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Noninvasive Stress Detector Measures Stress Without Causing It

A noninvasive stress detector can now measure stress levels without actually causing the patient any nervousness.   It’s now possible to get clean readings without worrying the measurement itself is causing the patient worry or discomfort. This is a great advancement as stress related to our mental well-being, including that…...

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Multiple Drugs Taken By Seniors Pose Huge Problems If Not Monitored

Multiple drugs taken by senior citizens can lead to huge problems if not monitored. Researchers at the National Institute of Health (NIH), calculate that 50 percent of adults between the ages of 70 and 79 take at least five prescription drugs-daily. And an additional 10 to 20 percent are taking…...

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Vaping Destroys Lung Tissues Same Way as Gases, Chemical Spills

Vaping can destroy lung tissues to the same extent as chemical spills and harmful gases, a recent study reports. They appear as a toxic fume injury on the tissues lining the lung. The damage by vaping is consistent to that of chemicals, but the specific chemicals are still being researched.…...

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New Prosthetic Leg With Sensors Works, Feels Like Real One

A new prosthetic leg containing internal and external sensors, provides sensory feedback to the walker, much like the feedback provided by a real leg.   While today’s prosthetic legs come in a variety of designs, they still lack the ability to give users a natural sense of themselves. Instead, they…...

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Cuff Free Blood Pressure Monitor Approved By FDA

The first ever cuff free blood pressure monitor won approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week.   The FDA granted Biobeat, the green light to market the company’s wrist watch and patch that measure blood oxygenation, heart rate, and blood pressure. This a great advancement because it…...

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Eating Healthy: Plan Your Meals As If Your Life Depended On It

Eating healthy is serious business. But, serious as it is, planning your meals is easier than you think. And, indeed, your health and life depend on it. So, knowing that you make decisions every day, including big decisions, planning meals that are healthy and nutritious, is easy.   Research studies…...

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Eating Sugar In Moderation Is Healthy, Learn Why.

Eating sugar can be healthy for you if done in moderation. That’s the key as most of us love sweet foods and drinks. The problem arises when we eat too much sugar. Excessive sugar consumption can lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart disease.    …...

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Seniors New 1040 Tax Form Can Simplify Filing Returns

A seniors new 1040 Tax form has been introduced by the IRS. The new form is geared to seniors aged 65 and older. It simplifies the questions as well as reducing the number of categories to be filled out.   The final version of the new form will be posted…...

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Triclosan, The Active Ingredient in Toothpaste Linked To Osteoporosis

Triclosan, an active ingredient in toothpaste and soaps could increase your risk of developing osteoporosis, according to a study published last week. The new research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, suggests that triclosan might be harmful for your bones.   Triclosan reduces or prevents bacterial contamination. It…...

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Gift Cards Can Be A Trojan Horse, Buyer Beware Of Fraud

Gift cards have become one of Americans’ favorite ways to mark birthdays and holidays. They make a great gift. Everyone loves them, from teenagers to senior citizens. But, their popularity also attracts scammers, and honest people can lose money.           Gift Cards: Popularity Attracts Scammers, Fraud…...

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