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Doctors Perform Groundbreaking Surgery for Stroke

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic recently performed the first deep brain stimulation for stroke surgery in a patient. The experimental procedure could …

11 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

If lower back pain is a constant annoyance in your life, you might be wary of working out in fear of making it worse—and understandably so. However, …

New elements complete seventh row of the periodic table

Officials have approved the names of four new elements. The new additions are named after a country, three cities and a scientist.<p>Top scientists …

4 Things the Most Successful Young Adults Learn From Their Parents

Having worked with young people for decades, a university president says these are the things parents should be teaching kids.<p>All good parents want their children to succeed, but some kids do better than others after leaving the nest. Paula Wallace, president and founder of the Savannah College of …

The Mathematical Voodoo of Triangles

When you try to build shapes out of too many triangles, some bizarre things start to happen.<p>The five Platonic solids are the foundation for a number of geometric studies, and they encompass the only three-dimensional polyhedrons that are both regular and convex. In other words, they are 3D shapes …

France becomes first country to ban plastic cups and plates

<b>(CNN) —</b> France has become the first country in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates.<p>A new French law will require all disposable tableware to be made from 50% biologically-sourced materials that can be composted at home by January of 2020. That number will rise to 60% by January of …

Donald Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has posted a message on Twitter likening Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles.<p>Seeking to promote his …

Donald Trump

Autism severity linked to genetics, ultrasound, data analysis finds

For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to …

Autism

7 strange and surprising ways that humans have recently evolved

But evolution is very much still happening today — and it's happening to us.<p>Right here, right now.<p>It's too soon to say what humans will look like a few thousand years from now, but here are some of the most recent quirks — and even superpowers — we've acquired thanks to the power of selection.

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This Spice May Be The Secret Weapon To Weight Loss

Many of you are aware that a balanced diet and exercise is the recommended method for controlling body weight. Some people may turn to herbal products to promote health and well-being and weight loss. What if I told you that there is one spice that could help speed up this process? Sounds good, yes.<p>…

Weight Loss

Common foods that damage your DNA

To help protect your DNA and reverse genetic aging, avoid or reduce consumption of the phytochemicals that can harm you. It's important that you do this, because once phytochemicals like psoralen become activated, they can target your DNA destructively.<p>Granted, the process of DNA damage is …

More benefits to a high-fat Mediterranean diet, new study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you avoiding fats in your daily diet? It may be time to stop -- that is, if your daily diet is Mediterranean.<p>A new paper confirms that a Mediterranean diet rich in "healthy" fats -- such as those found in olive oil, eggs, nuts and fatty fish -- might lower your risk of heart disease, …

Nine Simple Tips for Improving Your Table Manners at Fancy Restaurants

Whether you’re dining out at a nice restaurant, enjoying a wedding reception, or trying to look your best at a work event, proper etiquette is …

Friend, not food: Why China needs to stop dog meat festival

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every year during the summer solstice, residents of Yulin, a city in southeast China, take part in a festival created by dog meat traders to boost the sale of dog meat.<p>It's a dwindling market and, to more and more Chinese, an embarrassment.<p>The horrific images pouring out of Yulin around …

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

Exercise

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Dads Compete To See Who Can Stack More Cheerios On Their Babies

With Father's Day on the horizon, dads everywhere are taking the daddest challenge ever. They're competing to see who can stack the most cheerios on …

I quit medicine. Here's what future doctors should know going into it | Rachel Kwon

Doctors need to be more involved with healthcare bureaucracy. Focusing only on patient care shortchanges everyone<p>There is a saying in teaching hospitals: “Don’t get sick in July.” That’s when new interns begin their training as doctors, with orientations starting in late June.<p>New residents may be …

Radiation Therapy

Ramadan 2016: Israel 'cuts off water supply to West Bank' during Muslim holy month

Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank, Palestinian authorities have claimed.<p>Tens of thousands of Palestinians have …

Trump pushes expanded ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Jose A. DelReal<p>, Reporter<p>Isaac Stanley-Becker<p>, Reporter<p>Donald Trump called Monday for outlawing immigrants from areas of the world with a history of terrorism as part of his proposed temporary ban on all Muslims entering the United States — a radical rewriting of U.S. …

Donald Trump

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

Shutterstock<p>Theoretical physicists have confirmed that it's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way …

Genetics

This Is Why Smart People Prefer Fewer Friends

Smart people value friendships and relationships just like anyone else, but they tend to be more selective with how they spend their time.

Bionic Leaf Turns Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel 10 Times Faster Than Nature

By Tim Radford<p>Scientists in the U.S. claim to have beaten nature at its own game. They have created a “bionic leaf" that exploits sunlight to create …

HIV-positive man allegedly put thousands at risk by tampering with hospital syringes for five years

By Travis M. Andrews<p>, Staff writer<p>Fentanyl is an opioid — similar to heroin — used to treat the worst pain cancer patients experience. The drug is so powerful, doctors prescribe it in micrograms. It’s incredibly addictive and deeply dangerous. From 2005 to 2007, more than 1,000 deaths were blamed …

Public Health

7-Year-Old Japanese Boy Abandoned In Forest As Punishment Found Alive

Yamato Tanooka was discovered about 4.5 miles from where he was last seen.<p>A 7-year-old boy missing in northern Japan since Saturday when his parents left him in a forest as punishment has been found alive and well.<p>Yamato Tanooka turned up on Friday morning at a Self-Defense Force training facility …

Grizzly Bears

Researchers created a robotic hand that is eerily human-like and can learn on its own

Typing out an email or setting up a pot of coffee are things we can do bleary eyed in the morning, but the movements our hands have to make to complete such tasks are truly complex, human skills.<p>That's why for robots to advance to the point where they can take care of our elderly or help clean our …

Robotics

‘When you find my body, please call my husband,’ wrote dying hiker lost along the Appalachian Trail

By Michael E. Miller<p>, Reporter<p>Geraldine Largay knew she was doomed.<p>It had been two weeks since she left the Appalachian Trail to go to the bathroom and lost her way; two weeks since she had wandered deeper and deeper into the woods of northwest Maine in search of a cellphone signal to message for …

Hiking

Susannah Mushatt Jones, last US woman born in 19th Century, dies

<b>The oldest known person in the world has died in New York aged 116.</b><p>Born on an Alabama farm in July 1899, Susannah Mushatt Jones was also the last living American born in the 19th Century.<p>She lived in three centuries, through two world wars and 20 US presidencies.<p>An Italian woman, Emma Morano, now …

19th Century

Death-Defying Runner Finishes Ironman

Doctors said Turia Pitt wouldn't run again, after she suffered burns over 65 percent of her body during a 2011 ultramarathon.<p>“I don’t know what to do with myself now,” Turia Pitt said, laughing, on a call from Sydney, Australia, after finishing the Ironman Australia, her first, in 13:24:42. “When …

Obama administration directs schools to accommodate transgender students

By Juliet Eilperin<p>, Reporter<p>Emma Brown<p>, Reporter<p>The Obama administration on Friday directed schools across the nation to provide transgender students with access to suitable facilities — including bathrooms and locker rooms — that match their chosen gender identity.<p>The move<b>,</b> which affects all …

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