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11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

Most Cancer Is Beyond Your Control, Breakthrough Study Finds

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Here's the New Way Colleges Are Predicting Student Grades

For years, Stephanie Dupaul would jokingly consult her collection of Magic 8 Balls when students asked her questions such as, “Will I get an A in …

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Why do we feel tired?

Why do we feel so tired all the time? Head squeeze’s Hannah Fry looks at the reasons modern life might be exhausting us, from irregular bedtimes to blue lights from our phones.<p>While you are thinking about tiredness, here are some more sleep-related questions to ponder:<p>Why exactly do we yawn?<p>Could …

Sleep

How Sharing Your Health Data Could Change Medical Research

In the field of health research, data have long been held closely by the researchers who collected it. The knowledge is considered proprietary …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

10 best Steve Jobs emails

Steve Jobs has been dead three years, but his words live on -- and continue to be used against him.<p>Emails sent by Jobs have surfaced once again in a class action lawsuit brought against Apple (AAPL) for making iTunes the exclusive store for iPod music. Jobs' emails are characteristically frank, …

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

Exclusive: Giving Stephen Hawking a voice

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking's computer, which he used to …

University of Cambridge

5 Tricks for the Best Nap Ever

Naps used to get a bad rap, conjuring up all sorts of unfortunate—and unfair—images of slackers, rambunctious kindergarteners in need of time outs, …

This Diet Has Been Linked to a Longer Life—Again

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s populations with the longest lifespans live along the Mediterranean coast. The climate there ensures …

How Brain Scans Can Diagnose Autism With 97% Accuracy

Right now, diagnosing disorders like autism relies heavily on interviews and behavioral observations. But new research published in <i>PLoS One</i> shows …

Here’s How to Remove Ebola Waste From a Hospital

When treating Ebola patients, hospitals have more than their patients and workers to protect. It’s their responsibility to properly dispose of …

Feds Say Circumcision Best for Boys

The benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks of the procedure, U.S. health officials said Tuesday, in the first federal guidelines about …

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Slowing Progress

An initial safety trial of a breast cancer vaccine has proven safe, with preliminary results suggesting the vaccine will slow cancer progression.<p>The …

6 Breath Tests That Can Diagnose Disease

A new study shows that it may be possible to diagnose type 1 diabetes in kids even before the onset of severe illness.<p>Currently, about one in four …

Scientists Discover a New Way to Predict Blood Cancer

Two different groups of researchers have unintentionally come to the same conclusion: some people have a marker in their blood that signals an …