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Healthy habits help keep your family well [Infographics]

Healthy habits help keep your family well [Infographics]

Healthy habits can protect you and your children from getting germs or spreading germs at home, work and school. Change is not always easy. We spend years developing bad habits, like snacking while working at the computer, or sitting in front of a television to unwind after a long day. […]

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0 commentsMay 30, 2012 at 9:57 amHealth

Health Benefits of Yoga [infographic]

Health Benefits of Yoga [infographic]

Yoga has quickly become a fad form of fitness. Yoga mats are seen everywhere, including Whole Foods Grocery Store and hip (and expensive) brands such as Lululemon sell high end yoga clothes that committed yogis are willing to shell out the big bucks for. Yoga is a great form of […]

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0 commentsMay 29, 2012 at 8:33 amHealth

Experimental contact lenses deliver eye medication in controlled doses!

Experimental contact lenses deliver eye medication in controlled doses!

We’ve had our eyes on contact lenses which aim to deliver medicine for several years. Now, a team of biomedical and chemical engineers from Alabama’s Auburn University (AU) claims to have designed the first disposable lenses capable of delivering controlled doses of medication for as long as they’re being worn. One incentive for developing […]

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0 commentsMay 28, 2012 at 7:28 amHealth

Physicians grow retinas from human blood-derived stem cells!

Physicians grow retinas from human blood-derived stem cells!

Among the primary causes of adult-onset blindness are degenerative diseases of the retina, such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. While some treatments have been developed that slow down the rate of degeneration, the clinical situation is still generally unsatisfactory. But if you could grow a new retina, transplant might […]

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0 commentsMay 24, 2012 at 8:54 amHealth

Superbug-killing coating “magnetically” draws in bacteria

Superbug-killing coating “magnetically” draws in bacteria

Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have created a “magnetic-like” coating that traps and destroys 99 percent of the bacteria and fungi that it encounters. The antibacterial coating has been shown to be effective against superbugs like Staphylococcus aureus and is already being used in the manufacture of contact lenses. […]

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0 commentsMay 24, 2012 at 8:37 amHealth

Natural cancer drug available from soaking soybeans

Natural cancer drug available from soaking soybeans

A group of plant scientists at the University of Missouri have discovered a new, inexpensive approach to extracting an powerful anticancer chemical from soybeans. The incidence of a number of common cancers (breast, colorectal, prostate, bladder, lymphoma, and oral cancers) is lower in Japan by a factor of two to […]

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0 commentsMay 24, 2012 at 8:29 amHealth