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Huge meta-study confirms link between autoimmune disorders and psychosis

One of the most compelling hypotheses in scientific research today is the growing belief that psychiatric disorders are potentially related to immune …

Neuroscience

This Is the Most Misunderstood Concept in Renewable Energy

Power and energy are two different things, but they are often used interchangeably. Let's clear up the confusion once and for all.<p>Most people will …

Renewable Energy

10 common medications you didn't know could be illegal to take abroad

Foreign Office reveals surprising local drug laws<p>Thinking of packing Vicks for your trip to Japan or painkillers containing codeine to Greece? You …

Costa Rica

The latest blood pressure guidelines: What they mean for you

Updated blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that many more Americans, notably older people, are now diagnosed with …

Diabetes

The Shift From 4G to 5G Will Change Just About Everything

Telecom experts are going so far as to herald the arrival of 5G as the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. There are an ever-expanding number …

Internet of Things

How Much Should I Tip in Amsterdam?

As is the case in most European destinations, adding gratuity to a bill is optional and therefore not necessarily expected. This concept can be …

The Theranos Scandal: What Happens When You Misunderstand Steve Jobs

We’ve long known that Elizabeth Holmes was in trouble, and last Friday federal prosecutors brought criminal charges against the founder of Theranos for defrauding investors and deceiving patients and doctors. In <i>Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup</i>, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner …

Silicon Valley

If You're Missing This Nutrient, You're Aging Way Faster

This universal and all-important molecule is the mother of all antioxidants: glutathione. It is a ubiquitous molecule that is present in all human …

Storage Will Be Energy’s Next Big Thing

The cost of renewables has been sinking. Harnessing the excess could be huge.<p>Think the plummeting costs of solar and wind are transforming the energy landscape? Then you should be betting on ways to warehouse that power.<p>To understand why, consider: Unlike almost all their rivals in the …

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice.<p>The compound — …

The 16 Deadliest Health Sins You Could Ever Commit

These seemingly innocent habits increase your risk of heart health, cancer, and more.<p>Doctors cite quitting smoking as the single healthiest thing you …

Health

If You Have Lower Back Pain, Here's What Science Says You Should Do

You don't just have to put up with it.<p>Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is becoming more common as our population …

What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing

I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a 76-year-old Balinese healer, begins and ends each day by meditating: He focuses on his third eye, the tip of his nose, the tip of his tongue and his throat. He then goes to the rice fields, where he works with his son. When he returns home, around dusk, patients come from …

Breast Cancer

Celebuzz

15 Quotes on Success From America's Top CEOs

Take advantage of these inspirational words from Warren Buffett, Larry Page, Indra Nooyi, Jeff Bezos and more.<p>5 min read<p>What’s the recipe for success? Start with energy, initiative and intelligence, then add a dash of integrity, a pinch of honesty, two shakes of generosity and a heavy pour of the …

The 10 most powerful global CEOs in 2018

Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, was named the most powerful non-US chief executive this year, according to …

Occasional fasting may be a fast fix for our health

Many people routinely fast, going hungry for a day or a couple of days either for spiritual or health reasons. Some say fasting cleanses toxins from …

Israeli Scientists Uncover Therapy That Converts Cancer Cells Into Normal Ones

Cancer cells, by definition, are abnormal cells that divide with abandon and have the potential to spread throughout and wreak havoc on your vital …

Eight Samsung Galaxy tricks you can't do on any other phone

Make the most of your smartphone.<p>Samsung likes to add its own flourishes to the Android operating system, which means Galaxy phones boast quite a few unique features that you won't find on standard Android devices—or iPhones for that matter. We've collected eight tips and tricks that should work on …

Apps

Want to Raise Successful Children? Stop Telling Them These 3 Things (That Most Parents Say)

Some advice you think will help your children can actually harm them instead.<p>We want our children to be successful as possible--maybe even more successful than we are ourselves. And so we push them to give them the motivation and self-discipline that we know is a key to getting ahead.<p>This may seem …

Self-improvement

China wants its top tech firms to bring their shares home

China has a plan to lure its biggest companies back home.<p>In recent years, some of the top names in Chinese businesshave chosen to go public on stock markets outside the world's second largest economy.<p>Two of the country'sleading tech companies, Alibaba (BABA) and Baidu (BIDU), trade in New York. …

China

When death is not the end

SHALOM OUANOUNOU was declared dead in September. The 25-year-old Canadian had suffered an asthma attack so severe that he was taken to hospital in …

Many People Who Get Knee Surgery Don't Need It

Studies show physical therapy sometimes works just as well.<p>Knee surgery is one of—if not <i>the</i>—most common operating room procedures in the US, and shoulder surgery doesn’t lag far behind.<p>Most patients assume the path to these and other joint surgeries is uncomplicated. Pain or discomfort leads to a …

Medicine

Why cancer cells go to sleep

Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer …

End of ageing and cancer? Scientists unveil structure of the 'immortality' enzyme telomerase

Making a drug is like trying to pick a lock at the molecular level. There are two ways in which you can proceed. You can try thousands of different …

Medicine

This Neurologist Found Out What Happens to Our Brains When We Die

Only to realise 'Star Trek' had already explained the process in a 1988 episode.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i><p>If we had paid closer attention to <i>The Simpsons</i> 18 years ago, the election of Donald Trump might not have come as such a shock. And if German neurologist Jens Dreier had …

Aging gracefully: Preventing falls

<b>(CNN) —</b> Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospitalization and subsequent placement in a long-term care facility or nursing home. And as you get older, recovery is slower.<p>Falls are the leading cause of traumatic injury and …

High Blood Pressure

Get moving to slow cardiovascular aging

• Research health conditions<br>• Check your symptoms<br>• Prepare for a doctor's visit or test<br>• Find the best treatments and procedures for you<br>• Explore options for …

Weight might not be why obesity damages knees

The gut microbiome could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese, according to a new study.<p>Osteoarthritis, a …

Osteoarthritis

Can You Miss the Signs of Heart Disease or a Heart Attack?

<b>Q. What are symptoms of heart disease? Can you tell if you have heart disease without having tests done?</b><p><b>A.</b> The classic warning signs of heart disease and heart attacks are chest pain, often described as a feeling of pressure or a tight band around the chest, and shortness of breath during physical …

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