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Why Everything Is Bad for You

Tweet Jukebox: Seven steps to massively build your following on Twitter. Have you ever planned a party?

Tweet Jukebox: Seven steps to massively build your following on Twitter.

The kind that gets talked about for years? The tactic for getting followers fast is kind of similar. How far are we from The Singularity? It isn’t hard to imagine a situation where your best friend, or anyone around you for that matter, is not human.

How far are we from The Singularity?

Not in the sense that your best friend is your pet or something. But that people around you, are cyborgs, or even fully intelligent robots. Meet Digital Health’s ‘Power Users:’ Moms. Mothers often serve as the “Chief Health Officers” of their families, and now digital technology is driving a fundamental change in the way they fulfill this role.

Meet Digital Health’s ‘Power Users:’ Moms

A Better Way to Treat Concussions? New guideline for Cushing’s syndrome recommends tumor removal. The Endocrine Society and the European Society for Endocrinology issued a new clinical practice guideline for managing Cushing’s syndrome, recommending tumor removal as a first-line treatment, according to research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

New guideline for Cushing’s syndrome recommends tumor removal

The guideline recommends best practices for treating the many causes of the hormonal syndrome, which is characterized by high levels of cortisol in the blood. “It’s a confusing situation,” Lynnette K. Nieman, MD, chair of the guideline task force and a senior investigator with the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, told Endocrine Today. Robotic Butt Helps Medical Students Learn Professional Intimacy. For medical students, it can be a nerve-wracking prospect to administer intimate exams to patients.

Robotic Butt Helps Medical Students Learn Professional Intimacy

A group of scientists at the University of Florida, Drexel University and the University of Wisconsin jointly developed new technology to help medical students hone their skills at prostate and breast examinations. Their research was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches a New High. U.S.

U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches a New High

Life Expectancy Reaches a New High © 2015 Health Realizations, Inc. Update U.S. life expectancy has reached new heights of 78.8 years being the average "Mortality in the Unitied States", according to a government report released by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These findings indicate that U.S. life expectancy has increased by nearly 3 years in less than a decade. Researchers are attributing the increase to a drop in death rates in almost all of the categories of leading causes of death.

Topping the chart of U.S. fatalities are heart disease and cancer. One of the biggest declines was in HIV death rates, which showed a drop of 10 percent. Infant Life Expectancy Rises While Mortality Rates Increase The report showed that babies who were born in 2007 had an average life expectancy almost three months greater than babies born in 2006. Make a Commitment to be Kind to Your Body and Your Health.

Maple syrup could cut use of antibiotics. Maple syrup is one of nature's sweetest treats.

Maple syrup could cut use of antibiotics

But it turns out syrup could do much more than make your pancakes taste great. The sticky sap from maple trees may also make antibiotics more effective. A new study published Thursday in the journal Applied Environmental Microbiology suggests that adding maple syrup extract to certain common antibiotics may help kill off disease-causing bacteria. While this finding is still preliminary and has not yet been tested on animals or humans, researchers at McGill University in Quebec, Canada, say using maple syrup extract may be one way to address the growing worldwide problem of antibiotic resistance. Most Patients Face Below-Average Risk for Illness. (Reuters Health) -- Invoking the children of fictional Lake Wobegon, who are all -- impossibly -- above average, a pair of researchers reminds us that most patients have below-average odds of getting most illnesses and of benefiting from most treatments.

Most Patients Face Below-Average Risk for Illness

That's the argument laid out by Andrew Vickers and Dr. Obese people may be more sensitive to food smells. Medscape: Medscape Access. An Easier and Cost-Effective Medical Research Model?

Medscape: Medscape Access

While most Apple aficionados were looking for more information about the company's ballyhooed new watch last week, an announcement of a new platform for medical research was unveiled by surprise. By shifting data collection to consumers in their real world, on a massive scale, this potentially represents the biggest change since the origins of clinical trials—such as with citrus fruits for scurvy in 1747 or streptomycin for tuberculosis in 1946. Until now, nearly all medical research has been conducted in clinics and hospitals. It has required a willing individual—typically called a "subject"—to provide written informed consent after a nurse or doctor reviewed the research project details.

A form, often comprising several pages, had to be signed to acknowledge the risks and potential benefits. Enter a mobile medical research platform such as Apple's ResearchKit, with the ability to recruit patients from the public via smartphones. The Comment Section For Every Article Ever Written About Breastfeeding - The Toast. Previously: The Comment Section For Every Article Ever Written About Intimate Grooming and Tipping and Recipes and the Third Trimester. This Is the Average Man's Body. Todd is the most typical of American men. His proportions are based on averages from CDC anthropometric data. As a U.S. male age 30 to 39, his body mass index (BMI) is 29; just one shy of the medical definition of obese.

At five-feet-nine-inches tall, his waist is 39 inches. Masters of Love. The Geography of Gratitude. What are you thankful for? For Facebook users who recently passed around a status-update game, the answer was pretty clear: friends, family, and health. The analysis was released Tuesday by the Facebook data science team. It examined the aggregated results of a popular status message passed among friends earlier this year. Would You Rather Be Born Smart or Rich? A recent Brookings study suggests that brains and drive have more to do with lifelong success than family wealth. All the Single Ladies. Living Longer, Dying Differently. Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea? Photo Companies are increasingly adding vitamins and minerals to juices, sports drinks and bottled water, responding to a growing consumer demand for these products. Medscape Log In. Healthy in a Falling Apart Sort of Way. Photo. Telemedicine for Employers – Is It Really Saving Us Money?

‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine. Why Washing Dishes by Hand May Lead to Fewer Allergies. Study Links Allergy And Depression Medications To Increased Risk For Dementia. How a Few Drops Changed My Whole Life - Big Changes. UnitedHealth Group Launches Wellness Program Tied To Premiums. The Trip Treatment. In The Office Of The Future, You Will NEVER Sit Down. The Scientifically Proven Best Time to Think and Write Creatively. A Glorious ‘Exercise Pill’ May Be in Our Future. The latest issue of the journal Nature holds a glittering vision of a possible future: Scientists at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have managed to trick white fat cells into behaving as if they were brown fat cells. For those who have not been closely following the last decade of obesity research: White fat cells are the ones that store excess energy (a function that can result in obesity), while brown fat cells, on the other hand, burn excess energy (which means weight loss).

Can this device trick your brain into helping you lose weight?