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15 Habits of People With Concealed Depression

Depression is a very serious mental illness that often goes unnoticed for years. People with concealed depression are battling demons within …

4 new life-saving cancer developments

New studies are paving the way for faster diagnosis, better treatment — and more lives saved.<p>Cancer. We're all touched by it in one way or another, …

Cancer

Companies are coming clean about fragrance, but is that enough?

We still don't know enough about how these chemicals affect us.<p>If you look at the ingredient label of your favorite shampoo or laundry detergent, …

Health

App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes

Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate, with just nine percent of patients surviving past five years. A major contributor to this rate is the fact that once those with pancreatic cancer start to show symptoms, the disease is usually already quite advanced. But researchers at the University …

Cancer

This is why you're so tired around 2 p.m.

The reward center of the brain follows the rhythms of the day, too.<p>The next time you're yawning at your desk around midafternoon, take comfort in the …

Australian Universities

Compound that makes your poop stinky could be the fountain of youth

The secret to a longer, healthy life might have been living in our guts this whole time.<p>The compounds that make poop stink are probably not high on …

Longevity

10 amazing uses for aspirin

Lyme disease shot could offer 100% protection

Lyme disease is a growing issue in the United States. Since the 1990’s, the number of cases has more than doubled. Scientists at a laboratory …

Medicine

Are dietary supplements safe?

The health benefits of taking supplements are debatable. And in some cases, those pills might be downright dangerous.<p>In addition, some supplements …

Vitamins

In the fight against HIV, cows emerge as powerful secret weapon

Who would have suspected that the cows we see munching on grass could be the key to beating HIV?<p>A new study finds that cattle can produce antibodies …

StumbleUpon

Brains operate in as many as 11 dimensions, new study finds

Our brains are multi-dimensional and way more complex than previously realized.<p>We can see in three dimensions, and (according to theories of …

The Brain

Alzheimer’s Is Not Normal Aging — And We Can Cure It | Samuel Cohen | TED Talks

Himalayan Sea Salt: Misunderstandings & Health Risks

<b>15 SECOND SUMMARY:</b> Himalayan sea salt is a coarse pink salt that is believed to afford a wide range of health benefits.<p><b>There is no science at all</b> …

Alternative Medicine

'Liquid biopsy' blood test aims to find cancer before it's diagnosed

It's still in the early stages, but a new blood test for the early detection of cancer has delivered promising results, say researchers.<p>The test …

Cancer

Man dies after going swimming with new tattoo

Fresh ink made him vulnerable to flesh-eating bacteria.<p>There are all kinds of reasons to look before you leap into the ocean.<p>After all, as pollution …

Tattoos

Could this 100-year-old medication be the cure for autism?

Small clinical trial suggests suramin can reverse some symptoms.<p>Suramin is a medicine that was first developed back in 1916, and it has proven so …

Medicine

In The Age Of Digital Medicine, The Humble Reflex Hammer Hangs On

Receiving a diagnosis in 2017 — at least one made at a medical center outfitted with the latest clinical gadgetry — might include a scan that divides your body into a bread loaf of high-resolution digital slices. Your DNA might be fed through a gene sequencer that spits out your mortal code in a …

Medicine

The Aging Brain Problem You've Never Heard Of

<i>(This article appeared previously on BetterHealthWhileAging.net.)</i><p>While leading a fall prevention workshop recently, I mentioned that an older …

Neuroscience

The Top Drugs for Older Adults to Avoid

You fill a prescription, a medication you’ve relied on before. A few days later, you experience a troubling side effect. You read online that no one …

10 Foods That Prevent Dementia & Alzheimer's

When I was 14 years old, my grandfather died of Alzheimer’s disease. I remember the years leading up to his death and how quickly his mind wore …

Common Pain Relievers Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

Taking a common type of painkiller for as little as one week has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack. That’s the gist of a study by an …

Medical Research

What gray hair says about your health

From heart disease risk to vitamin deficiencies, your tresses can talk.<p>Those first few strands of grays on your head are often not a welcome sight. …

It's OK to be bored — in fact, you might want to work at it

You'll enjoy life more if you stop trying to distract yourself from it.<p>We all know that being bored stinks, and in modern times, the times we feel it …

Microdoses of LSD could be the brain food of the future

Researchers are testing whether LSD can give us a mental advantage over supercomputers in games like Go.<p>Ever since LSD was first produced back in …

StumbleUpon

Forget what you believe about full-fat dairy

Research finds that low-fat dairy may not be the healthier choice.<p>Step away from the skim milk and put down that low-fat cheese. The latest research …

97% Of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure

Do you suffer from chronic degenerative disease? Are you aware that this issue’s root cause is most likely in your mouth?<p>There happens to be one …

Experts Identify Potential Biomarker of Glaucoma

"There hasn't been a reliable way to predict which patients with glaucoma have a high risk of rapid vision loss," said principal investigator …

Medicine