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Germs in Chronic Disease: Prediction Becomes Experience

In 1953, the esteemed economist, Milton Friedman wrote in his <i>Essays in Positive Economics:</i><p>**“...the only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of its predictions with experience.” **<p>As factual evidence grows, a theory can either be accepted or rejected. While his focus was on …

10 Things We’ve Learned About Fat

It wasn’t much of a surprise last week when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it’s about to drop the hammer on trans fat—the …

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

The best time for your coffee

Ever wonder what the best time is to drink your coffee? You probably know it is not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the …

Ecommerce Gifting Isn’t A Perfect System, But Loop Commerce’s New Product Could Get It Closer

Gift cards are popular for a reason: shopping for someone else is difficult, and especially so online. With that problem in mind, a new SaaS service called Loop Commerce is launching today, having closed $7 million in Series A funding from eBay CTO Mark Carges, Don Katz of Audible and Amazon, …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

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Nikon Df Is The Latest In That Last Refuge Of The Standalone Camera – Retro Chic

Nikon has introduced a new full-frame camera, and it’s no slouch on paper; with a 39-point AF system, with nine cross-type sensors, burst mode of 5.5 frames per second, a 16.2 megapixel FX0format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processing, the Nikon Df will keep up with the big boys in terms of …

Excellence through Sport - Blog - Influencing Posture

Read time: 15-20 min<p>Last week, we examined how posture and position can affect one’s movement. As discussed in that article, Influence of Posture …

Biomechanics

So you can't squat? Do this instead

<i>Guest Post By Eric Cressey</i><p>The squat has been hailed as “the king” of all strength training exercises – and rightfully so; it’s a compound exercise …

Life in close-up: photomicrography competition winners - in pictures

Nikon has announced the winners of its 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Winning images were selected for displaying both artistic quality and scientific technique. Eric Flem at Nikon said: "After 39 years we are proud to watch the competition continue to grow, allowing us to honor …

Hip Bursitis Exercises You can do the first 3 stretches to begin stretching the muscles that run along the outside of your hip. You can do the strengthening exercises when the sharp pain lessens. Stretching exercises Gluteal stretch: Lie on your back with both knees bent. Rest the ankle of your injured leg over the knee of your other leg. Grasp the thigh of the leg on the uninjured side and pull toward your chest. You will feel a stretch along the buttocks on the injured side and possibly along the outside of your hip. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Iliotibial band stretch, standing: Cross your uninjured leg in front of the other leg and bend down and reach toward the inside of your back foot. Do not bend your knees. Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds. Return to the starting position. Repeat 3 times. Iliotibial band stretch, side-leaning: Stand sideways near a wall with your injured side closest to the wall. Place a hand on the wall for support. Cross the leg farther from the wall over the other leg. Keep the foot closest to the wall flat on the floor. Lean your hips into the wall. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times Strengthening exercises Straight leg raise: Lie on your back with your legs straight out in front of you. Bend the knee on your uninjured side and place the foot flat on the floor. Tighten the thigh muscle on your injured side and lift your leg about 8 inches off the floor. Keep your leg straight and your thigh muscle tight. Slowly lower your leg back down to the floor. Do 2 sets of 15. Prone hip extension: Lie on your stomach with your legs straight out behind you. Draw your belly button in towards your spine and tighten your abdominal muscles. Tighten the buttocks and thigh muscles of the leg on your injured side and lift the leg off the floor about 8 inches. Keep your leg straight. Hold for 5 seconds. Then lower your leg and relax. Do 2 sets of 15. Side-lying leg lift: Lie on your uninjured side. Tighten the front thigh muscles on your injured leg and lift that leg 8 to 10 inches away from the other leg. Keep the leg straight and lower it slowly. Do 2 sets of 15. Wall squat with a ball: Stand with your back, shoulders, and head against a wall. Look straight ahead. Keep your shoulders relaxed and your feet 3 feet from the wall and shoulder's width apart. Place a soccer or basketball-sized ball behind your back. Keeping your back against the wall, slowly squat down to a 45-degree angle. Your thighs will not yet be parallel to the floor. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then slowly slide back up the wall. Repeat 10 times. Build up to 2 sets of 15. Clam exercise: Lie on your uninjured side with your hips and knees bent and feet together. Slowly raise your top leg toward the ceiling while keeping your heels touching each other. Hold for 2 seconds and lower slowly. Do 2 sets of 15 repetitions. Comment, Like and Share with your Friends www.physio-therapy.cz

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Startup Uses Kinect to Bring Physical Therapy Home

While pursuing an MBA at MIT in 2010, Tim Fu tore his ACL, an incident that led to surgery and six months of physical therapy.<p>"It was a really tough …

Pork Tenderloin with Date and Cilantro Relish

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 35 min<p>This cut of pork can be very lean, so take care not to overcook it or it will be dry. Ideally, it should still be a little pink in the center.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 pork tenderloin (about 1½ lb.)<p>Kosher salt and …

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Top 10 Mistakes CrossFitters Make

Top 10 Mistakes CrossFitters Make<p>Not Warming Up Properly<p>Everyday it takes me around 30 minutes to warm-up. I start with easy cardio for 5-10 min. …

Exercise

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Here's what you need to know...<p>Getting good at the core lifts will have a huge carryover into everything else. Start light, progress slowly, and …

Exercise

8/6/3 For Size and Strength

Here's what you need to know...<p>If you find 5/3/1 to be a little too low in volume for your needs, switching to a 8/6/3 scheme might be an effective …

Calorie burner: How much better is standing up than sitting?

<b>Studies have claimed major health benefits for standing for much of the day as opposed to sitting. The difference is marked, explains Michael Mosley.</b><p>Guess how many hours a day you spend sitting? Fewer than eight? More than 10? A recent survey found that many of us spend up to 12 hours a day sitting …

Diabetes

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

How to find the little-known 'kill switch' that lets you use Facebook with the maximum amount of privacy (FB)

(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)<p><b>There's a Facebook setting that acts as a "kill switch" to keep apps and other websites from sharing or accessing your information.</b>• <b><br>It's called "Platform." And you can turn it off.</b>• <b><br>With Platform "off" you can make your Facebook as private as possible without deleting</b> …

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Look for Orionid meteors this month

Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2017, the peak morning is probably October 21. But start watching now, before …

Take heart: a revolution in organ transplantation – video

For decades, it was assumed that an organ from a donor with a different ABO blood type from the recipient would be rejected. Today, we know that infants can accept ABO-incompatible heart transplants, potentially reducing the organ donor shortage and death rates on waiting lists. Professor Lori West …

What is a hurricane?

Hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones are powerful tropical storms that cause billions of pounds of damage every year and kill hundreds. Here we look at what they are<p>The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo are due to hit Britain this week, while Tropical Cyclone Ana narrowly missed Hawaii last weekend. In …