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Health & Wellness Weblog | HealthTrekker. Interesting, geeky collection of health innovations + hacks. -All related with a sense of humor. Become a Better You: Don t just survive; Transcend!
Health & Wellness Weblog | HealthTrekker. Interesting, geeky collection of health innovations + hacks. -All related with a sense of humor. Become a Better You: Don t just survive; Transcend!

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Air-Pollution & Your Brain Health, UK Researchers Fight The Good Fight:

So we all try to stay as healthy as possible in our habits.

These often include forays into the follies of nutrition & exercise.

And white Saturated Fat is an easy evil to avoid because it’s right on food labels,

Other threats are much harder to stay away from.

And it turns out some strange but important work is being done by our cousins in the UK and also China on the impact of air-quality on your brain,

You certainly won’t believe the results; or look at a city-bus the same way ever again…

https://healthtrekker.net/air-pollution-your-brain-health-nox-pm25-may-cause-dementia

#pollution #dementia #pm25 #Alzheimers #diesel #Tesla #EVs
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Eating Eggs And Heart-Health, The Research Changes Again:

Diet recommendations have an unfortunate history of moving all-over the place.

Which is odd, because we’ve been eating to stay alive and healthy, you’d think scientists could get it right.

Nowhere is this more true than for individual food-items, like an Egg.

We used to think they were fine. Then we were told they were heart-disease hand-grenades.

But some researchers in China just came out with an interesting case for them not being so bad after-all…

https://healthtrekker.net/eggs-vs-your-heart-health-eating-one-a-day-may-be-helpful-choline-lecithin-still-risky

#eggs #hearthealth #cardiovascular #nutrition #heartattack #stroke #cvd #choline
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Salt Intake Wrecks Blood-Pressure, And Your Gut Microbes Too:
So the more we study, the stranger the discoveries get about things like diet and your body’s microbes.

This is especially true for the odd finding that not all probiotics are helpful.

More discoveries keep rolling-in about nutrition too, like Western Diets being rough on your hair, your skin, and many other parts of you.

But now, researchers are finding the old diet recs for blood-pressure might be accidentally helping in interesting ways you never imagined…

https://healthtrekker.net/salt-kills-lactobacillus-gut-microbes-raises-blood-pressure-obesity

#guthealth #salt #nutrition #bloodpressure #obesity #weightloss
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A Hair-Loss Cure That Doesn’t Mess With Hormones:
So in the process of trying to improve yourself, you run into several challenges.

Change your diet, your exercise, maybe even vitamins & supplements.

But what about your Appearance?

As we said before, healthy-faces actually Do indicate good overall health,

So, What if you could heal yourself from the outside-in? -Starting with your hair.

Well that’s what a team from Johns-Hopkins set out to find, and the potentially far-reaching results might surprise you…

https://healthtrekker.net/hair-loss-gray-hair-skin-damage-cured-jhu-experimental-drug-dpdmp

#hairloss #baldness #aging #grayhair #cardiovascular #nutrition
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Zombie-Cells Removed From Brains, Dementia Gone. Holy Cortex, Batman!:
So aging presents all kinds of difficulties and reductions in abilities.

And Science doesn’t just ask “Why?”, but also “How can we fix it?”

The question is more stark for neurodegenerative-diseases like Alzheimer’s, where people lose their entire Selves as a result.

Recently, one avenue Science explores as a solution to many problems, is the existence of senescent or “Zombie”-cells.

And a research team out of the Mayo Clinic found a way to combine that promising frontier in health, with one of mental-aging’s biggest boogeymen…

https://healthtrekker.net/zombie-cells-senescent-in-brain-dementia-symptoms-eliminated-by-removing

#Alzheimer #dementia #zombiecell #senescence #senescent #senescentcell #brainhealth
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Apple’s New Watch Refines Health-Features With ECG Heart Monitor:
So when Apple originally rolled-out the watch with the heart-rhythm measuring feature, it was greeted with a little skepticism,

That was because many wrist-based health devices can end-up being less than perfectly-accurate.

From calories-burned by exercise, all the way to questions about serious measurements like heart rhythms.

But this time, Apple’s gotten even more serious by integrating another part of health-measurement in a much more serious way…

https://healthtrekker.net/apple-watch-4-future-of-digital-health-improved-heart-monitor-ecg-big-data

#heartdisease #cardio #digitalhealth #telemedicine #BigData
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Bathroom Hand Dryer Risks, High-Speed Bacteria Everywhere:
Just like anyone else, your Mom probably told you to do a lot of things.

Eat your greens, wear clean underwear for a car-accident, and wash your hands.

And given harrowing stats like 30% of New Yorkers infected with H.Pylori from public handrails, Mom was definitely right about a few things.

And though non-Mom Science tries to advance humanity, every once in awhile it takes us backward,

This time specifically with the invention of the public bathroom hand-dryer…

https://healthtrekker.net/high-speed-bathroom-hand-dryers-circulate-microbes-public-bathrooms-hospitals

#handdryer #microbes #bathroom
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Can Extreme-Loneliness Hurt Your Health?:
Thanks to sites like Farcebook and Twitter, we may be more connected than ever.

But in what’s called “The Social Media Paradox”, Loneliness has actually doubled since the 1980’s

Adding up to almost half of adults saying they’re lonely.

So should you be worried if you’re part of that group?

And as one interesting thread on Quora asks: If taken too far, Can Loneliness end up killing you?…

https://healthtrekker.net/loneliness-health-risks-early-mortality

#loneliness #lonelinesskills #sad #socialanxiety #depression
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Short Vacation Health Benefits, Is 4 Days As Good As 14?:
When we think about time-off from work, it seems like a mandatory large-scale production.

And certainly, that comes to mind when we think about Summer Vacations.

Huge blocks of time that have to be set aside months ahead and taken all at once.

Like temporarily going into a Jason Bourne state, forgetting who you are, and living someone-else’s life. -Just without all the fistfights.

But what if I told you that SCIENCE! has some different ideas about that? Especially how long you need to be gone…

https://healthtrekker.net/short-vacation-health-benefits-is-4-days-as-good-as-two-weeks

#shortvacation #LongWeekend #excursions #vacations #weekends #4dayvacation
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Loneliness, Sleep, And That Weird LCD Light:
So when a simple, understandable problem happens, Science is pretty quick to step-in and fix it.

But when people start experiencing stranger things, the process gets more complex.

And something along those lines is happening with an epidemic of psychological symptoms centered around loneliness.

But a few studies by Universities at Berkeley, Toledo, and San Diego State might just put the steps of that puzzle together…

https://healthtrekker.net/loneliness-social-isolation-withdrawal-poor-sleep-from-lcd-screen-blue-light

#loneliness #sleep #socialanxiety #social
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