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Up Your Car Camping Game with These 8 Clever Gadgets — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Between last year and this spring, we’ve spent a <i>lot</i> of time using our Toyota 4Runner as a …

Camping

Olive oil can be a scam. Make sure you’re getting the good stuff

There is a particular feeling of panic and dismay that one experiences in front of shelves stocked with olive oil. Extra virgin, virgin, pure, cold-pressed, Italian, Greek, Californian—which is best? And what about all those reports of fake or adulterated olive oils, and corruption in the industry? …

Recipes

UBC researchers have found a way to make all donated blood universal

A particular type of gut bacteria strips away antigens from human blood and effectively makes it type-O.<p>Researchers at the University of B.C. think …

This Drug Is Safe and Effective. Wait. Compared With What?

We spend many billions of dollars each year on the discovery and development of new drugs, but almost none of it addresses two crucial questions: How do these new therapies compare with already known ones? What are the relative benefits and harms in a particular situation, for a person like …

Medical Research

Six of the best chocolate spreads, tried and tested

Nutella, the chocolate and hazelnut spread, is so popular in parts of Europe that when a French supermarket announced discounts earlier this year there were riots.<p>But there is now hot competition, with choc-pot pioneers Gü the latest to launch a spread. We blind tasted Nutella's copycats and rivals …

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Light from digital devices triggers creation of toxic molecule in the retina that can cause macular degeneration<p>Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US …

Macular Degeneration

Recipe: Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're hankering for a classic steak and potatoes dinner, this one-skillet dish fits the bill perfectly. What makes it extra special is the …

The 20 best airport lounges around the world that cost less than £50 to use

There's nothing worse than having hours to kill in a crowded airport — but doing so in style might be more affordable, and much easier, than you …

Mapped: The world's most - and least - crowded countries

Do you long for peace and solitude on your travels? Then you'll do far worse than to take your next break in one of these countries. To mark World Population Day, we've researched the 10 least densely populated, measured in number of people per square kilometre, according to the latest available …

When I went to practice medicine in Australia from the UK, I had no idea what I was getting myself into

The first time you see someone high on crystal meth, it’s quite a sight. Nobody had really warned me that it was a problem. It was in my first week …

Methamphetamine

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

The 100 best cheap eats in London: 15 dishes for a fiver and under

1<p>Restaurants, French<p>Quiche Lorraine at Café Sou<p>Bank<p><b>£4</b><p>The food at Café Sou – The Ned’s <i>tres-jolie</i> stab at a grand railway café in the Parisian mould – …

England

The desperate global need for medical diagnostics

Prince, a three-year-old boy, is brought to the emergency room in Monrovia, Liberia, with fever and a decreased level of consciousness. He is …

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Breast Cancer

Antibiotics greatly reduce effectiveness of immunotherapy for cancer – study

UK research finds patients who took antibiotics during immunotherapy lived half as long as those who avoided them<p>Cancer patients who took antibiotics during immunotherapy treatment lived about half as long as those who avoided the drugs, a new UK study of more than 300 people has found.<p>Researchers …

New medical gloves use "microorganism-killing molecule" to eradicate bacteria

Healthcare-associated infections are definitely no good, but neither is the overuse of antibiotics, as it creates resistant strains of bacteria. With …

New Stroke Technology to Identify Worst Cases Gets FDA Approval

WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday gave marketing clearance for a device that can potentially revamp stroke care by allowing paramedics in the field to diagnose severe strokes requiring specialized treatment.<p>The Lucid Robotic System is aimed at one of the central dilemmas of …

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can understand …

When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved

I'm 61 years old, a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with comprehensive health insurance. Yet, to afford the more than $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses required for the restorative dental work I've needed in the past 20 …

Dental Care

For First Time, W.H.O. Names Some Lab Tests ‘Essential’

For the first time, the World Health Organization has published a list of diagnostic tests that it considers essential to every health care system in the world.<p>The list, published Wednesday, is similar to the agency’s essential medicines list, which the W.H.O. launched in 1977.<p>In its day, the …

Health Care

Common cold cure on horizon after new drug successfully kills multiple strains of the virus

A cure for the common cold is in prospect after British scientists successfully tested a new drug molecule capable of killing multiple strains of the disease.<p>Until now it has been nearly impossible to vaccinate against cold virus because the condition is made of up a large family of different …

For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies

By Amy B Wang<p>Amy B Wang<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In 1951, a 14-year-old Australian boy named James Harrison awoke from a major chest operation. Doctors had removed one of his lungs in a procedure that had taken several hours — and would keep him …

Red Cross

Mini-antibodies discovered in sharks and camels could lead to drugs for cancer and other diseases

Helen Dooley admits that she often gets puzzled responses when she describes her work. "People say, ‘You bleed sharks for a living?’"<p>That's an …

Biology

A Financial Planner Interviewed 233 Rich People About Their Habits. Here's What You Can Learn

It turns out the wealthy really do think different.<p>Do rich people think differently from everyone else? It turns out the answer is yes. But the good news is that anyone can learn their mental habits. If you do, it will be good for your bank account and your career. You may even wind up wealthy …

Tobacco Smoke Residue Can Become Airborne Again Indoors

You might be breathing chemical residue from tobacco smoke in indoor spaces where no one has smoked for years. This was the surprise finding of a new study published Wednesday in the journal <i>Science Advances</i>.<p>Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia found that chemicals left on clothing, …

Particles

Shock figures from top thinktank reveal extent of NHS crisis

Health service has one of the lowest levels of doctors, nurses and beds in the western world<p>The NHS has among the lowest per capita numbers of doctors, nurses and hospital beds in the western world, a new study of international health spending has revealed.<p>The stark findings come from a new King’s …

Can You Change Your Microbiome? — NOVA Next | PBS

“I can’t believe it—he’s a chatterbox!” Samantha Jones* shrieked with delight.<p>Her autistic son was typically quiet, nearly non-verbal most of his …

Microbiology

A cough could kill this woman who has to wear a mask every time she leaves the house

For most 27 year olds life is all about laying foundations for the future, but for one Neath woman, every day is a fight for survival.<p>Hannah Evans, …

‘Drug sanctuaries’ offer hope for a post-antibiotic world

We are at risk of entering a post-antibiotic era.<p>Each year since 2013, a major global institution — including the World Economic Forum, the World …

Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child’s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies

PORTLAND, Ore. — By the time her mother received the doctor’s email, Yuna Lee was already 2 years old, a child with a frightening medical mystery. Plagued with body-rattling seizures and inconsolable crying, she could not speak, walk or stand.<p>“Why is she suffering so much?” her mother, Soo-Kyung …