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Presidential Physicals Should Include the Brain

And eventually, so will yours.<p>Right now, the technology exists to detect the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease -- as well as to flag abnormal protein deposits that can grow in peoples’ brains long before symptoms of dementia become apparent.<p>No tests of this sort will apparently be featured …

Dad diagnosed with Alzheimer's at just 30 is told his toddler twins have 50% chance of inheriting disease

A father is planning on making a lifetime of memories with his two young children after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's aged just 30.<p>Daniel …

Dementia

To Help Others, One Couple Talks About Life With Early-Onset Alzheimer's

When Bella Doolittle heard her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's last February, she sat in the car outside the doctor's office and cried. "He said, 'Well, we figured out what's going on with you and this is it.' And I'm like, 'No, it's not.' "<p>Doolittle's husband, Will Doolittle, sits next to her …

Alzheimer's Disease

The 1 Masterful Trait of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Out of all the components of emotional intelligence, this one crucial trait rises to the top.<p>Emotional intelligence has been hotly debated as a predictor of success for decades.Yet in leadership practice, there's no question: You need EQ to lead people successfully.<p>While there are various tenets of …

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

This Gene Links Red Meat to Cancer, And Now We Finally Know Where It Came From

It turns up in some surprising places.<p>There's already an established link between eating red meat and a higher risk of cancer. Now a study on the …

First Gene Therapy For Inherited Disease Gets FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved the first gene therapy to treat an inherited disease.<p>The treatment is called Luxturna, a genetically modified virus that ferries a healthy gene into the eyes of patients born with retinal dystrophy, a rare condition that destroys cells in the retina …

FDA

Feel In Danger On A Date? These Apps Could Help You Stay Safe

Say you're on a Tinder date and the situation turns weird.<p>"You're thinking, I need to get out, I no longer feel safe," says Celine Guedj, a senior at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. She's role-playing the use of a new app, uSafeUS.<p>"That's when you open the app," Guedj explains. One …

Older Adults' Forgetfulness Tied To Faulty Brain Rhythms In Sleep

Older brains may forget more because they lose their rhythm at night.<p>During deep sleep, older people have less coordination between two brain waves that are important to saving new memories, a team reports in the journal <i>Neuron.</i><p>"It's like a drummer that's perhaps just one beat off the rhythm," says …

The Brain

A Better Brain: 16 Best Books to Understand How the Brain Works

How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment, and Joy<p>Due Quach<p>Most people don’t realize how much control we actually have over our thoughts, feelings, and actions. It’s easy to feel like it’s out of our jurisdiction, but in reality, fluctuations in our mood depend on the …

Millennials Are Screwed

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

15 Trending Data Science GitHub Repositories you can not miss in 2017

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Data Science

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

This Italian Family Feels No Pain, And Scientists Finally Understand Why

A real-life superpower.<p>Scientists have identified a mysterious genetic mutation that effectively negates the sensation of pain, enabling people with …

Fruit Fly Genetics Might Explain Why Some of Us Need More Sleep Than Others

Are you a night owl or early riser?<p>The ideal amount of sleep we need each night varies from person to person, but the exact relationship between …

'Selfitis’ - the obsessive need to post selfies - is a genuine mental disorder, say psychologists

‘Selfitis’ is a genuine mental condition and people who feel compelled to continually post pictures of themselves on social media may need help, psychologists have warned.<p>The term was first coined in 2014 to describe obsessive selfie-taking in a spoof news story which suggested the American …

Overuse of antibiotics in farming is a major new threat to human health, says UN

Antibiotics that has spilled from farms into the natural environment may be a bigger factor in spreading resistance to life-saving drugs than previously thought, report says<p>The overuse of antibiotics in farming has been highlighted as one of the biggest emerging threats to human health, spreading …

Antibiotcs not the answer for common cold

FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Coughing, runny noses and sore throats are common this time of year and many people want to begin antibiotics as soon as …

Nearly half the antibiotics used in farming go to cows

American farmers are starting to cut back on the amount of antibiotics they use on food animals—a critical development as governments and scientists work to curb the threat of drug resistance in humans.<p>A new report (pdf) by the US Food and Drug Administration shows sales of antibiotics to farmers …