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The Social Power of Sleep
06/25/2019
The Social Power of Sleep

The Social Power of Sleep

Sleep isn’t just good for your health — it’s good for society

Smart health communities and the future of health
06/16/2019
Smart health communities and the future of health

Smart health communities and the future of health

Expanded connectivity and the exponential growth of technology are enabling smart health communities, which could offer a modern take on community-based well-being and disease prevention.

From identity politics to medicine, the DNA revolution demands a new bioethicsFrom the discovery of the double helix str...
06/11/2019
From identity politics to medicine, the DNA revolution demands a new bioethics | Aeon Videos

From identity politics to medicine, the DNA revolution demands a new bioethics

From the discovery of the double helix structure in 1953, to the Human Genome Project of the 1990s and early 2000s, to the Precision Medicine Initiative announced by President Barack Obama in 2015, the DNA revolution has touched almost every corner of society. While a deeper understanding of genetics offers great potential for positive social change and targeted medical treatments, it also presents complex new ethical challenges that must be confronted with care and a thorough understanding of the history of racism in science. In this Aeon interview, Alondra Nelson, dean of social science and professor of sociology and gender studies at Columbia University in New York, argues that this unique moment requires a new bioethics that takes into account ‘the full social life of DNA’.

From the discovery of the double helix structure in 1953, to the Human Genome Project of the 1990s and early 2000s, to the Precision Medicine Initiative announced by President Barack Obama in 2015, the DNA revolution has touched almost every corner of society. While a deeper understanding of genetic...

[The sheer mental stress of poverty utterly changes our relationship to technology]
06/11/2019
On Using Tech While Poor

[The sheer mental stress of poverty utterly changes our relationship to technology]

The sheer mental stress of poverty utterly changes our relationship to technology

Longevity-related molecular programs do not last beyond midlife
06/08/2019
Longevity-related molecular programs do not last beyond midlife

Longevity-related molecular programs do not last beyond midlife

Just as a computer requires code to work, our bodies are regulated by molecular "programs" that are written early in life and then have to do their job properly for a lifetime. But do they? It's a question that has intrigued researchers for years.

Health:Curated
06/05/2019
Health:Curated

Health:Curated

[Today, Ikea is releasing a new product line designed to prevent deadly furniture accidents.]

WIRED
05/30/2019
WIRED

WIRED

For more than 100 years, medical researchers puzzled over why the immune system doesn’t fight cancer the way it fights even the common cold. Then this hard-living, harmonica-playing Texan discovered the answer. His research may save millions of lives.

Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index lists Spain as world’s number one - The Leader Newspaper
05/19/2019
Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index lists Spain as world’s number one - The Leader Newspaper

Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index lists Spain as world’s number one - The Leader Newspaper

According to a Bloomberg analysis, Spain has been listed a the healthiest place in the world to live. The 2019 version of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index ranked 169 economies on health variables such as life expectancy, health risks such as tobacco use and obesity, and environmental contribut...

The 3 A's That Millennials Want From Healthcare: Affordability, Accessibility, Availability - HealthPopuli.com
05/16/2019
The 3 A's That Millennials Want From Healthcare: Affordability, Accessibility, Availability - HealthPopuli.com

The 3 A's That Millennials Want From Healthcare: Affordability, Accessibility, Availability - HealthPopuli.com

With lower expectations of and satisfaction with health care, Millennials in America seek three things: available, accessible, and affordable services, research from the Transamerica Center for Health Studies has found. Far and away the top reason for not obtaining health insurance in 2018 was that....

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle could reduce the risk of dementia. Read more from CNN.
05/16/2019
Eat well, exercise more: New global guidelines to reduce risk of dementia

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle could reduce the risk of dementia. Read more from CNN.

There's no effective treatment for dementia, which affects 50 million people worldwide, but the World Health Organization says there are steps we can all take, including more exersize and adopting a Mediterranean diet, that can delay or slow the onset and progression of the disease.

Alexa, What's My Blood-Sugar Level?
04/05/2019
Alexa, What's My Blood-Sugar Level?

Alexa, What's My Blood-Sugar Level?

Amazon reveals new skills for its voice assistant Alexa, a sign of its growing interest in health care.

Unify
04/05/2019

Unify

The Hotel Where You’ll Be ‘Sleep-Coached’ Into Bed
03/29/2019
The Hotel Where You’ll Be ‘Sleep-Coached’ Into Bed

The Hotel Where You’ll Be ‘Sleep-Coached’ Into Bed

At the gym chain Equinox’s first hotel, the minibar has jet-lag tonics, the gym has cryotherapy chambers, and an on-call sleep coach will analyze your circadian rhythms. Welcome to the fittest hotel on Earth

3 Ways to Slow Down Aging
09/05/2018
3 Ways to Slow Down Aging

3 Ways to Slow Down Aging

Science-backed advice from a 61-year-old CEO with sub-10 percent body fat

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