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Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

Why I Choose to Rent Instead of Buy

Conventional wisdom says that buying a home is a smarter financial decision that renting. However, homeownership is a huge decision, and it can be an …

For Tummy Troubles, Hypnosis Might Be the Answer

Sixty million Americans deal with this uncomfortable sensation at least once a month — heartburn. It's not only painful, but can be life-altering, or even deadly if ignored. No wonder that heartburn and other gastrointestinal medications are among the most popular drugs on the market. But these …

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

Good Fats as Helpful as Statins Against Heart Disease, Group Says

The American Heart Association wants you to remember that there are such things as good fats and bad fats.<p>It issued a reminder this week that swapping out artery-clogging saturated fats such as butter with healthy vegetable fats can do as much good for some people as taking a statin …

Nutrition

Combining vitamin C with antibiotics destroys cancer stem cells

A combination of vitamin C and antibiotics could be key to killing cancer stem cells, a new study finds, paving the way for a strategy that could …

Cancer

A Tweetstorm Reveals the Nuances in the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels You Never Noticed

There's more to Anakin than you might think.<p>The “Star Wars” prequels aren’t especially well regarded, but the healing has begun. The success of “The …

Fake News Has Terrifying Power Over the Real World

This week reminded us how hoaxes can have horrible consequences.<p><i>Welcome back to Can't Handle the Truth, our Saturday column looking at the past seven days of fake news and hoaxes that have spread thanks to the internet.</i><p><i>The New York Times</i> made a neat infographic this week about a lie winding its way …

A Climate Scientist Explains the Worst That Can Happen After Paris Withdrawal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The move set off a wave of outrage from environmental groups, international allies and business leaders, while earning raves from conservatives.<p>But what does it mean for the …

Trump's Paris Agreement withdrawal is the wrong move

In a move that only hastens America’s retreat from global political and economic leadership, it is now apparent that President Trump will withdraw from the Paris Agreement.<p>First and foremost, withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is the wrong move.<p>As a dealmaker, President Trump may very well have …

Delaware-sized iceberg on verge of split from Antarctic shelf | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Delaware-sized iceberg is very close to splitting off from one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica, scientists say, after a fast-growing crack stretched to within 8 miles (13 kilometers) of the open ocean this week.<p>A rift across the Larsen C Ice Shelf that had grown …

27 Jokes You'll Only Understand If You've Seen "Star Wars"

This week was 40 years since Episode IV was released. Celebrate with some jokes from a galaxy far, far away.

Experts: The Great Barrier Reef cannot be saved

Two-thirds of the reef is at risk of dying. It’s time to focus on maintaining rather than improving it, scientists say.<p>It’s official. The Great Barrier Reef cannot be saved.<p>The prognosis comes from the Australian government’s Reef 2050 advisory committee, made up of experts and scientists …

Big-time backlash: When all polling on Donald Trump is dismissed as fake

A Fox News poll came out the other night, and I tweeted some of the findings about President Trump.<p>No analysis, no commentary. Just a few numbers.<p>“Trump approval at 40%, down from 45% last month. 53% say his agenda is coming apart; 44% say he's shaking up Washington.”<p>And: “68% approve of DOJ naming …

President Donald Trump Spoiled NATO Party In Brussels And Americans Should Thank Him

NATO leaders gathered yesterday. The meeting didn’t go as planned. To his credit, President Donald Trump put America first when he addressed them.<p>That’s certainly not what they expected. There was much scuttlebutt about how the Europeans planned to play President Trump. Push simple ideas, make him …

Geopolitics

US Household Debt Is Nowhere Near A Peak, It's Well Below 2008

Oh dear, oh dearieme. We seem to have one of those little incidents where near the entirety of the media gets ahold of the wrong end of the stick. And it has to be said that matters aren’t being helped here by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. For they’ve reported that US household debt is up …

Safe Havens For LGBTI Travelers; New Maps and Survey Show Sexual Orientation Laws Around The World

For travelers in the LGBTI community, knowing the laws of the land can be critical to safety; a new report aims to help. Belize and Seychelles are the latest countries to decriminalize consensual, private same-sex sexual activity between adults. Both repealed their laws in 2016, reducing the number …

Russia steps up North Korea support to constrain US

In spite of international sanctions on North Korea's communist regime, Russia has been increasing fuel exports to Pyongyang and filling in the supply …

16 Obamacare Stats That Will Blow You Away

<i>"But we've also always known -- and I have always said -- that for all the good that the Affordable Care Act is doing right now -- for as big a step forward as it was -- it's still just a first step."</i>-- President Obama, 2016<p>There's widespread agreement across the country that Obamacare, formally …

So Much For Obamacare's 'Death Spiral' As Insurers Look To Expand

Improving profits of health insurance companies that continue to offer individual policies on public exchanges have some plans looking at expanding for 2018 and beyond.<p>But those plans will be thwarted if the Republican-led Congress and the Donald Trump administration end subsidies critical to the …

Health Care

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Congress forced its members to use Obamacare. Republicans aren’t doing the same for Trumpcare

Republican congressmen may say their new health care plan is great but want to keep the perks of the old one<p>As President Donald Trump revives Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, it is apparent that Republicans in Congress know that the new bill is a deeply undesirable one.<p>How? While …

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Most Americans think President Donald Trump should keep the Affordable Care Act on the books and want to see him improve the law, a new Washington Post-ABC News Poll finds.<p>More than a dozen recent polls have shown the Affordable Care Act becoming increasingly popular as Republicans work to …

Study Challenges Popular Thinking on Cholesterol and Heart Attacks

Does having high cholesterol mean a heart attack is in your near future?<p>Maybe not, say researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute …

Diet and gut bacteria linked with blood clots | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Consuming too much choline, a nutrient sold in over-the-counter dietary supplements, can boost the risk for blood clots, researchers warn.<p>That’s because bacteria in the intestines interact with choline to produce a compound that encourages platelets to clump together and form …

Vaccination gaps lead to dangerous measles outbreaks in Europe: ECDC | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Gaps in vaccination coverage against measles have lead to several outbreaks of the highly-contagious disease in Europe in the past year, with both children and young adults affected, health officials said on Monday.<p>During the first two months of 2017, more than 1,500 measles …

The Rich Are Living Longer and Taking More From Taxpayers

We’re living longer and longer. Well, some of us.<p>Age 100 is now an imaginable goal for young people around the world with good health care. The …

Social Security Is Designed to Replace This Much of Your Income (and It's Not Even Close to 100%)

If you're planning to lean on Social Security income during retirement, you're playing with fire.<p>Social Security is, for millions of Americans, a …

MedEquities Realty Trust: An Attractive 7.2% Yield

MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE:MRT) is an attractive healthcare REIT that offers a big 7.2% dividend yield. It is growing rapidly, and it trades at …

Investing

‘Wheel of Time’ TV Series Lands at Sony – Variety

The long-gestating “Wheel of Time” TV series adaptation is moving forward with Sony Pictures Television.<p>The series will be based on the high fantasy …

Sony Pictures