Archive for the 'health' Category

Sitting Is Bad for You: What Can You Do About It at Work?


“Recent studies suggest sitting for long periods of time is worse than you might think. Here are tips to help sedentary employees stay healthy.”



Depression, Burn Out and Writing Code


“The insidious thing about depression is that it takes determination and energy to beat it, but like an emotional infection it targets all the energy and determination you have. In a twist of dark irony, depression seems to specifically weaken the tools you need to stand up to it – your relationships, your ambition, your sense of humor.”


Medicamentos genéricos e de marca: compare o preço


“Atualizamos regularmente o custo de mais de 5 mil medicamentos, para ajudar a reduzir a fatura da farmácia.

Antes de comprar um fármaco, consulte a nossa base de dados e verifique se há alternativas a menor preço. Se tem receita, certifique-se de que esta autoriza a substituição e peça o mais barato na farmácia ou fale com o médico sobre as opções.

Apresentamos todos os medicamentos dos grupos homogéneos, ou seja, os que incluem, pelo menos, um genérico. Caso não encontre o fármaco que procura, é porque não tem uma alternativa genérica equivalente.

Pode pesquisar pelo princípio ativo ou marca. Se souber a forma farmacêutica, dosagem e quantidade, selecione-os. Obtém a lista, que inclui genéricos, a verde, e medicamentos de marca, a cinzento, por ordem crescente de preço.”


200 Countries & 200 Years in 4 Minutes, Presented by Hans Rosling


“Hans Rosling, a professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, focuses on ‘dispelling common myths about the so-called developing world’ (as his TED bio well notes). And he has established a reputation for presenting data in extremely imaginative ways. Just watch the video above, an outtake from the BBC show “The Joy of Stats”). In four minutes, Rosling visually traces the health of 200 countries over 200 years, using 120,000 data points, and we end up with a little reason for optimism. Great stuff… ”

in Open Culture

Aditi Shankardass: A second opinion on learning disorders


Call to get tough on eating sites


“The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RC Psych) is calling for urgent action to protect vulnerable young people from eating-disorder websites.”
inCall to get tough on eating sites“.

People ‘get happier as they age’


“Most people get happier as they grow older, studies on people aged up to their mid-90s suggest.”
in “People ‘get happier as they age‘”