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Lose Weight With These 32 Lunches Under 400 Calories

When you're looking for a light and healthy lunch, it's important to take calorie counts into consideration. But you also want the right mix of fresh ingredients that will keep you feeling full and satisfied. If you're in need of some homemade inspiration, look no further than these 32 healthy, …

What is a Detox Diet? Can It Help Me Feel Better?

Detox, short for detoxification, is the body's natural, ongoing process of neutralizing and eliminating toxins. Toxins are substances that can …

Wellness

India to Use Genetically Engineered 'Killer Mosquitoes' to Fight Dengue - IBTimes India

India may soon be free from mosquitoes that spread deadly diseases like malaria and dengue.<p>India may soon be free from mosquitoes that spread deadly …

Genetic clues to spread of Ebola

<b>Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.</b><p>Genetic analysis of patient samples suggests the virus spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone at a single funeral.<p>The virus is mutating and must be contained rapidly, warn African and US …

Mix Of Gut Microbes May Play Role In Crohn's Disease

The particular assortment of microbes in the digestive system may be an important factor in the inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn's disease.<p>Research involving more than 1,500 patients found that people with Crohn's disease had less diverse populations of gut microbes.<p>"[This] basically for …

Got Gas? It Could Mean You've Got Healthy Gut Microbes

Not long ago, we heard about a catchy idea for a cookbook: "Fart-free food for everybody."<p>In theory, these recipes would be helpful for some people — and those in their vicinity.<p>But being a bit gassymay actually be a small price to pay for a lot of benefits to our health.<p>We know that air often …

Bug Inherits Microbes From Dad’s Sperm

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>The green rice leafhopper is never alone. When a female’s egg and a male’s sperm fuse into a new cell, that cell is already infected with bacteria. As the newly conceived leafhopper grows from one cell into millions, its internal bacteria—its …

Early Antibiotics Change Gut Microbes, Fuel Obesity

<b>What’s the short version?</b><p>There are tens of trillions of microbes in our guts, which are important for our digestion and our health. The antibiotics that we take to kill off disease-causing bacteria also indiscriminately nuke these beneficial bugs. Now, a new set of experiments in mice have shown …

How Breast Milk Engineers a Baby’s Gut (and Gut Microbes)

Raising an infant is an act of ecosystem engineering. You’re not just caring for a baby, but an entire world.<p>Right from birth, babies are colonised by legions of microbes that set up shop in their guts, skin, and more. These are vital. They help the growing human to digest its food, and to keep …

First Look at the Microbes of Modern Hunter-Gatherers

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>It is now abundantly clear that the microbes that live in our bodies are critical parts of our lives and our health. The study of these microbes and their genes—the so-called microbiome—has never been more popular. It’s also very WEIRD.<p>That’s not to say …

When Our Microbes Chat, Dangerous Germs Are Eavesdropping

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>In Africa, a superb starling has just spotted an eagle and gives off an alarm call. Any starling within earshot goes on high alert, but so do nearby vervet monkeys. They have learned to eavesdrop on the starling’s calls to gain extra intelligence about …

Writing Your Medical School Personal Statement

Are you getting ready to write your medical school personal statement? Understand basic principles and learn what personal statement myths to ignore.

Medical student dissection: What it's like to cut open a body for a human anatomy class.

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i> <b><br>Answer by Laszlo B. Tamas, neurosurgeon:</b><p>My medical school was McGill in Montreal. We had nice, modern …

Medical Schools See Record Numbers Of Enrollees

In the face of projected doctor shortages and debate about the future of medicine, a record number of students applied to, and started, medical …

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Medical School Might Get Shorter

Modi­fic­a­tions to med­ic­al-school cur­riculum could al­low stu­dents to gradu­ate in five—rather than sev­en—years.<p>A group of med­ic­al-school …

Health Care

Four Tips For Surviving Medical School

Don't let this get you down. Remember everyone is in the same boat as you and you're not thrown in at the deep end from day one.<p>With the right guidance and support you will find your feet much quicker than you expect. Here are a few pointers to help you with the transition.<p>Medical school is not as …

Consciousness After Death: Strange Tales From the Frontiers of Resuscitation Medicine

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.24.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:23 pm. 12:23 pm<p>Sam Parnia practices resuscitation …

6 Green Juice Detox Recipes That Don't Taste Like Grass

Because sometimes (ahem post-holidays ahem) your body needs a reboot.<p>Ah, the holidays. Prime time for indulging in a few extra boozy cocktails and sugar-laden sweets. To counteract that bloated, nauseous week that comes after Christmas and right in time for us to squeeze into NYE dresses, we found …

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American Medical Association Classifies Obesity as a Disease

The American Medical Association is an extensive network of doctors and medical students that sets "standards and policy for the medical profession." Though they have no legal jurisdiction, the group is influential in its decision-making. This week they made headlines by joining many other health …

How do medical students cope when illness hits close to home?

Having chosen to study medicine for up to six years, it's easy to presume medical students are well prepared to deal with illness and disease. But is that really the case when illness hits close to home?<p>This is a question I recently found myself asking when my grandmother unexpectedly suffered from …

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WSJ Live is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try Live TV for …

Scientists discover the protein interaction that triggers conception

Scientists may have discovered the key to mammalian fertilization: the interaction between two proteins, Izumo and Juno, located on the surface of sperm and eggs, respectively. The finding, published in a mouse study today in the journal <i>Nature</i>, closes a gap in our understanding of how mammals …

Sorry CNN and David Wheeler, but a ‘Basic Income’ Wouldn’t End Poverty

David Wheeler, writing for CNN.com, says that the time has come for America to implement a negative income tax, or a “basic income” as he calls it.<p>But a negative income tax isn’t nearly as wonderful as it sounds. It doesn’t mean “no income tax;” it means the government will cut a check to each …

Policy, Not Parenting, Keeps Single Mothers And Their Children Living In Poverty

While a disproportionate number of single mothers and their children live in poverty in the United States, it doesn’t have to be that way.<p>Matt …

Meanwhile, In China: People Are Eating Cockroaches — AKA The New 'Miracle Drug' — For Medicinal Benefits

You may recall a recent story about one million cockroaches escaping from a cockroach farm in China. You may have then reasonably wondered, “Why are the Chinese farming cockroaches?” For medicinal/culinary purposes, naturally.<p>Reports the <i>Telegraph</i>:<p>The cockroach, whose innards resemble cottage …