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Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain

The goal is simple: a drug that can relieve chronic pain without causing addiction.<p>But achieving that goal has proved difficult, says Edward Bilsky, a pharmacologist who serves as the provost and chief academic officer at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Wash.<p>"We know a …

Biology

Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

The day Dr. Roberto Montenegro finished his Ph.D. was memorable. But not for the right reasons.<p>"I still cringe when I think about it," says Montenegro.<p>It had started well. His colleagues at UCLA had taken him and his girlfriend (now wife) out to a fancy restaurant to celebrate.<p>"I was dressed up in …

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The Fascinating Link Between Gut Health and Cancer Treatment

Why do some therapies work wonders on some patients, but seem to have virtually no effect on others? Two fascinating new studies in <i>Science</i> shed light …

Microbiology

Cauliflower Garlic Bread Defies All Logic

We lost our minds.<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>I had zero expectations for this bread. No one in the Delish test kitchen did. I thought it'd be just another …

This Baked Oatmeal Has a Secret

That secret is sweet potatoes<p>Come fall, when the heat starts to kick on in the morning and the leaves streak with red and orange, I want pumpkin pie …

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Alcohol, Drugs, Neuroscience & Sex<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …

Dutch TV Comedy Perfectly Sums Up America's Gun Problem

Are you or a loved one suffering from "nonsensical rifle addiction?"<p>It’s the NRA ... but not the one you’re thinking of.<p>“Sunday with Lubach,” a Dutch news satire program hosted by comic Arjen Lubach, created a PSA for a problem facing the United States that they’re calling NRA, or Nonsensical Rifle …

How a simple ethanol injection could revolutionize some cancer treatments

Scientists have known for some time that ethanol can kill cancer cells, but several limitations held it back from becoming a broadly used treatment. …

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man's Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had never seen anything like it.<p>In fact, there have been only a handful of such extreme cases of …

Medicine

Stop treating science denial like a disease

Turning the rejection of scientific expertise into a pathology mistakenly presents individual ignorance as the bottleneck in political disagreements<p>The elevation of science to a central theme in American politics is an extraordinary development in the co-evolution of science and society. Three …

Science

Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied her last wish, says spouse

MEDFORD, Ore. — Bill Harris is blunt: For more than a year, he has been trying to help his wife die.<p>The 75-year-old retired tech worker says it’s his duty to Nora Harris, his spouse of nearly four decades, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009.<p>“Let me be honest: Yes. It’s …

Scientists Focus on Gut Flora for Future Treatments of Autoimmune Diseases

What if your gut flora was actually a healing agent capable of doing battle with autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid …

Landmark Vitamin Discovery Could Prevent Miscarriages And Birth Defects

"The most important discovery for pregnant women since folate."<p>A simple vitamin supplement could have the potential to prevent miscarriages and birth …

20 Cheap Meals That Won't Break The Bank

Full stomachs, full wallets.

Stanford study finds blood biomarkers linked to chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as many sufferers prefer it called, is still one of the more mysterious ailments …

Trump's EPA enlists controversial think tank to find climate 'experts' to argue with mainstream scientists

Ever since Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt and other Trump administration officials raised the idea of putting …

Bodybuilder pancakes

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with your avocado oil or other cooking spray.<p>Add the oats, egg whites, and cinnamon to your …

A psychologist explains the limits of human compassion

Why do we ignore mass atrocities? It has to do with something called “psychic numbing.”<p>There are now 65.3 million people displaced from their homes worldwide, the United Nations reports. It’s an all-time high: likely the largest population of refugees and asylum seekers in human history.<p>Think about …

Interrupted sleep may lead to Alzheimer’s, new studies show

Getting a solid night’s sleep is crucial not only for feeling good the next day — there is increasing evidence that it may also protect against dementia, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London.<p>Three studies by researchers at …

Dementia

PET scans show many Alzheimer’s patients may not actually have the disease

A significant portion of people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia who are taking medication for Alzheimer’s may not actually have the disease, according to interim results of a major study underway to see how PET scans could change the nature of Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment.<p>The …

Dementia

Brains With Alzheimer's Have More Bacteria Than Healthy Ones, Says New Study

Evidence is mounting.<p>New research shows bacteria that break through the brain's defences and infected neurons could play a role in the onset of …

California lawmakers extend landmark climate change law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers voted Monday to extend a climate change initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model for states and nations looking to lower carbon emissions.<p>Brown's signature will add another decade of life to the state's cap-and-trade program, bolstering the …

Cap and Trade

New drug restores memories in brain-damaged mice

For the first time, scientists have reversed memory and learning deficits in mice following traumatic brain injuries. This new research could someday lead to treatments for head trauma and debilitating cognitive diseases.<p>More than 2 million Americans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are seen in …

The Brain

Feds To Waive Penalties For Some Who Signed Up Late For Medicare

Each year, thousands of Americans miss their deadline to enroll in Medicare, and federal officials and consumer advocates worry that many of them mistakenly think they don't need to sign up because they have purchased insurance on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces. That failure to enroll on …

Health Care

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Stem cells show promise – but they also have a darker side

Everyone seems to be excited about stem cells. Their excellent promise as a treatment for a range of diseases and injuries mean almost guaranteed …

Cell Biology

Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:10 minPrep:6 minCook:4 min<p>Yield:6 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories109 calorieTotal Fat6 …

7 Easy Frittatas You Can Whip Up With 4 Ingredients

Breakfast is easily the hardest meal of the day to make time for. Despite our best eight-hours-a-night intentions, some days you just wake up …

Breakfast