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Do You Have Gluten Sensitivity or an Autoimmune Disease?

Twenty years ago I was in the U.S. Peace Corps with Dr. Amy Myers. She has now become a leading specialist in autoimmune diagnosis and treatment. She is a functional medicine practitioner and author of <i>The Autoimmune Solution</i>.<p>Functional medicine represents a transformative shift in how we relate to …

Autoimmune Diseases

Dementia is leading cause of death for women

<b>Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, official figures show.</b><p>The disease now kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than either heart attacks or stroke.<p>Analysts say the rising numbers may be because doctors are becoming more …

Dementia

5 Ways Money Can Buy Happiness, Backed by Science

The old saying that money can’t buy happiness? Not true, it turns out. But you have to spend strategically if you expect the Benjamins to put a smile …

Happiness

Scientists Implicate More Than 100 Genes In Causing Autism

The hunt to find genes that cause autism has been a long slog, one hampered by a lack of technology and families willing to be tested.<p>But the effort is starting to pay off. On Tuesday, researchers at more than 50 laboratories said they had identified more than 100 genes that are mutated in children …

Washington school shooting coincides with ballot initiatives on guns

As a security detail blocked off<p>Marysville-PilchuckHigh School, where police on Saturday were investigating the state's latest deadly school shooting, Washington voters were weighing the merits of two opposing gun measures on the November ballot.<p>Gun control advocates are calling the election "the …

NASA's Antares Explosion: What it Means

The good news—the very, very good news—is that no one was aboard Orbital Sciences’ Antares booster when it exploded just six seconds after leaving …

Space Travel

The truth behind America’s most famous gay-hate murder

Matthew Shepard’s horrific death at the hands of redneck homophobes shocked America and changed its laws. Now a different truth is emerging, but does it matter? Julie Bindel reports<p>The horrific killing of Matthew Shepard in 1998 is widely seen as one of the worst anti-gay hate crimes in American …

Historian: Shroud of Turin is actually a medieval Easter prop

You can add one more name to the list of those claiming the Shroud of Turin dates only to medieval times. According to British historian Charles Freeman, Jesus' supposed burial cloth—believed by many to show his image after crucifixion—is a 14th-century prop that was likely used during an …

Chicago Sun-Times reporter resigns, slams paper

A veteran Chicago Sun-Times reporter resigned on Wednesday, alleging in a public resignation letter that the paper is no longer an organization readers can trust.<p>“I’m faced with a difficult decision due to the disturbing developments I’ve experienced in the last two weeks that cannot be reconciled …

What are 16-year-olds supposed to learn by making posters?

Most schools seem to think that poster design can teach you everything: English, history, religious studies, geography...<p>My niece, Lara, 15, has a mind like a surgical blade. On any subject, from calculus to <i>The X Factor</i>, she finds the heart of the issue and dissects it with alarming ease. Lara …

Posters

What's behind the huge price jump for some generic drugs?

Why are the prices of some generic drugs so darn high?<p>That's a question many consumers have been asking lately.And now, a pair of prominent congressmen are demanding an answer from the drug industry.<p>In letters to 14 pharmaceutical companies, the congressmen said they're investigating "the recent …

Sex 'emerged in ancient Scottish lake'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1116000/1116707_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522308253_25dec84a4013af12d79cc02e9cf1ec07<p><b>Scientists believe they have discovered the origin of copulation.</b><p>An international team of researchers says a fish called <i>Microbrachius dicki</i> is the …

Biology

Pope Francis: 'God is not afraid of new things'

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday, as he beatified Pope Paul VI who implemented the Second Vatican Council's vast changes, called on the church to adapt to "changing conditions of society."<p>His remarks took on added meaning as the bishops ended a two-week conference by rejecting landmark wording …

Progress towards Ebola vaccine would have been faster had bioterrorism research been completed

Global vaccine alliance chief Dr Seth Berkley says waning fear of biological attack slowed Ebola work started a decade ago<p>Progress towards a potential Ebola vaccine would have been faster if the international community had followed through on work begun 10 years ago when western countries were …

Fears of new euro crisis mount ‘by the day’ as Greece woes flare again

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014</i>.<p><b>Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Acropolis</b><br>For a continent already in despair, fresh woes in Greece couldn't come at a worse possible time.<p>Greece, the poster child of the euro crisis, is in deep, deep …

CDC: U.S. health worker with Ebola should not have flown on commercial jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say.<p>Because she had helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and because another health worker who cared for Duncan had been diagnosed with …

Pentagon withheld information about decades-old chemical weapons during Iraq War, report claims

American troops were exposed to chemical weapons multiple times in the years following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, while the Pentagon kept their discoveries of the expired or degraded weapons secret from investigators, fellow soldiers, and military doctors, according to a published report.<p>The New …

Ebola Patient Flew Day Before Symptoms Started

DALLAS (AP) — A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, and officials on Wednesday began reaching out to passengers who had been on a flight with her the day before she fell ill.<p>It's not clear how the …

Ebola the most severe health emergency in modern world: WHO

The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times" on Monday but also said that economic disruptions can be curbed if people are adequately informed to prevent irrational moves to dodge infection.<p>WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, …

Disease

Ebola: Five ways the CDC got it wrong

<b>(CNN) —</b> A nurse contracts Ebola. An urgent care center in Boston shuts down when a sick man recently returned from Liberia walks in. Health care workers complain they haven't been properly trained to protect themselves against the deadly virus.<p>Public health experts are asking whether the U.S. …

Lesbian Couple Told To Stop Kissing At Grocery Store

A lesbian couple in the United Kingdom was told to stop kissing at a neighborhood grocery store, and it happened on National Coming Out Day.<p>Annabelle Paige, a 22-year-old English literature student at Sussex University, was with her girlfriend at a Sainsbury store in Brighton on Saturday when a …

Irrational Atheism

Not believing in God isn't always based on reasoned arguments—and that's okay.<p>Religious beliefs are remarkably various. But sometimes it can seem that there is only one way to be an atheist: asserting, on the basis of reasoned argument, that belief in God is irrational. The aging "new atheists"—Sam …