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Rare metal from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs can cure cancer, says professor

Compound based on iridium kills cancer but is harmless to healthy cells.<p>The asteroid that spelled destruction for the dinosaurs may have unexpectedly …

Cancer

Is a universal flu vaccine in your future?

Imagine a vaccine that provided life-long protection against any strain of the flu virus. New research makes it closer to reality.<p>Influenza kills …

Public Health

A new type of diabetes is stumping doctors

Type 3c is often misdiagnosed as Type 2 — and that's a problem.<p>The World Health Organization estimates that around 422 million people live with some …

Diabetes

Is there a relationship between loss of smell and Alzheimer's?

New study finds people with biological indicators of Alzheimer's disease have trouble distinguishing various smells.<p>Detecting early signs of …

Dementia

5 ways daydreaming is good for you

Your brain is hard at work even when you look like you're just staring off into space.<p>It may be socially frowned upon, but most of us spend one-third …

The Brain

Magic mushrooms could be a psychiatric wonder drug

Cancer patients given psilocybin experienced reduced depression and existential distress, even at the end of life.<p>Imagine if there was a drug that …

Depression

Is aging a disease we should be trying to cure?

We might be forgiven for a certain preoccupation with death. Maybe that’s because we're all born with a condition that is as inescapable as it is …

Longevity

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 …

Depression

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, …

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 …

The Brain

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

Microsoft

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 …

Biology

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 …

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

Alzheimer's Disease

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> …

'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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pain

10 Foods That Prevent Dementia & Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Disease

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