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Cardiovascular ageing

Nature Reviews Cardiology | Review Article<p>Cardiovascular ageing and the atherosclerotic process begin very early in life and progress over decades of …

The Placenta Is Now a Suspect In Heightening Schizophrenia Risk

About 60 to 70 percent of a person’s risk for schizophrenia depends on their genes. Most of us have some of the schizophrenia-associated genetic …

Schizophrenia

The 19 coolest places for a European holiday in 2018, according to travel experts

Globetrotters are always looking for inspired travel recommendations from those in the know in order to experience new destinations in the most authentic way possible — and those passed by word-of-mouth are always best.<p>As summer kicks off, Business Insider asked friends, colleagues, and some of the …

Loneliness

What Is Spacetime?

People have always taken space for granted. It is just emptiness, after all—a backdrop to everything else. Time, likewise, simply ticks on …

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

An Easter Glamping Break at Loch Katrine Eco Lodges, Scotland

Where did we go?<p>Loch Katrine Eco Lodges<br>Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine, Callander, FK17 8HZ<br>Tel: 01877 376315<br>Email: enquiries@lochkatrine.com<br>Prices: From …

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says

(credit: Getty)A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 14<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 14<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 14<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 14<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

You Can Drink Away Your UTI Pain With These 4 Things, According to Experts

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Uti<p>Home Remedies For UTI<p>You Can Drink Away Your UTI Pain With These 4 Things, According to Experts<p>Shares<p>A urinary tract …

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

This Is Exactly What Happens During Your Menstrual Cycle

Your menstrual cycle takes your body on a wild ride, all to achieve a single goal. “The menstrual cycle has one purpose and one purpose only: …

21 Things Gynecologists Want You To Know About Your Period

"Is this normal?!"<p>Then we spoke with board-certified gynecologist Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science at the Yale School of Medicine to get her expert responses on these questions.<p><b>And here's what she had to say:</b><p>If you have a specific question …

Women's Health

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

Time for Unrest: Why patients with ME are demanding justice

“I feel <i>seen</i> for the first time!” exalts one viewer. “I feel vindicated. I finally understand what’s wrong with me, I think I’ve had this all my …

We Now Have Scientific Evidence For a Colic Treatment That Actually Works

This could mean so much to so many.<p>Each year, hundreds of thousands of babies and their concerned families suffer from colic - a condition diagnosed …

New medical advances marking the end of a long reign for 'diet wizards'

For many years, the long-term success rates for those who attempt to lose excess body weight have hovered around 5-10 percent.<p>In what other disease …

Weight Loss

The elephant in the delivery room: How doctor bias hurts black and brown mothers

Thought Experiment<p>A friend of mine, who is Mexican-American, had a joyful and uneventful first pregnancy. Until her day of delivery.<p>The process began routinely enough. When she began laboring and her contractions were less than 5 minutes apart, she and her husband scooped up her pre-packed bag and …

Prenatal Development

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

Chernobyl's Animal Mutations Shed Light on the Impact of Nuclear Releases

The Effect of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident on Wildlife<p>The 1986 Chernobyl accident resulted in one of the highest unintentional releases of …

Everything You Need to Know About Crispr Gene Editing

In the last five years, biology has undergone a seismic shift as researchers around the globe have embraced a revolutionary technology called gene …