Google unveiled Google Health, a long-anticipated health information service that combines the leading Web company’s classic search services with a user’s online personal health records.
The password-protected service provides a personalized profile for Google users of their basic medical history and gathers relevant information associated with the user’s health conditions.
One feature includes a link to help users find doctors by location or specialization. The “virtual pillbox” notifies patients when they need to take medications and possible drug interactions between different drugs. Users can also import medical records if they are available in digital form.
“I invented this for my mother. I wanted her to shower comfortably,” says Ma Yanjun, a Chinese farmer. The bottles are connected to each other by a plastic tubing so that water flows through them. Sunlight heats the water as is passes slowly through the bottles before flowing into the bathroom as hot water. He apparently gets enough water for 4 of his family members. His invention is such a success that some of his neighbors replicated it.
Reuters reports that a program teaching U.S. schoolchildren to abstain from sex have not cut teen pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases or delayed the age at which sex begins. If you tell me NOT to do something, chances are I will try to do it… Kids will have sex one way or the other so you might as well teach them how to be responsible vs. teaching them not to have sex. read more
It’s this time of the year where I put my hippie hat again. This weekend will be the 4th Healing Arts Festival in Balboa Park.
In addition to the various exhibition booths where you can learn a bunch about health, food, etc…, they have some great bands playing. read more
My friend Kriss forwarded me a link to a video showing the story of stuff. I’m usually very cautious at watching what Kriss sends me because she’s a hippie and her ideal of “saving the planet” is just too much for me sometimes.
But I clicked and watched the full 20 minute video, which, I have to admit, was really good. read more