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9 Beauty Lessons I Learned from My Cat

I’ve always been impressed by how much effort my four-year-old orange tabby puts into her grooming routine. In fact, I’ve learned a lot just by watching my kitty do her thing. Seriously, when it comes to beauty, this petite little feline knows what she’s doing. (Here she is lounging in her favorite …

Should You Trust Big Pharma With Your DNA?

Privacy may be a small price to pay for personalized medicine<p>In January, the biotech company Genentech reportedly committed $10 million for access to the DNA of 3,000 Parkinson’s patients and their families. A week later, Pfizer made a similar deal for the genomes of 5,000 people with lupus. At …

Health Care

Cuddling With Your Partner Does Something Very Surprising to Your Health

If you can't get close enough to your significant other (or non-significant other), scientific studies have your back, quite literally. As it turns …

Abortion Lies Doctors Are Forced to Tell

Arizona has a bill that would force docs to claim abortions can be reversed—just one of the lies they have to tell pregnant women.<p>If the bill sitting …

How Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups

Great news for the lovelorn: Our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection.<p>Ever worried about the toll your disastrous love …

Breakups

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

5 Genetically-linked Mental Disorders

It turns out that bipolar disorder has a genetic link to at least four other mental illnesses: autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder …

What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Surgery

A surgeon dishes on the biggest secrets your doctors won’t tell you about the OR—like why obese patients are hardest to operate on.<p>Click-bait …

Medicine

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Why men lose their memory younger than women

Men are affected by memory loss earlier than women, according to a study. Why does it happen and what can we do to stave it off?<p>Men over 40 have worse memories than women of the same age, <b>according to a study</b> carried out by American scientists.<p>The research showed that the hippocampus area of the …

Researchers determine the safest place to survive a zombie outbreak in the US

Researchers at Cornell University have conductive a study to determine the which regions in the U.S. would be safest during a zombie outbreak, The Washington Post reports.<p>Alex Alemi, a researcher and statistician with the group, has developed an interactive model of how a zombie outbreak could …

Narcissistic kid? Blame the parents, study says

Parents who believe their kids are better, more special, and deserve more than other kids can pass that point of view on to their children, creating young narcissists who feel superior to others, and entitled to privileges, according to a new study.<p>"Loving your child is healthy and good, but …

Psychology

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …

Psychology

Therapy Cats Are Too Cute To Ban From Hospitals [Gallery]

New recommendations would prevent felines and other animals from helping the ill<p>Animals help people heal. They reduce loneliness, depression, and anxiety. They can improve our heart health and get us to exercise more. That's why many hospitals and nursing homes have programs that bring in dogs and …

Repairing the brain: Why we're living in an age of neuroscience

One of the most extraordinary stories in Norman Doidge's new book, The Brain's Way of Healing, is that of the Broadway singer, Ron Husmann. Husmann …

Childhood Anxiety Could Physically Change The Brain

Mental health issues may seem like adult-only problems, but they can also have a profound impact on younger minds. In fact, anxiety in preschoolers may lead to physiological changes in the brain, a recent study suggests.<p>Researchers from Yale, Duke and Vanderbilt universities examined children's …

The Paradox of Knowing

<b>David Dunning</b>, Department of Psychology, Uris Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York<p><i>The Psychologist</i>, The British Psychological Society, Volume …

Allergic to Penicillin? You're Probably Not

Most people who think they are allergic to penicillin in fact are not, researchers said Friday. It’s something doctors have suspected for a long time, but the researchers say they were surprised by just how many people weren’t allergic to the antibiotic: it was 94 percent of them.<p>Dr. Thanai …

Medicine

Why animals didn't show up on Earth sooner - Futurity

New research could explain why it took so long for animals to evolve on Earth.

The Connection Between Red Meat And Heart Disease May Lie In The Gut

That red meat is strongly associated with heart failure is not new – but the cascade of events that leads from one to the other has only started to become clearer in recent years. It’s been increasingly evident that bacteria in the gut may, at least in part, be responsible for the connection, since …

New Frog Species Discovered In Middle Of New York City

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network.</i><p>It may seem like an unlikely place to find a new species, but scientists have identified a frog not previously described by science in the very heart of the most populous city in the United States — New York City. Though similar to the leopard …

Toxin-Eating Cell Structures May Lead To Antibiotics Alternative

(Antibiotic) resistance is futile.<p>Ever since the first antibiotic, penicillin, was used as a wonder drug in the 1940s, researchers have worried about antibiotic resistance. And with good reason. The CDC estimates that 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of infection by …

Microbiology

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores …

The Big Future: Can we build a better brain?

How will the future change the human brain? This week's <i>Big Future</i> takes a look at a new wave of neurological techniques that directly alter the brain's electrical patterns, correcting seizures and movement disorders. Some doctors are even experimenting with using it to treat depression. Could the …