Skipping breakfast primes the brain to seek out fat - 17 October 2012
"Brain scans show that skipping breakfast makes fatty, high calorie foods appear far more attractive later in the day, according to researchers..."
Bad Health Habits Are on the Rise [Interactive] (scientificamerican.com)
US Supreme Court upholds healthcare reform law - 28 June 2012 + VIDEO
"The US Supreme Court has said President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform act is constitutional."
+ In pictures: US healthcare ruling
Counterfeit medicine "is fake medicine. It may be contaminated or contain the wrong or no active ingredient.
They could have the right active ingredient but at the wrong dose. Counterfeit drugs are illegal and may be harmful to your health."
+ The Possible Dangers of Buying Medicines over the Internet
+ FDA Alerts Consumers to Unsafe, Misrepresented Drugs Purchased Over the Internet
+ Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide
"This photo provided by the journal Science shows a thin, flexible piece of electronics stuck onto the skin.
One day monitoring a patient's vital signs like temperature and heart rate could be as simple as sticking on a tiny, wireless patch, sort of like the temporary tattoos popular with the younger set."
Stick-On Electronic Tattoos
"A flexible electronic device stuck on the skin could provide irritation-free monitoring of heart, brain, and muscle activity."
An Electronic Second Skin
It will "allow monitoring to be simpler, more reliable, and uninterrupted.
These devices were made through “transfer printing” fabrication processes that create flexible versions of high-performance semiconductors that are brittle as bulk materials."
Des scientifiques mettent au point un tatouage capable de veiller sur votre santé
"Une équipe internationale de chercheurs a dévoilé jeudi un timbre épidermique plus fin qu'un cheveux, adhérant sans colle à la peau et capable de mesurer le rythme cardiaque ou encore l'activité cérébrale et musculaire grâce à des capteurs électroniques..."
Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day? - an infographic
"A recent medical journal study showed that people who sit for most of their day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack."
TOXIC THREATS :
"Green Cross Switzerland has teamed up with the Blacksmith Institute to identify the top six toxic threats to global health (UPDATED) as part of the 2010 Toxic Threat Report highlighting the worst pollution problems."
They "cause serious health risks for up to one hundred million people around the world, especially children.
The global health impacts of toxic pollutants such as heavy metals, pesticides and radionuclides are much more substantial than previously estimated."
Lead / Mercury / Chromium / Arsenic / Pesticides / Radionuclides
A copy of the 2010 Toxic Threat Report can be downloaded here.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / CDC (cdc.gov)
Nearly 59 Million Americans Lack Health Insurance: CDC (huffingtonpost.com)
"A bill passed in March promises to get health insurance coverage to 32 million Americans who currently lack coverage.
But Republicans who just took control of the House of Representatives last week have vowed to derail the new law by cutting off the funds for it..." (Reuters)
- Qwerty Tummy
"Stomach upsets caused by bacteria from dirty computer keyboards...
Many users, they said, are at risk of becoming ill with stomach bugs dubbed “qwerty tummy” after the first six letters on a keyboard. "
- How Dirty is Your Handbag?
"Studies have shown that as many as 4 out of every 5 handbags not only have not only “normal” dirt, grime, and germs on the outside but also surprisingly large amounts of very dangerous bacteria and substances like staphylococcus aureus, e. coli, salmonella, fecal matter, and even vomit."
Watching TV Linked to Higher Risk of Death
"Australian researchers who tracked 8,800 people for an average of six years found that those who said they watched TV for more than four hours a day were 46% more likely to die of any cause and 80% more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than people who reported spending less than two hours a day in front of the tube.
Time spent in front of televisions and computers and playing videogames has come under fire in studies in recent years for contributing to an epidemic of obesity in the U.S. and around the world. "
TV 'harms back muscles'
"Slumping in front of the television or a computer for hours
at a time may damage important back muscles, according to scientists."
over body piercing boom
"Problems over botched body piercings could be a "substantial
burden" on the NHS in the near future, a study says...
Just over a quarter of people reported complications, including swelling,
infection and bleeding..."
- Microbe Zoo (commtechlab.msu.edu)
DirtLand | Animal Pavilion | Snack Bar | Space Adventure | WaterWorld
"Discover the many worlds of hidden microbes"
Index of Health Topics (niehs.nih.gov)
"This listing consists of information on a variety of environmental
health topics, including answers to some common environmental questions.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences conducts basic
research on environmental health and environment-related diseases."
over time (PBS)
"This activity shows how doctors over this century would have
handled the same afflictions.
All you have to do is complain to the doctor, then see how he or she
World Blood Donor Day :
World Health Day : The theme for 2013 is high blood pressure.
- World Health
every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization
1 World Health Day 2008: Protecting health from the adverse affects
of climate change
2 World Health day 2007: Invest in health, build a safer future
3 Themes of previous World Health Days
4 External links
Malaria Transmission Cycle
"Malaria is caused by a parasite transmitted from one human to another via the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito.
The parasites migrate
to the liver, mature and enter the bloodstream, where they rupture red blood cells..."
Avian Flu :
- Quiz about Genes (brainpop.com)
Diets and Obesity :
or fat? (BBC)
"Doctors in Britain are warning of an obesity time bomb, when children
who are already overweight grow up.
So, what should we do? Exercise more? Eat less? Or both?
The government feels it has to take responsibility for this expanding
- a text and a glossary
bulimia affects your body (i18.photobucket.com)
Bet dieting takes hold in the UK
"A new method of losing weight by betting on your own success and having to pay up if you fail is gaining popularity in the UK.
Bet dieters join a website and make a commitment to lose a certain amount of weight over a defined period of time.
Then, if they fail to meet their targets, money is withdrawn from their account and paid to a charity of their choice..."
Food Pyramids :