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BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

Childhood Virus May Have a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Despite decades of research, scientists have made little progress in halting Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. But researchers may have …

No more needles? Diabetics could one day treat themselves with a cup of coffee

For diabetics, keeping their illness under control by regulating their blood sugar level is a 24/7 job. But one day, it could be as simple as having …

An Egg A Day May Reduce Heart Disease Risk: Study

An egg a day keeps heart disease away? That is what researchers suggested after revealing the findings of a study which examined egg consumption and …

Seafood diet linked to getting pregnant faster

Couples who eat more fish and seafood tend to have sex more often and may find it easier to conceive a child, reports an American study published in …

New LED streetlights may double cancer risk, new research warns

Britain’s new generation of street lights risk dramatically increasing rates of breast and prostate cancer, according to a new study.<p>Scientists have warned officials to consider limiting the roll-out of LED (light-emitting diode) lights after an investigation indicated a “strong link” between the …

Cancer

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may …

Attention women: Your choice of blood pressure medicine may affect your risk of pancreatic cancer

In findings with potentially broad implications for the public's health, new research has found that some women who treat their high blood pressure with a class of drugs that relaxes the blood vessels were more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who use other hypertension medications.<p>In …

Cancer

3 Tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Manage Extreme Stress

I arrive at a job interview. I’m anxious. I really want this role. I was fired a month ago, and rent is due next week.<p>At least the receptionist is …

Is There Such A Thing As Normal Aging?

For 93-year-old Joseph Brown, the clearest sign of aging was his inability the other day to remember he had to have his pants unzipped to pull them …

Dementia

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Cancer sufferer riddled with 26 tumours is 'effectively cured' by radical new treatment

A cancer sufferer who was on the brink of death and riddled with 26 tumours has been “effectively cured” by radical therapy which triggers the body to heal itself.<p>The extraordinary case emerged as trials revealed a host of "unprecedented" advances using immunotherapy treatments at the world’s …

Cancer

Science Finds A Proven Way To Help You Sleep Much Better

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

Smelling Farts Could Work Wonders For Your Health, Says Science

It turns out you were doing your friend a favor when you cupped your hand to your butt, farted, then swiped it into their face. Same with all those times you crop dusted (the act of farting and walking at the same time thus spreading the scent over an expansive area) an unsuspecting crowd at the …

To eat or not to eat: The science behind running on empty

My brain loves science, but my body begs to differ.<p>Regarding the research I'm about to share — research about exercise and an empty stomach — my body scoffs and says, "Ha, ha! Nope!"<p>Let me start out by saying I possess a finicky digestive system that doesn't like food sloshing about during …

Meet The Doctor Who Says Prescription Drugs Are Killing Us – And He’s Not The Only One

I'm in!<p>When it comes to our health, taking one person’s word as doctrine might not be the best idea, whether they are a doctor or not. What one …

Science Says You Need To Be Aware Of Overly Polite People, Here's Why

Just met someone at a party and they’re a little too nice to you already? Out at a concert or sporting event and someone is being overly polite? You …

Armed Forces

Scientists Made a Huge Genetic Discovery About Schizophrenia This Week

Schizophrenia is a devastating and often destructive mental disorder, one that overtakes a young mind and sends it spinning out of touch with …

Neuroscience

Locating The Cradle Of Life

Last week, we wrote about the fundamental three questions concerning the origin of life on Earth: When? Where? How? Although they are interrelated, each has a specific set of sub-questions that keep researchers very busy.<p>Astrobiology, the study of life's origins on Earth and the possibility of life …

The Aspirational Science of Predictive Dreaming

Some scientists say psychic dreams are real. Explaining how they happen is another issue altogether.<p>Every day, office workers everywhere find themselves trapped in cross-cubicle conversations about their co-worker's "crazy accurate" and "totally psychic" dream. Listening to stories about other …

Physicists Cut Through the Randomest Randomness of Large Quantum Systems

Even quantum dice are loaded.<p>As much as we say that things are "random," seldom do phenomena actually live up to that descriptor. In the classical mechanics of our world—composed of macroscale entities built up from large numbers of particles—everything is determined. Everything has a defined …

The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force

Read an Excerpt<p>Chapter One<p>The Matter of Mind<p>Nature in her unfathomable designs has mixed us of clay and flame, of brain and mind, that the two things …

Imaging

If Doctors Learned To Cook, They Might Give Better Advice

Is your doctor your go-to for nutrition advice? Neither is mine. And why would I expect that?<p>Fewer than a quarter of doctors say they've had sufficient training to provide nutritional advice to their patients, according to recent polls. We all know about the Hippocratic oath, but there's that other …

Scientists have discovered how your brain wakes you up

The smells of coffee and breakfast foods have long been credited for rousing even the sleepiest of heads out of their beds, but now, scientists …

Science: Liking Your Alone Time May Mean Greater Success

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …