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Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

New Jersey

31 Forgotten Native American Herbal Remedies That Work Better Than The Pills

Maybe you are one of those who deem that the herbal remedies are not as useful as pharmaceutical ones, but the real truth is that these herbal …

Alternative Medicine

How to Handle Your Toddler's 18 Month Sleep Regression

Imagine this scenario: you have been blessed with a baby who, miraculously, sleeps through the night. Sure, there may be a few nights here and there …

What is aseptic meningitis?

Meningitis is a condition that causes swelling of the protective membranes or meninges that surround the brain and spinal cord. Aseptic meningitis is …

Public Health

Drinking small amounts of alcohol may help you live to over 90, claims study

The secret to living long into ripe old age has been heavily debated for quite some time.<p>Eating a healthier diet, regularly practising yoga in a …

This 8-Minute HIIT Tabata Routine Gets You Toned in No Time

SWEAT trainer Kelsey Wells shows us her go-to Tabata routine that gets the job done in just eight minutes.<p>For anyone who’s looking to get fit fast, …

Exercise

Cannabinoid drug found effective for treating sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is estimated to affect 1 in 5 American adults, and there are currently no drugs available to treat it. But a large-scale clinical trial …

10 reasons why Henry III may have been a great king

For more than five centuries, Henry III was the longest-serving English monarch and yet he has never been associated with greatness, says Darren …

Brain scans reveal why rewards and punishments don't seem to work on teenagers

Parents and teachers are painfully aware that it’s nearly impossible to get a teenager to focus on what you think is important. Even offering them a …

Scientific Proof Is A Myth

You’ve heard of our greatest scientific theories: the theory of evolution, the Big Bang theory, the theory of gravity. You’ve also heard of the concept of a proof, and the claims that certain pieces of evidence prove the validities of these theories. Fossils, genetic inheritance, and DNA prove the …

Physics

Breakthrough: Some cases of schizophrenia and bipolar caused by autoimmune disease

- Imagine being on an emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs or waking up one day and you start hearing voices, think someone is chasing you, and …

A New Drug Has Been Found To 'Melt' Away The Fat In Our Arteries That Cause Heart Attacks

Sound too good to be true?<p>We all know that an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet can start clogging up our coronary system, making us more vulnerable …

Diabetes

Doctors stunned by rare case of Italian woman who sweats blood

Doctors were baffled when a 21-year-old woman was admitted into an Italian hospital for “sweating blood” from her face and her hands, a condition …

Medicine

A 27-year study found the amount of insects flying in the air has declined 75% — but no one knows why

Bug researchers in Germany are puzzled.<p>New data suggests the total population of flying insects there has declined a whopping 75% in the past 27 years. And no one knows why.<p>A study released Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE details a longitudinal study by German researchers to measure "flying …

Ecology

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer's

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment …

Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational use. …

Cannabis

A Gallery of Constellation Pictures

Constellations are patterns of stars in the sky that skygazers have used since antiquity to navigate and learn about space. Sort of like a game of …

Astronomy

Armpit detox: Benefits and how to do it

Armpit detoxification can help the body rid itself of toxins that have built up on the skin. It may also help to reduce the capacity of sweat glands …

3 ways to keep your brain young, according to neuroscientists

These "super-agers" are in their 60s and 70s, but can perform memory tests just as well as people in their 20s.<p>Another large-scale, longitudinal study out of the University of Edinburgh found that only 25% of brain aging is due to genetics. A full 75% depends on lifestyle choices.<p>This is good …

The Brain

Children With Common Ear Infections Should Not Get Antibiotics, Watchdog Says

Children with common ear infections should not be given antibiotics, a health watchdog has said.<p>New draft guidance from the National Institute for …

Medicine

Reye's syndrome: What you need to know

Reye's syndrome is a rare disorder that can cause serious damage to all organs of the body, but particularly to the brain and liver.<p>While it can …

New Technology May Help Ease Sleep Apnea

The last five years have been exhausting for Andrea Turner. Lights out for the 69-year-old meant sleeping for a couple of hours before being jolted awake in the middle of the night and lying there electrified.<p>“I was exhausted all the time, from the time I woke to the time I went to bed,” says …

Sleep

By Night, Budapest's Baths Host Raging Parties

"Sparties" may be a new addition to this city's nightlife scene, but Hungary's bath culture has roots in antiquity.<p>Thumping bass echoes over the heated pools of Budapest's neobaroque Széchenyi Baths. Bubbling thermal water offsets the chill of the evening air, disco lights flash in shades of pink …

Undeveloped microbiomes make infants more prone to illness | Ars Technica

Undeveloped immune systems are not the only culprit in infants’ susceptibility.<p>As every parent knows, newborns and infants are extremely prone to …

Microbiology

Reducing the Risk of Asthma in Children

Asthma rates are on the rise. The incidence of this respiratory disorder, which occurs when air passages become chronically inflamed and narrowed, …

Medical Research

How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

Looks like many of us don't have the right stomach for a paleodiet. Literally.<p>Two studies give us a glimpse into our ancestors' microbiome — you know, those trillions of bacteria that live in the human gut.<p>And the take-home message of the studies is clear: Western diets and modern-day hygiene have …

Microbiology

What You Should Know About Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a form of congenital heart disease that affects about five of every 10,000 babies, accounting for about 10 percent of …

Medicine

Astronomers Study Ripples In The Cosmic Web Using A Pair Of Distant Quasars

The space between galaxies is a cold and dark place filled only with a filamentous haze of hydrogen atoms left over from the Big Bang. These …

Has science lost its way?

There were many impassioned political orations delivered at Saturday’s so-called March for Science. Sadly, I heard nothing about the truly serious problem plaguing science today.<p>The single greatest threat to science right now comes from within its own ranks. Last year <i>Nature</i>, the prestigious …

Science