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That Huge Mediterranean Diet Study Was Flawed. But Was It Wrong?

The study was a landmark, one of the few attempts to rigorously evaluate a particular diet. And the results were striking: A Mediterranean diet, with abundant vegetables and fruit, can slash the risk of heart attacks and strokes.<p>But now that trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine …

Clinical Trials

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

Here Is the Gender Pay Gap in Every U.S. State — and What Could Be Behind It

There are some huge differences.<p>Women in America earn around 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. That means that, across the board, women have to …

Gender

The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in …

Brazil

Chemotherapy harms fertility of female cancer patients’ children, research shows

Chemotherapy significantly harms the fertility of female cancer patients’ children, new research has shown.<p>Scientists found that the offspring of women who underwent the treatment prior to becoming pregnant had a 70 per cent worse likelihood of having a child themselves.<p>The effects of the intensive …

Despite assurances to nervous immigrants, Sheriff's Department gave ICE assistance in jails

Since President Trump laid out his plan for mass deportations, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has gone out of its way to reassure the public it had strict limits on cooperating with immigration officials.<p>As the president and others demanded, among other things, that local police work …

Some night owls have 'perpetual jet lag', new study shows

Researchers have found a genetic mutation that turns people into Martians — at least when it comes to sleep patterns.<p>People with the mutation tend to be night owls because it keeps them on a perpetual 24 ½ hour schedule — close to the Martian 24 hour, 39 minute day, researchers reported in the …

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

Air Travel

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …