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7 Tips for a Healthy Prostate

More than 190,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, there is a …

Cancer

Listen: the scientists unravelling the complex role of weight loss in pancreatic cancer

NEWS<p>Treating tissue-wasting doesn’t necessarily improve survival, raising questions about current medical treatments.<p>Share on TwitterShare on …

Cancer

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

From bomb threats to handcuffs, police warn scammers growing increasingly aggressive

Police in B.C. say they’re increasingly concerned over the growing number — and aggressive tone — of telephone and online scam artists in the …

Identity Theft

Trump to face ‘very, very frank’ questions at G7 in first direct talks since steel tariffs: Trudeau

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump meet at the G7 Summit later this week, it will be the first time they have spoken since …

Canada

Trump wants separate trade pacts with Canada, Mexico, as chances of NAFTA deal ‘fall through the floor’

OTTAWA — The Canadian government is rejecting a push by the Trump administration to strike separate, bilateral trade deals with Canada and Mexico …

Donald Trump

Alzheimer’s disease: why insulin is a new suspect

Johnson and Johnson recently announced that it was halting a clinical trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug after safety issues emerged. This latest …

Dementia

A New Threat to Your Finances: Cell-Phone Account Fraud

Consumers have a new privacy threat to worry about. It’s known as cell-phone account fraud, where crooks open up a phony cell-phone account in your …

Identity Theft

In Case You Are Wondering, Sex With Robots May Not Be Healthy

Want to have sex with no strings attached? How about sex with wires attached (or at least wires involved)? Sex robots (or so-called sexbots) are not just coming, they are already here. But is this a good or a bad thing, asks a new editorial in <i>BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health</i>, entitled “I, Sex …

Child Abuse

Apple Announces Major Hardware Updates At The WWDC Of Your Dreams

Today at WWDC, Tim Cook and company announced a whole slate of updates, mostly surrounding iOS 12, Watch OS 5 and MacOS Mojave. The latter getting a dark mode, the former two getting a ton of app updates. My mom was unimpressed. But, if you suspended reality, slipped yourself a tab of acid or …

Apple

Surprise! Most of Your Vitamin Supplements Do Nothing

In fact, B3 vitamins are slightly upping your chance of death.<p>Yep, that’s right. The most common vitamin supplements have been shown to do nothing for reducing cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, or just generally prolonging life.<p>These results, published in <i>the Journal of the American</i> …

University of Toronto

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have said.<p>The test, called a liquid biopsy, screens for cancer by detecting tiny bits of DNA released by cancer …

Cancer

NASA's 'Impossible' Space Engine Tested—Here Are the Results

The first independent tests of the EmDrive suggest there's a mundane explanation for the wildly controversial device.<p>Spaceflight is hard. Blasting heavy cargo, spacecraft, and maybe people to respectable speeds over interplanetary distances (not to mention the luxury of stopping at destinations) …

Auctions

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What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

8 reasons you should buy Apple's most basic iPad instead of an iPad Pro

Apple sells four iPad models: the iPad Mini 4, the iPad, and two versions of the iPad Pro.<p>Unless you're into the "mini" form factor though, most people will probably choose between the 9.7-inch iPad and the two iPad Pro models.<p><b>Here are eight reasons you should buy the most basic iPad instead of an</b> …

Scientists are figuring out why fasting helps people live longer — and they say a pill may one day trigger the same benefits

Giving your gut a break now and then can deliver huge health benefits.<p>Calorie restriction, a practice adopted by people from Silicon Valley biohackers to Buddhist monks, has been found to have a long list of positive effects. Periodic fasting can help people ward off diseases like diabetes, high …

A Basic Guide to Choosing Your ISO Setting

One feature of our digital cameras that evolves with every single generation of sensors and processors is ISO performance. With astronomical ISO …

Cameras

Street art in London

Street art can be found almost everywhere in London, and it’s free for everyone to enjoy. Discover historical statues, contemporary sculpture, …

101 best pubs in London

Find the best pubs in central London and beyond with our extensive guide, including pubs with beer gardens for refreshing pints on sunny days, …

The postwar generation, now retiring in luxury, stands accused of a wilful failure to safeguard young people’s interests<p>T he late 1940s were about bombsites, rationing, loss and mourning, but amid the gloom a new generation was emerging. In the grim, grey aftermath of war, children were born on an …

Housing

A Hawaiian island got about 50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Scientists warn it's a sign of the future

Since the 1940s, the Hawaiian island of Kauai has endured two tsunamis and two hurricanes, but locals say they have never experienced anything like the thunderstorm that drenched the island this month.<p>"The rain gauge in Hanalei broke at 28 inches within 24 hours," said state Rep. Nadine Nakamura of …

Weather

Study finds dark chocolate dampens stress and inflammation, boosts memory and mood

The health benefits of dark chocolate are well known, the cacao within it being a bountiful source of antioxidants that can protect against aging and …

Neuroscientists discovered what happens to our brain when we die — then realized a 1980s 'Star Trek' episode knew it first

CBS Television Distribution<p><b>A few months ago, a team of neurologists published research that explains what happens to the brain as we die.</b>• <b><br>In effect,</b> …

Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many older adults know that long-term use of certain medications can negatively affect cognition and increase one's risk of dementia.<p>But a new study suggests that some classes of anticholinergic drugs -- particularly those used to treat depression, Parkinson's and urinary incontinence -- …

Dementia

Bought bitcoin in 2017? Here's how cryptocurrency is taxed in Canada

So, you read all the headlines in 2017 about the millions of dollars to be made in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum, and you took the …

Relax: Here's 30 Cool Photography Links That Will Go Nicely With a Coffee

As contemporary photographers and authors work in our modern world, they are publishing some of the greatest images and articles in the field of …

The abandoned Rolling Acres Mall in Ohio

Rolling Acres Mall opened in 1975 in the Rolling Acres area of Akron, Ohio. It started with 21 stores but through the next 2 decades it expanded …

Macy's

UK’s red telephone box graveyard

<b>One of the UK’s most famous and iconic tourist attractions – the red phone box!</b><p>UK’s red telephone box graveyard<p>This telephone boxes graveyard is …

Cemeteries