Jarod Griffin

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Light Exercise Can Benefit Health (Even When You Don't Work Up A Sweat)

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 01/25/2014 08:33 AM EST on LiveScience<p>Light-intensity activities that get you off the couch may be beneficial to your health, even if you don't work up a sweat, a new study suggests.<p>People in the study who spent more time moving around than sitting during …

This Will Make You Never, Ever Want To Put A Lemon Wedge In Your Water Again

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

Worries About Bird Flu Curtail Chinese New Year Feasts

As China gets ready to usher in the Year of the Horse on Friday, millions of them will find it hard to buy chicken for traditional Lunar New Year feasts. That's a mark of the nation's growing anxiety about a poultry-borne flu virus called H7N9.<p>On Tuesday, Hong Kong agricultural workers will begin …

Could bubonic plague strike again?

<b>Scientists have unlocked clues about the strains of bacterium causing two of the world's most devastating plagues, but could it ever kill on a mass scale as it once did?</b><p>A team has compared the genomes of the Justinian Plague and the Black Death to find that both were caused by distinct strains of …

Disrupted Sleep Could Spur Cancer Growth Through Immune System Effects, Animal Study Shows

Disrupted sleep could accelerate cancer growth due to its negative effects on the immune system, according to new research in mice.<p>In the study, published in the journal Cancer Research, researchers split mice into two groups. One group of mice was allowed to sleep peacefully during the day (mice …

10 Surprising Things Your Eyes Reveal About Your Health

Take your eyes off that screen for a second: A new study reveals that 70 percent of American adults experience eye strain caused by digital devices. …

Study: Google Searches Reveal Mental Health Patterns

Search terms implied that people are 24 percent less likely to consider suicide in the summer, among other seasonal fluctuations that may be useful in epidemiology for illnesses that are difficult to track.<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Google overhyped the flu this year, which seemed to be a blow to the company's claim …

Dramatic rise in flu deaths reported by California health officials

State health officials reported Friday that California<p>influenzadeaths this flu season have doubled to 95, with an additional 51 cases likely to be confirmed next week.<p>That would put this year's number of flu fatalities so far at 146. At this time last year, nine deaths had been confirmed, and only …

Public Health

At Least 300 Sick Aboard Cruise Ship, U.S. Health Officials to Investigate

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski</i><p>KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — U.S. health officials will board a cruise ship docked in the U.S. Virgin Islands to investigate an illness outbreak that has stricken at least 300 people with gastrointestinal symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea, a …

If China’s bird flu mutates, health workers will be the canaries

China’s seasonal bird flu outbreak has a slowly mounting body count, infecting nearly 100 and killing 19 since colder temperatures arrived in October. But there is some good news: All of the people who contracted the H7N9 virus probably had direct contact with poultry, so the prospect of an …

Bird Flu

China Moon rover Jade Rabbit in trouble

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1047000/1047514_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524613637_0d4f6c192de0dfe5f5861333211d38b0<p><b>China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover is in trouble after experiencing a "mechanical control abnormality", state media report.</b><p>The Moon exploration vehicle …

One Way North Korea Battles For Survival -- Purging All Foes

The time-honored way for Korea’s Jeoson dynasty leaders to get rid of a challenger or threat to their power was to execute not only the bad guy but all members of his family. It figures that Kim Jong-un, as the hereditary leader of the latter-day dynasty that rules North Korea in the style of the …

Warm temps blamed for massive avalanche that cut off Alaskan town

A warmer winter is being blamed for the mammoth Alaskan avalanche that has cut off a port city’s sole road to the outside — stoking fears of flash floods and future landslides.<p>Snowy debris hundreds of feet long and up to 40 feet deep slammed onto Valdez’s Richardson Highway early Friday and again …

Brazil probes police shooting of man after World Cup protest

<b>Authorities in Brazil have launched an investigation into the shooting by police of a man on Saturday, following a protest in Sao Paulo against this year's football World Cup.</b><p>Relatives say Fabricio Chaves, 22, is in a critical condition in hospital.<p>The authorities claim he was carrying an explosive …

Scientists film how the brain makes memories for the first time ever

For the first time in history, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have captured how our brain makes memories in …

Top 10 Ways To Trick Your Brain Into Doing What You Want

Ever feel like your brain is out to get you? Like it's convincing you to do things that aren't actually in your best interest? Our brain is a funny …

Distinguishing Brain From Mind

In coming years, neuroscience will answer questions we don't even yet know to ask. Sometimes, though, focus on the brain is misleading.<p>juliendn/Flickr<p>From the recent announcement of President Obama's BRAIN Initiative to the Technicolor brain scans ("This is your brain on God/love/envy etc") on …

Why Spend a Billion Dollars to Map the Human Brain?

Barack Obama announced an initiative yesterday that involves significant government investment in neuroscience. So begins the international race to understand the brain<p>CubaGallery/Flickr<p>In January, the European Commission pledged 500 million euros to work towards creating a functional model of the …

Human Brain Can Process Image Seen For Just 13 Milliseconds, Study Shows

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 01/19/2014 10:04 AM EST on LiveScience<p>The human brain can achieve the remarkable feat of processing an image seen for just 13 milliseconds, scientists have found. This lightning speed obliterates the previous record speed of 100 milliseconds reported by …

What a Fascinating Global Brain Study Reveals

My MBA mate, Leonard Sommer from the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, conducted a fascinating online research with his brother Gordon. More than 35 million people from 205 countries completed the study and put their brains to the test.<p>The German brothers were not trying to conduct a …

Let Us Take A Walk In the Brain

Over the past year, I’ve spent a lot of time around brains. I’ve held slices of human brains preserved on glass slides. I’ve gazed through transparent mouse brains that look like marbles. I’ve spent a very uncomfortable hour having my own brain scanned (see the picture above). I’ve interviewed a …

How A Single Molecule May Help Detect And Treat Brain Injuries

<b>Detection leading the way to prevention</b><p>The devastation of a brain injury can be obvious.<p>Sometimes.<p>Yet other times, the extent of a traumatic injury is much more difficult to evaluate and quantify. This is particularly the case for mild to moderate injuries that are commonplace among a wide variety …

Here's The Truth About Those Brain Games That Are Supposed To Make You Smarter

I sure could use a little memory boost. Unfortunately, despite the growing popularity of brain-training apps and programmes like Lumosity, CogniFit, CogMed and Jungle Memory, I'm not going to find any help here; studies raise doubt about whether these programmes and apps have any tangible effect on …

Heavy drinking hits men's brains harder than women's, study says

Who has the last laugh? Middle-aged men show significant declines in mental processing speed and memory from heavy alcohol consumption, and more so than women, a new study concludes.<p>Maybe the average man can get away with drinking more in one sitting than the average woman. But in the long run, …

Interim nuclear deal allows Iran to continue centrifuge research

WASHINGTON – The interim nuclear<p>dealbetween Iran and world powers will allow Tehran to continue far more research and development on centrifuges to enrich uranium than has been publicly recognized, according to a veteran Washington nuclear analyst.<p>In a new report, David Albright, president of the …

South Asia

Did Kim Jong Un Really Execute His Uncle’s Extended Family?

A report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency cites unnamed sources who claim that Kim Jong Un put to death all the relatives of the leader’s uncle, …

Hollywood, propaganda and liberal politics

The legendary media tycoon<p>William Randolph Hearstbelieved America needed a strongman and thatFranklin D. Rooseveltwould fit the bill. He ordered his newspapers to support FDR and the New Deal. At his direction, Hearst's political allies rallied around Roosevelt at the Democratic convention, which …

Affordable Care Act

Gangs run rampant in Brazil’s prison system

Domingos Coelho counted 180 knife wounds on the front of his son Dyego's headless torso. He couldn't bring himself to roll the body over and count those on the back.<p>Dyego Coelho, 21 when he was killed last month, was in prison for illegal possession of ammunition, his father told reporters – a …

Thailand Braces For Chaos and Violence As Elections Go Ahead

Embattled Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is sticking to her guns and will oversee snap elections across the country on Feb. 2, despite calls …