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    The $5,000 key to a longer life Genetics pioneer Craig Venter says you might not be as healthy as you think. In fact, 30 to 40 percent of the people who come to his company Human Longevity Inc. for a daylong series of scans, tests, and genomic analysis end up...
    I have been having some issues with my QL (quadratus lumborum), the band of muscle deep in around the mid-section that stabilizes the hip. Then my glute started to ache. I cut down on any exercises that used that area. But after a few agonizing plane flights, no improvement....
    Want to rile me up? Tell me I can't do something because of my age. That's known as poking the bear. Bad idea. The exercise experts at Reader's Digest have decided that people over 50 should be as sedentary as possible, with maybe a bit of mall walking thrown...
    AI hunts for cures There are 8,000 diseases out there that need curing. Thus far, the only way to tackle them has been through painstaking, lengthy research, the publishing of papers, peer review, and costly analysis and testing by big pharmaceutical companies. Enter: artificial intelligence. Turns out that among the...
    meditation I tried to meditate for years before I got the hang of it. Why is it so hard for some people like me? First, it’s about understanding that just because you want to do something — like open your eyes — it doesn’t mean that you have to. This...
    You may have heard that certain retail establishments have installed cameras that distinguish gender and age to better understand who is coming into their store. Creepy, but that’s the world we live in. One of the ways the technology determines age is the person’s posture. Bad posture indicates a...
    We profiled the irrepressible Christie back in June. On July 20th, she and the Mighty Mermaids swam the Channel. Starting in the pitch dark, in frigid waters, they did it. It is a horrendous swim for so many reasons, not least of which is the fearsome current which reverses...
    We regularly nerd out on economist Art de Vany’s Facebook page, probably the most data-dense Facebook page ever created. This week he references an article in the journal Metabolism: “Findings indicate that insulin resistance is a central abnormality in the MetS and that muscle mass and strength are strong protective factors...
    You can’t miss it: CBD is everywhere – face cream, lip balm, shampoo, soap, even toothpaste – but what exactly is it? Snake oil, cure-all or somewhere in between?The first thing you should know about CBD, short for cannabidiol, is that it is a chemical compound found in the...
    The somewhat spookily named Ambrosia clinic in California is where – for $8000 – anyone over 35 can get a transfusion of blood from a young person. This young-blood treatment is picking up fans in Silicon Valley, among them mega-investor Peter Thiel: “I’m looking into parabiosis stuff, which I think is really...
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