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The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

20 Head-Scratchingly Ridiculous Vintage Movie Posters You've Probably Never Seen Before

After World War II, my step-grandfather (married to my maternal grandmother) worked in the movie poster industry for decades, on the printing side. Before I was born, he'd bring my mother extra posters that I wish <i>so hard</i> she had kept. There are some absolutely incredible vintage movie posters.<p>But …

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Families on food assistance are buying more produce

Changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) have resulted in families eating more fruits and …

Older adults who exercise stay mobile longer

New research offers more evidence that exercise is key to staying mobile as we age, even for frail older adults. In fact, moderate physical activity …

Scientists Urge Study of Environmental Factors That May Speed Aging

New paper urges more work on "gerontogens" in the environment.<p>Why do our bodies age at different rates? Why can some people run marathons at the age of 70, while others are forced to use a walker?<p>Genes are only part of the answer. A trio of scientists from the University of North Carolina argue in …

The Whole World Is Getting Fatter, New Survey Finds

Diet & Fitness<p>The whole world is steadily becoming more obese, a new study shows, but not surprisingly, the U.S. is No. 1.<p>The survey of 188 countries shows that nearly 30 percent of the global population, or 2.1 billion people, are either overweight or obese. Not a single country has lowered its …

Diabetes

Young blood rejuvenates brains and muscles of old mice

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If three discoveries in mice reported on Sunday are applicable to people, making old brains and old muscles perform like young ones may require simply a blood transfusion.<p>In two of the studies, giving the blood of young mice to old ones undid age-related impairments in the …

How do you survive a high-fat diet? Ask a polar bear

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - How do they do it? How do polar bears have such an incredibly high fat diet and get so fat - munching as they do on blubbery seals - without clogging their arteries and becoming a big furry heart attack waiting to happen?<p>A polar bear cub (L) plays with its mother Uslada at …

Superbug threat as grave as climate change, say scientists

LONDON (Reuters) - Superbugs resistant to drugs pose a serious worldwide threat and demand a response on the same scale as efforts to combat climate change, infectious disease specialists said on Thursday.<p>Warning that a world without effective antibiotics would be “deadly”, with routine surgery, …

New vaccine approach imprisons malaria parasite in blood cells

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists seeking a vaccine against malaria, which kills a child every minute in Africa, have developed a promising new approach intended to imprison the disease-causing parasites inside the red blood cells they infect.<p>An UPDF medic takes care of a malnourished child with …

Newborns have strong, but forgetful, immune systems

Infants are prone to infections in part because their immune systems, which are quick to react, are also quick to forget.<p>Immunizations protect people …

Why angry and impulsive go hand in hand

People who can control their impulses are better at controlling their anger, and researchers say it comes down to keeping emotions in check.<p>“We chalk …

America's typical heroin user is now a white woman in the suburbs

90 percent of heroin users are white, and most of them don't live in big cities<p>Contrary to what researchers reported 50 years ago, today's average first-time heroin user isn't a 16-year-old male of color. She's actually much more likely to be a 23-year-old white woman. This, researchers conclude in …

The brain's reaction to male odor shifts at puberty in children with gender dysphoria

@jk<br>this is the ONLY part that you got right.<br>as for your Lenski quote... tell you what, why dont you ask him directly? why are you so afraid of …

Out Today: The First Catalog Of All The Proteins In The Human Body

Say hi to the proteome.<p>Two teams of scientists are publishing today first drafts of the human proteome. The proteome is a catalog of all of the different proteins the human body makes. This is a big accomplishment. How big? Let’s look at some numbers from just one team:<p>The scientists in this team …