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Can Virtual Reality Treat Pain?!

Virtual reality has opened the door for endless possibilities in treating medical conditions including pain management. Chief Medical Officer of Samsung electronics of America, Dr. David Rhew, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout to discuss virtual reality advancements in the medical profession.

Discover the Healthier Sweetener: Natural Brown or Refined White Sugar

The harmful health effects of sugar sweeteners are now indisputable, but the average American consumes three pounds of the sweet white poison per week!

It’s easy to understand why. Research have shown that sugar is addictive, with some brain scans suggesting that it’s just as addictive as drugs like cocaine.

Does Your Body Digest Food Properly?

Sluggishness, fatigue, irritability, and malnourishment are all-too-common characteristics of modern living. Many people, despite their best efforts at eating healthy and trying to live healthier lives… just aren’t seeing the results they expect.

Maybe you’ve started to pack on a few extra pounds and are wondering to yourself, why isn’t this working?

Soft Robotics Update

The emerging field of soft robotics deals with the development of robots comprised of materials similar to those found in living organisms like the creation of a synthetic soft muscle tissue. Hod Lipson, professor of mechanical engineering and data science at Columbia University joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss this topic.

Stroke Prevention Methods for Healthy Woman

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. In fact, stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer. A stroke occurs when blood circulation is cut off from the brain, depriving brain cells of oxygen necessary to function. When this happens, brain cells die and essential cognitive abilities are affected. In more severe cases, a stroke can be fatal.

Telemedicine of the Future

Between the lower overall health costs, reduced absenteeism and time away from work, the benefits of telemedicine are immense. While telemedicine isn’t a new approach, it has gained a lot traction in the last half decade for a variety of reasons.

The Intricacy Of Immunity Revealed

To put simply, the immune system is like the Goldilocks story: it can do too much, too little, or just enough. When it does too much, it causes autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and lupus. When it does too little, as in AIDS, it fails to protect the person from infections that are normally easily killed off with a healthy immune system. When it does just enough, it allows us to resist disease naturally and/or with the help of vaccines….