Archive for June 14th, 2012
Paintings on cave walls in northwestern Spain are far older than previously thought — some of them more than 40,000 years old, scientists said, raising a possibility that Neanderthals were the artists.
Neanderthals were using paint 250,000 years ago – “thousands of years earlier than previously thought” — Daily Mail
A PwC survey found 59% of people who use mobile health technology say it has replaced visits to a physician or nurse. The survey found 64% of physicians were concerned that health applications could make patients too independent, leading to less revenue.
On average, Americans spend nearly 23% of their grocery bill on processed food and sweets, more than any other category of food, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meat comes in a close second, with 21.5%.
Prior studies generated from a linear trend predicted that 51% of the U.S. population would be obese by 2030. In the current study, authors report a lower obesity prevalence at 42%. Despite this lower rate, if their forecasts prove accurate and obesity rates are not kept at 2010 levels, the increase would lead to an additional $549.5 billion in medical expenditures.