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New York Times has called federal government to repeal marijuana ban

July 30th, 2014 at 5:06 pm » Comments Off

The Times said marijuana should only be available to people over 21 years old. The New York Times has called for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana. They likened the federal law outlawing the drug to the failed prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s and ’30s. (Video)    



Human Longevity wants to make 100 the new 60 and have healthier people living longer

July 25th, 2014 at 9:26 am » Comments Off

Human Longevity doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older. Dr. Robert Hariri, who once worked directing cell therapy operations at Celgene, a biopharmaceutical company is teaming up with Craig Venter, and engineer Dr. Peter Diamandis, chairman of the X Prize Foundation. Karen Nelson, who headed […]



Researchers develop new process that raises prospects of 3D printed bone grafts

July 24th, 2014 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

3D printing could help mend broken bones. One of the 3D printing health applications of 3D printing discussed the most is the manufacturing of bespoke scaffolds that could be used to mend broken bones. It’s promising, but it  has been held back by the difficulties in printing materials that are strong, flexible and can encourage […]



How humans have changed over the past 100 years

July 24th, 2014 at 8:32 am » Comments Off

(Some) people have grown taller People are getting taller and they are also fatter than ever and live longer than at any time in history. And all of these changes have occurred in the past 100 years, scientists say.    



Blue Cross makes a $65B bet on value-based medical care

July 22nd, 2014 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

The traditional fee-for-service approach to medicine that can lead to overtreatment and unnecessary medical tests and procedures. The country’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans say they are spending more than $65 billion annually, about 20 percent of the medical claim dollars they pay, on “value-based” care that rewards better outcomes and keeps patients healthy. This […]



Mutant worm created that can’t get drunk

July 19th, 2014 at 8:03 am » Comments Off

Genetically engineered worms could ultimately lead to anti-drunk pills for humans. A team of researchers recently made a genetic tweak to worms’ brains that made it impossible for them to get drunk. More specifically, the scientists modified the worms’ genes so that a molecular channel that binds alcohol to their brains would no longer work. […]



You can learn a foreign language in your sleep: Study

July 18th, 2014 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Swiss study finds memory for new words reinforced by listening again during sleep. Most tricks for enhancing learning that seem too good to be true usually are. Learning a new language while you sleep has exactly this kind of ring to it. How can anything you listen to while you are asleep possibly have much […]



How sniffing rosemary can increase memory by 75%

July 17th, 2014 at 9:21 am » Comments Off

Rosemary has been associated with memory enhancement since ancient times. There are many well known health benefits of the herb rosemary but scientists are now studying its specific effects with regard to memory with outstanding results.    



Health issues stress Americans more than anything else

July 15th, 2014 at 8:06 am » Comments Off

Health overwhelmed financial problems in terms of causes of stress. We are all stressed. Work can get some people down, and of course money is something we all worry about. But Americans with health issues are more likely to experience a great deal of stress than anyone else, according to a recent poll conducted by the Harvard School […]



FingerReader reads to the blind in real time

July 13th, 2014 at 8:42 am » Comments Off

MIT’s FingerReader Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.    



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