Author Archives: pulsedaily

What Causes Those Random Sharp, Stabbing Pains?

Have you ever been struck by a sudden excruciating pain, concluded you need to get to the hospital, only to be totally fine and pain-free two seconds later?  What causes these pains to appear in the absence of other symptoms or obvious ailments? The sensation of pain has all to do with our sensory nerves. When you burn your finger or cut ...

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Trump’s Diabetic Shock

Bernie Sanders has been registering his outrage about the price of insulin, and the presidential candidate thinks government-run health care is the solution to high drug costs. But almost no one noticed last week a Trump Administration move that could make the diabetes treatment more affordable for more Americans. In any event the insulin story is more about perverse incentives ...

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White House Reportedly in ‘Euphoria’ After Mueller Testimony Becomes ‘Epic Embarrassment’ for Democrats

While many Americans were learning about former special counsel Robert Mueller’s appearances before Congress on Wednesday when they could get a break from work, the staff of the White House was riveted for the proceedings from the beginning. But by the time the day was half-over, any unease that might have been in the air at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. had ...

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Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

NEW YORK – Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be practical for larger areas and may cost a lot of money. In the experiment, researchers targeted Asian tiger mosquitoes, invasive white-striped bugs that can spread dengue fever, Zika, and other diseases. They used a novel ...

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Should we return to the Moon? Apollo astronauts give their thoughts

Earlier this year, the Trump administration said America would send a manned mission to the Moon by 2024, a feat that was first achieved 50 years ago Sarurday. But as the date gets closer and political infighting continues to abound, the question begs to be asked — what do the astronauts think? Some Apollo-era astronauts, like Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke, think ...

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Amazon’s Stock Is Not Without Risk…

Amazon (AMZN) may be in the middle of its Prime Day shopping bonanza, but that doesn’t mean the stock is without risk. Shares of the online retailing giant have been on a tear, up more than 30% so far this year, outpacing the S&P 500’s nearly 20% gain. Still, Amplify ETF’s CEO Christian Magoon tells Yahoo Finance’s “The First Trade” that the ...

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Back pain: The ‘good, safe’ exercises to alleviate back pain in just 12 weeks

In the largest U.S. randomised controlled trial of yoga to date, published by the Archives of Internal Medicine, yoga classes were linked to better back-related function and diminished symptoms from chronic low back pain. “We found yoga classes more effective than a self-care book – but no more effective than stretching classes,” said study leader Karen J. Sherman, PhD, MPH, ...

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The profound effects of exercise on the brain

John Ratey is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, as well as the author of numerous article and books, including Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. In his clinical work, Dr. Ratey focuses on attentional disorders. He collaborates with institutions around the world, helping children and adults move better and with more ...

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New York Facing ‘Russian Roulette’ with Future Power Outages

New York City is facing “Russian roulette” with future power outages, the governor warned Monday in the wake of this weekend’s massive blackout that left a swath of Manhattan in the dark. “Blackouts cannot happen. They cannot happen in the city of New York and they can’t happen for no reason,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo told WNYC Radio’s Brian Lehrer on ...

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