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How Quitting Smoking Changes Your Body

The grim news is that cigarette smoking is attributed to about 443,000 deaths each year in the United States. The good news is that the younger you are when you quit, the greater the health benefits. But quitting at any age can add years to your life. And some of the benefits are almost …

Missing a Meniscus? No Need to Miss Out on an Active Life.

Don't give up on your knee. Even if you had your meniscus cartilage removed and no longer have the shock absorber in your knee; even if you have developed osteoarthritis and can barely walk without pain, there is still a chance that your knee can be restored. Not only that, there is a strong chance …

India plans mission to the Sun

India's Mangalyaan spacecraft is on its way to Mars, but the county is already planning its next major space exploration mission.<p>The country visited …

Schumacher now unlikely to make a full recovery, say brain experts

Doctors say the failure to wake Michael Schumacher from his 2-month coma does not bode well for a recovery<p>Nearly two months after Michael Schumacher suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident, neurologists say the seven-time Formula One champion seems unlikely to make a full recovery.<p>The …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

How Exercise Re-Programs Your Body's Chemistry

Here are three hormones that, spurred by activity, make you healthier<p>The powers of a good sweat are well-documented: Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of depression, heart …

Trainer Confessions: 5 Exercises That Don’t Do What You Think They Do

You’ll be shocked when you find out which muscles you’re actually working<p>At the gym, I see a lot of people working hard to tone up, trim down, and get stronger. But I also see folks making exercise choices under false assumptions—some based on outdated advice, some because they’re following the …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Ulcer drugs linked to vitamin B12 deficiency

<b>Medication used to treat stomach ulcers may cause potentially harmful vitamin B12 deficiency, say experts.</b><p>A US study of 200,000 people in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the link.<p>People who took tablets known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or histamine antagonists (H2RAs) …

This Time-Lapse Photography Of Nature's Beauty Is Breathtaking

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Top 10 martial arts movies

10. Once Upon a Time in China<p>The film that kick-started Hong Kong cinema's kung-fu renaissance and launched Jet Li towards a future of substandard western action movies. Its subject was already well known to local audiences: Wong Fei-hung was a real person: a turn-of-the-century martial arts master …

The internet of everything–annihilating time and space

Which modern technology “enables us to send communications…with the quickness of thought, and to annihilate time as well as space”? If you answered …

New Water-Repellant Surface Destroys Water

Damn near everything is water-resistant, but water-repellant is quickly replacing it as top dog in the crusade to avoid water at all costs. A new …

Unraveling the mysteries of life

Time, space and matter were created 13.7 billion years ago, when the Big Bang occurred. This pale, blue planet, so termed by Carl Sagan, our earth, …

Bringing Back the Unconscious: The Latest Science on Awakenings

Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. languish in unconsciousness, cut off from the world by severe brain injuries. But the latest research …

A Beautiful Collection of Insects

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is program run by biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Maryland. Part of their work is to develop identification tools and keys for native bee species by creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects …

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

New Medical Device Treats Epilepsy With A Well-Timed Zap

Imagine a tiny computer embedded under your scalp that's constantly tracking your brain activity and zapping you when it senses something awry.<p>That might sound like science fiction, but a medical device that does that was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an option for people …

3 Surprising Facts About Porn Shoots

Because what you see on RedTube doesn’t tell the whole story<p>Jenn Tisdale, 33, is used to doing bold things that might make other women cringe—after all, she's a comedian who’ll do whatever it takes to get laughs when she’s onstage. But the gutsiest thing she’s done by far? Responding to an open …

The Best Yoga Style for You

Discover the most satisfying yoga sequence for your fitness goals<p>Yoga is kind of like sex. (And not just because of the interesting positions.)<p>For a practice rooted in simplicity, it has become a tad bit complicated...and intimidating. There are a jillion types of yoga, ranging from specific (like …

5 Crazy Simple Ways to Fit in More Exercise

Because those little things you do (or don't do) can totally add up<p>We're still obsessed with the news that Moscow city officials are offering their citizens the chance to pay their subway fare in squats—not actual money. So cool! But since most of us don’t live in Moscow, and it doesn't look like …

Antibiotics not for running noses, warn doctors

<b>Running noses and green phlegm do not mean patients need antibiotics, say doctors and public health experts.</b><p>It was described as a "prevailing myth" that the drugs were needed to treat such infections.<p>Public Health England and the Royal College of General Practitioners said the symptoms were often …

The 80:10:10 Diet: Healthy or Harmful?

Is it smart to eat a diet that's 80 percent produce? The answer might surprise you<p>You know that fruit and veggies are good for you, but how about 10 bananas, six mangoes, two pineapples, or half a watermelon? Believe it or not, that’s about how much Loni Jane Anthony, a 25-year-old Australian …

Nutrition

Your Boobs Age Faster Than You Do—How to Deal

If your girls could talk, they’d tell you that they could use a little more TLC

Pain and Prana: The Yoga-Related Injury

I used to run. A lot. After watching my mom go through a knee replacement, I started doing less high-impact exercise and more yoga. Strengthening while stretching seemed like the perfect, injury-preventing workout.<p>Fourteen years of ballet left me with better than average flexibility. When another …

How Smoking Accelerates Skin Aging

We all know the damage smoking does to the lungs and cardiovascular system, but do you fully know what it can do to the health of your skin? The long-term effects may be much worse than you think.<p>Tobacco smoke contains a complex mixture of gaseous and particle compounds, several of which have the …

One Time You SHOULDN’T Have Sex

You might want to make a date with your Netflix instead<p>When you're having a super-stressful day, it's normal to turn to chocolate, a glass of wine, or a friend you can vent to. But if you happen to turn to sex (hey, we all cope differently!), you might want to be careful. Women who tend to have …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

Why India's Mars Mission Is So Much Cheaper Than NASA's

Former NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin pioneered a "faster, better, cheaper" approach to America's space program, but he would have been hard-pressed to deliver a Mars mission for the bargain-basement price of India's first probe to the red planet, which blasted off Tuesday.<p>"India's Mars mission, …