he writes a prescription—to a park.”
The pages of The Drinkable Book are made with silver nanoparticle-coated paper that filters 99.9% of bacteria, such as cholera, E. coli and typhoid from contaminated water. Invented by Carnegie Mellon researcher Dr. Theresa Dankovich, the paper costs pennies to produce per page. When someone receives the book, they tear out a filter, place it in the filter box that encases the book, and pour water through.
But who are these digital budtenders?
From a device that makes it possible to don a condom in one second to female condoms that inflate inside the body, these Gates Foundation-funded ideas will get people to rediscover the pleasures of safer sex.
“When we find a [genetic] defect, very few times does that give a direct path towards developing a therapy or intervention,” says Stephen Friend, president of Sage Bionetworks, the biomedical research non-profit leading the project. “What if we flipped what we were trying to do? Maybe those who are sick are the wrong people to be studying.”
“Take it up with the National Institutes of Health,” Bill O’Reilly snapped.
“I am a council member on the National Institutes of Health. Your number is wrong.” - Columbia University neuroscientist Carl Hart.
Columbia neuroscientist Carl Hart untangles the reasons researchers have gotten so much wrong about addiction—and how it’s fueled our obsession with the war on drugs.
Looking forward to an extra day off this week? What if a four-day work week was the norm, not the exception? Take a peek inside companies where every weekend is a holiday weekend.
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