Robert Kazmierski

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Potential new MS drug could regenerate myelin

New research could lead to treatments for multiple sclerosis that regenerate myelin, the fatty coating that insulates nerve fibers and protects …

Medical Research

A Scientist Clarifies the Link Between Eating Beef Jerky and Mania

Fans of cured meat, take note.<p>Eating lots of hot dogs and beef jerky is perhaps not the wisest choice for physical health, but until recently, doing …

Mental Health

Deaths from liver disease are surging, and drinking is to blame

Deaths from liver disease have risen sharply in the U.S., and doctors say the biggest factor is drinking —especially among young adults.<p>A study published Wednesday found a 65 percent increase in deaths from cirrhosis of the liver since 1999. The biggest increase is among millennials: the team found …

Public Health

Concerns raised over prebiotic and probiotic safety

As probiotics and prebiotics grow ever more popular, a new study asks whether we know enough about their potential dangers. After examining the …

Wellness

Melanoma blood test: Scientists unveil 'world-first' research

<b>Australian scientists say they have developed a blood test to detect melanoma in its early stages.</b><p>The test, billed as a world first, is designed to make it easier to spot the skin cancer before it becomes fatal, according to researchers.<p>Currently, doctors rely on skin examinations and biopsies to …

Cancer

Adam Smith Doesn't Like U.S. Trade Policy

Adam Smith, author of <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations</i>, considered the arguments made by today’s critics of trade and responded to them in print – more than 240 years ago. And with Donald Trump poised to impose tariffs on another $200 billion in imports from China, it …

Economics

No more zigzags: Scientists uncover mechanism that stabilizes fusion plasmas

In the PPPL simulations, magnetic flux pumping develops in "hybrid scenarios" that exist between standard regimes—which include high-confinement …

Physics

People with certain blood types more likely to be bitten by ticks

People with Type A blood are more likely to be bitten by ticks, a study has found.<p>Scientists in the Czech Republic have found that ticks may be …

Disease

Thousands of scientists pledge not to help build killer AI robots

For many researchers, giving machines the decision over who lives and dies crosses a moral line.<p>Thousands of scientists who specialise in artificial intelligence (AI) have declared that they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without …

Artificial Intelligence

There's a Worrying Link Between Rising ADHD Symptoms And Too Much Internet, Study Shows

This needs our attention.<p>Frequent use of social media has recently been linked with symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) …

Social Media

Everything we know about human evolution may be wrong

The idea goes that modern Homo sapiens — that’s us — evolved as an isolated community in Africa some 500,000 years ago. We then upped tools and …

Prehistory

A team of Toronto researchers examined nearly 300 suicide notes. Here's what they found

Powerlessness, battling with mental illness and self-blame are common themes found in suicide notes, according to a study from Canadian researchers …

Mental Health

The crucial flaw of self-driving cars? They will always need human involvement | John Naughton

In 1979, Douglas Hofstadter, an American cognitive scientist, formulated a useful general rule that applies to all complex tasks. Hofstadter’s law says that “It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s law”. It may not have the epistemological status of …

Machine Learning

Is it true that 'healthy obesity' boosts death risk?

Metabolically healthy obesity — also known as "healthy obesity" — describes obesity not accompanied by metabolic health complications, such as …

Diabetes

Where Are Your Crabs From? FDA Warns About 4 State Vibrio Bacteria Outbreak

Do you have crabs? If you do, make sure you know from where they came.<p>That’s because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning about crabs, the kind served at restaurants and sold at markets that is. They are recommending that “consumers not eat, restaurants not …

Aquaculture

3 Reasons Why Renting A Home May Beat Buying

When it comes to buying vs. renting a house, there is always a passionate debate about which makes the most financial sense. Both sides have valid points, so it can be a bit confusing. The recent changes in the tax law have also made owning a home less financially advantageous, so the buy vs. rent …

Personal Finance

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Wall Street

IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Retirement

What happens to your Social Security payments when one spouse dies

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. His weekly column, “Ask Phil,” aims to help …

Retirement

CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in …

CERN

The "Big Bang" of Alzheimer’s: Breakthrough study uncovers genesis of the disease

Impressive new research led by scientists at UT Southwestern, has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to …

Dementia

Bad News for Anyone Who Thinks Vaping Will Help Them Quit Smoking

This study shows how unhelpful e-cigs can be.<p>We all know the kinds of people who vape to look cool, but you probably know just as many others — if …

Public Health

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Motivation

Sorry Bernie Bros But Nordic Countries Are Not Socialist

As the American left embraces a platform that continues to look more and more like a socialist’s dream, it is common for those on the right to counter with the example of Venezuela as the nightmare of socialism in reality. A common response from the left is that socialism (or democratic socialism) …

Middle-class

Biogen Shares Soar on Positive Alzheimer's Drug Results

It was a happy Friday for Biogen.<p>Biogen Inc. (BIIB) surged on Friday following the biopharmaceutical company publishing encouraging results from its …

Alzheimer's Disease

Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Will Not Working Before Claiming Social Security Reduce My Benefit?

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.<p>Today’s post looks at how earnings do – and do not –affect benefit amount, the availability of divorced spousal benefits, how best to sequence filing for married …

Retirement

Why Are Investors Panicking About The Nintendo Switch?

Something odd is happening with Nintendo stock in the last few months. After peaking around March, Nintendo shares have slowly been sliding downward, and more recently, the pace of decline has been accelerating with drops of as much as 5% in a single day. In total, shares are down about 34% since …

Gaming

Forget gluten—this might be the actual cause of your health woes

Just when you think you’ve perfected an eating plan that’s good for your gut and won’t cause inflammation, along comes a new buzzword linked to …

Wellness

Don't Use Spray Sunscreen

I love sunscreen. I wear it everyday—even in the winter, even when it’s overcast. Applying sunscreen regularly is one of the few things you can do to …

Skin Care

Scientists 'completely surprised' by immunity-boosting virus

Though you may not hear of it often, cytomegalovirus is a fairly common virus. It is usually harmless, but once contracted, it remains in the system …

Immunotherapy