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Two Birds for One (Kidney) Stone –

Here’s a summary of findings from an interesting study that was recently published:

Journal of urology:

Sex helps you pass a kidney stone. 90 patients, prospective, randomized, but not blinded. NNT of 2. MANY limitations though. “sexual intercourse and masturbation” were prohibited in the other two groups but …

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A Pill for Chronic Diseases? Try a Regimen!

Unfortunately, there is no single pill that can reduce the risk of all common chronic diseases at once… There is, however, something that most everyone can do to lower their risk of these life-threatening conditions for the long-term. It’s free, and much easier than you might think.

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Medtech Hacking – You Don’t Have to Be a Medical Expert to Contribute to Medicine

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Hackaday #Superconference. This event was the first of it’s kind and hosted by the people behind the successful niche website, I was really excited to be invited to attend this event because I’ve been reading the site almost daily since 2006, and I have had a few of my pet projects featured on the website in the past. Events like these (i.e. Makerfaire, Defcon, etc…) remind me that future progress in Medicine is dependent on the intersection and convergence of many different (and sometimes surprising) fields of science, engineering, and art.