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Doctors detected CTE in a living football player, bringing us closer to next frontier in treatment

For the first time, neurologists claim to have diagnosed a degenerative brain disease associated with repetitive head injuries in a living veteran of …

18 Book Characters That Accurately Represent Mental Illness

“My experience reading this book was so cathartic and cleansing.”

Mental Health

Photo series shows the intense lengths women go to try to meet beauty standards

Look, I’m all for ridiculous beauty products.<p>I love makeup. I’m a sucker for any kind of absurd sheet mask.<p>There’s absolutely nothing wrong with …

23 Quick Fix Beauty Products For Every Type Of Facial Crisis

Restore your face to its natural flawless state ASAP.

Skin Care

AI can predict if you'll die soon by examining your organs

When not stealing blue collar jobs, robots are becoming Dr. House, diagnosing maladies like breast and skin cancer with aplomb. Scientists at the University of Adelaide have pushed it to a morbid new level, however, with an AI system that can tell if you're going to die. By analyzing CT scans from …

What happened when Alzheimer’s patients were treated for the diseases we actually have cures for

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. What they found was striking. Although the size of the study was small, every participant demonstrated such marked improvement …

Dementia

We Finally Know How Naked Mole Rats Survive Without Oxygen, And It's Really Freaking Weird

They start to metabolise like plants.<p>Naked mole rats (<i>Heterocephalus glaber</i>) have never been the most conventional mammal - the scrotum-looking …

Graffiti Meets Oil Painting in Stunningly Realistic Murals

Artist Ant Carver floods the streets with a new technique.<p>Combining graffiti techniques with detailed oil painting, London-based street artist Ant Carver creates expressive, gestural murals using a rainbow palette of spray paints. An exploration into alternative approaches to street art, Carver's …

Are zoo animals happy? There’s a simple empathy test we can apply

<b>(Getty/Jean-Christophe Verhaegen)</b><p>Even the best-managed zoos fail to address a captive animal’s basic need for freedom<p>Marc Bekoff • Jessica Pierce<p>April 16, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age” by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce ( …

Red River

The Poetic Intimacy Of Administering Anesthesia

According to Audrey Shafer, there is something profound in the moment a patient wakes up from surgery.<p>She would know — she's an anesthesiologist. She's responsible for people when they are at their most vulnerable: unconscious, unable to breathe on their own or even blink their eyes.<p>As a result, …

Medicine

The classic Chinese text that Ivanka Trump’s kids recited for Xi Jinping was long banned in China

When Donald Trump hosted his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida last week, the US president’s grandchildren conducted a major charm offensive during the summit. Before a sit-down dinner, which wrapped up with US airstrikes on Syria and a “beautiful piece of …

China

Singapore aggressively markets its heritage, but it’s letting an authentic piece of cultural history vanish

Most things don’t last very long in the ever-changing city-state of Singapore, but the Sungei Road Thieves’ Market has a history that can be traced back to the 1930s. It’s survived the Japanese Occupation, the decline of the British colonial era, and waves of development following Singapore’s …

Asia

Microwave what?! Research suggests we've been drinking tea all wrong

Here's something that might make you spit out your tea.<p>According to food scientist Dr Quan Vuong, from the University of Newcastle in Australia, …

Why Biomedical Companies Are Bleeding Horseshoe Crabs to the Brink of Extinction

Can this creature that's been around since the dinosaurs be saved?<p>Meghan Owings plucks a horseshoe crab out of a tank and bends its helmet-shaped shell in half to reveal a soft white membrane. Owings inserts a needle and draws a bit of blood. "See how blue it is," she says, holding the syringe up …

Natural History

Pink Noise Could Be Your New Favorite Solution for a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep can be a tricky thing. It’s essential for everything from functioning properly in your day-to-day to brightening skin and regulating appetite (which is why a box of donuts looks so good after a restless night). And it’s usually when we need it the most that it’s hardest to get. But science …

Artist Creates Larger-Than-Life Abstract Floral Paintings Bursting with Color

Vancouver-based artist Bobbie Burgers paints beautiful blooms that appear to animatedly burst with each brushstroke. Rendered in an abstract style, her floral compositions capture the unique beauty and diverse color palettes exhibited by bouquets and other bunches of flowers.<p>Like many …

Drawing

Giving young blood to older animals raises tantalizing possibilities for people

Dracula may have been on to something. It wasn’t just blood, but the blood of youth that was the secret to staying alive for centuries.<p>The rejuvenating effect of young blood has been demonstrated in strange, draculoid experiments first done 150 years ago. Two genetically compatible animals, one …

Biomarkers

Make America Singapore

I HAVE been devoting this space to deliberately implausible ideas lately, and the time has come to turn to an issue that our politicians are actually debating: health care reform. Though “debating” might be a strong word, since the politicians I’m talking about are all Republicans, and it’s hard to …

Health Care

Man who tried to take his own life given 'miracle' face transplant

He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man.<p>His father and his brother, joined by doctors and nurses at Mayo Clinic, watched him examine …

Medicine

Doctors save Canadian woman's life by removing her lungs for six days

In what is believed to be the first procedure of its kind in the world, doctors in Canada have saved a young mother’s life by resorting to a radical solution – they removed her lungs for six days while she waited for a transplant.<p>In April, Melissa Benoit arrived at a Toronto hospital with a severe …

Medicine

The Long Quest To Create Artificial Blood May Soon Be Over

Blood, blood everywhere — but not a drop when you need it. In the U.S. alone, there are around 17,000 preventable trauma deaths each year due to untreated hemorrhagic shock. Basically, that means someone loses a fatal amount of blood before they can reach the hospital more than 46 times per …

Boston Marathon

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

Sewing

Potato Casserole with Bacon and Caramelized Onion | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Baking

Why Sleep Paralysis Is So Scary and What You Can Do About It

I don’t mind bad dreams. When you wake up, the dream fades away. What utterly terrifies me, though, is when my brain wakes up but my body cannot …

Sleep

'Big Boys Don't Cry'

As a male psychiatrist, I'm very aware that our language is peppered with clichés that discourage boys and men from expressing emotion. If we talk …

The sometimes excruciating realities of childbirth are depicted in Chinese documentary 'This Is Life'

The Chinese documentary, "This Is Life," directed by Chen Weijun, opens with an instrumental "Ave Maria" playing over the sound of crying newborn babies while a camera floats angelically above the fray of a hospital floor. It's the single moment of respite in the film until the end, where the film …

Pregnancy

J.K. Rowling responds to 7-year-old girl tweeting from Syrian war zone

Remember Bana Alabed, the little girl who has been tweeting from the war zone in Syria?<p>Bana's account is controlled by her mother, Fatemah, and …

Scientists created a mobile game to help detect the early onset of dementia

In the mobile video game Sea Hero Quest, you play an ocean explorer recovering your aging sailor father’s lost memories. But along the way, you’re also helping advance Alzheimer’s research in the real world.<p>Everything you do becomes a data point for scientists to use later on. You move through …

Dementia

Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience?

Considering its origin story, it’s not so surprising that hypnosis and serious medical science have often seemed at odds. The man typically credited …

University of Washington

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology