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Anti-surveillance mask lets you pass as someone else. Hydration. Allergies. Pain. Yes, You Can Catch Insanity - Nautilus - Pocket. Illustration by Hadley Hooper One day in March 2010, Isak McCune started clearing his throat with a forceful, violent sound.

Yes, You Can Catch Insanity - Nautilus - Pocket

The New Hampshire toddler was 3, with a Beatles mop of blonde hair and a cuddly, loving personality. His parents had no idea where the guttural tic came from. The Human Antivenom Project. Aging. End of life. Health. The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease - Brain Pickings - Pocket. Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared. Sleepwalking Is the Result of a Survival Mechanism Gone Awry - aeon - Pocket.

Last night, most of us went to the safety and comfort of our beds before drifting off to a night’s sleep.

Sleepwalking Is the Result of a Survival Mechanism Gone Awry - aeon - Pocket

For some, this was the last conscious action before an episode of sleepwalking. The truth about anxiety – without it we wouldn’t have hope. Why do so many people these days seem so stressed out and anxious?

The truth about anxiety – without it we wouldn’t have hope

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Parkour. External Factors on health. What Happens When You Drink a Gallon of Water a Day? One Couple’s Tireless Crusade to Stop a Genetic Killer. Sight. Drugs. Top 10 Design Flaws in the Human Body - Nautilus - Pocket. Cancer. Causes of colorectal cancer: obesity may play a role. It’s one of the mysteries that has puzzled cancer epidemiologists: Why are younger and younger people becoming sick with colorectal cancer?

Causes of colorectal cancer: obesity may play a role

In 2017, researchers at the American Cancer Society showed colorectal cancer is rising sharply in younger generations. For people in their 20s and 30s, colon cancer rates increased 1 to 2 percent between the mid-1990s to 2013. And rectal cancer rate shot up even more dramatically — rising 3 percent per year in the same age cohort. Overall, those born in 1990 have double the risk of developing colon cancer and four times the risk of getting rectal cancer compared to those born around 1950. So in response to the alarming trend, in 2018 the society lowered the age for routine colorectal cancer screening to 45 from 50. - The Washington Post.

Top 10 Design Flaws in the Human Body - Nautilus - Pocket. The Greeks were obsessed with the mathematically perfect body.

Top 10 Design Flaws in the Human Body - Nautilus - Pocket

But unfortunately for anyone chasing that ideal, we were designed not by Pygmalion, the mythical sculptor who carved a flawless woman, but by MacGyver. Evolution constructed our bodies with the biological equivalent of duct tape and lumber scraps. And the only way to refine the form (short of an asteroid strike or nuclear detonation to wipe clean the slate) is to jerry-rig the current model. “Evolution doesn’t produce perfection,” explains Alan Mann, a physical anthropologist at Princeton University. A Journey to Discover Fitness Age - VO2 Max and Muscle Testing. 100 million Americans have chronic pain. Very few use one of the best tools to treat it. - Vox - Pocket. When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.

100 million Americans have chronic pain. Very few use one of the best tools to treat it. - Vox - Pocket

What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping your hands against a concrete wall,” he says. He was constantly stretching them, constantly shaking them, while looking for hot or cold surfaces to lay them on for relief. But worse was the deep sense of catastrophe that accompanied the pain. Working in tech-related startups, he depended on his hands to type.

Like many patients with chronic pain, Golson never got a concrete diagnosis.

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A cure for cancer: how to kill a killer. Last month, the Nobel prize in medicine was awarded for two breakthrough scientific discoveries heralded as having “revolutionised cancer treatment”, and “fundamentally changed the way we view how cancer can be managed”.

A cure for cancer: how to kill a killer

One of them went to a charismatic, harmonica-playing Texan named Jim Allison for his breakthrough advances in cancer immunotherapy. His discovery had resulted in transformative outcomes for cancer patients and a radical new direction for cancer research. And yet many cancer patients, and even some doctors, have hardly heard of cancer immunotherapy or refuse to believe it. What It's Like Knowing You'll Die of Cancer at 35. "How to Exist OK" is a column that attempts to figure out how to exist OK.

What It's Like Knowing You'll Die of Cancer at 35

In it, writer, artist, and existential Humpty Dumpty Gideon Jacobs sits down with a sage of some sort—monks, ministers, theologians, psychologists, philosophers, bartenders, centenarians, and more—and asks them how to survive being human, how to navigate the world while lugging around three squishy pounds of consciousness in a rapidly decaying bag of skin. I don’t quite know how to broach this, but in the days between when I spoke with Katia Bozhikova for this installment of the column and when we were ready to publish it, Katia died. The healthiest people in the world don’t go to the gym — Quartzy. If you want to be as healthy as possible, there are no treadmills or weight machines required.

The healthiest people in the world don’t go to the gym — Quartzy

Don’t just take my word for it—look to the longest-lived people in the world for proof. People in the world’s Blue Zones—the places around the world with the highest life expectancy—don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. Instead, they live in environments that constantly nudge them into moving without even thinking about it. This means that they grow gardens, walk throughout the day, and minimize mechanical conveniences for house and yard work. In fact, Blue Zones researchers determined that routine natural movement is one of the most impactful ways to increase your life span, and a common habit among the world’s longest-lived populations.

People are living longer and it's changing the nature of old age. The term “old age” evokes images that are variously heartwarming—a grandmother knitting by a fire, say—and pity-inducing: A man with a walking stick trying to cross a busy road.

People are living longer and it's changing the nature of old age

Both are hopelessly outdated, argued a panel that convened in London this week to discuss how radically we need to rethink the later part of life, in a world where people routinely live to 100 and are working into their 70s, 80s, or 90s. Longer life is becoming part of the fabric of society across the world. Choice page. Here's Why You Absolutely Need To Get A Flu Shot This Year, According To Experts.

It’s officially fall in the US, which means it’s time for cozy sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything, and...your seasonal influenza vaccine. Given that last year's flu season was one of the deadliest in the last 40 years — an estimated 80,000 people died, including 180 children — it's important to get a flu shot as soon as possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone who is 6 months or older get vaccinated by the end of October. Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post.

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DNA. Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit. The human gut is lined with more than 100 million nerve cells—it’s practically a brain unto itself. Bloomberg. Why I’m Keeping My New Relationship [More] Private – Rikki Poynter. Brain. Food. Barbara Ehrenreich: Why I'm Giving Up on Preventative Care. In the last few years I have given up on the many medical measures—cancer screenings, annual exams, Pap smears, for example—expected of a responsible person with health insurance. Is chronic pain something more people should accept?

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Bicycling. How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining. Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists say. Why So Many of Us Die of Heart Disease. The Assyrians treated the “hard-pulse disease” with leeches. The Roman scholar Cornelius Celsus recommended bleeding, and the ancient Greeks cupped the spine to draw out animal spirits. Centuries later, heart disease remains America’s number one killer, even though medical advances have made it so that many more people can survive heart attacks. Some parts of the country are especially hard-hit: In areas of Appalachia, more people are dying of heart disease now than were in 1980. Haider Warraich, a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at the Duke University Medical Center (and an occasional Atlantic contributor), is at work on a book about how heart disease came to be such a big threat to humanity. Exercise To Renew A Middle-Aged Heart : Shots - Health News.

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Hearing. Sleep. Immortality. Back. Children 'harmed' by vegan diets. Which sport are you made for? Take our test. Take 30 seconds to dash through the 13 quick questions in our sports quiz and we'll have our best stab at suggesting which events from the Commonwealth Games could match your physical and mental abilities. Do Our Bones Influence Our Minds? Wine and Exercise: A Promising Combination. What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes? Can our natural rhythm heal us? Lay Off the Almond Milk, You Ignorant Hipsters. Fibromyalgia - Health.com - Health.url. Fibromyalgia Symptoms Chest Pain.url. Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe. You Asked: Will Eating Before Bed Make Me Fat? Why not even exercise will undo the harm of sitting all day—and what you can do about it.

Sunscreens to avoid on Shine.url. Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks. Body Language—Explained. Is Melatonin bad for you. Why Walking Helps Us Think - The New Yorker. ELI5:Why at night when i'm trying to do things i feel so confident? Like i think about doing things but when time comes or when i wake up in the morning I don't want to do it anymore or i chicken out? : explainlikeimfive.