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Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

Woman kept gaining weight but her doctors couldn't figure out why

After starting a new desk job, Kayla Rahn began to gain weight, especially around her stomach. It was so noticeable that strangers would ask when her twins were due or rub her belly. Horrified and frustrated, she tried eating healthy foods and exercising.<p>But her stomach kept swelling.<p>By the end of …

Fitness

Eric Patnoudes '11

Eric Patnoudes graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Special Education. When he left USF, he anticipated spending the next 30 years in a classroom. …

Education Technology

Modified polio vaccine helps fight deadly brain tumors

A modified version of the polio vaccine, infused straight into aggressive brain tumors, helped some patients live for years longer than they normally would have, doctors reported Tuesday.<p>It’s no miracle cure — only about 20 percent of patients with gliomas were helped — but some are alive six years …

Immunotherapy

Onion Social CEO: ‘We’re Proud To Announce The First Genital Recognition Software’

<b>UPDATE: Onion Social announced today that the site was recently victim to a massive security breach, compromising millions of users’ genitals. While</b> …

Why scientists created a human-chicken hybrid embryo

Interspecies mashup could bring cures for deadly diseases, but not everyone is on board.<p>One of the biggest mysteries of human life is how we develop from a tiny ball of cells into a being with bones, muscle and organs. The process starts inside the mother’s womb shortly after conception, but legal …

Genetics

How to pay off your loans using the 'debt avalanche' method

“Dear Debt” author Melanie Lockert says this method helped her repay $68,000 in student loans in under five years — and save money in the process.<p>If you’re stuck under an avalanche of debt, you might think the easiest solution is to pay the minimum on your balances each month. But you can pay it …

Personal Finance

Sex on Mars is going to be risky, but it could create a new human subspecies

The idea of a colony of humans on Mars isn’t just science fiction anymore; NASA and space agencies around the world, along with independent …

Impeaching Trump won't fix this crisis. America desperately needs a political reset.

<i>As told to THINK editor Meredith Bennett-Smith; edited for clarity.</i><p>When I say that I think President Donald Trump is unfit for office, I want to be precise. I'm keen to distinguish what I mean from stuff I've read earlier this year — the notion that he might be medically unfit or in cognitive …

Donald Trump

Retakes Do Not Promote Laziness. They Exemplify Compassion

First Person<p>—Getty<p><i>Editor's note: For a counterpoint to this piece, see Baptiste Delvallé’s opinion essay, "Why I Give Students Only One Chance on</i> …

Pedagogy

Former NFL Players Claim League Is Manipulating Concussion Settlement, Say Program Is "Settlement In Name Only"

A group of former NFL players who have made medical claims through their class-action lawsuit on concussions say that the league has rigged the …

Astronaut's DNA changed by time in space

Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your genes.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of …

Vaccines don't overload babies' immune systems, study finds

Some parents may be afraid that babies and toddlers get too many vaccines all at once, but a new study can help put such worries to rest.<p>It found that kids who got more vaccines were not any more likely to get unrelated infections than kids who got fewer vaccines, or who had them spaced out more …

Why do tattoos last forever?

Guess how tattoos stay there forever, even as your skin cells die and are replaced?<p>French researchers say they have found the answer, and it’s a little bit surprising.<p>They found that immune system cells called macrophages eat the ink, and then pass it to their replacements when they die.<p>So the …

Neuroscientists Figured Out What Unconsciousness Looks Like in the Brain

Just because it's unconscious doesn't mean it's not on.<p>The human brain is the only reason our species has survived on this planet for so long, but …

Neuroscience

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

“This Is Kelly’s Way of Saying, ‘It’s Me or Jared’”: Inside the West Wing, Security Clearance-gate Is Getting Uglier by the Day

Kushner is asking people to advocate on his behalf. McMaster is lobbying Mike Pompeo and Dan Coats to support Kelly. But in the end, it’s all up to Trump.<p>Not long after he became a senior presidential adviser to <b>Donald Trump,</b> <b>Jared Kushner,</b> then 36, described himself to a prominent Republican as …

Donald Trump

Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don't realize about life for teenagers today

High school is nothing like it used to be.<p>That's the message of "Undercover High," a documentary series on A&E that follows seven adults who pose as students for a semester at Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas.<p>The undercover students, aged 21 to 26 when the show was filmed last year, took …

The 'Green Book' Was a Travel Guide Just for Black Motorists

For 30 years, a New York City mailman by the name of Victor Green wrote and distributed the Green Book—a travel guide for African American motorists.<p>Now, to be clear, this was not your average AAA guide or a Zagat's providing the “hot spots” to travel, this was in actuality a life saver for black …

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart

By probing the effect that vitamin D-3 has on the cells that make up the lining of blood vessels, scientists at Ohio University in Athens, OH, have …

Wellness

Thousands of teens will undergo 'conversion therapy' in near future, study estimates

Tens of thousands of LGBTQ youth currently between the ages of 13 and 17 will undergo gay "conversion therapy" from a licensed health care professional, religious adviser or spiritual leader before they turn 18, according to a new report from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.<p>The study's …

Researchers recorded a thought making its way through the brain in real time — see what it looks like

What happens in the brain when you're listening to a person's voice or looking at their face?<p>Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley have some new answers to that question after peering inside the opened-up heads of 16 epilepsy patients.<p>The scientists' aim was to track what happens …

Here's how the flu virus kills some people so quickly

A 10-year-old Connecticut boy died of flu. So did a 21-year-old bodybuilder, and 4-year-old Jonah Reiben of Dayton, Ohio.<p>These are not the usual sick and elderly people who die from influenza. But every year, flu carries away perfectly healthy young adults and children, and tens of thousands of …

Anesthetics found to do more than simply induce sleep

Despite the widespread use of anesthetics, we still don't know exactly how they work. The reason we don't fully understand the mechanism behind them …

Neuroscience

Donald Trump Likely Being Blackmailed By Russia Over Compromising Hotel Video, Bombshell Testimony Reveals

The newly released testimony has many new details about Trump's alleged ties to Russia.<p>Donald Trump is likely being blackmailed by Russia after being …

Trump Doesn't Go to Work Until 11 A.M. Every Day

He needs big blocks of "Executive Time" to make it though the day.<p>The sales of <i>Fire and Fury</i> show that there's a tremendous public appetite to know what's happening behind the scenes in Donald Trump's White House. Even before Michael Wolff's book, we knew about Trump's kindergartner diet, his T.V. …

Donald Trump

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses

President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill into law Tuesday rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.<p>The rule, which was finalized in December, added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people deemed …

Guns

Deadspin's Best Long Stories Of 2017

Deadspin published a lot of long articles this year that might be toiling away in a bookmarks folder or neglected, tab-filled browser window. Now’s …

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

Motivation