Posted by Leo Queale on November 2, 2014

What You Need to Know About Chronic Pain Syndrome

An estimated 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. Perhaps you are prone to headaches, never fully recovered from an old back injury, or are dealing with arthritis or an autoimmune disorder. Alternatively, maybe your chronic pain doesn’t result from a particular injury or condition.

Either way, you’re likely familiar with the effects—the aches, soreness, and frustration—of this all-too-common problem.

Luckily, there are many treatments that can relieve chronic pain (generally defined as pain that persists for more than three to six months). However, according to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, about one quarter of chronic pain patients are seriously impaired: They have trouble functioning physically and/or emotionally, and their quality of life suffers. Thi

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Posted by Leo Queale on October 15, 2014

Kim Heinz Lost 60 Pounds – “I just got tired of feeling bad about myself.”

Standing only 5 feet tall, Kim Heinz had always been thin and petite so when she stepped on the scale and saw the number 200 looming in her not-so-distant future, she knew that she and her husband needed to get their acts together. Now, Kim is 60 pounds lighter, her tall hubby is 90 pounds thinner, and their three young sons have two healthy examples.


 The struggle with my weight began in my senior year of college after I met my husband. We didnt exercise and ate at restaurants all the time. He was a bigger-built guy and I would eat the same huge portions he did.

After I had my third son, I decided that I was tired of being fat and feeling bad about myself. Also, I didnt want to pass on my bad habits to my children. I

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Posted by Christopher Reeks on October 11, 2014

Monounsaturated fatty acids, olive oil and health status: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies

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The aim of the present meta-analysis of cohort studies was to focus on monounsaturated fat (MUFA) and cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular mortality as well as all-cause mortality, and to distinguish between the different dietary sources of MUFA.

Literature search was performed using the electronic databases MEDLINE, and EMBASE until June 2nd, 2014. Study specific risk ratios and hazard ratios were pooled using a inverse variance random effect model.

Thirty-two cohort studies (42 reports) including 841,211 subjects met the objectives and were included.

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Posted by Hugo Snowball on October 5, 2014

Why You Should Stop Buying Plastic Microbead Body Scrubs

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The Conscientious Consumers goal is to seek out brands, products, and foodstuffs that avoid toxic materials, improve our planets sustainability, and make your life better.

The research on  is mounting, and all the data points to the same conclusion: not good. Microbeads are small, round plastics added to facial scrubs, toothpastes, and other exfoliating personal care products. Unfortunately, theyre so small that they slip right through standard water filtration and have been washing up in , , and with some serious repercussions for the environment, aquatic life, and even our own health.

And were not just talking about a couple of beads here and there, either.

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Posted by Leo Queale on October 3, 2014

From Physics to Daily Life: Applications in Biology, Medicine, and Healthcare


Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted progress in biomedical research and clinical applications. Many of these examples were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics.

Additional sections of the book deal with knowledge management and technology transfer including its economic aspects.

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