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See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Vin Diesel Announces the 8th Fast and the Furious Film Is Set for 2017

<i>Fast and the Furious</i> forever, it seems. Vin Diesel gave the fans what they wanted when he announced, "<i>Furious 8</i> will be yours to share with the world …

Mayweather v Pacquiao: Boxing's $180,000 golden ticket

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you a boxing fan? Fancy the best seats in the house for Saturday night's showdown in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao? Got a spare $361,894 for a couple of tickets?<p>No? Ah, well then you might have a problem.<p>Yes, while most of the tickets for the highly-anticipated …

Boxing

Obama confronts 'cruel' reality of his drone war

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The long trail of civilian death left by President Barack Obama's drone war finally has an innocent American face.<p>In an extraordinary moment, Obama appeared Thursday in the White House briefing room to apologize for the accidental killings of an American and an Italian hostage in …

National Security

California getting 'second-hand smog' from Asia, researchers say

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California is suffering from “second-hand smog” drifting in from Asia and other places, researchers said on Tuesday, even as the state’s prolonged drought has made air quality worse.<p>About 10 percent of ozone pollution, the main ingredient in smog, in the state’s San …

Pollution

Anxiety About Anxiety Can Cause Anxiety

There was an 8-year-old crying at after-school pick up today. She was almost hysterical, racing back and forth, saying she wanted to go home, and that she was afraid. I asked the counselor what was going on and it seemed the young girl had an untied shoe lace and felt she was going to die as a …

Depression

Treating the Root Cause of IBS: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

Rosie is a 30-year-old banker with very long work hours who came to see me with symptoms of gas, bloating and constipation. She had stomach cramps after eating, stubborn acne and a weight gain of 10 pounds in the last couple years despite a good diet and exercising regularly. A visit to a …

5 Insights on Depression From Someone Who Suffers

Don't do it. Don't go on Facebook if you're feeling depressed. The worst thing about social media is the illusion it creates that everyone else is happy and successful. I'm as guilty as the next of crafting a digital façade of well-being -- posting beautiful vacation photos and sharing Book Tour …

17 Things People With Chronic Pain Are Tired Of Hearing

Yep, it's real. And nope, sorry, you can't buy my drugs!<p>Almost seven years ago, a work injury left me with a nasty disability called "Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy," aka R.S.D. The short version is that all the nerves from the shoulder to the fingertips of my (once) dominant hand and arm now …

Massive tea consumption linked to kidney failure

(Reuters Health) - - The puzzling case of a 56-year-old U.S. man who suddenly developed weakness, fatigue and body aches is leading doctors to warn that massive consumption of tea may be responsible for some unexplained cases of kidney failure.<p>It’s being called iced-tea nephropathy by the New …

The New England Journal of Medicine

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10 Houseplants That Actually Clean the Air You Breathe

Probably just about every interior designer will preach it to you: If you want your home to have a friendly, outdoorsy, calm, elegant and homey feel, simply add a plant. Need to fill an empty corner? Add a plant. Got a bare spot on your bookshelf? Add a plant. And we’re pretty sure this “Put a …

I'm Depressed, Not Dangerous

Every time there is a tragedy like the Germanwings plane crash in which the alleged murderer is suspected of (or is documented with) mental problems, …

Mental Health

Depression saliva test may reveal those at risk of lifelong mental illness, revolutionize treatment, researchers say

The first biological test for clinical depression has been developed by scientists in a breakthrough that researchers say will enable it to be …

Depression

Why Did It Take Doctors Months to Diagnose Avril Lavigne with Lyme Disease?

And how to make sure that doesn't happen to you<p>You know your body better than anyone else, and you know when something is wrong, even if a doctor tells you it's nothing serious. Which is kind of what happened to Avril Lavigne recently. The musician has recently announced that she has Lyme disease, …

Tracking Your Own Health Data Too Closely Can Make You Sick

Last week, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban caused quite a stir on Twitter by suggesting that people, if they could afford it, get quarterly bloodwork to establish a baseline of their own health. A big failing of medicine, he wrote, is that "we wait till we are sick to have our blood tested and …

This Is What Sugar Does To Your Brain

We know that too much sugar is bad for our waistlines and our heart health, but now there's mounting evidence that high levels of sugar consumption can also have a negative effect on brain health -- from cognitive function to psychological wellbeing.<p>While sugar is nothing to be too concerned about …

Diabetes

Maybe You Should Skip That Annual Physical

It's a warm afternoon in Miami, and 35-year-old Emanuel Vega has come to Baptist Health Primary Care for a physical exam. Dr. Mark Caruso shakes his hand with a welcoming smile.<p>Vega, a strapping man with a thick black beard, is feeling good, but he came to see the doctor today because his wife …

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Public Health

Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

It seems like every firefighter you ask can rattle off examples of 911 calls that didn't come even close to being life-threatening.<p>"A spider bite that's two or three weeks old," says Jeff Jacobs. "A headache, or a laceration," says Ashley Histand.<p>Alberto Vela remembers another call from a woman who …

Homeopathy is for suckers: What the medicine industry doesn’t want you to know

A new study out of Australia confirms what many doctors and skeptics have long suspected<p>Larry Schwartz<p>April 9, 2015 7:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Not too long ago, homeopathic formulas were only sold in health food stores. You might have seen them: Little blue vials with …

Naturopathic Medicine

How Traumatic Life Events During Childhood Affect Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes tends to get more attention than type 1, mainly because the risk factors for type 2—obesity, for instance—are thought to be more in …

What Could Go Wrong When Doctors Treat Their Own Kids?

Famed doctor and medical educator William Osler once said, "A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient."<p>What, I wonder, does that say about us doctors who treat our own kids?<p>This past winter, my daughter got the flu. She was miserable: daily fevers, achiness, sore throat, stuffy head …

Working Through Depression: Many Stay On The Job, Despite Mental Illness

When a pilot crashed a Germanwings plane into a mountainside in the French Alps last month, one word kept coming up over and over in the media coverage: depression. What did the airline know about the pilot's mental health, and what was he required to tell them?<p>Of course, being depressed is a very …

World Sleep Day: 6 things to know about sleep

Organised by the World Association of Sleep Medicine, World Sleep Day aims to highlight the benefits of proper sleep and draw attention to the health …

This Is What's Ruining The World's Sleep -- And It's Not Our Technology Addiction

Between keeping our smartphones by our pillows and binge-watching Netflix before finally closing our eyes, you'd think our ever-growing connection to technology was responsible for most of our sleep woes. But it turns out stressing about money and work takes the sleep deprivation-causing cake, …

Work Stress