Aggressive new HIV strain detected in Cuba

An aggressive form of HIV has been discovered in Cuba. It develops into full-blown AIDS within just three years. Researchers said the progression happens so fast that treatment with antiretroviral drugs may come too late.

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FDA Approves Telescopic Bionic Eye Implant

The FDA announced that it had approved a telescopic eye implant that can help the visually impaired. The procedure involves removing the lens of the eye completely and replacing it with the implant . The implant is aimed at elderly people (over the age of 75) with macular degeneration, a condition that results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field because of retinal damage. Created by VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, the telescope projects images in your field of view onto healthy areas of your central retina outside of the degenerated macula. The image is enlarged, which reduces the effect the blind spot has on central vision.

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Schizophrenia, Depression and Addiction show similar pattern of gray-matter loss in the brain

Post image for Schizophrenia, Depression and Addiction All Linked to Similar Loss of Brain MatterDiagnoses as different as depression, addictions and schizophrenia are all linked to a similar pattern of gray-matter loss in the brain, a new study finds.
The results hint at an underlying biological cause for these mental illnesses.The research, published in JAMA Psychiatry, pooled data frommeta-analysis of 193 studies comprising 15 892 individuals across 6 diverse diagnostic groups (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety) (Goodkind et al., 2015).


Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It

Chronic fatigue syndrome has been a controversial name and a controversial diagnosis.

A 15 member panel of the institute of Medicine – an independent government advisory body – redefines and renames the “chronic Fatigue Syndrome” and summarizes the scientific evidence to do so in a 235-page report.

The new name: systemic exertion intolerance disease, or SEID for short

Read more: NPR

Ever heard of the SCIENTIFIC 7 MINUTE WORKOUT? Well check it out…

Ever since the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) published an article in it’s Health & Fitness Journal with the title “HIGH-INTENSITY CIRCUIT TRAINING USING BODY WEIGHT: Maximum Results With Minimal Investment” it is been popping up on the internet as the so called Scientific 7 Minute Workout.

Perhaps spending 7 minutes of your time on these exercises might be useful?

Here a video and an infographic that explain what the workout is about:


Source: tribesports

NASA treadmill at Bournemouth hospital helps injured walk

Lesley Kingsley and James CreaseyA treadmill using technology designed for astronauts is being used to help patients in Bournemouth.

It will be used to help people with leg injuries and disorders recover, as they can exercise without putting their whole body weight on their legs.

Patients with arthritis of the knee joint and some with lower back pain, are zipped into a sealed bag which is then pumped with air.

Their body weight is reduced by as much as 80% while they use they machine.

Source: BBC

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You know the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan? Have a look at these everyday-life-pictures

The stunning photos offer a glimpse of Bhutan that many will never see – a country where success is measured by happiness instead of GDP – and its gross national happiness (GNH) takes precedent over material wealth and riches.

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Young Buddhist monks gather in front of the King's Palace in the capital city, Thimpu, in this photo, taken by His Majesty the King of Bhutan

Tibetan prayer flags overlooking Himalayan Mountains. In Bhutan, prayer flags are hoisted for happiness, long life, prosperity, luck and to offer karmic merit to all sentient beings. When someone dies, prayer flags are believed to guide the soul of the dead away from the netherworld

The pink lotus is  generally reserved for the highest deity, sometimes confused with the white lotus it is the lotus of the historical Buddha

Traditional Bhutanese painting in progress. In Bhutan, success is measured by happiness - and its gross national happiness (GNH) takes precedent over material wealth and riches.

The magnificent King’s Palace - or Dechencholing Palace - in Thimpu, which was built in 1953

Guards on duty at Tashichhodzong, Thimphu. The country is known for its natural scenic and cultural highlights and its welcoming people

The 170-foot Buddha Dordenma Statue, one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world, overlooking the  Thimphu Valley

Walking Buddha looks out over Centenary Park, Thimphu. The country has always drawntravellers thanks to its majestic Himalayan scenery

A Bhutanese boy sits alone as the country prepares for its first International festival, a ten-day celebration coinciding to the King's birthday

The impressive Buddha Dordenma Statue in silhouette. The ten-day celebration of arts and culture begins on February 14

A lone man washes among traditional wooden boats in Thimphu. The festival will coincide with the 5th King’s 35th birthday celebration and Losar, the Buddhist New Year

Prayer flags are raised outside homes, hung on bridges, hilltops, and places of spiritual importance

A Buddhist monk holds a red lotus flower, symbolising the original nature of the heart (hrdaya). It is the lotus of love and compassion

An elderly man snoozes on a traditional wooden boat. Until recently, Bhutan has been isolated due to geographical location, allowing it to retain its unique culture and heritage

Source: MailOnline