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“It’s a ripoff”: The cold truth about cold medicine

Load up on chicken soup this winter, because research suggests that Tylenol works no better than a placebo<p>Janet Allon<p>November 5, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Welcome to cold season! If you should happen to catch a sniffle, don’t bother with the cold medicine aisle …

Pharma

A swallowed pill appears to deliver weight loss without gastric surgery

A gastric balloon that's swallowed like a pill and then sits in the stomach filled with fluid helped patients lose more than a third of their excess weight over a four-month period, researchers have reported.<p>The Elipse device has not been approved for weight loss by the Food & Drug Administration. …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Doctor Mansplained My Medical History to Me

Mansplaining happens all the time. Pretty much daily, some man explains something I already know to a me in a condescending tone, or patronizingly insists that I'm wrong about something I know I'm right about.<p>Lately, I’ve noticed this happening more and more in situations where I’m paying for a …

New Hampshire lung cancer patient sues for medical marijuana card

A New Hampshire woman with late-stage lung cancer filed a lawsuit against the state health commissioner Thursday in hopes of getting a medical marijuana identification card before dispensaries open.<p>Under a state law passed more than two years ago, people suffering from a limited number of diseases …

DEA chief: medical marijuana is "a joke." Science: No, it's not.

Chuck Rosenberg, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, is either woefully ignorant, protective of his administration's reckless mission, or …

Morbidly Beautiful Pictures Reveal The Horror Of Surgery In The Victorian Era

How to slice a human body. WARNING: Graphic images, obviously.<p><i>Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Surgery</i> is a book that sums up every terror about surgery and medicine you ever had.<p>A follow-up to the award-winning <i>The Sick Rose</i>, Richard Barnett's latest …

We’re finding out more and more about the risks of antibiotics, a medicine once considered a wonder drug

But almost as soon as antibiotics were discovered, scientists began to realize their limitations. Bacteria quickly became resistant to the drugs, spawning "superbugs" that were immune to most treatments.<p>And scientists are now finding out that even when they're effective, antibiotics can have …

Medicine

Paris Photo 2015: Editors’ Preview - Photographs from this year's Paris Photo | LensCulture

For nearly two decades, the annual Paris Photo fair has punctuated the photography market’s year-end calendar by bringing together some of the top artists, galleries, collectors and professionals to the City of Light. This year’s edition promises to be no different: thousands of images and an …

France

17 Classic Italian Street Foods That Everyone Should Try Once

Image: The Huffington Post Creative Labs<p>It’s no secret that Italy has America beat when it comes to homegrown cuisine. From creamy <i>carbonara</i> to melt-in-your-mouth <i>burrata</i>, Italian fare boasts some of the most drool-worthy dishes to ever grace our dinner tables (and our stomachs). Try as we might to …

Italy

Britain can become a medical superpower, but only if it ramps up investment

17-month-old Layla Richards became the first human to try an experimental gene therapy, and heralds the era of personalised medicine in Britain<p>This week, a 17-month-old British baby became the first human being ever to respond to an experimental gene therapy for leukaemia. Until now, this treatment …

SETI Researchers Find No Sign of Aliens at KIC 8462852 ... Yet

Alien hunters have been training their telescopes on the mysterious KIC 8462852 star system for more than than two weeks, and so far it looks like extraterrestrials aren't home.<p>Last month, astronomers discovered a star roughly 1,500 light years from Earth that had a strange dimming pattern. It …

A Look at Takashi Murakami's Newest Exhibitions in Tokyo

Exploring two new directions that the artist has taken following the 2011 Japan earthquake.<p>Takashi Murakami debuted two new exhibitions last Saturday …

People from 24 different countries share their views from outside their windows

Every city has its own unique character, thanks to its landscape and the lifestyle of the people who live there.<p>Somfy, a tech company that creates home-automation systems, asked people around the world to share the view from outside their windows.<p>A set of fascinating stories came with each photo, …

Abu Dhabi

How to Make Classic Parker House Rolls (& an Updated Twist)

General wisdom says to not fill up on bread before a meal, but I think the rules can be stretched a bit around the holidays, especially when that bread is a fresh Parker House roll.<p>Parker House rolls have been around since the 1880s and they get their name from the boarding house where they were …

Thatcher-gate and the ‘other KKK’ – the week in art

The V&A vetoes Margaret Thatcher’s powersuits, as we remember the UK’s oddest youth movement. Plus Jeff Wall worries his career has been a mistake and Paris celebrates the Musée Rodin reopening … with chocolate Thinkers – all in your weekly roundup<p><b>Susan Hiller</b><br>Early and celebrated works by this …

Art

There’s A Good Chance We'll All Be Eating Bugs Very Soon

That is, at least, according to a couple of New York filmmakers.<p>If you ask the average American about eating bugs, their response will likely range from disgust to polite curiosity at best.<p>But in the eyes of New York-based filmmakers Johanna B. Kelly and Cameron Marshad, that could be about to …

Scientists rule out presence of huge alien megastructure orbiting distant star

Concerns a dimming star light years away may be due to a new alien civilisation is now believed to be due to a natural phenomenon<p>The dimming of a star, which had led to concerns large alien structures could be shadowing it, is now believed to be the result of a natural phenomenon, experts say.<p>The</b> …