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Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly …

Trump's Presidency Is Shaping Up to Be an American Tragedy

His administration is likely to be just as bad as you think – and possibly worse<p>They're already building the inaugural stand on the west side of the …

Donald J. Trump’s Gangster Capitalism

The self-enriching commander in chief is bringing his children into the family business as he puts the bully in the bully pulpit.<p>If you’re wondering …

If You Want to Have a Divorce-Proof Marriage, Do THESE 7 Things

All marriages begin with great happiness, joy, and hope. When we say <i>"I do,"</i> we expect that our relationship will last forever. No one goes into a marriage thinking, <i>"We'll be in love for a while, then break up and start all over again with someone else."</i><p>But that’s the reality for most of us. …

Middle Age

Some cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could be misdiagnosed immune disorders

Some patients sectioned with conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could instead have a treatable immune disorder, Oxford University scientists have found.<p>Currently, people experiencing psychosis are often thought to be suffering from mental disorder and are treated as such with …

How to support the Black Lives Matter movement as a white ally

The Black Lives Matter movement has changed the landscape of modern activism in recent years. Communities of color have organized themselves to speak …

Black Lives Matter

Destroying Roe v. Wade: Ohio’s “unconscionable” Heartbeat Bill is “designed to punish women”

The GOP’s bill, which goes to the desk of Gov. Kasich, was the obsession of right-to-life activists in the state<p>President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail that he would help criminalize abortion. In his postelection interview with Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes," Trump …

Feminism

License to kill: Can any amount of evidence convict a white cop who shoots a black man?

Clear video evidence in the Walter Scott shooting wasn’t enough; for black Americans this travesty is nothing new<p>Americans of a certain age have most likely heard some version of the following story. Somewhere in the South, two white sheriff's deputies discover the body of a black man hanging from …

Justice

No Weight Workout Program

Whether you're on the road, at home or in a rush, this full body strength training workout can be done anytime, anywhere.<p>You'll work all your muscle …

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Not Just a State of Mind: Scientists Locate the Physical Source of Depression in the Brain

One in Ten<p>Depression is a mental illness many people still dismiss as a matter of mindset. An international team of researchers from UK’s University …

The Brain

Stanford psychiatrists developed a test to help see if you'll respond to antidepressants

A group of researchers from Stanford has created a tool that could help make that decision much easier. It's a two-part test that they say could one day help predict — with striking accuracy — if someone with depression will respond to antidepressants.<p>That's a huge development.<p>Millions of people …

Depression

Wind-powered Water Seer pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water from thin air

A new device that relies on simple condensation to collect clean water from the atmosphere promises to provide up to 11 gallons of safe drinking …

UC Berkeley

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

1. Use a 'decoy' option to get people to buy your product<p>In his TED Talk, behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains the "decoy effect" using an old</i> …

Psychology

Welcome to the ‘White Identity Retreat’: The Rise in Student Segregation

More universities are warming to the idea that students should be segregated by race in clubs, diversity initiatives, housing, and conversations …

Addiction Articles - Symptoms, Treatment, and More

For a long time, addiction meant an uncontrollable habit of using alcohol or other drugs. More recently, the concept of addiction has expanded to …

Why It’s Not So Easy to “Just Get the Hell Out”

One of the many difficult questions survivors of toxic relationships ask themselves is “why is it so hard to leave someone who treats me so badly?” …

Mental Health

I'm a Feminist Who Loves Rough Sex

Dudes don't really get it, and it was confusing enough for me at first.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i><p>The very first time I experienced my version of perfection was when I met a gorgeous man in Monaco last year. He's young, a multimillionaire (I mean, you have to be to live in …

Shades of Grey

Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic

For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers' vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly derailed efforts to curb U.S. consumption of the …

Prosthetics

White riot - Vox

How racism and immigration gave us Trump, Brexit, and a whole new kind of politics<p>Today, Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. But the story of how he managed to become the most powerful man in the world — why Americans were drawn to someone with authoritarian tendencies …

Society

Student Debt Keeps Growing — What's the Government Doing About It?

College has become intimidatingly expensive. The average cost of a private education is now $30,921 per year, while public colleges cost an average …

Making a Way Out of No Way: Defending African-American Culture

I’m black and have always identified as such, and until recently, I never questioned exactly what that meant. Having grown up on the outskirts of …

Black History

'They just don't fit in': UCLA study links racism and segregation in Orange County

Previous evidence of racism in county’s segregation only anecdotal Parking fees and homeowner association rules said to support segregation<p>It was another sun-kissed afternoon in Huntington Beach this week, the seafront a playground. Surfers skimmed the waves. Volleyballers leaped and shrieked. …

Orange County

What's Going on When You Stay in Touch With Your Ex

Source: racorn/Shutterstock<p>It’s fairly common for people to maintain contact with former romantic partners.1,2 But what happens when you enter a new …

Psychology

Fatigue Is All in Your Head

Samuele Marcora, the 47-year-old director of research at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at England’s University of Kent, doesn’t consider himself an endurance athlete. But he’s fast becoming one of the most talked-about researchers in the field. Marcora, who is originally from Italy, …

How to prevent Alzheimer's disease

There’s plenty not to love about being middle-aged. But by the time today’s forty- and fifty-somethings reach the age when they may develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (one in 20 people develop dementia under 65 but above that age a person’s risk doubles roughly every five years), it’s likely …

Condominiums in crisis: Financial troubles put many communities at risk

For five summers, a tarp has covered the swimming pool at Grand Bel II, a condominium community in Silver Spring that has no money for lifeguards, chemicals or insurance. The Vistas at Washingtonian Woods in Gaithersburg faces $600,000 in repairs but has just $400,000 in cash reserves.<p>At Saxony …

Real Estate

We’re All Guinea Pigs in a Decades-Long Failed Diet Experiment

"The change in dietary advice to promote low-fat foods is perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history." Lovely stuff.<p><i>Eddie Carmel with one day's worth of food. Photo via Getty. T</i><i>his article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>Let's say you want to lose some weight. Which of these foods would …

Nutrition

Segregation Is Still Alive at These Christian Schools

Diversity is sorely lacking at many private Christian schools, some of which were originally founded to keep blacks out.<p>Nothing dismantles claims of …