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THE BENEFITS OF MATCHA GREEN TEA
27
Mar

THE BENEFITS OF MATCHA GREEN TEA

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Although people drank green tea in China more than 1,000 years ago, it became an important part of the Japanese culture. They named the tea matcha (which essentially means ground tea). Zen Buddhist monks drank it to remain alert and calm during long hours of meditation.

Japanese tea leaves grow in the shade to increase chlorophyll content. These chlorophyll-rich leaves are then handpicked, steamed, dried and ground into a fine green powder.

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Health Care Systems Try to Cut Costs by Aiding the Poor and Troubled
23
Mar

Health Care Systems Try to Cut Costs by Aiding the Poor and Troubled

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 Jerome Pate, a homeless alcoholic, went to the emergency room when he was cold. He went when he needed a safe place to sleep. He went when he was hungry, or drunk, or suicidal.

“I’d go sometimes just to have a place to be,” he said.

He made 17 emergency room visits in just four months last year, a costly spree that landed him in the middle of an experiment to reinvent health care for the hardest-to-help patients in Hennepin County.

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In a possible advance for diabetics - ink sensor for glucose
08
Mar

IN A POSSIBLE ADVANCE FOR DIABETICS - INK SENSOR FOR GLUCOSE

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In a possible advance for diabetics, UC San Diego has created a way to measure glucose with a special ink that's applied to the skin with an ordinary pen.

The "bio ink" causes a chemical reaction that reveals glucose levels which are then read by a small wearable sensor.

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27
Feb

Where do allergies come from?

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"Mommy, where do allergies come from?"

The question, from a boy sitting at a table near mine, caught my attention. Obviously a pro at handling the random curiosities of a young child, his mom said: "From flowers and grass and foods like peanuts."

The boy went back to his meal, seemingly satisfied with her answer.

I was not.

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