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Category Archive for 'The Body Electric'

Soda is the second most popular drink in the United States, and it’s because children and adults alike are gulping down copious amounts of bubbly artificial liquids without a realistic sense of health consequences. Research scientists at Consumer Reports teamed up with the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of […]

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I was reading before I went to sleep last night when I saw a migraine scotoma appear. (See above picture.) I thought, “Oh shit,” turned off the light and went to sleep. But it was hard to sleep, because the scotoma was so much brighter and more colorful than usual. I woke up two hours […]

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You gotta love online news features, especially when they come from TV. This is from Fox 8 News in Cleveland: It’s being called the exercise test that can predict your death. A physician in Brazil used something called the sit/rise test to show his aging patients the risk of losing strength and flexibility. The study […]

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By now, most of us have seen the shocking before and after pics of people addicted to methamphetamines. Exactly what is happening inside each cell to cause such striking changes to a person’s face and body? Meth, scientists from the Italian Institute of Technology and UC Irvine say, causes abnormalities in the fat metabolism of […]

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This is incredible news. I wonder how much they’ll rob people for it: Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When used in combination with a currently-available antiviral medication, a new experimental hepatitis C drug eradicated all signs of the disease within six weeks – the highest response and shortest duration ever achieved by […]

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In 1977, dietary guidelines were released in the U.S. and the U.K. with the aim of reducing coronary heart disease — they urged people to limit their fat consumption and avoid things like butter and cheese. But a new study claims that those guidelines were built on little to no evidence, and that we should […]

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As I recall, the whole dietary cholesterol-restriction thing was completely discredited some 15 or so years ago. So that was a long time for people to be derived of a cheap, healthy source of protein. Why does it take doctors so damned long to come around to the research? Dietary cholesterol, one of the most […]

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Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For those of us who take their exercise with caution, this may come as something of a vindication. When it comes to physical action, we at redOrbit think a riveting round of ping pong is enough exercise for the day. Don’t get us wrong – keeping fit […]

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John Hopton for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Let’s be honest, farting isn’t all bad. It can be (should be) a source of amusement, no matter what age you are. Or if you’re not in a humorous mood, you can use your partner’s farting as a source of righteous indignation and superiority. “How can you […]

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So I’ve been writing down everything I eat for the past month (Excel spreadsheets are so useful!), trying to figure out the specific source of my unpleasant gastrointestinal woes. I was supposed to see this holistic specialist who puts everyone on a total elimination diet (my friend Maya was on the verge of throwing herself […]

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