Archive: 09/9/2010

Overweight and obese make up majority in Ontario

New analysis of a landmark health survey by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) shows that 70% of Ontario adults are either overweight or obese, and have a strong prevalence of high blood pressure that could lead ...

Sep 09, 2010
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Apple publishes guidelines for app approval

(AP) -- Apple Inc. gave software developers on Thursday the guidelines it uses to determine which programs can be sold in its App Store, yet it reserved for itself broad leeway in deciding what makes the ...

Sep 09, 2010
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Doctors see eye hazard in powerful laser pointers

(AP) -- A 15-year-old boy damaged his eyes while playing with a laser pointer he'd bought over the Internet, say doctors who warn that dangerously high-powered versions are easily available online.

Sep 09, 2010
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Biofeedback for your brain?

There is new evidence that people can learn to control the activity of some brain regions when they get feedback signals provided by functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (fMRI).

Sep 09, 2010
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Health reform fails the disadvantaged

A new study looking at the effects of the 2006 Massachusetts Health Reform on access to care, health status and ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in healthcare, shows that the legislation has led to improvements in insurance ...

Sep 09, 2010
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The brain needs to remember faces in 3-dimensions

In our dynamic 3D world, we can encounter a familiar face from any angle and still recognize that face with ease, even if the person has, for example, changed his hair style. This is because our brain has used the 2D snapshots ...

Sep 09, 2010
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There is more to motor imagery than mental simulation

The human brain is a powerful simulation machine. Sports professionals and amateurs alike are well aware of the advantages of mentally rehearsing a movement prior to its execution and it is not surprising that the phenomenon, ...

Sep 09, 2010
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