Love & Life

Link Between Blood Pressure And Dementia

Staying sharp and warding off dementia might rely, in part, on doing your best to keep high blood pressure at bay. So finds a new study that suggests strict control of hypertension may help prevent dementia. In the study, researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) used MRIs to scan the brains of hundreds of ...

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Second Leading Cause Of Cancer

The American Cancer Society reports that an estimated 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 31,620 prostate-related deaths will occur in the United States this year. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men and is the second leading cause of cancer death for this group behind lung cancer. It develops mainly ...

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Google says it will use recycled materials in all of its hardware products by 2022

Google today pledged to include recycled materials in all of its Made By Google products by 2022. The portfolio currently includes hardware like Pixel phones, Pixelbooks, Google Home speakers, Nest, and accessories like phone cases and charging stands. In an interview with Fast Company, Google said it had begun using recycled plastic in Chromecast devices and used plastic bottles to ...

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This Is Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Study Pain

Imagine you have been asked to define pain by your doctor. They might have asked for a rating on a scale from zero, no pain, to 10, unbearable pain. Or you chose from a selection of faces ranging from happy to tearful. Maybe you answer with your words and gestures. You may have even drawn on a human outline found ...

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Keep the USPS in the Package Delivery Business

The United States Postal Service has delivered small packages since the founding of the Republic and, in 1912, Congress specifically authorized and directed the USPS to deliver all sorts of packages to our homes and our offices. Unfortunately, thanks to recent proposals in Washington, Americans might find fewer packages coming in the mail and more coming from private companies. If ...

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Survive The Apocalypse In These Doomsday Bunkers

Gone are the days of modest Cold War fallout shelters dug by hand in the backyard of the family home. Instead, we are living in the time of luxury underground doomsday bunker mansions. Yep, it’s a booming business. After all, Mr. and Mrs. Carter need somewhere to go when the economy collapses and the air starts turning us into flesh-eating ...

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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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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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