Heather Giebeig

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Teaching Kids to Code Is Overrated

In an age of widespread technological disruption, it has become fashionable to say that everyone should learn to code.<p>But there’s a problem: Coders …

Kids

Risk of type 1 diabetes climbs when one population of T cells falls: Study in mice links protective immune cells that form outside the thymus with autoimmune diabetes -- and suggests that gut microbes affecting this cell population may protect against disease

Study in mice links protective immune cells that form outside the thymus with autoimmune diabetes -- and suggests that gut microbes affecting this …

Medical Research

Doctor-Patient Relationship Compromised By Oppressive 'Quality' Reporting Requirements

Since the managed care debacle of the 1990s, billions of dollars have been spent in time and resources to improve and measure the quality of patient care. However, measuring the quality of care in the effort to improve it in a cost-efficient manner is showing evidence of being counter-productive, …

Hormone replacement makes sense for some menopausal women

For healthy women within 10 years of menopause, the benefits of hormone therapy for relief of hot flashes or other symptoms may outweigh the risks.

Women's Health

These 25 delicious slow cooker recipes taste even better in this discounted Crock-Pot

Look at these delicious slow cooker recipes from The Kitchn. Don’t they look amazing? Wouldn’t you like to try them for yourself and find out? You …

Cooking

Guess Where the Money Behind Al Gore's Promotion of Climate Hysterics Came From

If you think former Vice-President and current head of the Church of Climate Change, Al Gore, was helping to save the world out of the goodness of …

Climate

Avoiding GMOs Isn't Just Anti-Science. It's Immoral.

As relentless as it is baseless.

Agriculture

New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients

A new way of genetically altering a patient’s cells to fight cancer has helped desperately ill people with leukemia when every other treatment had failed, researchers reported on Monday in the journal Nature Medicine.<p>The new approach, still experimental, could eventually be given by itself or, more …

How cancer survival rates have changed since the 70s

More people are surviving a cancer diagnosis today than in the 1970s, according to a report released earlier this year by government agencies and …

Scientists Make Old Cells Behave Like They Are Young Again

Using a synthetic compound found naturally in chocolate and red wine, researchers turn back the biological clock on senescent cells.<p>Old age is a …

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

People Are More Divided Than Ever Before, And Researchers Think They Know Why

Here's what's driving our polarization.

Social Media

Vegetarians Are "Less Healthy" Than Meat-Eaters, Per New Study

Meat-eaters, rejoice! In the battle of Eating Meat vs. Vegetarian, meat reigns supreme (at least for today). To be clear, we take zero issue with …

'Breakthrough' breast cancer drugs which stall disease for months to be available on NHS

More than 8,000 women with advanced breast cancer have been given new hope after health officials approved two new "breakthrough" drugs that stall the disease for at least 10 months.<p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) yesterday approved palbociclib and ribociclib for …

Rare genetic mutation found in Amish community could combat ageing

The discovery of a rare genetic mutation that prolongs human life has raised hopes for new treatments to combat ageing and prevent age-related disorders from heart disease to dementia.<p>Researchers spotted the mutation in an Amish population in Indiana where carriers were found to have better …

Northwestern University

Human embryonic stem cells were just used to fix a leading cause of blindness

Stem Cells for Sight<p>Two clinical trials have shown early promise in treating common blindness-causing conditions, specifically the dry form of …

New research shows 'broken heart syndrome' causes long-lasting heart damage

A sudden and serious heart condition triggered by severe emotional stress can lead to the same type of long-term damage as a heart attack, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California, and funded by the British Heart Foundation …

U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology.<p>The medicine is a version of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's …

Aging Breakthrough: Scientists Find Way To Rejuvenate The Old Human Cells Making Them Young Again

Scientists have discovered a way to rejuvenate the human’s old cells known as senescent cells, in which they made them active or young again. They …

Scientists Develop Drug That Can 'Melt Away' Harmful Fat

Scientists think they’ve discovered a new drug that can melt away heart-clogging fat.<p><i>CNBC</i> reports that researchers from the University of Aberdeen …

How do you get rid of keloids?

Scars come in many different textures, colors, and sizes. Many scars become smaller, smoother, and less noticeable with time.<p>But for about 10 percent …

We've Had Terrible Luck Trying to Cure Alzheimer's. But What If We Could Prevent It?

The story of potential Alzheimer’s cures has been pretty depressing over the last couple of decades. But what if, instead of focusing on just …

Ethanol cancer treatment could eliminate tumors for just a few dollars

Ethanol-Based Cancer Treatments<p>Researchers from Duke University have achieved a 100 percent cure rate for squamous cell carcinoma in a hamster model …

How can we create a better life for everyone?

Why is equality still so elusive, while inequality is seen as normal and almost inevitable? We interview the sharpest economic minds in the world, as …

Economics

Bioengineered Lungs With Intact Blood Vessels Just Came One Step Closer to Reality

A huge deal for successful lung transplants.<p>A group of researchers at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science have …

New Nutrition Study Changes Nothing

Why the science of healthy eating appears confusing—but isn’t<p>If you’ve ever been on the internet, you’ve noticed that some things are popular, and other things aren’t. The popular ones have something in common. It’s not quality, or importance, or accuracy, but novelty.<p>An example of this is …

Cardiologists Set the Record Straight on Eggs, Coconut Oil, Gluten, and More

Should you go gluten free? Eat eggs? How about coconut oil? Heart experts have officially weighed in on the myths and facts about over-hyped foods, …

Holistic Medicine