Lower Mortality Risk for Overweight People

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A new report on nearly three million people found that people whose BMI ranked them as overweight had less risk of dying than people of normal weight. Obese people had the greater mortality risk over all, but those at the lowest obesity level, a BMI of 30 to 34.9, were not more likely to die than normal-weight people.

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Wahoo Balance Smartphone Scale: Wireless Weigh-Ins to Combat the Holidays

It’s never good when your bathroom scale gives you inconsistent readings. That’s probably one of the reasons why people seem to like these new high-tech scales that can track your weight history via your smartphone. There aren’t too many available on the market yet, so it’s good to see more alternatives popping up like this one from Wahoo Fitness.

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Neuroscience Breakthroughs Could Be Harnessed by Military

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If the military embraces the latest developments in neuroscience, soldiers could have their minds directly plugged into weapons systems, undergo brain scans during recruitment and use neural stimulation to boost learning. These scenarios were described in a report by the Royal Society, which also highlights the legal and ethical concerns that such innovations will bring forth.

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