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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.

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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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High Altitude Medicine: Improving Prediction of Altitude Problems

 

High Sierra Health & Fitness
High Altitude Medicine

Improving Prediction of Altitude Problems

Improving the quality of high altitude medicine,
Eurac Research, February 26, 2018.

The Goal

"...in a bid to better ascertain inter alia why high altitude diseases occur more frequently in one scenario rather than another.

The Problem

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Health News 2018: Obesity on the Rise: Kids Getting Fatter & Fatter

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS

Obesity on the Rise

Kids Getting Fatter & Fatter

Newest data shows childhood obesity continues to increase,
Duke University Medical Center, February 26, 2018.

2016

35.1% of Kids 2-19 were overweight, up 4.7% since 2014.

41.5% of teens 16-19 were overweight.

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HEALTH & FITNESS, Drunken Fatties Rule! Health & Fitness Surprises!

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Drunken Fatties Rule!

Health & Fitness Surprises!

15-year UC study finds alcohol more effective than exercise for long life,
SFCrate, February 21, 2018.

A counter-intutive set of results!

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HEALTH & FITNESS, Fantastic New Tick Borne Disease Test

 

Skeeters & Ticks
HEALTH & FITNESS

New Comprehensive 8-Tick Disease Test

The New Tick-Borne Disease Serochip. AKA, "TBD Serochip"

First multiplex test for tick-borne diseases,
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, February 16, 2018.


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Health, Fitness, & Oceans: Microplastic Madness Everywhere, Plastic and its by-products Contaminate Marine Environment, Food Chains

 

HEALTH & FITNESS
&
Fish & OCEANS

Microplastic Madness Everywhere

Plastic and its by-products are Everywhere in our Environment

High levels of microplastics found in Northwest Atlantic fish,
Frontiers, February 16, 2018.

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Bad Water: Municipal Water Tainted Across America; Interactive Map

 

Health & Fitness degraded by Polluted Water
Bad Water

Municipal Water Tainted Across America: Interactive Map

Millions of Americans drink potentially unsafe tap water. How does your county stack up?
Science, February 12, 2018.

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Perfume & Personal Product Pollution: Now a Dominant Urban Air Pollution Source

 

Air Pollution
Volatile Organic Compounds
VOC
Perfume & Personal Product Pollution Exceeding Auto Pollution

An "Over-Producted" People

Consumer and industrial products now a dominant urban air pollution source,
University of Colorado at Boulder, February 15, 2018.

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High Sierra Health & Fitness: 2018 Winter Mosquitoes, Owens Valley

 

Winter Mosquitoes 2018

Owens Valley

Skeeters Rise in Unseasonable Heat

Warm weather awakens mosquitoes,
Sierra Wave, February 11, 2018.

"...an increase in reports from residents seeing mosquitoes this February due to the unseasonably warm weather..."

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Health & Fitness News: BPA in 86% of Global Teenagers

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS
BPA in 86% of Global Teenagers

Generations Lost to Chemically-Distorted Sexual Development:

Denied Natural Sexuality

Exposure to chemical found in plastics 'hard to avoid' in everyday life,
University of Exeter, February 5, 2018.

The unavoidable conclusion of this research is that very high concentrations of BPA are ubiquitous in the environment globally, and this estrogen-like compound exists in high concentrations in our planet's sexually-developing teenage population.

Gee, guess what that'd do?

LOOK AROUND.

 

FROM THE RESEARCH

"86 per cent of teenagers have traces of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound used to make plastics, in their body."

"Measurable levels of BPA, an endocrine-disrupting chemical, were found in the urine of the vast majority of the 94 17-19 year olds tested."

BPA EXPOSURE UNAVOIDABLE

"They found that chemical is so ubiquitous that trying to reduce exposure by avoiding food packaging and food likely to contain BPA has no measurable impact on exposure."

PERVERTING DEVELOPING KIDS

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