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- The Sideways Glance...
- Superbrain yoga!
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- The "Bull" that is Autism...
- Heart MD Institute: East meets west
- How does nutrition impact early childhood immunity?
- H1N1: From the Ayurvedic perspective
- Signs of the need for detoxification
- Ayurveda: Where medicine meets universal consciousness
- Ghee and its many benefits
- Yogi Cameron's ayurvedic view of the autism spectrum
- Ayurveda: The medicine of balance
- Ginger considered a basic universal medicine
Former Rep. Allyson Schwartz's new group, The Better Medicare Alliance, is not what it appears
Commentary: The Better Medicare Alliance is for better profits, not better Medicare.
Increased human protections offered as H5N2 outbreak spreads
By P.J. Huffstutter and Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said. To date, the virulent H5N2 influenza, which has infected turkeys and chickens on Midwestern poultry farms, has not affected humans. Dr. Alicia Fry, a medical officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s influenza division, said that while health officials are cautiously optimistic that humans will not be affected, her agency has isolated a pure strain of the H5N2 virus for potential use in a human vaccine, should one be needed. Concerns about human health risk have prompted investigators to ramp up biosecurity measures on infected farms, with some government staff overseeing the culling of birds wearing full protective body suits and ventilators.
Broga yoga for men - more macho, less mantra
By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Men who crave the benefits of yoga but recoil at sharing the experience with a room full of women are turning to Broga, a rugged take on the 3,000-year-old practice of movement and breath. Broga celebrates the physical over the spiritual, and strength over flexibility. “I consider myself an athletic guy, but have never been flexible and didn’t like the thought of embarrassing myself in front of a group of women," said financial analyst Eric Wright, 22, of San Jose, California. Grokker founder and C.E.O. Lorna Borenstein said more men are adding yoga to their exercise routines as a cross-training tool for flexibility and improving recovery time.
Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear
By Rupam Jain Nair and Ross Adkin BHAKTAPUR, Nepal (Reuters) - Thousands of Nepalis began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks and fearing shortages of food and water after an earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people. Huge queues had formed at Kathmandu airport with people desperate to get a flight out. Many said they had slept in the open since Saturday's quake, either because their homes were flattened or they were terrified that aftershocks would bring them crashing down. "We are escaping," said Krishna Muktari, who runs a small grocery store in Kathmandu city, standing at a major road intersection.
Insight - Increased human protections offered as H5N2 outbreak spreads
By P.J. Huffstutter and Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said. To date, the virulent H5N2 influenza, which has infected turkeys and chickens on Midwestern poultry farms, has not affected humans. It is already aware of $60 million in indemnity claims that will be made by poultry farmers seeking compensation for culled flocks. Meanwhile, in Minnesota, state officials say the virus is being discovered on three to four new poultry farms each day. HUNT FOR ANSWERS Iowa, the top U.S. egg-producing state, has seen the largest number of affected birds to date: The strain was identified in an egg-laying facility with 3.8 million hens earlier this month. Wisconsin, which has to cull hundreds of thousands of birds because of the outbreak, declared a state of emergency last week.
UNICEF says nearly a million children 'severely affected' in Nepal
Nearly a million children have been "severely affected" by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people, a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said, as rescue and aid workers struggle to cope. With hundreds of thousands of Nepalis sleeping out in tents or in the open, UNICEF said its relief workers were watching for waterborne and infectious diseases. "What we know that at this point is there are nearly a million children who are severely affected. Our biggest concern for them right now is going to be access to clean water and sanitation, we know that water and food is running out," UNICEF's Christopher Tidey said by telephone.
Decline in U.S. science spending threatens economy, security: MIT
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warning of an "innovation deficit," scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say declining government spending on basic research is holding back potentially life-saving advances in 15 fields, from robotics and fusion energy to Alzheimer's disease and agriculture. Science funding is "the lowest it has been since the Second World War as a fraction of the federal budget," said MIT physicist Marc Kastner, who led the committee that wrote "The Future Postponed" report, issued on Monday. Federal spending on research as a share of total government outlays has fallen from nearly 10 percent in 1968, during the space program, to 3 percent in 2015.
Travelogue of Love
This week I'm doing something a little different, and I call it travelogue of love. It's been absolutely magnificent to see nature blossom into splendor, and I wanted to capture these precious moments to share with you. Such abundance! If you're ever feeling lack, take a good look at the beautiful life force that's surrounding you. I guarantee...
Group Exercise Workouts Taking the Nation by Storm
Just like with fashion or technology, trends within the world of fitness come and go. Click Here to see the Complete List of Group Exercise Workouts Taking the Nation By StormThere was Jazzercise in the '70s, aerobics in the '80s and Tae Bo in the '90s. Sure, these workouts still exist in niche communities, but they've certainly faded from the...
Celladon says heart treatment fails in trial
Celladon Corp said its heart failure gene therapy Mydicar failed to meet its primary and secondary endpoints in an important trial. "We are surprised and very disappointed that Mydicar failed to meet the endpoints in the CUPID2 trial, and we are rigorously analyzing the data in an attempt to better understand the observed outcome," Celladon's chief executive, Krisztina Zsebo, said in a statement on Sunday. According to the company, the gene therapy failed to show a significant treatment effect when compared to placebo.