Crash Test Dummies 100 lbs Heavier

Crash test dummies, otherwise known as full-scale anthropomorphic test devices, which is a bit harder to say, like these ones at Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn Development Center are supposed to represent “typical” Americans. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

In order to make them simulate realistic human beings, crash test dummies will be heavier.  A sad reflection on the obesity epidemic!

For years, standard dummies have been 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds. But as CBS News reports, Humanetics, the leading maker of crash test dummies, will be making a heavier (by 100 pounds) and taller (by a few inches) dummy to better represent Americans.

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Scrambler therapy, new way to treat pain

Scrambler therapy to treat pain

By scrambling the information injured nerves send to the brain, this new form of therapy reduces the amount of pain sensation patients experience, particularly those suffering from chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy.   In this video, Salahadin Abdi, Ph.D., M.D., explains the science behind this technique.

Despite meat-heavy diet, indigenous tribe has world’s healthiest hearts

Despite meat-heavy diet, indigenous tribe has world’s healthiest hearts — but why?

Researchers have discovered that despite meat-heavy diets, low levels of good cholesterol and high levels of inflammation, an indigenous South American tribe has the healthiest hearts ever examined — and it might have something to do with parasites in the gut.

Read the article: Despite meat-heavy diet, indigenous tribe has world’s healthiest hearts — but why? | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact

Too much sweetness: ‘All sugars aren’t the same’ – The Globe and Mail

The new film, Fed Up opening in theaters next week, is an exposé of the deadly consequences of excessive sugar consumption.  This film, from the producer of An Inconvenient Truth, accuses governments and the food industry of failing to combat the problem.  We concur.  And applaud all the efforts to make the public aware of the damage sugar does.  The consequences of sugar consumption is the basis of Sugar Crush.

For decades, many believed the only damage sugar caused was tooth decay and weight gain. But in recent years, the case against it has been building with fantastic speed, and now a growing chorus of physicians and scientists believe the dangers are comparable to those of smoking.

Read the article: Too much sweetness: ‘All sugars aren’t the same’ – The Globe and Mail

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