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Everyone wants a piece of the drug industry and it's one reason prices are rising so fast

Don't just blame drug companies for rising prescription prices. For all the outrage over Mylan increasing EpiPen prices by 500%, and insulin prices, which are up 300% over the past decade, drug prices are a lot more complicated than pointing the finger at a lone villain.<p>For a single prescription …

Pharma

Cancer has a new enemy. This blood test hunts down even the earliest traces of the disease

Life expectancy in the developed world is higher than ever before, but longevity comes at a cost. If you live in the UK, there's a 50 per cent chance …

Inflammation in the brain linked to CTE

<b>(CNN) —</b> Inflammation in the brain has been associated with neurodegernative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and a new study links it for the first time to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.<p>The researchers compared the brains of 48 former football players diagnosed with CTE with …

The Brain

10 Breakthroughs That Are Poised To Transform Our Health in 2017

From therapies that help cancer patients avoid chemo to at-home HPV test kits, the Cleveland Clinic’s predictions are inspiring and hopeful.<p>Immunotherapy that helps kids fight cancer without chemo. Automated cars that reduce accidents and hospitalizations. Virtual reality systems that help surgeons …

Cancer

How Does Stress Harm Your Health?

We all experience stress, to some degree, in our daily life. From work to busy schedules, from important relationships to our goals and dreams, we …

Mental Health

A Parent's Life Experiences Can Alter Their Offspring's Genes

Parent to Child<p>Genetic inheritance has been believed to be a mechanism of equality — each parent passes half of their DNA to the offspring. Recent …

Toxic chemicals tied to $340B in US health costs and lost wages

Chemicals found in plastic bottles, flame retardants, metal food cans, detergents, cosmetics and pesticides cost the U.S. more than $340 billion a year in health costs and lost earnings, a new study estimates.<p>That's more than twice the annual estimated cost of $163 billion in the European Union, …

Pollution

How To Lead And Empower Your Team Through A Crisis

According to a recent Harvard Business Review Management Tip Of The Day: A leader sets the emotional tone and the example both in good times and, perhaps more important, in bad.<p>I agree.<p>As a leader, how do you help your team deal with and move through a time of crisis? Before we go any further, …

Employee Engagement

How to Use Ginger As an Herbal Medicine for Arthritis

You Have a Second Brain

We're controlled by more than just our thoughts.<p>Your brain is made up of billions of neurons that are constantly firing electrical signals back and …

Robin Williams’ Widow Wrote A Heartbreaking Essay About His Battle With Parkinson’s

Since Robin Williams‘ death in 2014, many of the details of his final days were left unknown. Out of respect for the man who entertained fans for decades, it was best not to indulge in the morbid curiosity. However, his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, recently wrote an essay entitled “The …

The diets from certain countries could help you live longer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Going on vacation could help you uncover the secret to a long and healthy life -- if you pick the right destination.<p>It's no secret that certain populations around the world live longer and produce a greater number of centenarians than others.<p>More importantly, these marvels of nature remain …

Holistic Medicine

The world passes 400ppm carbon dioxide threshold. Permanently

In the centuries to come, history books will likely look back on September 2016 as a major milestone for the world’s climate. At a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide is usually at its minimum, the monthly value failed to drop below 400 parts per million (ppm).<p>That all but ensures that 2016 will …

Climate Change

Earth's Oxygen Levels Are Declining And Scientists Don't Know Why

A new study shows Earth’s oxygen levels continue to decline, a phenomena that has puzzled scientists. The study, published in Science by Princeton University professor Daniel Stolper, presents data measured from small air bubbles trapped in ice on Greenland and Antarctica.<p>Air bubbles trapped within …

Global Warming

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head, Say Physicists

Universal time doesn’t add up.<p>Out of all the pressures we face in our everyday lives, there’s no denying that the nature of time has the most …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi.)<p>So how can you be happier?<p>If you want to be happier, there's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is …

Happiness

The Week in Review: Historic Flights to Cuba Begin

The first commercial airplane flight in 50 years flew from mainland America to Cuba this week, marking a significant milestone in relations between the two nations.<p>JetBlue flight 387 set off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday for the 90-minute journey to the Cuban city of Santa Clara. …

Cuba

With Fewer People Buying Homes, Millennials Are Redefining the American Dream

Home ownership in America is not nearly as common as it was in the past. Census Bureau figures show that in the second quarter of 2016, the home ownership rate dropped to 62.9 percent — the lowest in more than 50 years.<p>Are we witnessing the death of the American Dream of home ownership and a white …

Demographics

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

A GIF guide to epigenetics, the little-understood partner to our DNA

Last year a study came out that made a bold, unsettling claim: The children of holocaust survivors contained fingerprints of their parents’ trauma in …

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers Have Identified This as the Primary Reason Why Drug Prices Are Soaring

Image source: Getty Images.<p>If you've filled a prescription at any point recently, you probably don't need me to tell you that drug prices are soaring.<p>According to an analysis released in January by healthcare data tracking company Truveris, prescription drug prices jumped by more than 10% in 2016, …

Pharma

How an Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug Is Born

Inspired by Soderbergh, brought to life by Harvard.<p>In a hypnotic and somewhat terrifying video, the Harvard Medical School has shown how bacteria evolve and mutate as they become impervious to drugs.<p>The experiments, described in a recent issue of <i>Science</i>, used a 2-by-4-foot petri dish, eventually …

Our life in three stages – school, work, retirement – will not survive much longer

For much of human history, life was well described by Thomas Hobbes as “nasty, brutish and short”. However, continued scientific, economic and social progress over the centuries has raised living standards and life expectancy. While these benefits have not been spread equally across countries, or …

Retirement

Scientists have discovered a cell that does something they thought was impossible

Known as the "power house" of the cell, these little subunits within the cell provide the organisms with energy and were thus thought to be essential.<p>But it now seems that actually they might not be that essential, as researchers describe the first eukaryote known that lacks mitochondria.<p>Other …

Consciousness and the Modularity of Mind

Trying to characterize the “architecture of the mind” is one of the central projects in cognitive science. From understanding what neurons actually …

Consciousness

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse The Damage)

Stress is terrible for your brain. Here are seven strategies you can use to fix the damage and get your stress under control today.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our …