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16 Hobbies That Will Improve Your Quality of Life

Having a hobby is not just a way to pass the time; it can also improve the quality of your life. A hobby is something that you do for fun or …

For The First Time, Researchers Edit The Genes Of Human Embryos

Rumors that this research was underway turn out to be true<p>Rumors have been buzzing for months that a team of Chinese researchers was intending to edit the genes of a human embryo. According to a study published this week in <i>Protein & Cell</i>, the rumors are true. And though the researchers took pains, …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

How To Meditate (And Get The Most Benefit Out Of It)

Neuroscientists and psychologists keep discovering more health benefits from mindfulness meditation. And luckily, it's a simple practice, that …

Meditation

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

This all-natural ingredient is good for so much more than sweetening up your tea or coffee.<p>Honey's often thought of as a healthier sweetener, but you might be surprised to learn that this ingredient has tons of skin and hair benefits, too. Made by the alchemy of bees collecting nectar, pollen, and …

Skin Care

'Instagram for doctors' lets medics share photos to solve mystery cases

<b>(CNN) —</b> The idea is at the foundation of social media channels: Seen something strange? Post it online. The desire to share the unknown, or complex, is a human urge, and no-one knows this better than doctors.<p>"I'm a very visual learner. Most doctors are ... and we like to talk to each other," …

How hospitals are using big data analytics to research paediatric cancer

Researchers in the United States are turning to big data analytics to gain a much better understanding of paediatric brain cancer and other diseases …

What 3-Parent Babies Mean For The Future Of Reproductive Medicine

Bespoke embryos raise ethical questions for lawmakers and bioethicists alike<p>Last week members of the British House of Commons passed a bill legalizing mitochondrial DNA transfers--a process that combines three different sets of DNA to create an embryo. That means one day, it could be possible for …

'Smart insulin' shows promise in mice with type 1 diabetes

Patients with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood several times a day to check their sugar levels and assess how much insulin to inject into …

Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It

The mysterious and complicated illness that has been called chronic fatigue syndrome has a new definition and a new name: systemic exertion intolerance disease, or SEID for short.<p>The name change is big news because many patients and experts in the field hate the name chronic fatigue syndrome; they …

A third of Americans use alternative medicine

<b>(CNN) —</b> About a third of Americans seek help for their health in a place that is outside their doctor's office.<p>That's according to two new studies from the National Institutes of Health.<p>Fish oil, probiotics, melatonin, deep breathing, chiropractors and yoga were among some of the alternatives …

Biomedicine

3D printing raises ethical issues in medicine

3D printing can offer great benefits in medicine, but it also raises a number of ethical questions as the technology develops, says Susan …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis