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Are You Eating Too Much Soy?

So what's the deal? Here's what you should know about the pros and cons of eating soy.<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Kristen Domonell for Life by Daily Burn</i><p>Between tofu and tempeh, miso and soy milk, and the ever-popular edamame, there's certainly no shortage of soy on the shelves of your local food store. Long …

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3D printed vertebrae implanted in 'world first' surgery

An Australian neurosurgeon has performed what he has described as a "world first" by removing cancerous vertebrae and implanting in their place 3D …

New life beckons for Bangladesh's 'Tree Man' as surgery begins

<b>Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) —</b> Not even in his wildest dreams did Abul Bajandra think he would live to see this day.<p>Lying on a hospital bed at Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh's so-called "Tree Man" is just hours away from the first round of surgery that will hopefully change his life for the better.<p>He …

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People in their nineties reveal their secrets to aging well

That doesn't mean we should be negative about our chances of ageing in good health.<p>Although our genes are handed down from our parents, the hand that we are dealt seems to be influenced by our lifestyle, too.<p>Food, physical activity and stress can change how genes function by adding "chemical tags" …

Embryo 'squishing’ could lead to more IVF babies

Squeezing a fertilised egg and seeing how well it bounces back is the key to improving IVF success rates, according to Stanford University<p>Fertility doctors could radically improve the chance of pregnancy by giving embryos a good squeeze to check they are ‘ripe’ before implanting – like selecting a …

A world where everyone has a robot: why 2040 could blow your mind

Technological change is accelerating today at an unprecedented speed and could create a world we can barely begin to imagine.

Facing Zika fears: Raising kids with microcephaly

<b>Wichita, Kansas (CNN) —</b> Six-year-old Anika Aramburu darts in and out of the rooms of her small home. In just minutes her attention flits from a toy train to a colorful plastic matryoshka nesting doll to a wooden puzzle piece to a Cabbage Patch Kid doll. Everywhere she goes, one of her parents holds …

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Thought-controlled prosthetic limbs possibly within reach, scientists say

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thought-controlled prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs and computers may be available within a decade, say Australian scientists who are planning to conduct human trials next year on a high-tech implant that can pick up and transmit signals from the brain.<p>A stentrode, the size of a …

A View Of The Tiny Motors In Your Head

I have been sitting in a lot of biophysics talks recently. You'll have to excuse me if you are already working in the biological sciences but, to me, <i>this stuff is crazy.</i><p>Today, in particular, I would like to share with you the myosin V motor protein. This is a little molecular machine that — …

How The Super Bowl Uses Big Data To Change The Game

This year marks the 50th year of the Super Bowl, and plenty has changed since the first time teams duked it out for the national title. Players are bigger and faster, replays more instant and from more angles, commercials cost the equivalent of a small nation’s GDP…<p>But this year, there’s something …

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Delicate Collages Inspired by Anatomy and Botany

Travis Bedel aka <i>Bedelgeus</i>e, is an artist living in Phoenix, Arizona. This illustrator has a very personal technique of collages, and an original …

Antibiotic Resistance Is a Public Health Nightmare — And It's Not Going to Stop | VICE News

<b>This story is part of a partnership between MedPage Today</b> <i>and VICE News.</i><p>Antibiotics have saved countless lives in the 88 years since penicillin was discovered, but the antibiotics we have aren't working as well as they once did — and if we don't act, the results could be disastrous, infectious …

How to teach ... cancer

From diagnosis to treatment, our lesson plans will arm your students with knowledge of the disease in a safe and accessible way<p>There’s every reason to be scared of cancer. The latest research suggests that one in every two people in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of the disease during …

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A German City Just Became The First in The World to Ban Single-Use Coffee Pods

Yes!!<p>There’s a statistic floating around that if you collected all the single-use coffee pods sold by market leader Keurig in a year and lined them …

AstraZeneca wins EU approval for gout drug

AstraZeneca has been granted approval to sell a gout treatment in Europe that could help millions of people who suffer from the disease every year.<p>EU regulators gave the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals company the go-ahead to market lesinurad, under the brand name Zurampic, across the region.<p>It comes …

NHS on course for deficit of almost £3bn fuelled by agency bills

Health officials warn NHS finances are "not sustainable" with national deficit now forecast to reach up to £2.8bn - and almost as much spent on agency doctors and nurses in the first nine months of the year<p>The NHS deficit could reach more than £2.8 bn, largely fuelled by spending on agency doctors …

NYC doctor says she lost job after questioning DNA technique

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who says she was forced out of her job at the medical examiner's office after raising questions about the city's use of a …

Why AI Can Still Hardly Pass an Eighth Grade Science Test

The Allen AI Science Challenge shows it takes more than an encylopaedic knowledge to reason your way to a correct answer.<p>An artificial intelligence competition that asked AI models to answer eighth-grade science questions announced its winners this week—but it doesn't look like robots will be …

The best prescription for mental health? Sometimes it’s just a job | Christina Patterson

As I found from experience, work improves wellbeing – but only with the proper support in place for those with illness and disabilities<p>It almost got lost. In a major report this week, one little point almost got lost. Intended to announce the “biggest transformation of mental health care in a …

New study says Paleo diet 'unhealthy and fattening' angering ardent devotees

Australian researchers tested the low-carbohydrate, high-fat Paleo diet on mice for just eight weeks and found it led to 15 per cent weight gains and doubled fat mass<p>The paleo diet could lead to rapid weight gain and increased susceptibility to diabetes, a new study has found, but the findings were …

Why do our cell's power plants have their own DNA?

It’s one of the big mysteries of cell biology. Why do mitochondria—the oval-shaped structures that power our cells—have their own DNA, and why have …

Surgery leaves woman with 'temporary kleptomania'

A woman in Brazil who had cosmetic surgery ended up with not only a flatter stomach and larger breasts, she also developed kleptomania for a few weeks, a new case report reveals.<p>A few days after being released from the hospital following her cosmetic surgery, the 40-year-old woman began to have …

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

Sports, 1st prize singles. Czech Republic's Ondrej Bank crashes during the downhill race of the Alpine Combined at the F<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Christian …

7 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't Know About REM Sleep

A lot happens while you're dreaming.<p>The mysterious phase of deep sleep when our most vivid dreams occur has long fascinated scientists and artists. But it wasn't until the 1950s that sleep period -- also known as rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep -- was actually discovered and documented in a …

What the World Would Look Like If Humans Hadn't Killed All the Animals

If it weren't for the ascent of mankind, the entire world would still look like the Serengeti, a galloping, roaring, thunderous paradise.<p>An African safari represents the highest form of interaction with terrestrial giants remaining in the world. The smell of sunlight on acacia leaves and sprawling …

I'm a Young Widowed Mom, and I Make People Uncomfortable

But that's all right with me.<p>A funny thing happens when your husband dies.<p>Not really, I just like the idea of starting something heavy with a lighthearted joke. Anyway, if you missed that opening line, my husband died. Which makes me a widow, and makes our child 50 percent orphan.<p>Aaron and I were …

I opened up an 'ugly food' shop — here's why you should be eating disfigured vegetables

Plenty of evidence suggests we do look for similar traits in both people and produce, and our perceptions of food are clearly affected by what it looks like.<p>Each year we waste 1.3 billion tonnes of food worldwide, a third of the total produced.<p>This unbelievable figure is partly made up of "ugly" …