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Millions of Patients May Be Getting the Wrong Dose of Heart Medication, Study Finds

A new study found experts may be using 60-year-old data in some cases.<p>More than 11 million Americans could be inadvertently taking the wrong heart …

Medical Research

18 Gmail settings that will change how you think about your inbox

Make your inbox more efficient and effective with these easily overlooked options.<p>When it comes to managing email, you need every advantage you can get.<p>Google recognizes this. The company has packed Gmail with dozens of advanced options that can save you time and add powerful possibilities into …

Google

How to Download Absolutely Everything You Can Find on the Web

The internet is always there, vast and accessible, from wherever you happen to be—until it isn’t. Maybe you’ve got a long flight ahead of you and …

Software

Aging may be reversed by smoothing out the wrinkles in our...cells

Why do we age, and why do we tend to become more ill as we do so? Most importantly, what can we do to stop this imminent process? New research might …

Research

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

10 Simple Lifestyle Changes Science Is Confident Will Help You Live Longer

The science is in, and the path to a longer life is astonishingly easy to follow: Live exactly the way your great-grandparents did -- but do yoga, too.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite our incredible advances in science, technology and medicine over the …

Holistic Medicine

Move Over, Telomeres: There's Another Cell Part That Might Predict Lifespan

You'll remember this one from biology class.<p>Knowing when you’re going to die is a fact best left unexplored. But for better or for worse, scientists …

Biology

I Tried a Body Contouring Treatment for a Flatter Tummy, and the Results Are Amazing

After cleaning up my diet and getting on an exercise regimen, I turned to this body-contouring treatment to tighten my stomach a bit further.<p>Since …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

NIH, Northwestern scientists develop potential new approach to stop cancer metastasis

Identified compound blocks the spread of pancreatic and other cancers in various animal models.

Stop Using Common Email Encryption Tools Immediately, Researchers Warn

Throughout the many arguments over encrypted communications, there has been at least one constant: the venerable tools for strong email encryption …

What's new in Chrome OS and Chromebooks at Google I/O 2018

Google's <i>other</i> platform is just as exciting as Android, and these days the two are closer together than ever. Here's what's new in Chrome and …

Canada divided over oil pipeline from tar sands to Pacific

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A pipeline project that would vastly expand Canadian oil exports to Asia is dividing the country, pitting indigenous groups and people who fear damage to the scenic coastline near Vancouver against the central government and the influential energy industry.<p>The …

Canada

Scientists are figuring out why fasting helps people live longer — and they say a pill may one day trigger the same benefits

Giving your gut a break now and then can deliver huge health benefits.<p>Calorie restriction, a practice adopted by people from Silicon Valley biohackers to Buddhist monks, has been found to have a long list of positive effects. Periodic fasting can help people ward off diseases like diabetes, high …

Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

New research could open the doors for drugs that help repair the digestive system<p>Fasting has long-held associations with mental and bodily repair, …

Google Keeps a Record of Your Entire Chat History. Here's the Trick to Deleting It

It's more complicated than you may think<p>We’ve all probably done it—messaged a friend about job drama or something personal while at work.<p>Numerous …

Fasting For Just 24 Hours Boosts The Regeneration of Stem Cells, Study Finds

This study could even lead to 'fasting' in a pill.<p>For decades, numerous studies have shown that strict, low-calorie-intake diets could be the key to …

Stem Cells

New molecule may stop Alzheimer's from spreading

A compound called cambinol shows great promise as a future Alzheimer's drug. The molecule has halted the spread of the toxic brain protein tau in …

Neuroscience

Microsoft's To-Do App Just Got A Lot Better

Image: Microsoft<p>Microsoft has pushed out an update to their task management software, To-Do. The latest update adds some handy features and ups the …

Deletion of single enzyme stops mice getting fat, no matter the diet

A compelling study from a team of researchers at the University of Copenhagen has demonstrated a way to completely stop a body's ability to store …

Scientists Find Another Possible Explanation for Why Hair Goes Gray

Scientists think they’ve stumbled upon a newly discovered mechanism that could explain why some people’s hair turns gray and others become afflicted …

The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life

People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan.<p>Loneliness isn't inevitable – a guide to making new friends as an adult<p>Read more<p>Researchers at Harvard University used lifestyle …

Holistic Medicine

Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many older adults know that long-term use of certain medications can negatively affect cognition and increase one's risk of dementia.<p>But a new study suggests that some classes of anticholinergic drugs -- particularly those used to treat depression, Parkinson's and urinary incontinence -- …

Dementia

End of ageing and cancer? Scientists unveil structure of the 'immortality' enzyme telomerase

Making a drug is like trying to pick a lock at the molecular level. There are two ways in which you can proceed. You can try thousands of different …

North must not be bullied by Europe on Brexit

NI is not a bargaining chip to force UK into staying in customs union and single market

Google just revealed a huge update to Gmail — here's everything new

Google's Gmail is getting its biggest refresh in years, the search giant announced in a blog post on Wednesday morning. You can try it all out by clicking "Try the new Gmail" under settings in your Gmail account.<p>That means a shiny new look, sure, but also some useful-sounding new features. The …

Apps

Sinn Fein's McDonald uses term ‘Londonderry’ and backs unionist election candidate

Mary Lou McDonald has broken new ground for a Sinn Fein leader by using the name 'Londonderry'.<p>Ms McDonald was speaking after meeting Presbyterian …

Elon Musk Just Sent an Extraordinary Email to Tesla Employees

A detailed look at a new email from Elon Musk teaches some important lessons.<p>Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer led by Elon Musk,is getting ready to enter a new phase of activity as it ramps up production of its mass-market intended Model 3. In an email recently obtained by automotive website …

Mexican Walking Fish may hold key to helping paralysed people walk again

An endangered salamander may hold the key to helping paralysed people walk again, scientists believe.<p>The axolotl, or Mexican salamander has the astonishing ability to regenerate limbs and even spinal cord if it has been injured.<p>But now a new study by the University of Minnesota in the US has …

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …