Katherine Eilenfeld

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Which Jesus Do We Believe In?

As an on-fire teenage Christian, I knew the importance of shouting my faith to the world. So I emblazoned the trunk lid of my rusted Ford with a bumper sticker that did the trick: bright green, huge type, and the words from an old hymn -- <i>I have decided to follow Jesus.</i><p>It never occurred to me to …

The billion-dollar CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping science

The 21st century is still young, but it may already have its era-defining patent fight.<p>The contestants are the University of California and the Broad Institute, a Harvard- and MIT-affiliated research foundation endowed by Los Angeles billionaire Eli Broad. At stake are the rights to a breakthrough …

Physicists Are Turning to Pancake Batter To Combat Loss of Vision

Creating the perfect pancake batter offers new insights into glaucoma.<p>Somewhere on University College London's campus there is a lab occupied by a number of engineers making breakfast. The only thing on the menu in this lab is pancakes, and many of the chefs have terminal degrees in fluid …

I Confronted the Doctor Who Missed My Cancer

When a 'Grey's Anatomy' writer ran into the doctor who failed to catch the tumor in her knee, she didn't get mad. She made an appointment.<p>For nearly two years, I've been obsessed with medical journals. Volumes of fascinating, disgusting material that could only be described as …

Your parenting is the problem: We spend more time and money on parenting than ever — but we are getting worse

<b>(IAKOBCHUK VIACHESLAV via Shutterstock)</b><p>Your kids only eat fries? Run the show at home? It’s on you: “Let kids decide” switched adult authority to children<p>Leonard Sax<p>January 17, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like</i> …

Ceramic pill could help US government reduce painkiller addiction

Millions of Americans are addicted to painkillers, with the death rate from opioid addiction doubling over the past decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The US government is attempting to crack down on the problem. Several states have introduced stringent laws that …

A common painkiller has a side effect — it seems to fight cancer too

Diclofenac, a common anti-inflammatory painkiller, has ‘significant’ anti-cancer properties, according to research published in the journal <i>ecancermedicalscience</i>.<p>The investigation into diclofenac was carried out by the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology project, an international collaboration aiming to …

5 Simple Strategies To Help You Worry Less This Year

The author of The Anxiety Toolkit explains how we get caught in negative, fear-based ideas -- and how to break free.<p>Believe it or not, psychologists have a term to describe people who like to think a lot. The trait is called <i>need for cognition</i>. It refers to people who enjoy effortful thinking and …

Mindfulness

Fitness fads that should fade in 2016

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel<p>, Reporter<p>As we start the new year, it might be a good time to leave a few fitness trends, and even some staples, behind.<p>Some gadgets or workouts have been overtaken by trends that have emerged over the past few years, such as specialty studios and wearable tech. Others …

The Wearable That Promises to Ease Your Chronic Pain

Two-thirds of people with chronic pain who tried Quell reported using fewer medications after 60 days.<p>A new wearable called Quell claims to be the first to alleviate some of the symptoms of chronic pain using intensive nerve stimulation.<p>The FDA-approved, drug-free device works by stimulating nerves …

Bible Expert's Surprising Findings About Jews and Judaism Revealed in the New Testament

Jews and Judaism in the New Testament. Photo by Chynna Starr<p>It's well known that Christianity sprang from a Jewish context. While there may be controversy about Jesus' Judaism vs. the traditional Judaism of the Sanhedrin, the ruling body of Judaism in the first century, there's no doubt that Jesus, …

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

No Vaccination, No Camp. Finally.

In 2013, Emily Stillman developed a headache. Within hours she was dead. Emily died from one of the dozens of diseases that medical science has managed to control through vaccination. Unfortunately, she had not been vaccinated against the type of meningitis that took her. Despite the existence of a …

The Best Books Of 2015, According To O Magazine And Oprah.com

If there is a greater pleasure than reading, it is recommending to others works by writers one loves. During the holiday season, we're extra festive, figuring out which of the hundreds of books we've read since January we liked best.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40

Books

The single, powerful key to good health that doctors know—and you probably don’t

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some things that doctors know, but most people don’t?</i> <i>Answer by Joanna Bisgrove, family medicine physician.</i><p>I can’t cure your obesity by handing you a pill. I can guide you, give you information and tools on healthy eating and exercise, but …

Physiotherapy

The hidden medical epidemic few women have been willing to talk about, until now

When Carmel Price's mother had an operation six years ago, Price helped her in the hospital but never really knew what the procedure was for. "I heard that she was having 'reconstructive surgery,' like that her organs had moved around and they were putting them back where they belonged," said …

20 Pictures Of Small Tips To Live A Satisfying Life

What does it mean to live a satisfying life? It means living a life in balance. It means making sure that your emotional, mental, physical, and …

Happiness

The homeopathy backlash is on: Alternative medicine faces ban in U.K.

Members of parliament say the treatment’s health benefits are unproven and its use is a waste of taxpayer money<p>Reynard Loki<p>December 24, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Ministers in the United Kingdom recently announced that the National Health Service could ban doctors …

Why Fates and Furies was this year’s most talked-about novel

To qualify as the US book of the year – that ineffable title to which Lauren Groff’s third novel, <i>Fates and Furies</i>, lays persuasive claim – a novel needs more than just blockbuster sales. In fact, the book that “everybody” seems to be reading often climbs no higher than a respectable but …