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Month: December 2011

Indoor air pollution can be deadly

Americans spend an average of more than 65% of their time in their own home or others’ homes, the health impacts of indoor air pollution has remained elusive. Jennifer Logue, from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (California, USA), and colleagues combined disease incidence and Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs)-based health impact more »

2011 top health stories from Harvard Med School

From Harvard Medical School–their top health stories for 2011: Top 5 Blog Posts 1. Mindfulness meditation improves connections in the brain 2. Radiation risk in Japan: understanding radiation measurements and putting them in perspective 3. Taking the pain out of runner’s knee 4. Harvard to USDA: Check out the Healthy more »

The Methuselah Generation The Methuselah Generation is a 3D documentary about the science, philosophy, and implications of the coming age of extremely long-lived humans. It profiles the lives and work of scientists who are attempting to create new technologies that can bring about a new age in humanity, and explores their motivations more »

Robotic Therapy Helps Stroke Patients

(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Severely impaired stroke survivors could walk better when assisted by a robotic system on top of conventional rehabilitation, according to this study. Italian researchers evaluated two-year mobility outcomes in 48 stroke survivors who had been discharged from a hospital and were unable to walk at the study’s more »