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Health care workers may be at increased risk of thyroid cancer, study claims

Health care providers and others who work in the medical field and are around occupational chemicals may be at an increased risk for developing thyroid cancer. A study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that occupational exposure to these chemicals, known as biocides, was …

Science says parents of successful kids have 17 things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Parts of you stay alive after you die

After you die, parts of your body try to live.<p>A crazy new study, published Wednesday in Open Biology, found that even after death is declared, a …

Why are we more likely to get cancer as we age?

<i>This article is part of our series on older people’s health. It looks at the changes and processes that occur in our body as we age, the conditions</i> …

Cancer

A Groundbreaking Gene-Editing Therapy Eliminated Cancer in Two Infants

Two infants diagnosed with an aggressive and previously incurable form of leukemia are now in remission, after British doctors say they cured the …

Genetic Engineering

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

You are probably showering far, far too much, according to science

Should we be showering every day – or should we just learn to enjoy the rich array of pongs which cling to our armpits and hairy groins?<p>Some …

UK scientists give cancer risk warning on overdone chips, toast | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Potatoes and bread cooked at high temperatures for a long time could increase the risk of cancer in people who eat them regularly, British government scientists said on Monday.<p>The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) said a substance called acrylamide, produced when starchy foods are …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology

What does it take for an AIDS virus to infect a person? Study identifies characteristics of HIV-1 strains that mediate sexual transmission

Study identifies characteristics of HIV-1 strains that mediate sexual transmission<p>Researchers examined the characteristics of HIV-1 strains that were …

Researchers identify crucial weakness in cancer cells: BTN LiveBIG

In any fight, you look for your opponent’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities, the chink in their armor that allows you the upper hand. The battle …

Science is finally starting to explain why you eat so much when you drink

This effect has been something of a mystery to scientists though, as alcohol contains a lot of calories. When you consume more calories, your body releases chemicals that suppress your appetite, so it seems counter-intuitive that we get the "drunchies" after a heavy drinking session.<p>New research — …

Neuroscience

Researchers Say Appendix Has A Use After All, It Stores Good Bacteria

The human appendix, which is thought to be of little use to the body, may actually serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria, a new study has …

This Incredible Gel Stops Bleeding Immediately

Coming to a hospital near you 👍<p>Medical science has the potential to do some pretty amazing things, from restoring people’s eyesight to actually …

Space

The 7-Minute Workout That Science Says Actually Works

By now you've probably heard about the Scientific 7-Minute Workout that blew up a few years ago. If not, allow us to fill you in.<p>A recent study laid …

Workouts

New study says that revenge really does make you feel better

Behavior<p>Play ‘Rude or Right On’ with Mister Manners<p>03:11<p>Wish you could ask for a raise? How to be a ‘Gutsy Girl’ and get it!<p>05:44<p>How to handle awkward etiquette moments at the beach or barbecue<p>02:55<p>Are we ever too old to fight with our friends? Expert says…<p>07:22<p>How long should you brush your teeth? …

Research

A cure for all ills: what medical advances can we expect in 2017?

Miracles may not exist, but this year could see some key scientific breakthroughs. From dementia and zika to pain relief and customised drugs, here’s a look at what we may hear about this year<p>In 2017, we can study the unimaginably small and share unimaginably vast amounts of data. But, as a GP …

Public Health

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

How Cold Weather Helps You Burn More Calories

This time of year is filled with opportunities to pack on extra pounds. Think Christmas cookies, eggnog, lazy days when your only exercise is …

Weather

Deadly duo: Diabetes and hypertension drugs combined to kill cancer cells

Pairing of metformin and syrosingopine appears to be effective cancer treatment.<p>A combination of two drugs currently used to treat diabetes and …

Single Shot at Doctor's Office May Be Future of HIV Prevention

Truvada, the other “little blue pill,” is taken daily to prevent HIV and has been touted as a miracle drug responsible for lowering HIV rates across the United States. But soon, the daily pill may be overshadowed by an even simpler method—a single flu shot-like injection at the doctor’s office, …

Fish oil pills for pregnant moms may cut asthma risk in kids

Children whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or …

The Mysterious Virus That Could Cause Obesity

Randy is 62 years old and stands tall at six foot one. He grew up on a farm in Glasford, Illinois, in the 1950s. Randy was raised with the strong …

Earth - The real reasons why childbirth is so painful and dangerous

Giving birth can be a long and painful process. It can also be deadly. The World Health Organization estimates that about 830 women die every day because of complications during pregnancy and childbirth – and that statistic is actually a 44% reduction on the 1990 level.<p>"The figures are just …

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Healthy Eating

‘Honest placebos’ show medicine can work without any actual medicine

Placebo effects have a bad reputation in the medical world. Physicians are trained to dismiss them as misleading — as in, "it's only a placebo effect," or "it's no different from a placebo effect." Placebo is a label that marks a drug as ineffective and disqualifies research subjects who respond to …

Runners And Musicians Have Better-Connected Brains Than The Rest of Us

Your training's worth it.<p>Better brain connectivity could be yet another benefit of running, because researchers have found that a good run can affect …

The Brain

Autism: Scientists May Be Able To Explain A Third Of All Cases

The discovery could help researchers develop a treatment.<p>The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases …