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This Electronic Tattoo Can Measure Your Blood Pressure Better Than a Smartwatch

This Electronic Tattoo Can Measure Your Blood Pressure Better Than a Smartwatch

Getting a new tattoo isn’t only about looking cool (or making a decision you’ll regret years later)—it could also save your life. At least, that’s the idea behind a new electronic tattoo that can continuously and unobtrusively measure your blood pressure. In a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, a team from the …

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The Chickenpox Vaccine Protects Against More Than Chickenpox

The Chickenpox Vaccine Protects Against More Than Chickenpox

Photo: SamaraHeisz5 (Shutterstock) If you’ve been following the news lately, you might have heard that Justin Bieber was recently diagnosed with a rare neurological condition called Ramsey Hunt Syndrome, which has caused partial paralysis of his face. Ramsey Hunt Syndrome is caused by partial reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, which causes chickenpox. Ramsey Hunt Syndrome, …

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Are you wasting your money on supplements?  Most likely, experts say

Are you wasting your money on supplements? Most likely, experts say

Since its last recommendation in 2014, the task force reviewed 84 studies testing vitamins in almost 700,000 people, including 52 new studies on the topic. Yet the conclusion remained the same as that of 2014: If you are a healthy, nonpregnant adult, there is “insufficient evidence” of any benefits to extending one’s life in taking …

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The ability to balance is linked to a longer life, study finds

The simple balance test may be useful to include in routine physical exams for people in middle and old age, the research, which was published Tuesday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, suggests. While aging leads to a decline in physical fitness, muscle strength and flexibility, balance tends to be reasonably well-preserved until a …

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Social Isolation Actually Changes The Structure of Our Brains, Neuroimaging Reveals

Social Isolation Actually Changes The Structure of Our Brains, Neuroimaging Reveals

Why do we get a buzz from being in large groups at festivals, jubilees and other public events? According to the social brain hypothesis, it’s because the human brain specifically evolved to support social interactions. Studies have shown that belonging to a group can lead to improved wellbeing and increased satisfaction with life. Unfortunately though, …

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How much for gas?  Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing how much gasoline he’s getting rise, too. But much more slowly. Painfully slowly. “I’m getting rid of my car this October, November,” …

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Last week, hundreds of experts in liver health gathered for the World Hepatitis Summit, and one topic dominated the agenda: the mysterious outbreak of hepatitis in children which has gradually spread across 34 countries ¿ including the UK

Is Covid 19 responsible for an outbreak of hepatitis in UK children

Last week, hundreds of experts in liver health gathered for the World Hepatitis Summit, and one topic dominated the agenda: the mysterious outbreak of hepatitis in children which has gradually spread across 34 countries – including the UK. Speaking at the event, liver expert Dr Philippa Easterbrook said: ‘It is the first time so many …

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Toddler in puberty after exposure to dad's testosterone gel

Toddler in puberty after exposure to dad’s testosterone gel

He got way too big for his britches. A toddler began showing signs of puberty after unknowingly being exposed to his father’s testosterone gel. Barnaby Brownsell had developed a “sizeable” penis, grown pubic hair and gained an incredible amount of muscle by age 2. His mother, Erica Brownsell of Brighton, England, became accustomed to people …

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400K bottles of medication from Kroger, Walgreens recalled: What to know

400K bottles of medication from Kroger, Walgreens recalled: What to know

Hundreds of thousands of bottles of over-the-counter medications sold at Kroger and Walgreens are being recalled because of unsafe packaging. Here’s a breakdown of the four different recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Name of Product: Kroger Aspirin, 300 count bottles and Ibuprofen, 160 count bottles This recall involves the Kroger brand aspirin and …

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