Making Concrete From Coal Ash

By Anthony Watts – Re-Blogged From WUWT

WSU researchers use coal waste to create sustainable concrete

New coal concrete reduces energy demand, greenhouse emissions

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have created a sustainable alternative to traditional concrete using coal fly ash, a waste product of coal-based electricity generation.

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An Orange a Day Keeps Blindness Away

By Bill Hoffmann – Re-Blogged From Newsmax Health

Eating just one orange a day may help stop macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness, according to a new study.

Researchers who interviewed more than 2,000 adults age 50 and above, and followed them over a 15-year period, found those who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop the age-related, vision-robbing disease.

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Breath Test to Detect Cancer in Trials at Hospitals

By Clyde Hughes – Re-Blogged From Newsmax Health

A breath test that could detect cancer is in trials now in numerous hospitals after a test run in one health center since 2015, The Sun reported.

The ReCIVA Breath Sampler reportedly can analyze a gasp of breath for the slightest trace of cancer-linked chemicals. Cambridge scientists Billy Boyle, who lost his wife to colon cancer at 36 in 2014, created the test, The Sun wrote.

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1 in 9 US Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Problems

By Health Day – Re-Blogged From Newsmax Health

 If you’re middle-aged and you think you’re losing your memory, you’re not alone, a new U.S. government report shows.

In fact, one in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are experiencing thinking declines. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noticing a decline in your mental abilities (“cognitive decline”) is one of the earliest signs of impending Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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Firearms Stop Bad Guys in Several Incidents (Some w/out Firing a Shot)

By Joshua Paladino – Re-Blogged From Liberty Headlines

The National Rifle Association identified a number of recent incidents in which gun owners protected themselves and other innocent civilians.

In four cases, armed samaritans were able to thwart criminals without firing a shot.

A 70-year-old Arizona woman did not even have to shoot the suspect for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office to give her the “Lifesaving Award.”

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Wearable, At-Home Patch Could Spot Your A-Fib Early

By HealthDay – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

The common but dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation — or a-fib — can go undetected for years.

Now, research suggests a high-tech, wearable patch might spot the condition early.

Use of the Zio XT wireless patch, made by iRhythm, produced “an almost threefold improvement in the rate of diagnosis of a-fib in those actively monitored compared to usual care,” said study lead author Dr. Steven Steinhubl. He directs digital medicine at the Scripps Translational Science Institute, in La Jolla, Calif.

Image: Wearable, At-Home Patch Could Spot Your A-Fib Early