Mariano Padilla

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Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

Holistic Medicine

Agility-training Workouts That Will Make You Better at Any Sport

Agility ultimately sets apart the great athletes from the average ones. Watch Steph Curry or Devin Hester break ankles on their way to epic scores, …

How to actually remove pesticides from your fruit

Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place.<p>There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people <i>want</i> you to worry about. Every mommy blogger and natural living life coach with a URL to their name is bursting with helpful tips on how to rid …

Cleaning

Cancer drug helps some women get pregnant

A new fertility drug, originally developed to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer, is 30 percent more effective in helping some women become …

Women's Health

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

Starwatch: The August night sky

The Milky Way arches high across the E at our August map times as it flows through the Summer Triangle formed by Vega, Deneb and Altair.<p>The Perseids meteor shower is another reliable presence in August's night sky, though this year its peak, overnight on the 12th-13th, occurs in bright …

Brain cells can suppress appetite, study in mice shows

<b>Scientists have discovered a central hub of brain cells that may put the brakes on a desire to eat, a study in mice shows.</b><p>And switching on these neurons can stop feeding immediately, according to the Nature Neurosciences report.<p>Researchers say the findings may one day contribute to therapies for …

Solar 'superstorm' that missed earth in 2012 could have caused massive blackouts

Asteroids aren't the only things in space we have to worry about. A massive solar storm emitted from the sun could fry electronics and satellites around the globe, and take down much of the power grid. And such a storm isn't as far-fetched as you might think: according to readings taken from a …

Protease inhibitor and NRTIs safe, effective in HIV treatment

After 35 years of rigorous research, there is still no cure for HIV. Current drugs can be used to halt the infection, but fall short of reaching …

How Colors Smell

“Fruity” smells red, and other associations from a new study<p>When someone asks me what flavor slushie I want, I don’t say “cherry,” I say “red.” That flavor is called “red.” “Blue” is another flavor a slushie might have. Similarly, a cherry smell—especially the chemically cherry smell of a red …

Tylenol and Panadol Prove No Better Than Placebo at Helping Back Pain

Two-thirds of adults experience back pain sometime during their lives, and most take acetaminophen, found in brands like Tylenol and Panadol, for …

Acetaminophen

Strawberry Griddle Cakes

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Beat the egg with the milk.<p>Pour the egg–milk mixture into the flour mixture and beat well. …

All the Grilled Vegetable Recipes You Can Handle and then Some

They're the perfect sides and mains for summer.<p>Sure, we love a big raw salad, but when you've got a craving for char and smoke, there's nothing better than these grilled vegetable dishes. Here are 41 recipes to get you started, for sides, mains, or even while-you're-grilling snacks.

Cooking

How To Make Classic Pulled Pork

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're showing you how to make classic homemade pulled pork, no</i> …

13 Crunchy, Creamy Facts That Justify Your Love Affair With Peanut Butter

A love for peanut butter is a love like no other. The sometimes smooth, sometimes crunchy spread is so amazing, you might start feeling like you're legitimately addicted. Because peanut butter goes so well with so many foods, you may have thought about having it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And …

A Stinky Compound May Protect Against Cell Damage, Study Finds

<b>Correction appended, July 14.</b><p>Scientists from the University of Exeter say that a compound found in the smell of rotten eggs and human flatulence …

University of Exeter

Silent, not deadly; how farts cure diseases

It seems like it was only last week that a study by the University of Exeter revealed that smelling farts cures all manner of fatal illnesses, which lead to a lot of media coverage about the healing properties of nether-region emissions.<p>Some cynical types tried to combat this, metaphorically …

Alzheimer’s disease slows when you exercise body and mind

Hard evidence that Alzheimer’s can be slowed by physical and mental exercise, a diet rich in plants, and by monitoring risk factors for …

Alzheimer's Disease

Why coffee drinkers generally live longer

The greatest health benefits come from black coffee, so ease up on cream, sugar and other additives to get the full benefit.<p>Drinking coffee might …

Coffee

What sleeping brains can tell us about schizophrenia

The human brain operates much the same whether active or at rest. And scientists say studying resting brains could make it easier to identify the …

Mental Disorders

Obesity epidemic will reverse 20 year decline in dementia cases, health experts warn

Dementia cases have been declining since 1990 in England but the growing obesity epidemic will reverse that trend within a decade, the Alzheimer's Association annual conference in Copenhagan heard today<p>Britain is facing a health time-bomb which will reverse a 20 year decline in dementia diagnoses …

Why don’t more docs tell heart patients to take aspirin?

There’s evidence a daily low dose of aspirin can protect against cardiovascular disease, but the people who could most benefit from the medication …

Biomedicine

Scientists restore normal blood sugar levels in diabetic mice

Scientists have discovered a novel protein-based treatment that restores normal blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice for a period of seven days. The study, published in <i>Nature</i> today, reveals a possible new therapeutic pathway for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes. "We had no idea that this …

Scientific review finds asthma drugs suppress child growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Corticosteroid drugs given via inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, according to two systematic reviews of scientific studies on the issue.<p>Health experts who conducted the review and published it in The Cochrane Library journal found that children’s growth …

Scientists create 'biological pacemaker' inside off-tempo hearts

Pacemakers have long been a life-saving device for people whose hearts don't keep the right beat – but they can sometimes come with complications. Now, a team of researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles have managed to transform regular heart cells in pigs into pacemaker cells …

Scientists hit 'delete': Removing regions of shape-shifting protein explains how blood clots

X-ray crystallography is one tool in scientists' toolbox for understanding processes at the molecular level. It offers a way to obtain a "snap shot" …

Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

"The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with …

Meteorites, monkeys and mental health - blogs roundup

<i>Welcome to Signal Boost, our weekly roundup of blog posts over the past week. Enjoy!</i><p><i>What is the best way to characterise pornography addiction?</i> Chris Chambers reports on a new study that takes a thoughtful approach to a touchy subject.<p><b>He who blogged it, smogged it. Or maybe he who linked it,</b> …

Forty per cent of adults advised to take statins under new NHS guidance

Around 17.5 million people will now be eligible for statins after the health watchdog Nice cut the threshold in half, meaning most men over 60, and women over 65 will now be offered the drug<p>Forty per cent of adults will be advised to take statins under new NHS guidance which aims to cut 50,000 …