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How to Exercise Your Brain for Better Thinking Skills

Not so very long ago, scientists and doctors believed that the number of neurons, cells, and pathways that were present in our brains at birth were …

Can mindful eating help lower risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease?

New research suggests mindfulness could improve glucose levels, heart health<p>Given the high stress levels, extended periods of screen time and regular …

Mindfulness

There’s Good News About Cancer

Jimmy Carter’s cancer recovery is being credited to a ‘miracle’ drug called Keytruda.<p>Former president Jimmy Carter no longer needs treatment for the …

Can Air Purifiers Improve Your Lung and Heart Health?

Installing an air purifier in your home or office might help you breathe better, but can it also improve your heart health? Experts — and a few …

Statin Side Effects: 5 Reasons Why You Should Not Take Statins

Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are widely touted as the best way to lower your cholesterol and thereby prevent a heart attack. They’re recommended …

A Guide for When to Toss All the Food in Your Fridge - Food Safety

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>You had chicken for dinner four nights ago, but it’s probably still OK to eat, right? The only way to find …

How to Not Feel Awful After Air Travel

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Air travel days are exciting and fun but can also wreak havoc on your health as you lose sleep, eat off …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

Johns Hopkins University

Seltzer is Better Than Soft Drinks, But Still Not Great for You

We know water is our healthiest beverage option, but sometimes it’s just so boring we opt for its cooler, fizzier sibling seltzer. It seems like the …

4 things you wanted to know about gene editing

Regulators in the UK today approved research on human embryos using CRISPR-Cas9, a controversial form of gene editing that has been exciting scientists and alarming bioethicists around the world.<p>In a groundbreaking move, the Human Fertilisation and Embryonic Authority has granted approval to a …

Genetics

Why bingeing on health foods won’t boost your immune system

There are only two ways the human body can deal with the invading pathogens and infections that can cause colds and other illnesses – and neither involves vitamins or ‘superfoods’ that claim to offer protection<p>Walk through the aisles of any health food shop and you’ll see pots of echinacea or zinc …

Immune System