Tag: Health

My Journey Through the World of Rich-People Meditation Products

Meditation is undeniably one of self-care’s all-time greats. Few other millennia-old practices have stood the test of both time and scientific scrutiny. Additionally, it’s a simple process, you can do it pretty much anywhere at any time, it doesn’t require any equipment, and, best of all, it costs you nothing. But that hasn’t stopped people […]

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Smartphones Are Being Used As Ultrasound Scanners In African Villages

For those living in developed countries, sometimes we can take certain health care facilities for granted where they are typically stocked with your basic machinery and equipment. However, in more rural parts of the world, accessing such equipment can be near impossible, but it seems that technology has created some innovative solutions. Advertising In a […]

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Students Develop A ‘Watch’ That Comes With A Built-In Epinephrine Shot

If you’re someone who suffers from adverse allergic reactions, like to peanuts or bee-stings, for example, then having an EpiPen on your person could be the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, these devices aren’t the easiest to carry around, meaning that you could lose them, or if they’re in a bag, they might be […]

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5G is live in 3 countries, but we still need answers on health risks

Only days after Swisscom announced its first 5G phones, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Communications gave the carrier permission to start offering commercial 5G services, enabling it to officially launch the country’s first 5G network this week. Right now, the network is live across all of Switzerland’s major cities and tourist areas, making it the world’s third […]

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Neuroscientists just brought pig brain cells back to life, changing our view of death

Scientists have successfully revived dead pig brains—at least partially. A study published Wednesday in Nature reports a team restored some function in brains removed from pigs that had been dead for four hours. The technology still has a long way to go, but might eventually restore damaged brain cells in human patients. Nenad Sestan, a […]

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AI estimates depression severity from sight and sound

Detecting emotional arousal from the sound of someone’s voice is one thing — startups like Beyond Verbal, Affectiva, and MIT spinout Cogito are leveraging natural language processing to accomplish just that. But there’s an argument to be made that speech alone isn’t enough to diagnose someone with depression, let alone judge its severity. Enter new […]

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How Anti-Abortion Language Shapes Pro-Choice Advocacy

If we accept that language shapes our reality, then it would make sense that the way we think about abortion, the way it’s legislated and regulated, and the polarized debate that swirls around it, has been influenced by terms like “pro-life,” “late-term abortion,” and “fetal heartbeat”—all of which have come out of the anti-abortion movement. […]

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South Korea Is Lifting Its 66-Year-Old Ban on Abortions

Anti-abortion law protesters in front of the constitutional court in Seoul on April 11, 2019. The banner reads “We are not a tool for giving birth.”  Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/REUTERS This article originally appeared on VICE Asia. Yesterday, hundreds of protesters from both pro-life and pro-choice groups gathered outside the Constitutional Court in Seoul as they […]

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After millennia of allergy treatments, here’s what actually works

Blooming spring flowers signal the beginning of spring, but for millions of people, they also signal the onset of the misery: allergy and asthma season. Itchy, watery eyes; sneezing, runny nose; cough and wheezing are triggered by an overreaction of the body to pollen. Every spring, trees and grasses release billions of buoyant pollen granules […]

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Your Future Apple Watch And iPhone Will Tell You If You Stink

Our smart devices these days are becoming increasingly capable, where they have the ability to measure things like our heart rate. However, it seems that in the future, the Apple Watch and iPhone could become more capable at reading certain aspects of our health, such as maybe even our body odor. Advertising This is according […]

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Sleeping with your screens on is bad for you, whether you know it or not

There’s too much good stuff to stream right now, and with Disney’s dedicated streaming service and Apple’s new original content initiative on the horizon, the “problem” seems only to be getting worse. We try heroically to consume all those TVs and movies, but sleep inevitably arrives while the stream continues. For some of us, myself […]

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Drug Addiction Used to End Political Careers, but That’s Finally Changing

Bethany Hallam, a candidate for local office in Pennsylvania who has freely discussed her struggles with addiction. Photo by author. Two and a half years ago, Bethany Hallam was lying in a cell in the Allegheny County Jail, sick from withdrawal. “I couldn’t eat. I was physically ill,” she recalls. She had swallowed pain pills or […]

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