Lorraine Haskins

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'Brain training' app improves memory in people with cognitive decline

A brain training computer game developed by British neuroscientists has been shown to improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia and could help such patients avert some symptoms of cognitive decline.<p>Researchers who developed the "game show"-like app and tested its …

The Brain

A Team Cured Diabetes in Mice Without Side Effects

A Cure for Diabetes<p>A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes looms on the horizon in San Antonio, and the novel approach would also allow Type 2 diabetics …

Diabetes

Japanese astronauts could be first on Moon in decades

Japan could send astronauts to the Moon by about 2030, according to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). To do so, the agency plans to …

Is It Swimmer's Ear? Here's How to Tell—and How to Get Rid of It

If you've ever experienced an ear infection, then you know how uncomfortable and even painful it can be. Swimmer's ear is a specific type of ear …

Girl who died after contracting E. coli was cleaning dirty yard, family says

The family of one of two children who died after contracting an E. coli infection said the 6-year-old had recently been cleaning debris in their housing complex yard. Gabriella Fullerton, of Hildale, Utah, became sick shortly after coming in contact with dogs who had been around discarded dirty …

Environmental Health
Global Warming

If You Get Terrible Reactions to Mosquito Bites, There’s a Reason for That

Summer is a lovely season, but it does have its downsides. One of the worst things about summer, aside from terrible sunburns (wear proper sunscreen!), is all the bug bites you may get from outdoor exploration. While some folks manage to escape the warmer months relatively unscathed — err, unbitten …

Could CRISPR Sniff Out Viruses?

The gene-editing tool known as CRISPR is fast becoming known for its potential to treat disease by snipping genetic mutations from DNA.<p>But genomic …

The scariest part of an asteroid hitting Earth probably isn’t what you think

If you have a lingering fear of an unseen space rock slamming into our planet and wreaking havoc on an unimaginable scale, your nightmare scenario …

Geophysics

Antibacterial gel could actually be bad for your health

You’ll be binning your bottle after reading this<p>If you live in London, chances are you have antibacterial gel knocking about in your handbag, and …