Noise is No. 1 quality-of-life complaint in NYC
Jan19

Noise is No. 1 quality-of-life complaint in NYC

despite thousands of violation notices filed with the city last year, health officials warn there are still plenty of places where decibels top 85, a level that can cause hearing damage with prolonged exposure. For two decades, the 57-year-old … Barbara Brown puts up with massive jets from John F

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Google Is Making Smart Contact Lenses for Better Health Monitoring
Jan16

Google Is Making Smart Contact Lenses for Better Health Monitoring

A late-breaking surprise just came out of the Google camp with the revelation that it’s going to start making smart contact lenses. As in contact lenses with integrated sensors and circuitry. Yep, it’s that time in the future.

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Report: Thinner doesn’t mean healthy for Asian-Americans
Jan15

Report: Thinner doesn’t mean healthy for Asian-Americans

The report found that Asian-Americans do tend to be thin: About 38 percent of Americans of Asian descent are overweight, meaning they have a BMI, or body mass index, higher than 25. Compare that to 66 percent of white¬† …

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Brain training can help older adults stay sharp for years
Jan14

Brain training can help older adults stay sharp for years

“If we delay the onset of difficulties in daily activities even by a small amount, that can have major public health implications in terms of helping to curb healthcare costs, delaying entry into institutions and hospitals,” Rebok said. Prevent slips

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Top 8 Toxic Health Stories Of 2013
Jan12

Top 8 Toxic Health Stories Of 2013

As I reflect on 2013, with my kids shrieking joyfully in the background, I am reminded that massive change starts out slow. Back when I had my daughters in 2005.

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