Haley Delgado

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No Need To Get Screened For Celiac Unless You Have Symptoms, Panel Says

Celiac disease, the autoimmune disorder that prevents people from digesting gluten, affects about 1 percent of the population.<p>But there's not enough evidence to recommend screening everybody to find that 1 percent, an advisory panel said Tuesday.<p>In people with celiac disease, eating foods with …

Crocodile shark discovered on UK coastline for first time

A crocodile shark – a species that normally lives in tropical waters off Brazil and Australia – has been found on the UK coast for the first time in …

Scientists reveal core genes involved in immunity of honey bees

Specifically, the team of 28 researchers, representing eight countries, created a new statistical technique, called directed rank-product analysis. …

Trump's Removal of Bumblebee From Endangered List Is Illegal, Advocates Say

(Photo: Tiago Cabral; Edited: LW / TO)<p>With Trump now in office, what is the future of our endangered bees? Two months into this administration, …

Google Home: A Device for Our Post-Device Future

Last month, Google C.E.O. Sundar Pichai made a bold statement in a letter to shareholders. After describing the evolution of computers since the nineties, from hulking desktop machines to petite portable devices, he wrote, “Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of …

The Overwhelming Barriers to Successful Immigration Reform

LBJ led crucial legislation in 1965, changing the demographics of the U.S. But it offers a difficult model for future presidents to follow.<p>Nearly every new American president of the modern era has viewed the nation’s immigration policies as deeply flawed. Yet few of these modern executives have …

Could Two People Use Real-Time Translation to Fall in Love?

New earbuds from Waverly Tech claim to translate conversations as they are happening—so someone speaking English could seamlessly flirt with a stranger talking in French.<p>While his tea cools, Josh stares out the window at the imposing mountain not far off, the one described in the novel he’s been …

How Legos Became More Violent

The originally peaceful building blocks have added more and more weapons since they were introduced.<p>If you want to look at how a toy evolves over time, Legos are probably your best bet.<p>It’s the largest toy manufacturer in the world, for one. It has its own movie and theme parks, as well as books …

Lego

The Atlantic Daily: EgyptAir Mystery, Nigeria's Missing Girls, Trans People and Bathroom Laws

An airplane went missing on its way to Cairo, a rescued Boko Haram hostage began her recovery, controversial legislation in the U.S. drew criticism, and more.<p>What We’re Following: The Mystery of Flight MS804<p>A commercial flight that departed from Paris this morning disappeared from radar screens on …

Rising Seas Push Too Much Salt Into The Florida Everglades

The Florida Everglades is a swampy wilderness the size of Delaware. In some places along the road in southern Florida, it looks like tall saw grass to the horizon, a prairie punctuated with a few twisted cypress trees. The sky is the palest blue.<p>But beneath the surface a different story is …

To the Wife Who Has Anxiety and Depression, From Your Husband

When we first met five years ago, I never thought I would be writing this. As we stood on stage in front of all of those strangers, acting our hearts out, I never once believed we would find ourselves here. We've come a long way.<p><i>Written by Brandon Geib</i><p>To my wife and my best friend,<p>When we first met …

Mental Disorders

Misuse Of ADHD Drugs By Young Adults Drives Rise In ER Visits

It's no secret that stimulant medications such as Adderall that are prescribed to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are sometimes used as "study drugs" aimed at boosting cognitive performance.<p>And emergency room visits linked to misuse of the drug are on the rise, according …

Making Science Teaching More Than 'A Backup Plan'

"Squat! Squat! Squat! Higher! Faster!"<p>In the basement of the Duane Physics and Astrophysics building at the University of Colorado Boulder, a science demonstration is going on, but it looks more like a vaudeville act.<p>One by one, students balance precariously on a rotating platform. Then they are …

How Social Media Screws Up Your Sleep

You’re not the only one who can’t put your damn phone down<p>The more you scroll, the less you snooze. Social media use is linked to poor sleep, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine finds.<p>Researchers surveyed people about their social media habits and sleep quality. They …

Women Blast CDC's Advice To Use Birth Control If Drinking Alcohol

New advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at preventing fetal alcohol syndrome has created quite a stir.<p>The CDC estimates that about 3 million women "are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, sexually active and not using birth …

Boosting Life Span By Clearing Out Cellular Clutter

Mice were much healthier and lived about 25 percent longer when scientists killed off a certain kind of cell that accumulates in the body with age.<p>What's more, the mice didn't seem to suffer any ill effects from losing their so-called senescent cells.<p>These are cells that have stopped dividing, …

In Baby's 'First Bite,' A Chance To Shape A Child's Taste

Food writer Bee Wilson has a message of hope for parents struggling to get their children to eat their veggies: "As parents, we have a far greater power than we think we have to form children's tastes," Wilson tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross.<p>In her new book, <i>First Bite,</i> Wilson examines how genetics, …

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

New Medications For Treating Opioid Addiction Are On The Horizon

A new method of delivering medication for opioid addicts gained approval from a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel this week. It's a matchstick-like insert designed to slip under the skin and release a drug over a period of months. Some physicians say the implant will be a useful addition …

Medicine

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

Can Babies Be Obese?

For babies carried to full term, birth weight is considered "normal" between about 6 pounds, 2 ounces and 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Given sustained concern about childhood obesity, I have wondered how early in life children may be at risk for extra weight.<p>Can babies be obese?<p>It was easy enough to debunk …

Sugar Warning Labels Get a Boost from Science

Nutrition labels are one of the tools that health experts use to educate people about unhealthy eating habits and even hopefully change them. In the …

Autism's Microbiome

Researchers believe that gut bacteria may be to blame for some of the condition’s physical and emotional symptoms.<p>Around the time that Sam was diagnosed with autism at age 3, he began to throw hour-long crying fits. When he wasn’t plagued by lengthy spells of constipation, the Michigan toddler …

5 Things To Know About Complementary Health Practices for Cognitive Function, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

Many people, particularly older individuals, worry about forgetfulness and whether it is the first sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, …

Dietary Supplements and Cognitive Function, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

There’s no conclusive evidence that ginkgo biloba is efficacious in preventing or slowing dementia or cognitive decline.<p>Several high-quality reviews …

Alzheimer's Disease

WTF Is Happening in the Oregon Militia Standoff, Explained

On Saturday night, dozens of white, armed American militants stormed a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon seeking to take a “hard stand” against …

The Best Foods for Quick and Healthy Detox

If you read about ancient torture methods, you’ll find some pretty gnarly stuff like something called “infusion,” in which a victim is bound and then …

Blood sugar testing goes wireless, painless for diabetes patients

Now that is cool: Testing your sugar without needles and without blood droplets.<p>In Europe, the medical company Abbott has just released its FreeStyle Libre system, which may usher in a revolution in diabetes care. And both doctors and patients can't wait.<p>Prabahar Gopalakrishnan, 26, is a type 1 …

The Phenomenal Fat-Burning Swing-and-Squat Workout

This power couple will light your muscles on fire<p>Barack and Michelle, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and Bill and Melinda are some of our favorite power couples.<p>But now <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour wants to add a new duo to the list: the swing and the squat.<p>“In their own right, the swing and the …