If you play chess, then take up hiking

Heads up on a couple of good articles, one sharing great brain fitness tips based on the material discussed during our 2013 Summit, the other analyzing the growth of cognitive training service Lumosity. 7 Ways to Optimize Your Brain (Huffington Post): “3. Cross-train your brain. The saying “use it or lose it” clearly applies to brain fitness. It’s vital to constantly step out of your comfort zone. SharpBrains CEO Alvaro Fernandez emphasizes “novelty, variety and challenge.” If you play chess, then take up hiking. If you do a lot of physical activities, then learn another language.” “7. Monitor yourself. Remember the mood ring? Now there are a host of devices using biosensors to record things like brain waves, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, and even mood. For example, Emotiv offers a wireless headset that monitors your brain activity and translates EEG into data you can understand…Misha Pavel, Ph.D., Program Director at the National Science Foundation, said, “We are now in the age of observation. The availability of data allows us to get smarter about our behaviors.” Small Brain-Training Game Maker Getting Bigger (The Wall Street Journal): “Lumos Labs says its Lumosity brain-training game service has reached 50 million members, a nearly 43% increase from the 35 million it announced in January. The San Francisco-based company also says its revenue for the year is on track to more than double ...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neurologists Authors: Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology biosensors Brain-Training Cognitive-Training EEG Emotiv heart-rate-variability lumos-labs Lumosity Source Type: blogs

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Descriptions of the revival of apparently lifeless newborn babies pre-date Christian times.1 After some curious diversions – electrocution, rectal insufflation of tobacco smoke, alternate immersion in hot and cold water– breathing support became the mainstay of treatment in the last century. In the 1970’s, a pattern of resuscitating babies emerged based on studies of acutely and profoundly asphyxiated term Rhesus monkeys.2 Courses teaching neonatal resuscitation were developed in the 1980s.3,4 They recommended assessing babies’ breathing and heart rate, and giving positive pressure ventilation (PPV)...
Source: Resuscitation - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Change doesn’t have to be terrifying! Life change — and change in general — is certain to happen. According to the Greek philosopher, Heracleitus, “The only thing that is constant is change.” If this is true, and I believe it is, coping with life changes, transitions, and the stress and anxiety that comes with it should come more easily to everyone, don’t you think? Yet, many shudder at the thought of change. Some bury their heads and hope it will go away while others open their arms and welcome the opportunities. Heracleitus’ philosophy is a good starting point for those who shud...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Publishers Stress YourTango anxiety change Manage Stress Source Type: blogs
FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- When their hopes of adopting a child from China were stretched thin by years of wait, Vanessa and Chris Zoog asked for a baby with a physical issue – one who could use an extra dollop of...
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(Natural News) Abortion in the 21st century has little to do with women making a choice. Abortion is a streamlined industry that coerces women into horrific medical procedures that exploit their well being and long term mental health. The abortion industry has become a modern day Auschwitz, where baby organs, extremities, brains and hearts are...
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Infants and toddlers should not be given soda, chocolate milk or other sweetened drinks, according to strict new guidelines.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children and Childhood Milk Juices Infant Formulas Obesity Water Diet and Nutrition Babies and Infants Sugar Weight Caffeine Baby Foods Calories Soft Drinks Artificial Sweeteners Diabetes Heart your-feed-science your-fe Source Type: news
(CNN) — Most children under the age of 5 should avoid plant-based milk, according to new health guidelines about what young children should drink. Plant-based milk made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends — with the exception of fortified soy milk — lack key nutrition for early development, according to guidelines released on Wednesday by leading health organizations. They should also avoid diet drinks, flavored milks and sugary beverages and limit how much juice they drink, the guidelines said. Plant-based milk is made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends that lack key nutrition for early develo...
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Abbott Laboratories is bringing two of its pediatric devices in the cardiology space to Europe. The Abbott Park, IL-based company has received CE mark for both the Masters HP 15mm rotatable mechanical heart valve and the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder. The Masters valve is the world's smallest mechanical heart valve and allows doctors to treat babies and toddlers in need of a mitral or aortic heart valve replacement. Until Abbott's device, surgeons could only use a range of larger-sized valves to replace a pediatric heart valve that could not be repaired, which could result in improper fit and complications. The Masters pediat...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
AbstractWhen should doctors seek protective custody to override a parent ’s refusal of potentially lifesaving treatment for their child? The answer to this question seemingly has different answers for different subspecialties of pediatrics. This paper specifically looks at different thresholds for physicians overriding parental refusals of life-sustaining treatment bet ween neonatology, cardiology, and oncology. The threshold for mandating treatment of premature babies seems to be a survival rate of 25–50%. This is not the case when the treatment in question is open heart surgery for a child with congenital hea...
Source: HEC Forum - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
Quality of life transplantations (e.g. hand, face, etc.), in contrast to life-saving transplantations (e.g. heart, lungs, etc.), have become increasingly popular and have gained more acceptance in the medical and lay communities. In the last two decades transplants for sexual and reproductive organs—specifically allogenic transplantations of the uterus, ovary, and penis—have emerged as yet another type of quality of life transplants. The purpose of uterus transplantations is to allow cisgender women with absolute uterine factor infertility to experience pregnancy. Although the first uterus transplantation took ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care assisted reproduction feminist ethics reproductive medicine Sex and Sexuality surgical ethics syndicated transplantation Women's Reproductive Rights Source Type: blogs
World's smallest pediatric treatments pioneered by Abbott address critical needs for the most vulnerable patients: babies and children born with common congenital heart defects Includes pediatric mechanical heart valve and first minimally invasive devic... Devices, Cardiology, Regulatory Abbott, Masters HP, Amplatzer Piccolo, patent ductus arteriosus
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