Toxic air pollution affects far more of the population than thought

https://www.trtworld.com/life/who-opens-world-s-first-air-pollution-conference-with-shocking-report-21239 WHO opens world's first air pollution conference with shocking report Octoberr 31, 2018 A new World Health Organization report said that around 90 percent of the world's children are breathing toxic air. A runner wearing a face mask for protection from air pollution takes part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, … Continue reading Toxic air pollution affects far more of the population than thought

A tough read about how institutions manage the care of the demented — but what else would you have them do?

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/08/the-comforting-fictions-of-dementia-care? A Reporter at Large October 8, 2018 IssueThe Comforting Fictions of Dementia Care Many facilities are using nostalgic environments as a means of soothing the misery, panic, and rage their residents' experience. By Larissa MacFarquhar The memory-care unit in Ohio’s Chagrin Valley is designed to look like an American town from its residents’ childhoods. Photograph by Philip Montgomery … Continue reading A tough read about how institutions manage the care of the demented — but what else would you have them do?

Someone’s finally quantified how not exercising is actually BAD for you

How you say something matters almost as much as what you say. For decades, the discussion has been on how much your health will improve if you exercise. Finally, someone has begun with the assumption that a person who exercises should be the norm and then examined the adverse effects of not moving around at … Continue reading Someone’s finally quantified how not exercising is actually BAD for you

How fast is the “brisk walk” that’s best for losing weight?

This is the Most Effective Walking Pace For Torching Calories BY CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 A brisk walk can count toward the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week and help you burn more calories. But beyond ballparking your speed — asking: Am I kind of breathless? Am I moving … Continue reading How fast is the “brisk walk” that’s best for losing weight?

Foodborne illnesses increasingly common — learn where you should be cautious

https://www.nutritionaction.com/daily/food-safety/the-most-common-causes-of-foodborne-illness-outbreaks/ POSTED ONOCTOBER 10, 2018  BY LINDSAY MOYER The most common causes of foodborne illness outbreaks And how to lower your risk Contaminated foods and beverages sicken an estimated 48 million Americans each year. The five bugs most likely to cause an outbreak: Norovirus, Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, E. coli, and Campylobacter. Together, they accounted for roughly 9 out of 10 illnesses … Continue reading Foodborne illnesses increasingly common — learn where you should be cautious

Living a longer life is fairly simple, but difficult

Pretty simple list to live a longer life. But few of us follow thru on all five. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/want-to-live-a-longer-life-research-says-you-should-do-these-five-things/2018/08/20/f0838e50-9fd2-11e8-83d2-70203b8d7b44_story.html? Want to live a longer life? Research says you should do these five things. By Jae Berman August 21 There seems to always be a mad dash toward the next new thing when it comes to nutrition and … Continue reading Living a longer life is fairly simple, but difficult

Medisafe (medicine reminder app) now integrated with Apple Health — handy

I've used Medisafe for years to remind me to take my medications every day. It's very easy to use and includes extra services like drug interactions. https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/10/10/medisafe-integration-with-apples-health-records-brings-easy-medication-management-to-ios Medisafe integration with Apple's Health Records brings easy medication management to iOS By AppleInsider Staff  Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 08:05 pm PT (11:05 pm ET) Medication management app Medisafe … Continue reading Medisafe (medicine reminder app) now integrated with Apple Health — handy