People who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and processed foods lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size.
Veterinarians in California say they are the first in the United States to use tilapia skin to treat burns — in a human or animal.
Two bears were badly burned in wildfires, and fish skin helped heal them – The Washington Post
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What can be healthier than that?
No, it’s not an extracted eyeball or a deathstar. Those aren’t healthy.
Photographed for this week’s Macro Mondays challenge, “Staying Healthy”.
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Tagged blueberry, bokeh, breakfast, colors, food, fruit, health, healthy, macro, photography, wheat, wheat germ |
Why Everything We Know About Salt May Be Wrong – The New York Times
Research with Russian cosmonauts shows salt converts our stored fat into water, as with camels, and makes people hungrier to restore the fat supply.
Posted in Biology, Chemistry, Food, Health, Medicine, Science |
Tagged astronauts, biology, calories, camels, cosmonauts, fat, fat storage, food, health, hunger, medicine, research, Russians, salt, science, water |
A New Form of Stem-Cell Engineering Raises Ethical Questions – The New York Times
Biologists at Harvard Medical School have announced the ability to create synthetic embryos from stem cells instead of fertilization, in effect making synthetic people. These “sheefs”, for “synthetic human entities with embryolike features”, present ethical considerations, while possibly avoiding legal restrictions on human experimentation. Framed as “human structures”, sheefs may be grown to maturity and provide tissue for experimentation and organs for transplant. Or they may be altered to have non-human traits. I mean, “structures”.
Posted in Biology, Health, Law, Medicine, Nature, News, Philosophy, Science |
Tagged biology, cloning, embryos, ethics, experimentation, genetic engineering, Harvard Medical School, health, human, law, medicine, organ donation, research, science, sheefs, structures, synthetic human entities with embryolike features", synthetic people |
Bob Murphy was born without the pinky, ring and middle fingers on his right hand. With VR, he was able to feel them for the very first time.
Man Reports Sensation In Missing Fingers Using Oculus Touch
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Tagged computer graphics, computers, health, medicine, Oculus Rift, Oculus Touch, phantom limbs, psychology, science, technology, virtual reality, VR |