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Asthma Symptoms: Processed and Cured Meat Could Worsen Condition, Study Says

Processed and cured meat could worsen Asthma symptoms, researchers said in a recent study.<p>Four or more weekly servings of high-dietary processed …

Same insulin, different prices — no wonder healthcare is so expensive

<b>To the editor:</b> For diabetics, it pays to shop around. I give myself insulin injections twice a day. Before<p>Medicare, I paid for the insulin out of my pocket. (“Soaring insulin prices are a case in point: A 'free market' in healthcare is doomed,” Dec. 20)<p>Shopping around for the best price is an …

Guess Which Airlines Have the Most Healthy Food — And the Least

General rule: avoid the snacks.<p>At this time of year especially, many folks are doing a great deal of traveling. If this involves long-haul flights, …

Air Canada

Christmas stuffing: Here’s what happens to your body when you overeat

As the festive season approaches, our attention turns to Christmas dinner. But it is also the season of overeating and feeling stuffed. So, before …

Wellness

The 5 First Things Nutritionists Will Tell You To Cut From Your Diet

We can all agree that restrictive diets are a total drag. Plus, they've been proven to be detrimental to our health in the long run. For our sanity, it's important to enjoy what we eat, and registered dieticians insist that most foods are fine in moderation. That said, "there are some foods that …

Love red meat? Then you'll like this new study

Get the steaks on.<p>For a while now we have been warned about the health risks of eating red meat – it raises blood pressure and increases your chances …

How a Vegan Diet Affects Your Body’s Ability to Heal Itself

On September 19, 2008, just before midnight, two pilots attempted to abort their takeoff from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina. …

The case against sugar

A potent toxin that alters hormones and metabolism, sugar sets the stage for epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes<i>By Gary Taubes</i>Read at Aeon

Diabetes

Protein that activates immune response harms body's ability to fight HIV: Blocking type I interferon may help combat the virus that causes AIDS

Blocking type I interferon may help combat the virus that causes AIDS<p>Temporarily blocking a type of protein, called type I interferon, can restore …

Why you should NEVER file your nails back and forth

If you're not a fan of filing like me — I literally cringe when a nail technician at a salon whips a file out — or if you want your nails to stay as …

Dear Coach: How Should I Eat to Gain Muscle?

<i>Dear Coach,</i><p><i>I was wondering if I could get some advice on protein intake. Recently I've been eating a bit more but my meals haven't been balanced and</i> …

Frozen Giant Virus Still Infectious After 30,000 Years

It's 30,000 years old and still ticking: A giant virus recently discovered deep in the Siberian permafrost reveals that huge ancient viruses are much …

Microbiology

Could a mutant mosquito be the key to solving the Zika crisis?

While the Zika virus does not directly kill, the links brain deformities in newborn babies has led US President Barack Obama to call for urgent …

Discovery of mechanism that enables bacteria to elude antibiotics

The Molecular Microbiology Research Group in the UAB's Department of Genetics and Microbiology describes for the first time, in a work published in</i> …

Microbiology

Superbugs will kill 10 million people a year by 2050

"[Mr Osborne] is going to lead focus on this among the G7 and G20 finance ministers," he said. "We need that… We need to take it out of the health …

Microbiology

Why The Science World Is Freaking Out Over This 25-Year-Old's Answer to Antibiotic Resistance

Could this be the end of superbugs?<p>A 25-year-old student has come up with a way to fight drug-resistant superbugs <i>without</i> antibiotics.<p>The new approach …

University of New South Wales

What Happens to Your Body After You Die?

Something to look forward to.<p>There’s no fighting it; each of us will die at some point. What happens next is a fascinating - if frightening - natural …

Prince Harry

Study Shows DNA Markers Distinguish Between Harmless, Deadly Bacteria

<b>Los Alamos, NM (Scicasts)</b> — The virulent pathogen that causes the disease tularemia, or "rabbit fever," was weaponized during past world wars and is …

Biology

Astounding discovery linking the brain and immune system will change medicine forever

In a discovery that is rocking the medical profession, researchers at the University of Virginia have discovered a series of lymphatic ves…

Immune System

'Civil war' in immune system can fight disease

<b>The immune system can be trained to attack itself to reverse a devastating autoimmune disease, in animal studies.</b><p>US researchers treated <i>Pemphigus vulgaris</i> in mice by instigating civil war within the immune system, and say the approach could work in people.<p>Experts said the treatment, published in the …

Immunotherapy

Graphene's Crazier Than We Thought, Can Handle 1,000 Times More Current Than Regular Material

Holy crap.<p>Just when you thought graphene couldn't get anymore impressive, and 2016 was done surprising us, graphene has gone and knocked one out of …

The Beautiful User Interface Design of Screens Featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BLIND LTD, a company that conceptualizes powerful images for their clients, created a gorgeous collection of user interface designs for screens …

5 Steam alternatives you can trust

If Steam is down, here’s where to buy PC games<p>If Steam is down, there is no reason to fret!<p>The internet is filled with alternative services worth throwing your wallet at. Each have their own unique advantages, deals and community. Whether Steam is down or you’re looking to try out a new service, …

Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly …

Medical Technology

Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …

Neurology