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Highly processed foods linked to increased cancer risk, study finds

People who eat a lot of junk food may have other bad habits.<p>Here’s another reason to eat fresh food: a new study shows that people who eat more highly processed foods such as chicken nuggets and instant noodles have a higher risk of cancer.<p>It’s long been known that eating fresh fruits and …

Cancer

What NOT to do while sick with the flu — and some remedies that can help

As flu season continues, people struggle to treat it. Doctors share advice on what flu treatments provide little help.<p>It started with the achy muscles and quickly escalated to runny nose, fever, cough, and chills. You have the flu.<p>At first, you might think to treat it like a bad cold — but the flu …

Public Health

World Faces Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945, U.N. Official Says

The world is facing its greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945, says the United Nations humanitarian coordinator, Stephen O'Brien.<p>O'Brien told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that more than 20 million people across four countries in Africa and the Middle East are at risk of starvation and …

Africa

Rookie Doctors Will Soon Be Allowed To Work Up To 28 Hours Straight

The maximum workday for first-year medical residents just got substantially longer. The group that sets rules for training doctors announced Friday it will be scrapping the 16-hour cap on shifts worked by doctors who have just graduated from medical school.<p>As of July 1, the Accreditation Council …

Health Care

Lethal Opiates Delivered By Mail From China, Killing Addicts In The U.S.

Carfentanil is an opiate 10,000 times more powerful than morphine. And since last summer, it's been killing addicts and confounding first responders across the country.<p>The drug was never intended to be consumed by humans. But it has been used to kill and immobilize humans — reportedly, in …

New Jersey

I'm Pregnant. What Would Happen If I Couldn't Afford Health Care?

On Christmas Day, I found out that I was pregnant. It was the best present I could have hoped for. My husband and I have wanted to start a family for years, and we could not wait to share the news with our loved ones.<p>But my initial exhilaration quickly turned to anxiety. As a physician, I knew many …

Health Care

The Concussion Diaries: One Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE | GQ

Zac Easter knew what was happening to him. He knew why. And he knew that it was only going to get worse. So he decided to write it all down—to let the world know what football had done to him, what he'd done to his body and his brain for the game he loved. And then he shot himself.<p>My Last …

Kinesiology

Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

There's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.<p>"Changes in sleep habits may actually be setting the stage" for dementia, says Jeffrey Iliff, a brain scientist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.<p>The brain appears to clear out toxins …

Alzheimer's Disease

As Sleep Improves, So Does An Injured Brain

For patients with serious brain injuries, there's a strong link between sleep patterns and recovery.<p>A study of 30 patients hospitalized for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries found that sleep quality and brain function improved in tandem, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal</i> …

The Brain

Patients Cared For By Female Doctors Fare Better Than Those Treated By Men

In a study that is sure to rile male doctors, Harvard researchers have found that female doctors who care for elderly hospitalized patients get better results. Patients cared for by women were less likely to die or return to the hospital after discharge.<p>Previous research has shown that female …

Medicine

Long-Lasting Quantum Coherence Observed: New Discovery Could Help Overcome Key Obstacle In Creation Of Quantum Computers

The world of subatomic particles, governed by the laws of quantum mechanics, is one that would appear extremely weird to us denizens of a macroscopic …

Generation Adderall

Have you ever been to Enfield? I had never even heard of it until I was 23 and living in London for graduate school. One afternoon, I received notification that a package whose arrival I had been anticipating for days had been bogged down in customs and was now in a FedEx warehouse in Enfield, an …

Mind

6 Black and White Photography Tips for Monochrome Enthusiasts

Thanks to digital technology, monochrome photography is easier today than ever before. Check out these six black and white photography tips for …

10 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late In Life

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone. That’s what a lot of us were taught to believe about work. But is it really the best strategy?<p>I …

Motivation

3tags.org

9 Psychology Books Every Leader Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

Self-improvement

Congo declares yellow fever epidemic with 1,000 suspected cases

An outbreak of yellow fever has hit the Democratic Republic of Congo, just weeks after the Red Cross warned that another outbreak in neighbouring Angola risked sparking a “global crisis”. A total of 67 cases – five of them fatal - have been confirmed in three provinces while another 1,000 are being …

10 Evening Habits Of Highly Successful People

We all know that early birds get more things done by making the most out of their mornings and setting the day right for successful completion of all …

The peculiar behavior of this group of supermassive black holes could shed light on the formation of the universe

Using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India, the researchers discovered a group of supermassive black holes occupying the centers of ancient galaxies — and they're all spitting out their jets in the same direction.<p>Their findings are detailed in a study published recently in the …

Universe

An Energizing Yoga Sequence To Start Your Week Off Right

Ever feel so tired and strapped for time that nothing but a bottomless pot of coffee could save you? Cue superhero yoga sequence! This simple (and …

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …

Research

Onetime party drug hailed as miracle for treating severe depression

It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in …

Depression

IDEA - Building The Legacy of IDEA 2004

ATTENTION! IDEA.ed.gov will automatically redirect to https://sites.ed.gov/idea starting April 30, 2018.<p>Some of the information on the Building the …

Disability

Physicists Cut Through the Randomest Randomness of Large Quantum Systems

Even quantum dice are loaded.<p>As much as we say that things are "random," seldom do phenomena actually live up to that descriptor. In the classical mechanics of our world—composed of macroscale entities built up from large numbers of particles—everything is determined. Everything has a defined …

Quantum Mechanics

Soluble brain implants could reduce surgery risks

A team of materials scientists and neurosurgeons have developed a new class of electronic biomedical sensor implants that can monitor the brain after …

Nanotech

This device could improve everything from self-driving cars to brain surgery

The researchers have developed the world's first portable, 64-channel wearable brain activity monitoring system, which comes with a dry-electrode wearable EEG headset and a software suite to interpret and analyse the data.<p>EEG is a technology that involves attaching numerous small sensors to the …

The Brain

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Mad Men