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Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

10 Sex Issues Couples Complain About In Marital Counseling

Incompatibility between the sheets is something marriage therapists hear a lot about. What's going on (or <i>not</i> going on) in the bedroom is oftentimes indicative of larger relationship problems, and if unaddressed, can cause major resentment in a marriage.<p>Below, marriage therapists share some of the …

Relationships

28 Paleo Slow Cooker Meals You'll Want to Eat Every Night

With temperatures dropping, Crock-Pot season has officially returned. Nothing screams cozy—not to mention effortless—like throwing ingredients into a …

Cooking

Husband's Touching Facebook Post About His Hardworking Nurse Wife Goes Viral

"My wife is a nurse. My wife is a hero."<p>When Bobby Wesson looked at his sleeping wife last week, he had no plans of his emotional reaction going viral. But that's exactly what happened.<p>Nurses are at times some of the most underappreciated yet hardworking people you'll find in medicine. Rayena …

The Little-Known, Disfiguring Disease That’s Coming Our Way

I tell a story over on the news side of <i>National Geographic</i> today, about an intrepid team of explorers who plunged into nearly impenetrable Honduran rainforest in order to groundtruth the legend that it concealed a fabled “white city.” They succeeded (and you can read that story in the October issue …

6 awesome places in Costa Rica you’ve never heard of

FROM SECRET WATERFALLS to abandoned sanitariums and hidden sea caves, this is the Costa Rica your guidebook won’t tell you about. So whether you’re …

Central America

Celiac Disease Is More Common Than We Previously Thought

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder that is triggered by the consumption of gluten-containing grains such as wheat, barley, rye and spelt. It has been long thought of as a rare illness that begins in childhood and manifests as diarrhea and weight loss due to malabsorption of nutrients …

Celiac Disease

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Google is making fake human skin to test its cancer-detecting nanoparticles

Last October, Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a smart wristband. Now, if this didn't sound bizarre enough, it turns out the search giant is also using synthetic skin to develop the technology.<p>When …

Cancer Cells