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Month: June 2019

Smart Speakers May Detect Cardiac Arrest

Smart Speakers May Detect Cardiac Arrest

Home devices that use A I may be able to pick up signs of distress and call for help. Amazon Alexa and Google Home could be lifesavers — quite literally. A team at the University of Washington (UW) created a new tool that can monitor people for cardiac arrest through your at-home smart speaker. When someone experiences cardiac arrest, they become unresponsive and may stop breathing or gasp for air. The tool can detect that gasp, known as agonal breathing,…

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Weedkillers in Cereals: What to Know

Weedkillers in Cereals: What to Know

In a new round of testing, the nonprofit watchdog Environmental Working Group found the weedkiller glyphosate in all 21 cereal and snack products it sampled. “All but four contained levels higher than what EWG considers protective for children’s health,” says Alexis Temkin, PhD, an EWG toxicologist and co-author of the new report, issued Wednesday. Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup. Monsanto took exception to the report and said its products contain safe levels of chemicals, well below…

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What Is Folic Acid, Why Do You Need It And What Foods Have It?

What Is Folic Acid, Why Do You Need It And What Foods Have It?

What Is Folic Acid? Folic acid is the synthetic version of the folate, a B vitamin that’s vital for the formation of red blood cells. It also plays a part in helping the body’s nerves function properly. The vitamin is essential in helping DNA form within cells, “allowing each cell to replicate perfectly”, according to the BDA, the association of British dieticians. If you don’t have enough folic acid in your body, it can cause a form of anaemia –…

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Seven Steps Toward Building Resiliency

Seven Steps Toward Building Resiliency

How do you define resiliency? Many define resiliency as the ability to bounce back from a setback. Some refer to it as one’s ability to push through difficult times. Following a keynote speech recently, this definition of resiliency was shared: Putting the pieces of a dropped vase back together as close to the original form as possible, knowing that sometimes it’s impossible to put things back exactly, which results in the creation of a new normal. Awareness – While the…

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