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Creamy Potato Salad With Cucumber and Avocado

In a large pot, boil potatoes in salted water until fork-tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain, cool slightly, and cut into rough 1-inch pieces.<p>In a bowl, …

Cold parenting? Childhood schizophrenia? How the diagnosis of autism has evolved over time

<b>Originally published on Spectrum</b><p>You can draw a straight line from the initial descriptions of many conditions—claustrophobia, for example, or …

According to Hiring Managers, When Asked, "What Makes You Unique?", Don't Say This

Employers share what NOT to say about what makes you unique.<p>It's not uncommon in a job interview to be asked, <i>"What makes you unique?"</i> Most job seekers naturally feel the need to say something witty or unexpected. And, that's where things go wrong. I recently asked a group of professional recruiters …

Speaking of Evolution, in Non-Threatening Tones

For two years, researchers from the Smithsonian traveled the country to discuss — calmly — the science of human evolution. Here’s why.<p>Rick Potts is …

Sick as a Doc? Doctors Are Burning Out — and It's Serious

When we go to the doctor, be it a PCP, an ER room, a specialist or a surgeon, we've typically got our own aches, pains or health concerns on our mind. Seldom do we pause to consider what the doctor might be going through. This isn't necessarily shortsighted or selfish of us; after all, we probably …

Medicine

When Anxiety or Depression Masks a Medical Problem

It’s perfectly normal for someone to feel anxious or depressed after receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness. But what if the reverse occurs and symptoms of anxiety or depression masquerade as an as-yet undiagnosed physical disorder?<p>Or what if someone’s physical symptoms stem from a …

Depression

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Space-Mutated Bacteria Could Be Bad News For Humans

A new experiment shows that long-term exposure to microgravity affects bacteria at the genetic level—conferring reproductive advantages that persist …

Health Experts Slam Trump's New Proposed Budget

Public health experts are expressing serious concern about the White House’s proposed 2018 budget, which would substantially cut funding to key …

15 surprising things that can make you bloated

Stomach bloating is unfortunately a normal and natural part of life.<p>But some foods cause more bloat than others.<p>That's because many of these foods contain nutrients that our bodies can't digest, like lactose, a natural sugar that's found in dairy.<p>FODMAPs are another example. These short-chain …

Second opinion not your first thought

Cindy Thomsen was 18 when her doctor told her she would die in three months. He said there was nothing he could do.<p>Thomsen, 60, grew up in Lompoc and …

Health Insurance Benefits Should Be Equitable, Not Necessarily Equal

As policy makers grapple with potentially undoing or modifying the largest expansion of health insurance in a generation, the cost and generosity of …

20 Vegetarian Meals You Can Make for Lunch or Dinner

One of the top qualities I seek in most recipes is versatility. I know I've found a good one when it's something that can easily pull double duty as …

These 21 Recipes Look Impressive, But Are Really Easy

Fool your friends into thinking you're fancy.<p>It's dinner party time and you want to impress your friends...but you also want to be lazy. Thankfully there are some recipes that satisfy both the devil and angel on your shoulders—they're <b>easy but look like you slaved away for hours in the kitchen</b>. …

Cooking

Skyr Yoghurt Sandwich Cake

1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line 2 x 20cm loose bottom sandwich tins with parchment paper.<p>2. Crack the eggs into a large …

Dessert

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.<p>Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the autoimmune disorder. Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million …

Multiple Sclerosis

Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

Four out of five older Americans with hearing loss just ignore it, in part because a hearing aid is an unwelcome sign of aging. But what if hearing aids looked like stylish fashion accessories and could be bought at your local pharmacy like reading glasses?<p>That's the vision of Kristen "KR" Liu, …

The World Needs a DARPA-Style Project to Prevent Pandemics

When the Blizzard of ’78 hit the Northeast, it caught the region by surprise. Some meteorologists had predicted only a minor snowstorm, and forecasts were still unreliable enough that many people simply went about their regular business. When the hurricane-force storm hit, traffic came to a …

Too Clean for Our Children’s Good?

When a toddler’s pacifier falls out of his mouth and onto the ground, does it get confiscated and boiled by anxious parents or just licked off and reinserted by the more casually inclined?<p>Many parents, quite reasonably, worry about germs and dirt finding their way into a child’s mouth. But many …

Researchers Find a Way to Create Cancer-Fighting Cells

Artificial Thymus<p>Many artificial organs are being developed as an alternative to donated organs, which are only temporary solutions that require the …

The Cost of Drugs for Rare Diseases Is Threatening the U.S. Health Care System

No parents should have to watch their child die, yet my former colleague “Will” and his wife “Mary” watched powerless as two of their children succumbed to spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). “Isaac” and “Lizzy” were never able to sit, talk, or eat on their own, and each passed away as toddlers.<p>SMA is …

When Globalization Brings Brain-Invading Worms

The parasite that causes rat lungworm disease is now endemic in the southeastern United States, and it’s expected to spread northward.<p>There is a long, grim history of infectious diseases crisscrossing the globe aboard giant ships.<p>Explorers looking to set up new colonies carried smallpox, measles, …

Public Health

Almost Half of U.S. Adults Have HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus responsible for causing genital warts and cervical cancer, is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection …

Ghost universes kill Schrödinger’s quantum cat

THE wave function has collapsed – permanently. A new approach to quantum mechanics eliminates some of its most famous oddities, including the concept …

Former Obama Official Outlines What Parts Of Obamacare Need Strengthening

Kavita Patel worked for the Obama administration and helped draft the Affordable Care Act. She tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about the single biggest area of the health care law that she sees as in need of strengthening.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:<p>Someone who is very familiar with the Affordable Care …

For Gideon, Infection With a Common Virus Caused Rare Birth Defects

When Kathleen Muldoon had her second child everything was going smoothly. The delivery was short, the baby's APGAR score was good and he was a healthy weight.<p>"Everyone said he was amazing," says Muldoon.<p>But when a doctor noticed that Gideon was jaundiced, everything changed. Nurses put him under a …

How healthy soils make for a healthy life

The next time you bite into an apple, spare a thought for the soils that helped to produce it. Soils play a vital role, not just in an apple’s …

Stopping cancer's spread by uncovering its expansion plan

Wherever it may begin, cancer often spreads to other organs and parts of the body through a process called metastasis, which, if left unchecked, can …

Everyone needs to stop ignoring the real toxins that are linked to autism

A mountain of research has been conducted and published on a possible link between vaccines and autism, with hundreds of advocacy and scientific organizations refuting it. They also point out the public health risk of avoiding vaccinations. Yet the fear this unsubstantiated link has generated has …

What Is Cream Ale (and Is There Cream in It)?

A thorough investigation into the cream ale, a beer that is certainly not a milkshake.<p>Cream ale is living a lie. This became clear shortly after I took my first sip of Genesee Cream Ale, handed to me at some point during my blur of a sophomore year of college. There was, as far as I could tell, no …

Alcohol