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Blue light emitted by smartphones and laptops accelerates blindness by making a molecule in our eyes toxic, according to a new study

Staring at screens all day isn't good for us — we know this. It can cause eye strain, sometimes called computer vision syndrome, and the light is so bright it can mimic sunlight, mess with our hormones, and prevent us from feeling sleepy.<p>And according to a new study, published last month in the …

Research

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Juul and the vape debate: Choosing between smokers and teens

<b>(CNN) —</b> The year was 2004, and James Monsees and Adam Bowen couldn't stop taking smoking breaks during a brainstorming session for their joint master's thesis at Stanford University's design school. It was during one of these breaks that they decided: Why not create a better way to deliver nicotine?<p>…

Public Health

Do you really need probiotics?

The probiotics business is booming, but the science behind the hype is still catching up.<p>It's easy to be confused by the frenzy of information …

Holistic Medicine

What Cocaine And Weed Do To Memory

"Your memory is really your identity. Your own history, your own desires, your own fears.”<p>It’s well accepted that marijuana is associated with changes in memory, and the more you use, the more it could impede your ability to remember.<p>But “memory” is not just one thing, or one process. Some studies …

The Brain

A hot weather survival guide for dogs

How to keep your best friend safe and happy when the temps soar.<p>The dog days of summer can be tough on your canine pal. From sizzling pavement to …

Pets

Too cute? Colleges, courts grapple with the role of companion animals

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 15-year-old girl took the witness stand to testify against the accused, detailing extensive sexual abuse. David Crenshaw, the clinical supervisor of the girl's therapist at the time of the June 2011 trial, said he and the therapist did not think she would be able to go through with …

New York State

4 Foods That Get Rid Of Back And Stomach Fat, According To A Nutritionist

Losing fat is hard to do, especially if you’re trying to get rid of it in a certain place. When it comes to belly and back fat, health experts say …

Nutrition

First trial alleging Monsanto's Roundup causes cancer goes to jury

(Reuters) - A trial in which a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer will go to a California jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.<p>Groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson is one of more than 5,000 …

San Francisco

Cellular aging halted by hydrogen sulfide gas

A new study inches us a little closer to understanding the aging process, how it works on a cellular level, and how it might one day be slowed down …

Medicine

Scientists Have Found an Important Reason You Might Want to Reconsider Taking Probiotics

They can mess with your brain.<p>Bacteria used to have a bad rap. Then along came probiotics.<p>Suddenly it became impossible to avoid food products …

Wellness

Catching up with the squirrel of many hats

Sneezy used to let Mary Krupa dress her up in a variety of tiny hats, but their relationship was so much bigger than that.<p>When Mary Krupa was a …

Cute Animals

Even healthy patients are contributing to the doctor burnout

We are in the middle of a well-documented epidemic of physician burnout. Doctors report more dissatisfaction than ever, and data presented at this year's American Psychiatric Association annual meeting shows that physicians commit suicide at twice the rate of the general population. But as …

Cancer

Researchers discover mesmerizing underwater world teeming with new life

If the planet stands any chance of keeping a secret from prying humans, it's deep in the oceans.<p>In fact, we've long known there are sprawling ranges …

Habitats

What Is the CICO Diet and Can it Help You Lose Weight?

Here’s everything you should know before you try it.<p>If you’ve ever been fed up by the latest diet fad, the minimalism of what's known as the CICO diet might seem pretty appealing. In the past year, CICO has been all over the internet, especially on forums like Reddit. After failing at restrictive …

Nutrition

'Fog tsunamis' are one of nature's most terrifying pranks

Depending on the time of day and the conditions outside, they can also take on the appearance of a towering tsunami, indistinguishable from the water …

Nature

Earth at risk of becoming 'hothouse' if tipping point reached, report warns

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists are warning that a domino effect will kick in if global temperatures rise more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, leading to "hothouse" conditions and higher sea levels, making some areas on Earth uninhabitable.<p>The report, "Trajectories of the Earth System in the …

Climate Change

Missouri voters defeat GOP-backed ‘right to work’ law, in victory for unions, Associated Press projects

Missouri voters on Tuesday rejected a “right to work” law that would have hampered union organizing in the state, the Associated Press has projected.<p>The result deals a setback to state Republicans who have long sought to make Missouri a right-to-work state, while handing a victory to labor groups …

Middle-class

This Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's (No Matter Your Age)

<i>By the year 2050, the United States will have 14 million people in need of full-time care for Alzheimer’s disease, a number equal to the populations</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

Our planet is approaching the 'hothouse Earth' tipping point

It's been difficult to stay cool these past few months, and if the scientists behind a study published this week are correct, it's going to be even …

Climate Change

Why Italy's U-turn on mandatory vaccination shocks the scientific community

<b>(CNN) —</b> An amendment from Italy's anti-establishment government that removes mandatory vaccination for schoolchildren is sending shock waves through the country's scientific and medical community.<p>It suspends for a year a law that requires parents to provide proof of 10 routine vaccinations when …

Public Health

Too much of this protein may drive kidney cancer

Scientists have uncovered a potential therapeutic target for kidney cancers that have a common genetic change.<p>Scientists have known this genetic …

Cancer

Extreme weather just caused a fire tornado and the world’s hottest rainfall

"We are now seeing the face of climate change."<p>Unrelenting extreme weather is leading to some unprecedented and shocking events, including the …

Climate Change

7 Prediabetes Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

1 in 3 adults are prediabetic. Could you be one of them?<p>Chances are, you think you'd be able to spot the signs you were at serious risk of getting sick. Thing is, you really might not. More than 86 million people in the United States—that's 1 out of every 3 adults—are prediabetic, yet 90 percent of …

This Cooking Method Could Cut The Calories In Rice By Half

Carb lovers, have you heard the awesome news? Scientists in Sri Lanka have figured out a simple cooking trick that could potentially slash the calories of rice and other starchy carbs by up to half of their conventionally cooked counterparts. Yes, you read that right: half the calories in the same …

Nutrition

Glyphosate Sprayed on GMO Crops Linked to Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Bloom

Glyphosate, the controversial main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and other herbicides, is being connected to Lake Erie's troubling algae blooms, …

Lake Erie

Boise neighborhood overrun by hungry goats

When neighborhoods get overrun, it's usually by termites or feral cats or people who don't know which way to park on the street. It usually isn't …

Lawn Mowing

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Saltwater

A puppy almost killed for being the 'wrong' kind of dog just landed a coveted police K9 job

Dog Tales lobbied tirelessly to free the dogs who would come to be known as the 'Ontario 21'. (Photo: Dog Tales Rescue And Sanctuary)<p>It didn't seem …

Pets

Scorching Summer in Europe Signals Long-Term Climate Changes

PARIS — In Northern Europe, this summer feels like a modern-day version of the biblical plagues. Cows are dying of thirst in Switzerland, fires are gobbling up timber in Sweden, the majestic Dachstein glacier is melting in Austria.<p>In London, stores are running out of fans and air-conditioners. In …

Climate Change