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June Health News Review

June 9, 2016

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#5 - Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions - NY Times May 30, 2016

"Unlike words printed on a page that have sharply defined edges, electronic characters, which are made up of pixels, have blurred edges, making it more difficult for eyes to maintain...Another unconscious effect is a greatly reduced frequency of blinking. Instead of a normal blink rate of 17 or more blinks a minute, working on a computer reduces the blink rate to 12 to 15 per minute.

The screen should be about 20 to 26 inches away from the face...when looking straight ahead, the eyes should be at the level of the top of the monitor...Ophthalmologists suggest adhering to the '20-20-20' rule: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away.

#4 - The Downside of Smoothies - NY Times May 13, 2016

"The fiber in whole fruit 'acts as a net' to slow down the process by which the body turns sugar from food into blood sugar, and though the smoothie still contains fiber, it has been pulverized during the blending process. As a result you’re likely to feel hungrier again sooner after drinking the smoothie than you would have had you eaten the same fruits and vegetables whole."

#3 - After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight - NY Times May 2, 2016

"There is always a weight a person’s body maintains without any effort. And while it is not known why that weight can change over the years — it may be an effect of aging — at any point, there is a weight that is easy to maintain, and that is the weight the body fights to defend. Finding a way to thwart these mechanisms is the goal scientists are striving for. First, though, they are trying to understand them in greater detail."

#2 - How to Remove A Splinter - ScienceDaily May 4, 2016

The petroleum jelly was news to me.

#1 - What foods can help fight the risk of chronic inflammation? - ScienceDaily May 16, 2016

"...(poly)phenols derived from onions, turmeric, red grapes, green tea and açai berries may help reduce the release of pro-inflammatory mediators in people at risk of chronic inflammation."

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