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Feb 16
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Low Vaccination Rates Could Be Responsible for Measles Outbreak

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Low Vaccination Rates Could Be Responsible for Measles Outbreak

That appears to be the thinking in Washington state, where Governor Jay Inslee recently declared a state of emergency.

Near the end of January, 55 cases had been reported as confirmed for 2019, a great many of them in children under the age of 10 who had not received vaccines. The epicenter of the outbreak is said to reside in Clark County, a bit north of Portland, OR.

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Feb 15
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

There’s an App for Praying with the Pope

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There’s an App for Praying with the Pope

His Holiness recently introduced ClickToPray, an app for group prayer that's geared toward younger folks.

When Pope Francis introduced the app during his weekly address on Sunday, he noted that social media and the Internet amounted to "a resource of our time". As an associate held up a computer tablet, the Holy Father then said, "Here, I'll insert the intentions and the prayer requests for the mission of the Church".

After tapping the screen a few times, Francis reportedly needed to ask the associate whether his efforts were a success. Evidently, they were.

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Feb 14
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

What’s Underneath Those Melting Glaciers?

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What’s Underneath Those Melting Glaciers?

What gets covered by advancing ice must eventually be revealed when that ice retreats, or melts.

In the case of melting glaciers, that means discoveries that can date from the earliest periods of human history.

Unfortunately, the discoveries also indicate that the world's glaciers are melting much more quickly than it took to make them.

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Feb 13
2019

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

A Full Night’s Sleep Could Make You Less Sensitive to Pain

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A Full Nights Sleep Could Make You Less Sensitive to Pain

If you’re in pain, it can be difficult to fall and stay asleep at night. Yet a new study shows a catch-22 situation where lack of sleep actually makes you more sensitive to pain. It’s only the latest in a long list of health problems that may be exacerbated by a lack of sleep.

An estimated one in three adults don’t get enough sleep at night. At the same time, more than one in five Americans suffer from chronic pain. That doesn’t include the many consumers who have occasional pain or muscle soreness. Without enough sleep, the body is more sensitive to pain, according to new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The research states that lack of sleep actually numbs the natural pain-deadening response in the brain.

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Feb 12
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Bizarre Ways to Rake in Cash

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Bizarre Ways to Rake in Cash

With no end in sight to the growing Gig Economy, people are increasingly turning to more and more inventive ways of making money.

One way: Put in some time as a living statue. Performance artists all over the globe have gotten into it -- including some in Rhode Island who are hired to work as living status for civic events.

Where it is legal to do so, some folks have chosen to grow marijuana. One such cultivator in Colorado tells MSN Money that it helps to find savvy partners, adding, "Investors are not easy to come by, but I have had a few different parties who were interested in working with me.”

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Feb 11
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Materials that Bulk Up with Use

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Materials that Bulk Up with UseSeems that working out with weights in order to grow muscle doesn't apply to workouts aimed only at humans.

Researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan have come up with a way to manufacture materials that grow stronger as a result to exposure to mechanical stress, a process that parallels that of skeletal development.

The discovery could open the door to the creation of durable substances that can change and strengthen depending on the surrounding environment.

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Feb 10
2019

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

No Time to Work Out? Just 15 Minutes Could Make a Big Difference

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No Time to Work Out? Just 15 Minutes Could Make a Big Difference

Finding time to go to the gym can be tough when your schedule is already jam packed. But a new study brings good news for those who are pressed for time. In just three 15-minute sessions a week, you can see health benefits.

Previous research had claimed that you’ll need to work out for at least 45 minutes to make noticeable changes to your body. This new study may seem freeing to those people who felt that 45 minutes was too much of a commitment, even if it was only three times a week.

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