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Why Sleep is Important Especially When Dieting

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(DGIwire) -- There is an established connection between sleeping and hunger. This is because there is a connection between sleep and the levels of leptin and ghrelin in the body. Ghrelin is a hormone that is released when we are hungry. It increases our appetite. Leptin has the opposite effect and is released to signal that we’re full which … [Continue reading...]

Guillain-Barré Syndrome: 5 Questions to Ask

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(DGIwire) – There can be few scenarios more terrifying than losing control over the body’s muscles. Many who have heard of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)—which is characterized by a loss of muscle control—may not be familiar with the condition due to its relative rarity. But it is still important to know a few things about it. Here are five … [Continue reading...]

Turning Up the Heat in Northern Italy

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(DGIwire) – Italian chefs have a magic touch with an endless array of foods—even with a foreign dish like chili. But when the climate turns chilly, innovative technology might be on the menu instead. In fact, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Italy’s economy has one of highest potentials to adopt so-called “combined heat and … [Continue reading...]

Looking Inside the Mouth for Pancreatic Cancer Risk

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(DGIwire) – More than 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, and because the disease is often not diagnosed until an advanced stage, less than 10 percent of those diagnosed will still be alive in five years. In a glimmer of good news, researchers may have … [Continue reading...]

NYC SHUT Skate Celebrates 30 Years of Shredding

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(DGIwire) -- As a way to beat California boredom during the surfing off-season, skateboarding first appeared in the late 1950s. Simple as it sounds, kids found flat planks to surf the streets when there were no waves. More than than 65 years later, the U.S. skateboarding industry is worth more than $5 billion with more than 13 million skateboarders … [Continue reading...]

Now in Earth Orbit: 3D Printing

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(DGIwire) – The International Space Station (ISS) is a technological marvel in itself—but lately its crew members have been engaged in yet another cutting-edge technology: 3D printing. In June 2016, NASA announced that ISS members installed a 3D printer for a new experiment, “3D Printing in Zero-G Technology Demonstration,” to show that a 3D … [Continue reading...]

Opioid Abuse, Gambling, Binge Eating: Could a Nasal Spray Help?

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(DGIwire) – What do opioid abuse, addictive behaviors like gambling, and binge eating have in common? Each is a chronic relapsing brain disease, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and million of Americans experience at least one of them. Here is a snapshot of each type of these destructive behaviors: Substance abuse disorders: … [Continue reading...]

3 Exciting Applications of Immunotherapy

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(DGIwire) – Immunotherapy is treatment of a disease by inducing, enhancing or suppressing an immune response. Some types of immunotherapy only target certain cells of the immune system, while others affect the immune system in a general way. Here are a few examples of immunotherapy treatments being used today: Cancer Cancer immunotherapy is … [Continue reading...]

Engaging the Media: Use Email Effectively

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(DGIwire) -- Human communication is in dire straits. Texting, commenting on someone’s Facebook status and “liking” Instagram posts is not truly communicating—it’s more like an electronic game of tag. When was the last time you spoke to someone on the phone or sent an email that resembled an actual letter instead of a collection of fragments? For … [Continue reading...]

Simple, Spiritual and Beautiful; Connecting to the Universe with Jewelry

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(DGIwire) -- There is no question that wearing different types of jewelry can make you feel different things. A bold ring might give you a kick of extra confidence. An elegant string of pearls can help to bring out your inner Grace Kelly. A whimsical piece might make you feel young and adventurous. No one understands this better than Julie Bowen … [Continue reading...]

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 5 Things to Know

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(DGIwire) – Once a person has been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), they are likely to have a lot of questions. An eye care professional who has examined the patient’s eyes and is familiar with his or her medical history is the best person to answer specific questions, but here are some very basic facts: What is AMD? AMD … [Continue reading...]

A Smart Cookie Comes to Town

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(DGIwire) -- Part of our mission here at ReviewLoft is to bring innovative, healthy and often exceptional products to people’s attention, so folks might well ask how these products first come to our attention. Well, if truth be told—and we never lie!—we receive samples. Yes, samples of everything from natural skin creams that make users’ … [Continue reading...]

China Turns to Microturbines

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(DGIwire) – Rapidly increasing energy demand for new and existing Chinese buildings is expected to continue to grow, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Three factors lie behind this growth, reports the IEA: urbanization, further increases in per capita disposable income, and demand for more comforts and services. So it’s no … [Continue reading...]

Stand Up and Take a Bow!

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(DGIwire) -- With office and home dinner table conversations recently filled with complaints about aching backs and wishes for a standing desk, ReviewLoft™ was excited to have received the ChangeDesk from UncagedErgonomics. For millennials and baby boomers alike, standing desks offer some great benefits to the user besides just looking cool! We … [Continue reading...]

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