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Health and Fitness information for long distance backpackers. Physical and psychological effects of hiking and nature.

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BASIC HEALTH: Five Practices to a Long Life

 

BASIC HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS

Five Practices to a Long Life

Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, April 30, 2018.

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KILL PEOPLE FOR PROFITS: Neonicotinoids may alter estrogen production

 

BAD
HEALTH NEWS

HOW TO KILL YOUR OWN PEOPLE FOR PROFITS

Neonicotinoids may alter estrogen production in humans,
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS,  April 27, 2018.

 

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HEALTH NEWS: ROUNDUP FOUND IN EVERYTHING

 

HEALTH NEWS

ROUNDUP FOUND IN EVERYTHING

Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show,
Guardian, April 30, 2018.

"...scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods."

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Super Chocolicious: Chocolate, Cacao, and Flavonoids Fires up Human Metabolic "Pathways"

 

HEALTH & FITNESS
FOOD

Super Chocolicious

Chocolate, Cacao, and Flavonoids Fires up Human Metabolic "Pathways"

New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation,
Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center, April 24, 2018.

 

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Heart Health: Antioxidant takes Decades off Old Folk's Hearts

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Heart Health

Antioxidant takes Decades off Old Folk's Hearts

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again,
University of Colorado at Boulder, April 19, 2018.

"... took 20 milligrams per day of a supplement called MitoQ, made by chemically altering the naturally-occurring antioxidant Coenzyme Q10 to make it cling to mitochondria inside cells."

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Health News: Plasmid Sharing Party, Spreading Bacterial Resistance Defeating Antibiotics

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS
Plasmid Sharing Party

Spreading Bacterial Resistance Defeating Antibiotics

Bacterial 'gene swapping' sparks disease outbreaks,
University of Liverpool, April 17, 2018.

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Health News, Megacity Filth: Megacity Pollution Gives Babies Alzheimer's

 

Health & Fitness News
Megacity Filth

Megacity Pollution Gives Babies Alzheimer's

Evidence mounts for Alzheimer's, suicide risks among youth in polluted cities,
The University of Montana, April 13, 2018.

Mexico City Mega Filth

"...increased risks for Alzheimer’s and suicide among children and young adults living in polluted megacities."

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Health News, 2018: Agricultural & Human Antibiotic Waste Treatment does Not Work

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS
More Good Superbug News (NOT)

Agricultural & Human Waste Treatment Does Not Work

Remnants of antibiotics persist in treated farm waste, research finds,
University at Buffalo, April 12, 2018.

 

Background

"Each year, farmers in the U.S. purchase tens of millions of pounds of antibiotics that are approved for use in cows, pigs, fowl and other livestock."

"When farmers repurpose the animals’ manure as fertilizer or bedding, traces of the medicines leach into the environment, raising concerns that agriculture may be contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria."

(No, it is certain the bacteria are self-selecting mutations to get around all the antibiotics they are exposed to.)

 

TREATMENT FAILURE

"...two of the most elite waste treatment systems available today on farms do not fully remove antibiotics from manure."

"...leave behind concerning levels of antibiotic residues, which can include both the drugs themselves and molecules that the drugs break down into."

 

FARMERS NOT TREATING MOST CONTAMINATED MANURE

"...uncovered new findings about solid excrement, which is often filtered out from raw, wet manure before the treatment technologies are implemented."

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HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS, 2018 Superbug Patrol: Watching them Carefully

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

2018 Superbug Patrol

Watching them Carefully...

“Nightmare” superbugs continue to lurk in US, but control efforts working,
Ars Technica, April, 4, 2018.

"...latest surveillance data..."

 

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Solar News 2018, FYI: Radiation Increasing

 

Solar News

FYI: Radiation Increasing

New study finds space radiation is increasingly more hazardous,
AGU Blogosphere, March 15, 2018.

Research Highlights

"...new research cautions that the exposure to radiation is much higher than previously thought and could have serious implications on both astronauts and satellite technology."

"...measurements obtained over the last four years exceeded trends from previous solar cycles by at least 30 percent, showing that the radiation environment is getting far more intense."

"...large fluxes in Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) are rising faster and are on path to exceed any other recorded time in the space age."

"In 2014, Schwadron and his team predicted around a 20 percent increase in radiation dose rates from one solar minimum to the next. Four years later, their newest research shows current conditions exceed their predictions by about 10 percent, showing the radiation environment is worsening even more than expected."

 

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

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SKEETER NEWS 2018: Warming Climate Spreading Skeeters, Ticks, & their Diseases

 

SKEETER NEWS

Warming Climate Spreading Skeeters, Ticks, & their Diseases

Climate change promotes the spread of mosquito and tick-borne viruses,
European Commission Joint Research Centre, March 16, 2018.

 

Threat Levels

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Ancient Technological Breakthroughs: 320,000 BC Stone Age Revolution

 

Health, Fitness, & Humans
Ancient Technological Breakthroughs

320,000 BC Stone Age Revolution

Scientists discover evidence of early human innovation, pushing back evolutionary timeline,
University of Utah, March 15, 2018.

WHO
"...The first evidence of human life in the Olorgesailie Basin comes from about 1.2 million years ago."

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Women's World of Health & Fitness: Fitness Protects from Dementia

 

HEALTH & FITNESS
Women's World

Fitness Protects from Dementia

Physically fit women nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia,
American Academy of Neurology, March 14, 2018.

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Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Everywhere: Food & Environment

 

HEALTH & FITNESS
Altering Childhood Sexual Development

Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Everywhere: Food & Environment

Babies fed soy-based formula have changes in reproductive system tissues,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, March 12, 2018.

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Science Catches Up!? Neanderthal Compassion Quantified

 

Health, Fitness, & Human Culture
Science Catches Up!?

Neanderthal Compassion Quantified

Compassion helped Neanderthals to survive, new study reveals,
University of York, March 12, 2018.

"...compassionate and knowledgeable response to injury and illness."

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The Planet of Doctor Moreau: CRISPR Unlock Keys to Genetic Manipulation

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS
The Planet of Doctor Moreau

Humans Unlock Keys to Genetic Manipulation

Yet Another,
"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds"

Gene knockout using new CRISPR tool makes mosquitoes highly resistant to malaria parasite,
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, March 8, 2018.

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The Fountain of Corporate Filth; You Will Drink Drug-Tainted Toilet Water to Support Irresponsible Growth

 

HEALTH & FITNESS CRIMES
The Fountain of Corporate Filth

You Will Drink Drug-Tainted Toilet Water to Support Irresponsible Growth

Recycled water from sewers coming to California taps,
SF Crate, March 7, 2018.

 

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HEALTH & FITNESS, Just Keep Moving: Exercise Defies the Aging Process

 

HEALTH & FITNESS
Just Keep Moving

Exercise Defies the Aging Process

A lifetime of regular exercise slows down aging, study finds,
University of Birmingham, March 8, 2018.

"A group of older people who have exercised all of their lives, were compared to a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not exercise regularly. The results showed that those who have exercised regularly have defied the aging process, having the immunity, muscle mass, and cholesterol levels of a young person."

"The study showed that loss of muscle mass and strength did not occur in those who exercise regularly. The cyclists also did not increase their body fat or cholesterol levels with age and the men's testosterone levels also remained high, suggesting that they may have avoided most of the male menopause."

"More surprisingly, the study also revealed that the benefits of exercise extend beyond muscle as the cyclists also had an immune system that did not seem to have aged either."

"An organ called the thymus, which makes immune cells called T cells, starts to shrink from the age of 20 and makes less T cells. In this study, however, the cyclists' thymuses were making as many T cells as those of a young person."

 

Exercise & General Health

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Mental Self-Stoner Magic of Wim Hof, The Unfreezable Dutch Adventurer

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, & THE MIND
Mental Self-Stoner Magic of Wim Hof

The Unfreezable Dutch Adventurer

Study first to demonstrate brain mechanisms that give The Iceman unusual resistance to cold.
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research, February 28, 2018.

 

SUBJECT

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Health & Fitness 2018: Heat Stroke Treatment Change

 

Health & Fitness

Heat Stroke Treatment Change

When treating athletes for heat stroke, 'cool first, transport second,'
Loyola University Health System, February 26, 2018.

WHAT
"Consensus Statement - Prehospital Care of Exertional Heat Stroke."

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