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'Slouching is bad' Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine how well your body adapts to the stresses on it. Murat Dalkilinç gives the pros of good posture in 4:26 Mins
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Neuroscientist Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.

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https://youtu.be/m8rRzTtP7Tc
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When under anesthesia, you can’t move, form memories, or — hopefully — feel pain. And while it might just seem like you are asleep for that time, you actually aren’t. What’s going on? Steven Zheng explains what we know about the science behind anesthesia. 
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Better sleep: In a 2 minute guide
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Humans have some of the biggest brains and it's not only for problem solving. Why we have big brains might just surprise you


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50% of people diagnosed with ALS will live about 4 years

Stephen Hawking has lived 13 times that while continuing to lead science
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Everyone hates mosquitoes. Besides the annoying buzzing and biting, mosquito-borne diseases like malaria kill over a million people each year (plus horses, dogs and cats). And over the past 100 million years, they've gotten good at their job -- sucking up to three times their weight in blood, totally undetected. So shouldn't we just get rid of them? Rose Eveleth shares why scientists aren't sure.
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We have the choice to attack one of our oldest enemies with genetic engineering. But should we do it?
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No. Watch it? 7:03 mins. It is about Genetic editing, Mosquitoes, and Malaria. +SharingFOCUS 
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People have worried about Toxins since ancient times.

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The idea is that you really can teach old dogs new tricks

It’s now been shown we’re able to rewire our brains through persistent effort no matter what age.

Our brain is not a machine but a muscle, and like any other muscle, it needs exercise in order to grow.

With living proof and real life examples, this infographic shows how you can change the wiring of your brain to create new neural pathways for quitting bad habits and forming new ones using methods such as habit triggers and reward systems.

http://www.lifehack.org/288159/infographic-tell-you-how-your-brain-works-and-how-train?feq=daily&ref=mail&mid=20150630&uid=499015
An infographic to explain the function of the brain and how you can manipulate it to your advantage.
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Acrylamide, a carcinogen in cigarette smoke, is also found in starchy and burnt food. Here's why barbecues might not be such a good idea


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Genetic editing to make only Aedes Egyptii Mosquitoes go extinct, leaving virus-less ones behind
There's new talk of eradicating moquitoes altogether. And the way to go about doing it? Turning them all into males.
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Introduction
Neuroferritinopathy: or NFO for short, is a genetic disorder which affects the brain.

It is caused by a genetic mutation which affects storage of iron, as ferritin or FTL and causes a buildup of iron as ferritin in the brain. 

It becomes apparent only in Adult life, about 40 to 50 years of age.

It is progressive, meaning that symptoms will worsen over time. (10 to 20 years) 

Although some children have it, this is an infant onset disease which affects them, whereas this type of NFO is Adult onset.

Some individuals develop or have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). 

Someone who has NFO develops or has a slurred voice. (dysarthria). 

Some people develop or have some balance problems, (vertigo) which can cause them to fall over, or have an unsteady walk or gait but otherwise, they can seem fine to most people. 

Individuals with this condition can get dizzy, and lose their equilibrium, and can fall because of this dizziness...

Progression is relentless, and becomes generalized over a 10 to 20 years period... 

Eventually resulting in aphonia or: Speech problems, mainly slurring of words, Dysphagia or: Difficulty swallowing, which may require a surgical addition of a feeding tube...

Resulting symptoms are severe motor disability with subcortical/frontal cognitive dysfunction or: Memory problems, reduced ability to handle and process acquired knowledge, personality changes (apathy, anxiety, inertia, or depression), and bradyphrenia or: Slowed thought processes... 

Each child of an individual with neuroferritinopathy has a 50% chance of developing this condition...

There is a genetic test which can be performed which can tell if the condition has been passed on to the children of affected people or not... 

The test is a biopsy, which is performed by a doctor and involves removal of a piece of skin from the arm about the size of a matchhead sing a tool which involves no pain and is very fast...

There is currently no cure for NFO or any treatment...
  
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