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Galvanic-thepip-5

Ever since Fitbit entered the market with their activity trackers, people have turned to gadgets for motivation, instruction and feedback in pursuit of living healthier lifestyles. So when I first got the Pip I thought it should work like a Fitbit - I carry it around and it does something to remind me to chill if I get [...]

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sagely-pillorganizer

If you take more than one pill per day, whether they are vitamins or drugs for a medical condition, organizing them so you won't miss a daily dose can be a chore. We've all seen the cheap rectangular pill boxes that are separated into seven sections, one for each day of the week and have [...]

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Marcpro-M4-1

Nietzsche said, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." This is especially true in strength training. As we exercise against a resistance, muscle tissue is damaged; when the muscle tissue is repaired it becomes thicker at a cellular level. Muscle damage also causes muscle cell generation, which adds new muscle tissue and strength. These [...]

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boeing-uv-lavatory

Have you ever been on an international flight and needed to use the bathrooms? You know that they've been used multiple times and you've seen how dirty they get. Well, this hasn't escaped the engineers at Boeing either. According to the Boeing website, engineers have built a prototype lavatory that uses far UV light, which [...]

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braintellect-2

How do you deal with stress or a bad mood? Exercise and listening to music might be some common responses, but if you suffer from chronic stress or have experienced a life-threatening or negative external life experience, you may want to consider actually listening to your brain waves. Just as you use a mirror to [...]

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tinnitus-relief-wand

According to WebMD, tinnitus affects about 50 million adults in the U.S. "Tinnitus (pronounced ti-ni-tis), or ringing in the ears, is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds. The noise can be intermittent or continuous, and can vary in loudness. It is often worse when background noise is low, so [...]

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The French company called Withings has done it yet again with their new product simply called Thermo.  Winning honors at the 2016 CES Innovation awards in two different categories, this wifi thermometer promises to be the next best thing in home health care. With the new patented HotSpotSensor™ Technology, the most accurate temperature can be [...]

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sbt-aqua-biosensor

I love how technology can positively impact humanity. SBT Aqua is a Danish company that has come up with a device that will do just that. They have created a biosensor that is capable of instantaneously delivering online results about whether or not drinking water is contaminated with bacteria or not. The technology uses impedance [...]

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cefaly

Even though I do not suffer from migraines, I know people who do, and they can be debilitating. The Cefaly is an FDA approved medical device for those who are 18 years of age or older that stimulates the ophthalmic part (behind the eyes) of the trigeminal nerve (a cranial nerve that is responsible for [...]

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mocaheart-3

Your heart rate, blood oxygen and blood flow levels are important indicators of your overall heart health. MOCAheart is a standalone handheld tester that can be used with your smartphone to quickly and accurately record these measurements in less than 30 seconds. But is it worth paying $149 for it? Let's check it out. Note: [...]

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aprecia-3dp-spritam

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company has announced in a press release the FDA approval of the first 3D printed medication, Spritam levetiracetam, which is an oral medication used in conjunction with other medications to treat seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. What's so interesting about this? Well, some of those who suffer from epilepsy need a high [...]

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ulla

There are a lot of people who believe the 8 glasses of water a day rule is silly. They say don't worry about it and only need to drink when you're thirsty. Others feel differently and say the more water you drink (within reason of course), the healthier you will be. What do you think, [...]

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readingglasses

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Alcon. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you at an age where you need reading glasses or bifocals in order to read or see things up close? Do these glasses make you feel older when you're using them? I know that it took me [...]

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Organs-on-Chips-1

Scientists Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (Whew, that was a mouthful!) have developed microchip-like devices called Organs-on-Chips. These devices are transparent, flexible polymers (plastic) that contain microscopic channels. When living human cells from different organs like the lungs, gut, kidney, and liver are introduced through [...]

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workoutsandbags

One of the latest crazes in the fitness world is "functional fitness" (strength, mobility and endurance training for real-world use rather than very specific gym-type exercises) and one of the tools that is growing in popularity for functional fitness training is the humble sandbag. Sandbags can be made in varying weights and sizes, plus they are [...]

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