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Electronic Skin: The Newest Health Tech

Prosthetic technology has taken huge strides in the last decade, but accurately simulating human-like sensation is a difficult task. New “electronic skin” technology developed at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) could help replicate advanced “pain” sensations in prosthetics, and enable robots to understand tactile feedback, like the feeling of being pricked, or that of heat on ...

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TurboTax Accused of Bilking Military Members Out of Money

Respect for America’s men and women in uniform is one of the rare things on which liberals and conservatives agree. Even those who oppose a war or an administration’s policies understand that our troops face tough challenges and could use a break. But according to an investigative report, members of the U.S. military weren’t getting a break this tax season. ...

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Link Between Lack of Sleep and Heart Health

A new study through the University of Boulder examined why people who do not get enough sleep are often at a greater risk of stroke and heart attack. According to the authors, their findings could potentially lead to new, noninvasive tests for sleep deprived patients. The American Heart Association recommends that patients get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each ...

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Can Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?

There’s evidence that green tea can help you lose weight A number of small but respectable clinical trials have found that overweight people who had green tea—either in drinkable form or in extract form—lost more weight than people who didn’t have any. Science being science, there are also a few studies that showed no benefit from green tea drinks or ...

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Here’s What It Means If You Have Ridges on Your Nails

Fingernails seem like a pretty uneventful body part. They grow. You cut them. Maybe paint them. And that’s about it. But in reality, your nails can give you a glimpse into your overall health. If something is going on in your body, your nails could start to change, sometimes developing ridges. Depending on what the ridges in fingernails look like, you ...

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3 retirement catch-up strategies

According to Fidelity, in order to have a decent shot at maintaining your standard of living in retirement, you should have six to nine times your salary tucked away in a 401(k) or other accounts by your mid-50s to early 60s. This is a good general rule of thumb, however the problem is that many people in this age range don’t ...

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Poor sleep can change your reaction to pain

Lack of sleep may make you more sensitive to pain, according to a study in the Jan. 28, 2019, issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that poor sleep interferes with certain pain centers of the brain and can change how a person perceives and reacts to discomfort. In the study, scientists scanned the brains of 25 healthy adults ...

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Essential oils for neuropathic pain relief

Neuropathy is a general term for conditions that develop as a result of nerve damage. One of the most common forms of neuropathy is diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which occurs in up to 50 percent of people with diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy typically affects a person’s hand and feet. It can cause pain, tingling, and numbness. Other types of neuropathy can also ...

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