Melissa Reese

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Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Alzheimer's Disease

Here's the disturbing psychology of how doctors get through their day

Attending Surgeon: "Intern, what's the story on this patient?"<p>Resident Intern (replies sheepishly): "This patient is a 51-year-old with a left breast lump, and 17 out of 20 lymph nodes positive for cancer, returning to the operating room."<p>Attending Surgeon (in a very matter-of-fact tone): "Oh, …

Breast Cancer

Overkill

An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?<p>It was lunchtime before my afternoon surgery clinic, which meant that I was at my desk, eating a ham-and-cheese sandwich and clicking through medical articles. Among those which caught …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

Wingnuts have weaponized Jesus: How the religious right hijacked Christianity

A remarkable new Pew study shows that fewer Americans than ever identify as Christian. There’s a good reason why.<p>Just a few days ago, I attended a graduation in Northern Nevada. After a long sectarian prayer, the lieutenant governor of Nevada, Mark Hutchison, stood up to offer remarks, and he …

3 Natural Ingredients That Clean (Almost) Anything in Your House

What includes a sprig of mint, a twist of citrus, and packs a real punch in every room of the house? Here's a hint: It's better suited to a spray bottle than a cocktail glass.<p>We're talking about DIY all-natural household cleaners, of course -- the kind that side-step harsh fumes and chemicals in …

Black man killed by white Oklahoma deputy in Taser error

A white reserve deputy accidentally shot an unarmed black man with a gun instead of a Taser, and Oklahoma law enforcement officials berated the man as he lay dying on the ground, according to body-camera footage released over the weekend.<p>“Oh, God. Oh, he shot me; I didn’t do s—!” the suspect, Eric …

Hillary Clinton launches second presidential bid

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton put an end to months of speculation on Sunday by officially announcing her candidacy for president, giving the former secretary of state another shot at cracking the highest glass ceiling in American politics.<p>The initial word came in an email to supporters from John Podesta, …

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