If you’d told me that I’d be sharing a Miley Cyrus cover of Jolene because it’s really great, I would have laughed in your face … and yet.
FDA Suggests Regulations for E-cigarettes
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.
While the proposal being issued Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration won’t immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry. The agency says the proposal sets a foundation for regulating the products but the rules don’t immediately ban the wide array of flavors of e-cigarettes, curb marketing on places like TV or set product standards.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/fda-suggests-regulations-e-cigarettes
Magnify the Body to Shrink Pain
The perceived size of your hand affects how intensely your hand feels pain, according to a new study.
A paper published in Neuropsychologia details the results of an experiment in which each participant was subjected to a pinprick-like sensation on one fingertip. The researchers used a lens to modify the size of the hand receiving the painful stimulus to look larger or smaller than normal in some of the experiments. They compared these responses to the pain response in the participants’ unmodified hand.
When the participants viewed their hand under a magnifying glass, they responded less intensely to the actual pain than in their unmodified hand. However, they anticipated the pain more when their hand was enlarged.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/magnify-body-shrink-pain
That’s why women bloat during menstruation….
We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.
Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.
More on sleep here.(via we-are-star-stuff)