Health

Step one of living forever is staying healthy so this section will cover key health topics and particularly the big killers that cause the most deaths in the western world.

Big KillersThere are a few diseases that cause most deaths in the western world where we don’t have to worry so much about poverty, famine or natural disasters. So anything you can do to prevent these will greatly improve your chance of living forever – I’ll also be reporting on any medical advances that reduce mortality rates – i.e. improving your chances without you having to lift a finger!

Recent News

173 secret outbreaks of superbug MRSA in UK hospitals

BBC - 26-Oct-2017

Genomic sleuthing found undetected outbreaks in the east of England over just one year. Whole genome of a bacterium can now be worked out in a day for around £120. Patients move around wards very quickly so links may be missed. MRSA spreads outside of hospitals - in people's homes and care homes.

These Seven Nootropics are the Real Smart Drugs

IEET - 23-Feb-2016

Nootropics are drugs, supplements, and foods that improve mental function. Lincoln Cannon has been researching and experimenting with them for years. Only a few seem to really work – based on research and personal experience – including: Bacopa Monnieri – notable increase to memory Ginkgo Biloba – notable decrease to cognitive decline Theanine – notable increase to relaxation

Cybathlon turns Olympic-style spotlight on Iron Man tech

GeekWire - 15-Feb-2016

Organised by ETH Zurich – 55 teams have already signed up. 6 events that take advantage of exoskeletons, brain-wave controllers, prosthetic arms and legs, powered wheelchairs and muscle-stimulation bikes. Aimed at giving a boost to assistive devices and their users. One-day competition Oct. 8 in Zurich.