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A Common Sugar Additive Might Be Driving The Rise of One of The Most Aggressive Superbugs

Antibiotics are only part of the problem.<p>A sugar additive used in several foods could have helped spread a seriously dangerous superbug around the …

Public Health

Key CRISPR gene editing methods might not work for most humans

At first glance, CRISPR gene editing looks like the solution to all the world's ills: it could treat or even cure diseases, improve birth rates and otherwise fix genetic conditions that previously seemed permanent. You might want to keep your expectations low, though. Scientists have published …

Genetics

Fish-oil supplements may do more harm than good, UBC researcher finds

Print<p>Groundbreaking research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus is calling into question the value of fish-oil based supplements …

How One California Medical Group Is Decreasing Physician Burnout

Physician burnout is a growing problem for all health care systems in the United States. Burned-out physicians deliver lower quality care, reduce their hours, or stop practicing, reducing access to care around the country. Primary care physicians are particularly vulnerable: They have some of the …

Digital Health

Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say.<p>“The study suggests that brain injury is in some way related to longer-term anxiety symptoms, while previously it …

The Mind-Matter Duality: Is The Human Mind Capable Of Manipulating Our Physical World

Lucien Hardy is a theoretical physicist from the Perimeter Institute in Canada. Hardy was always asking questions, gathering information, looking for …

Quantum Physics

I Used To Think Nurses Were Just Doctors' Helpers

I still didn’t “get it” until I was 26 and my 13-month-old was diagnosed with cancer.<p>Before Jackson’s cancer diagnosis, I didn’t have much interaction with nurses. Outside of the school nurse, or the nice lady who didn’t want to give me shots but had to, I never really had an understanding of …

Secret to brain success: Intelligent cognitive rest

<i>Follow me on Twitter</i> @srinipillayMany people do focused brain exercises to help develop their thinking. Some of these exercises work, while others do …

Colombian clan could lead researchers to Alzheimer’s cure | The Star

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA—The man who would become known as Patient No. 1 was a 47-year-old farmer who had forgotten how to farm. His name was Pedro Julio, …

Quantum entanglement achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

Entanglement is one of the strangest phenomena predicted by quantum mechanics, the theory that underlies most of modern physics. It says that two …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

Expert reveals the 7 key nutrients to boost your mental health - and where to find them

Omega-3 for depression and magnesium to calm anxiety... expert reveals the 7 key nutrients to boost your mental health - and where to find them<p><b>The</b> …

Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness

Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.<p>When Daniel first walked into London’s National Hospital, ophthalmologist Michael Sanders could have had little idea that he …

Consciousness

Gene Test Helps Some Breast-Cancer Patients Skip Chemo, Study Says

Oncotype DX can help women determine their treatment options<p>A gene test used to guide treatment for early-stage breast cancer proved effective in enabling certain women to safely forgo chemotherapy, in a study that illustrates how genomic information is reshaping cancer care.<p>Researchers said the …

The 20 Best Natural Cures for Women

But for generations, herb-savvy women have been turning to the plant world for nontoxic, natural remedies for these common complaints. It’s time we …

An Open Letter to My Conscious Partner

Dear Conscious Partner (whoever, wherever you are),<p>Let me be blunt, clear, and straightforward, so that you may deeply understand what I desire. Let me also say that this path is not for the faint of heart, so if by reading this you begin to dismiss my words or tell me this isn't possible, then I …

Quantum dot solar windows go non-toxic, colorless, with record efficiency

A luminescent solar concentrator is an emerging sunlight harvesting technology that has the potential to disrupt the way we think about energy; It …

Clean Energy