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The Superhero in the Vagina

Can researchers harness the power of protective bacteria to guard against a common infection?<p>The aisle is marked with a little red sign that says “Feminine Treatments.” Squeezed between the urinary incontinence pads and treatments for yeast infections, there is a wall of bottles and packages in …

Science has figured out why dogs love to stick their heads out car windows

Sometimes, when I want to feel particularly alert while being driven around in a car, I’ll put the window down and stick my head out the window, …

Can't do vegetarian? Try flexitarian, which also has health benefits

The trend toward avoiding meat occurs at a time when the toll that meat production takes on the planet is becoming clearer. As people become aware …

Aluminum Cans

Everything we love to eat is a scam

Among the many things New Yorkers pride ourselves on is food: making it, selling it and consuming only the best, from single-slice pizza to four-star …

Environmental Health

Want to Be Smarter? Science Says Do This

If you've tried eating walnuts or working crossword puzzles to get smarter, think again.<p>We're always looking for little life hacks in hopes of improving the way our brain works. We've tried eating walnuts, solving one too many crossword puzzles, depleting our Sudoku collection, and reading …

The Brain

New Antibiotic Could Help Fight 'Superbugs' of the Future

Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic that may help turn the tide against the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs”.<p>By using a method …

Public Health

Fad diets do little to aid weight loss or boost heart health, scientists find

Most people would be better off by simply cutting fat out of their diets and exercising rather than embarking on fad diets, researchers have concluded<p>Popular diets such as Weight Watchers are no more effective than living healthily for weight loss and are unlikely to provide long term health …

Scientists Move Closer to Inventing Artificial Life

Synthetic biology advances with a man-made chromosome inserted into live brewer's yeast.<p>In a biological first, an international team has inserted a man-made chromosome into brewer's yeast, producing a life form that thrives and successfully passes the designer genes on to its offspring.<p>The …

Augmented reality could help amputees with phantom limb pain

An augmented-reality racing game has given a 72-year-old amputee relief from phantom limb pain for the first time since 1965, <i>Wired UK</i> reports. The man was prone to waking up in the middle of the night in terrible pain due to the dissonance caused by his brain trying to control a limb that was no …

Teens' Brain Structure May Be Altered by Smoking

It’s no surprise that smoking for years can change the way the brain processes nicotine, creating a well-worn pattern of craving and satisfaction …

The Brain