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Cancer breakthrough: Novel approach can 'starve' tumors to death

Researchers are now developing a new method of killing cancer more effectively. Their strategy "starves" tumors, depriving them of the main nutrient …

Medical Research

DNA vaccine promises permanent, universal protection against the flu

A universal, one-dose flu vaccine has long been a holy grail for medical researchers. With the World Health Organization estimating over half a …

Public Health

Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug

Melanoma may be one of the least common skin cancers, but it is still the most deadly. New hope might be on the horizon for people with this disease, …

Immunotherapy

‘Natural’ can be dangerous

The New Year is almost here and we are inspired to do new things; that may be to stop smoking, travel more, get our financial house in order, spend …

Instant hot cocoa is awful, and it's starch's fault. Here's how to make your own.

Swiss Miss is a miss.<p>There is a time and a place for instant hot cocoa. It’s called “when you want it right this second and have nothing better on hand.” Hot chocolate mix is fine in a pinch, but the reality is that the homemade variety is far tastier, and surprisingly easy to make. Plus, you can …

New trials show cancer immunotherapy can be incredibly effective—and incredibly dangerous

CAR T continues to show promise for otherwise incurable cancers.<p>In the past decade, immunotherapies have become an increasingly promising way of combatting cancer. Most of them work by hijacking the body’s immune system and employing it to fight disease. But one treatment has arguably shown the …

Common blood pressure drug raises skin cancer risk

A new study, led by Danish-based researchers, shows that one of the most popular drugs used worldwide in the treatment of hypertension raises the …

These Gmail searches will dig up stuff you never knew you missed

Find lost messages, unearth attachments, clear your inbox, and more.<p>Gmail dominates the email landscape. It provides gigabytes of storage, works at super-fast speeds in any browser, and automatically sorts messages into specialized sections depending on their content and importance. But perhaps its …

This is how to recover from tragedy: 4 secrets from research

I’d love to start with witty jokes, but we’re talking tragedy here, so brace yourself. This story isn’t comforting.<p>On May 1st, 2015, while …

Self-help

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

"Feed a cold, starve a fever," so the saying goes. The results of a new study, however, suggest that "treat a cold, starve cancer cells" might be a …

Cancer

Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to …

Cancer Cells
Cancer

A New Drug Has Been Found To 'Melt' Away The Fat In Our Arteries That Cause Heart Attacks

Sound too good to be true?<p>We all know that an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet can start clogging up our coronary system, making us more vulnerable …

Diabetes

Newly identified third type of diabetes is being wrongly diagnosed as type 2

Most people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Recently, though, a new type of diabetes has been identified: type 3c diabetes.<p>Type 1 …

Daily aspirin could ward off liver cancer

A new study offers further evidence of the anticancer effects of aspirin, after finding that regular use of the drug could help to lower the risk of …

FDA Approves Another Immunotherapy For The Treatment Of A Blood Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration approved another immunotherapy known as Yescarta on Wednesday. It is a form of gene therapy that could treat people …

Cancer

New study puts us one step closer to being able to starve cancer cells

The Link Between Cancer and Sugar<p>Over the years, scientists have dedication innumerable time, energy, and resources to cancer research in an attempt …

Cancer

Leukemia: Cancer cells killed off with diabetes drug

Scientists may have found an innovative way to kill off cancer cells in acute myeloid leukemia, all the while preserving and regenerating healthy red …

7 YouTube Workouts You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Some mornings you just can’t drag yourself out of bed when that 7am workout alarm goes off. Maybe you were out later than planned on a fun first date, lost track of time following bloggers on Snapchat or spent the night researching how to land your dream job. Whatever the reason for feeling like a …

Exercise

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

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 …

Chronic stroke patients safely recover after injection of human stem cells

Injecting specially prepared human adult stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients proved safe and effective in restoring motor …

Neurology

13 Scary Ingredients Hiding in Your Food

Despite the hype, we made it through Friday the 13th, and we didn’t give into the debilitating fear of that day — aka paraskevidekatriaphobia. (Try saying that three times fast!) While we’re not buying into the superstition, we will share 13 ingredients that are even spookier than any bad juju. …

Nutrition

Okuda San Miguel Transforms the Walls of an Italian Kindergarten Into a Prismatic Fairytale | Colossal

<p>Okuda San Miguel (previously here and here) recently visited the Italian town of Arcugnano with his assistant Antonyo Marest to paint five different …

Art

The New Mind Manipulators

Your mind is being controlled by distant strangers who don't have your best interests at heart. If that sounds like a paranoid fantasy, brace yourself and read on. These are the findings of a series of scientific studies that show how a few dominant institutions have the power to affect how you …

15 Awesome Ideas for How to Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have come a long way since being only recognized as the little things that made those funny chia pets grow. More recently they’ve become …

Breakfast

Type-2 diabetes has a secret: it’s perfectly reversible. Here’s how to get rid of it

Carlos Cervantes used to suffer from severe diabetes. His low point was 2011, when he had a heart attack, his kidneys started failing him and he was facing a foot amputation because of a toe-to-ankle ulcer. ‘I had pretty much figured that my time was up,’ he says.<p>Then he stumbled on a news clip …

Diabetes

12 Ways to Raise a Kid Who's Healthy for Life

We get it: It’s hard enough persuading your kids to eat anything that isn’t shaped like a dinosaur, to say nothing about dragging them away from the …

Nutrition