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Schizophrenia is likely a side effect of our brain’s complex evolution

This discovery could lead to not only a better understanding of our evolution but to new treatment options for schizophrenics.<br>Read More

Schizophrenia

Letting Kids Taste Alcohol May Lead to Drinking Problems in Late Adolescence

Researchers report allowing children to taste alcohol may lead to an increased risk of developing drinking problems during late adolescence.

How do you stop smelly farts?

Passing gas, especially very smelly gas, can be an embarrassing problem. Fortunately, for anyone who experiences smelly gas, there are steps that can …

A blanket that could improve sleep quality? We're listening.

In 2018, some of the most mundane household items can have innovative qualities — even blankets.<p>We know what you're thinking: A blanket's sole …

A Game-Changing New Cancer Treatment Is Cripplingly Expensive

“I’ve already relapsed. It's not a last hope for anyone if you can’t afford it.”<p>“I have an incurable blood cancer,” says David Mitchell, 66, a communications specialist in Maryland. “It’s incurable because it [evades] drugs.”<p>In the last few months, CAR T cell therapy, a new FDA-approved treatment …

Shocking video shows Parkinson's tremors suddenly stop after surgeon cuts brain pathway

A Parkinson’s patient lived an incredible moment when doctors were able to stop the severe tremors she had endured for the last seven years.<p>Surgeons in India were able to cut into the woman’s brain while she was awake and destroy a key pathway, instantly stopping the involuntary movements.<p>The …

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live …

5 Ways to Achieve Flow

Flow is often described as a mental state in which people experience complete immersion and involvement in an activity. Things seem to happen almost …

Self-improvement

Susceptible to heart disease? Gene editing could change that

One in Four<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease causes one in every four deaths in the United States. In …

New Study Undermines 'Obesity Paradox'

New research contradicts the “obesity paradox,” the notion that people who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease live longer if they are …

Girls who start puberty earlier more likely to experience depression as adults, study suggests

Girls who get their periods early are more likely to develop psychological problems in adulthood, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at Cornell …

A startup that's making 'superblood' to treat conditions like cancer just raised $100 million to get its treatments through key trials

Rubius Therapeutics, a startup building red blood cells that have been reprogrammed to treat conditions like cancer, just raised $100 million.<p>It's the second time the startup has raised money in the past year. In June 2017, Rubius raised $120 million from investors including Flagship Pioneering. …

Common skin bacteria may prevent skin cancer

New research published in the journal <i>Science Advances</i> finds a strain of bacteria that may protect against skin cancer.<p>The new research was carried …

50 Easy Mediterranean Diet Recipes and Meal Ideas

Consider this your Mediterranean diet menu: These lunch and dinner ideas make following the Mediterranean diet easier (and tastier) than ever.<p>The …

What happens to your brain in the last minutes before you die - and how you could potentially be brought back to life

Scientists believe they may be one step closer to unravelling one of the great mysteries which has baffled mankind for hundreds of years.<p>Researchers …

Top gadgets to help you sleep

The construction crew outside your window. A weird buzzing sound down the hall. The flashing lights outside of your New York apartment building, blinking all night long.<p>For some of us, figuring out how to fall asleep at night is a challenge. There might be legitimate reasons, but fortunately a few …

"Axis of aging" mechanism uncovered in worms

<i>C. elegans</i> is a pretty unassuming worm, but its simplicity makes it a great model to study biological processes. It's been used to study longevity …

10 everyday habits that are terrible for your health — and how you can fix them

What Happens in the Brain During Unconsciousness?

Researchers investigate how brain networks fragment while under a variety of unconscious states.

What to know about frontal lobe headaches

Several types of headache involve frontal head pain, and identifying the type experienced can help to determine the best treatment.<p>Pain in the front …

Brain Stimulation Helps Younger, Not Older, Adults’ Memory

Contrary to existing thought, researchers report transcranial direct current stimulation is not as effective at improving memory in older people as …

How to Think Positive

Can you learn how to think positive? You have probably heard a thing or two about the benefits of positive thinking. Research suggests that positive …

Happiness

Domino Effect: Individual Damaged Neuron Types Cause Neurodegenerative Diseases

Age related neurodegeneration may be delayed by preventing oxidative damage in a few neuron types, researchers report.

Lung cancer tumor growth halved with new approach

New research from Sweden has taken strides toward finding a cure for lung cancer. It focused on noncoding molecules that have been puzzling …

Cancer

Can Our Eyes Help Predict Who Will Develop Memory Loss?

A new study reveals blood vessels in the eyes could be key to predicting who will develop cognitive problems in old age. People with moderate to …

Coping with urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common and sometimes embarrassing condition. So, we have put together some strategies that should improve your symptoms and …

Holding Hands Can Sync Brainwaves and Ease Pain

Researchers report holding hands with a loved one causes brain waves to fall into sync. The more synchronized the brain waves between partners, the …

Urinary hesitancy: Causes in men and women

Urinary hesitation is when a person has trouble starting or maintaining a urine stream. While urinary hesitancy is most common in older men due to an …

Low-Carb Fruits With the Most and Least Sugar

If you follow a low-carb diet or are living with diabetes, you may have a complicated relationship with fruit. You may have heard you don't need to …

Nutrition