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Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or …

DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

I haven’t worked with salt dough since I was very little, so when I heard from blogger Tiffanie Turner of Corner Blog, I was excited to see her using …

Most Meds OK to Take While Breastfeeding

A new report gives updates on which medicines are safe to take<p>As a new mom, you always put your baby first. But here’s good news for <i>your</i> health: It’s OK for mothers to take most medications while breastfeeding, according to a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).Many moms are …

Motherhood

Is Lab-Grown Meat Good for Us?

No saturated fat, no heme iron, no growth hormone—cultured meat seems to have many potential benefits.<p>Conventional meat (the kind that grows inside animals, not petri dishes) is, in several ways, not exactly good for our health. Research shows that regularly indulging can lead to higher risk of …

Microbe Transplants Treat Some Diseases That Drugs Can't Fix

Billie Iverson may be getting up there, but for an 86-year-old, she's still plenty active.<p>"I take trips, and I go do my own shopping, and I take myself to the doctor," Iverson says. "I do everything. I don't let anything stop me."<p>But one day, she got hit with something she'd never experienced — the …

Genes, Germs and Girth

We have, it seems, moved on from acknowledging it takes a village to raise a human being. We are well into the realm of realization that it takes a village just to be one. More and more studies are demonstrating the importance of the germs that outnumber our cells by an order of magnitude at least, …

Effective Time Management Without a Calendar

I've spent an embarrassing amount on calendaring systems over the years. And still, no system could extinguish my hair-on-fire approach to deadlines and oversized workloads. Those were my younger years. As I matured though, I stopped running around like a chicken with her head cut off. Instead, I …

The vaccine patch that makes painful jabs obsolete

Getting immunised against life-threatening diseases often means being pricked with a needle – even though it’s not the best method. Mark Kendall’s plan? A nanopatch that fires vaccines into the skin.<p>Vaccines have allowed humanity to deal with some of nature’s worst infectious diseases – letting our …

New bird flu 'has unique traits'

<b>The new flu which has emerged in China has unique traits, say scientists.</b><p>It is able to infect both the nose, giving it the potential to spread easily, and penetrate deep in the lungs where it causes pneumonia.<p>The authors of the American Journal of Pathology say the twin attack has not been detected …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

The 5 Yoga Poses You Should Do Every Morning

Morning time: The birds are singing, you haven’t checked your e-mail yet, and you have a moment of peace before the day attacks. This is your opportunity to start the day off right. Like the common belief that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, your morning exercise routine is one of …

Deep Brain Stimulation and Late Stage Parkinson's Treatments

Surgical therapies may be considered during the course of Parkinson's disease (PD), especially if symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with …

Ask the MD: Is Parkinson's disease genetic?

Dementia

How to Become an 'Overnight Success'

I'm really tired of successful business owners and leaders talking about how one day, they decided to change their lives or businesses and just did X, Y and Z. These variables usually go something along the lines of doubling their prices, taking more time off and other things that sound awesome but …

These Are The World's Deadliest Killers

HIV, cancer, malaria, and more, up close--plus some non-killers, to show what this new microscopy system can do.<p>At three Australian universities, a new tool is allowing researchers to see things that have never been seen before. GE's superfancy new microscope, the DeltaVision OMX Blaze, is designed …

What Blood Shows Scientists About Suicide Risk

A new study of bipolar patients brings researchers closer to creating a blood test for suicidal thoughts.<p>Suicide was responsible for more deaths than motor vehicle crashes were in 2009, but it's not always easy for doctors to tell when someone is at risk. A new study from the Indiana University …

Parkinson's Biomarker Test May Help Prognosis, Study Says

<i>By Alysha Reid</i><p>Protein extracted from the spinal fluid may hold the key to better diagnosis, treatment, and prevention for Parkinson's disease, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology.<p>Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine have linked biological differences to specific …

Protein clue to old-age memory loss

<b>A clue to why memory deteriorates with age has been found by US researchers.</b><p>Experiments on mice suggested low levels of a protein in the brain may be responsible for memory loss.<p>It is hoped the discovery could lead to treatments to reverse forgetfulness, but it is a big leap from the mouse to a …

Shampoos Containing Carcinogen Lack Warning Label: Lawsuit

When you hop in the shower, could you be scrubbing cancer-causing chemicals into your scalp? One Bay Area nonprofit is pursuing legal action against dozens of companies that it says aren't providing ample warning of carcinogens in their shampoos.<p>The Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health has …

TB has human, not animal, origins - says study

<b>The origins of human tuberculosis have been traced back to hunter-gatherer groups in Africa 70,000 years ago, an international team of scientists say.</b><p>The research goes against common belief that TB originated in animals only 10,000 years ago and spread to humans.<p>The work, published in Nature …

Florida Boy Infected With Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba on Ventilator

The family of a 12-year-old Florida boy who was infected with a deadly brain-eating parasite earlier this month said his "battle is over."<p>A message …

Dengue Fever Pops Up In Florida

Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness, is back in Florida.<p>A handful of cases have been confirmed in Martin and St. Lucie counties in the past week. The cases there prompted a public health alert. Another case was seen in Miami-Dade, where officials issued a mosquito-borne disease advisory.<p>Dengue …

Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Church That Preached Against Vaccines

A Texas megachurch known for preaching against the use of vaccines has been hit by an outbreak of measles, a highly contagious virus for which there is no known cure. Measles can be prevented by vaccination.<p>So far, at least 16 people have contracted measles, all of whom are connected to Eagle …