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Chugging west on Amtrak, family-style

By Jennifer Jeanne Patterson<p>Shortly before Memorial Day, my husband, Matt, and I pulled our three children out of elementary school a week early and boarded Amtrak’s Empire Builder, which loosely follows the trail of explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. We got on in St. Paul, Minn., headed …

19 Healthy Foods You Should Give Your Dog

These are foods we normally wouldn't think to add to our dogs diet. They can be given as snacks, added as a flavor enhancer or made into homemade …

Trick Your Brain Into Seeing a Black and White Image in Color

Eyesight is a remarkable thing, but it's also imperfect, which is exactly what optical illusions seek to take advantage of. In this one, you'll be …

The Brain

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 …

Stem Cells

A physician’s view on when to get more information from your doctor

The practice of medicine isn’t as precise as we might think. So don’t be afraid to challenge doctors<p>Uncertainty lies at the heart of what physicians do on a daily basis. Sometimes they are entirely aware of it, and sometimes they fail to appreciate it. Doctors – and I am one – do not often “know” …

Dancing with the Stars Champion Nyle DiMarco Reveals the Moment He Knew He Could Win

As PEOPLE predicted, Nyle DiMarco and pro partner Peta Murgatroyd took home the season 22 Mirrorball trophy on <i>Dancing with the Stars</i> Tuesday night.<p>On …

Dancing

Ronan Farrow slams stars who surround his 'predator' father Woody Allen

Ronan Farrow trashes his father, Woody Allen, in first-person guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, which was published on Wednesday as Allen’s film “Café Society” opens the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.<p>In the column, titled “My Father, Woody Allen, and the Danger of Questions Unasked,” Farrow …

9 Habits of People Who Never Settle for Mediocrity

When someone says it can't be done, or that it is impossible, you should be the first one in line to test it out.<p><i>How can I stop being average? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas</b> …

Desperate remedies: inside a neurosurgery ward in Iran

For the sick, it doesn’t matter whether sanctions or government mismanagement is more to blame for the dire state of Iran’s health service. A doctor-in-training gives us an inside look<p>I left Iran at a young age and have always enjoyed going back to visit family, relive childhood memories and learn …

Warning over kidney risk from heartburn drugs

<b>Long-term use of heartburn drugs may increase the risk of kidney damage, according to US research.</b><p>Scientists advised patients to use the drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors, only when medically necessary and not for too long.<p>The medicines suppress acid production in the stomach and are used to …

Biomedicine

Here's the Backstory Behind J.Lo's Controversial New Single

Meghan Trainor tells all.<p>Last week, Jennifer Lopez debuted the first track off of her highly anticipated new album with a fabulous, all-out performance on the series finale of <i>American Idol</i>. Co-written by Meghan Trainor, "Ain't Your Mama" is a catchy, feminist anthem seemingly made for getting ready …

Mom fighting brain cancer gives birth to 'miracle baby'

The New York mother who found out, while pregnant, that she had aggressive brain cancer has given birth to her "miracle baby," reports the <i>Buffalo News.</i> Kim and Phil Vaillancourt had two children and had just adopted three more when Kim went to the hospital to get help with bad headaches over …

Big California Firms Take On Health Care Giant Over Cost of Care

Sutter Health, a large network of doctors and hospitals in Northern California that has long been accused of abusing its market power, is now squaring off against major U.S. corporations in a closely watched legal fight.<p>The battle is over Sutter's demand that companies sign an arbitration agreement …

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Proof That Great Things Can Happen When You Accidentally Text a Stranger

While a texting exchange from the wrong number is usually an uneventful affair (“sorry, wrong number byeee”), there are those who make the best of the unexpected situation. Need a prime example? We suggest you check out the exchange between Dennis Williams and new parents Lindsey and Mark Knox.<p>Over …

Why Business Loves Doctors Right Now

Doctors are indemand these days, and not just from patients. Physician’s offices are increasingly being snapped up by hospitals and investors alike. …

People who burn more calories have larger gray matter volume in key brain areas linked to memory, cognition

The Brain

The Five Most Addictive Substances On Earth – And What They Do To Your Brain

What are the most addictive drugs? This question seems simple, but the answer depends on whom you ask. From the points of view different researchers, …

Drug Addiction

This woman posted a photo of her breast cancer as a warning for everyone

While it may not be an uplifting topic, it is essential that we talk about breast cancer —especially how our close relationship to our bodies can …

5 Things Everyone Must Understand About Verbal Abuse

The most maddening—and the most common—response I get when I write about the daughters and sons of unloving mothers is that people point out that the …

What does a scientist think of "right brain/left brain" tests?

<b>Maybe you've noticed the recent spate of "brain tests" making the rounds online.</b><p>There are different versions - several have been shared hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook - but most of them take the form of a quiz which purports to show how "left-brained" or "right-brained" you are. The …

Newlywed dies of rare cancer after doctors misdiagnose her mysterious itch

A newlywed in Leeds, Britain, died about 18 months after developing a relentless itch all over her body, which doctors mistook as scabies or allergies but was actually a symptom of bile duct cancer. Lucy Crossley, 27, had been given lotions and wrong diagnoses for four months before doctors …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Can a Brain-Dead Teen Claim Religious Freedom? The Case of Jahi McMath

Jahi McMath was issued a death certificate two years ago. Now her parents and pro-life activists are exploiting a gray area of neuroscience for a …

Horses can read human emotions, according to new research

Psychologists studied how 28 horses reacted to angry and happy human faces<p>Horses really can read human emotions, reveals new research.<p>They have been shown to be able to distinguish between angry and happy human faces for the first time.<p>Psychologists studied how 28 horses reacted to seeing …

Emotions

Carol Burnett Has the Most Heartwarming Story About Lucille Ball

Life Achievement recipient Carol Burnett was the life of the SAG Awards last night. The only actor to receive a standing ovation in the press room, the 82-year-old actress and comedian charmed the Scarlett O'Hara curtains off of everyone hanging on to her every word and story.<p>Whether it was her …

9-year-old battling brain tumor signs letter of intent to play football at UCLA

The UCLA Bruins football team added a very special “five-star recuit” to the class Saturday — 9-year-old Cade Spinello.<p>When Cade was just five years old, he underwent two surgeries to remove a benign tumor from his brain, but he suffered a stroke after the second surgery which left him paralyzed on …

College Sports

Fox's ambitious 'Grease: Live' shines despite rain

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Rain didn't dampen the spirits or performances of the cast and crew behind Fox's "Grease: Live."<p>The ambitious three-hour …

Love Stories