Patrick Bidwill thinks this article is interesting.Male birth control shots prevent pregnancy: Researchers call for further study to reduce risk of depression, side effects

Men can take birth control shots to prevent pregnancy in their female partners, according to a new study. Researchers are still working to perfect the combination of hormonal contraceptives to reduce the risk of mild to moderate side effects, including depression and other mood disorders.

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Patrick Bidwill likes this article about new anti-aging compound.Natural compound reduces signs of aging in healthy mice: Safety of NMN being tested in small clinical trial

Much of human health hinges on how well the body manufactures and uses energy. For reasons that remain unclear, cells’ ability to produce energy declines with age, prompting scientists to suspect that the steady loss of efficiency in the body’s energy supply chain is a key driver of the aging process. Now, scientists have shown that supplementing healthy mice with a natural compound called NMN can compensate for this loss of energy production, reducing typical signs of aging such as gradual weight gain, loss of insulin sensitivity and declines in physical activity.

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Patrick Bidwill likes this article about advances in health.Brain surface stimulation provides ‘touch’ feedback to direct movement

Grasping a cup or brushing hair or cooking a meal requires feedback that has been lost in amputees and individuals with paralysis — a sense of touch. Researchers have now used direct stimulation of the human brain surface to provide this basic sensory feedback through artificial electrical signals, enabling a person to control movement while performing a simple task: opening and closing his hand.

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Patrick Bidwill found this article on Nuclear Fusion interesting. New record for fusion: Giant leap in pursuit of clean energy: Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor sets world record on final day of operation

Scientists and engineers recently made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world record for plasma pressure in an Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. Plasma pressure is the key ingredient to producing energy from nuclear fusion, and MIT’s new result achieves over 2 atmospheres of pressure for the first time.

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Want to optimize those 10,000 (or fewer) steps? Walk faster, sit less

That popular daily target of 10,000 steps is a worthwhile goal, but a new study suggests that if you find that unattainable, don’t despair – a smaller number, especially at moderate or greater intensity, can lead to health benefits too. The average American takes between 5,000 and 7,000 steps per day, researchers say.

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