it's not gay if he looks like a chick
Monday, 19 February 2018

RightEye's portable eye-tracking test catches concussions and reading problems in five minutes

quote [ It turns out there?s quite a lot you can tell from how someone?s eyes move. We ... all vary in how and how well we execute a number of basic tasks, from flicking our eyes back and forth to smoothly tracking a moving target.

RightEye tracks these movements with a custom device that looks a bit like an all-in-one desktop... A basic EyeQ (as they call it) test takes five minutes or so, with more specialized tests adding only a few more, and results are available immediately. ]

I've been watching Olympic snowboarders, now I have concussion on the brain.

In extended, two other brand new methods of instant concussion diagnosis, one with blood test, one with a speech analysis app.

[SFW] [health] [+4]
[by HoZay@2:10amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Rural America?s Drinking-Water Crisis

quote [ ?I?ll be honest with you,? said Gary Michael Hunt. ?You never know when you go in there and turn on the faucet if you have water, or if you ain?t going to have no water.? Hunt, a former coal miner who lives in Martin County, Kentucky, said he has had reliability and safety issues with his drinking water for about 25 years?including water permeated by excessive amounts of disinfectant chemicals. ]

Had a hard time deciding what category this fit in - a sign of just how important access to clean water is to all of us.

The images above are of tap water samples from Martin County, Kentucky - to me they look more like something you'd see on a degenerate thread on 4chan.
[SFW] [health] [+10 WTF]
[by Space_1889@6:43amGMT] [16 comments]

Monday, 12 February 2018

State launches Aetna probe after stunning admission

quote [ California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones expressed outrage after CNN showed him a transcript of the testimony and said his office is looking into how widespread the practice is within Aetna. ]

When things start to get violent against people like this I think it will be some poor soul rationalizing their behavior as a form self-defense. For themselves or others. And I would have a hard time disagreeing with them, I think. Whether it's being denied healthcare, the destruction of our environment, or watching someone with the same skin color as you being gunned down in the street by police, the numbers start adding up in your head. Some would say it's submissiveness, but I think it's a testament to our humanity how much we would like to search for that peaceful resolution before resorting to a violent one.
[SFW] [health] [+4]
[by raphael_the_turtle@10:46pmGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 1 February 2018

The next Tide Pods challenge is overdosing on Imodium

quote [ Some addicts take huge doses of loperamide; sold under the brand name Imodium A-D; to try to ease withdrawal ]

It actually can't cross the blood brain barrier, but if you take a few hundred pills it'll fight the withdrawal symptoms apparently. Of course you might never poop again.

[SFW] [health] [+1 Informative]
[by the circus@8:55pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create independent healthcare co. for employees

quote [ Three major employers, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase, announced Tuesday they were partnering to create an independent company aimed at reining in health care costs for their employees. ]

This is a follow up to my previous post about a not-for-profit generic drug company forming to fight rising health costs. Makes sense that the business giants would take the whole healthcare tar-baby in house at some point. Text in extended because WaPo.

[SFW] [health] [+7 Informative]
[by midden@1:53pmGMT] [65 comments]



Monday, 22 January 2018

Babies Born Addicted To Drugs Has Increased 383% - You Can Volunteer To Cuddle To Help Them Heal

quote [ Cuddling them through the mayhem may be key to their survival. ]

I've found my calling; I'm going to be a full-time baby cuddler.
[SFW] [health] [+3 Good]
[by steele@5:28pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 19 January 2018

Leading US Health Systems Announce Plans to Develop a Not-for-profit Generic Drug Company

quote [ Intermountain Healthcare and other US health systems form not-for-profit generic drug company to help patients by ending shortages and reducing prices ]

We really are the last "civilized" nation holding out. Perhaps the walls will finally be breached from within the industry itself, instead of from without. Ars Technica's take on it in extended.

[SFW] [health] [+6]
[by midden@4:02amGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Florida monkeys excreting rare disease that can kill humans, scientists warn

quote [ Scientists studying a growing population of rhesus macaques in Silver Springs state park say that rather than just carrying herpes B, which is common in the species, some of the monkeys have the virus in their saliva and other bodily fluids, posing a potential risk of spreading the disease. ]

Have to ask - why are there monkeys roaming around Florida in the first place?
[SFW] [health] [+3 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@5:54pmGMT] [10 comments]

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Pineapple Fund Offers $4 Million Matching Grant to MAPS

quote [ Cryptocurrency philanthropist hopes to inspire others to complete funding for Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD ]

Related to my previous post.

[SFW] [health] [+2]
[by JWWargo@8:04pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year?

quote [ If it?s Christmas, it must be time to learn what America shoved inside itself. The only worthwhile holiday tradition pushes on.

?WAS DRINKING WITH FRIENDS AND ?GOT TO EXPERIMENTING,? AIR FRESHENER CONTAINER STUCK IN ANUS? ]

This is an ongoing series, with no end in sight.

As always, feel free to share your personal experiences.

[NSFW] [health] [+9 Funny]
[by HoZay@9:24pmGMT] [14 comments]



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