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Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2

For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five …

An Asteroid Bigger Than the World's Tallest Building Will Fly by Earth Next Month

A massive “potentially hazardous” asteroid spanning more than the length of the world’s tallest building will fly by our planet on Feb. 4.<p>The roughly …

11 Heart Failure Facts Cardiologists Want You to Know

Heart failure occurs when the heart isn’t able to pump enough blood throughout the body, leading to symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue. …

Children’s Books Exploring the Refugee Crisis

As the present global refugee crisis continues to surge—with more than a million migrants fleeing war from not only Syria, but across the Middle …

9 home remedies for mosquito bite itch

Mosquitoes are out in force this year. Getting bitten is an inevitability. Save yourself some discomfort from the itch and use one of these home remedies.<p>Following a notably mild winter, insects are worse this year than they have been in recent summers. More specifically, ticks and mosquitoes are …

Alternative Medicine

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Numbers in 2 Weeks

One of the best ways to prevent heart attacks and strokes is to maintain a lower blood pressure. If your doctor says your numbers are creeping up, …

Drugs that are 30 years past their expiration date "still as potent as they were when they were manufactured"

Throwing away expired medicine is a waste of money, according to the results of a recent test on a cache of pills predating "the 1969 moon landing." …

Mayo Clinic

Stevia is the best treatment for Lyme disease, researchers say

Stevia, a common coffee sweetener, could be a possible cure for Lyme disease after tests conducted by a Connecticut professor and her students showed …

How Strength Training Changes Your Body For Good

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Exercise<i>, which is</i> <i>available at Amazon.</i><p>Dr. Dena Oaklander, a psychiatry …

Why weight training is so good for you

Weight lifting does more than so much more than pump you up.<p>When most people think about weight lifting, they picture greased-up Schwarzenegger …

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow …

Brain Cells From Pigs Implanted Into Human Brains to Treat Parkinson's

Neurochemical Reboot<p>New Zealand biotech company Living Cell Technologies has developed a treatment for Parkinson’s disease using choroid plexus cells …

Reducing Sugar and Salt

Your body needs less than one gram of sodium a day. That's under half a teaspoon of table salt. But if you are like most Americans, you consume up to …

Listerine foot soak: Does it work?

Promises that a Listerine foot soak will leave dry, cracked feet rejuvenated and smooth have been making their way around Pinterest. But will a …

Skin Care

How much weight should you shed to avoid diabetes?

<b>Question: How can a blood test determine if I have prediabetes? How much weight do I need to lose to bring my numbers down?</b><p><b>Answer:</b> Doctors typically …

How can diabetes affect the feet?

People with diabetes are prone to foot problems caused by prolonged periods of high blood sugar. There are two main foot problems, each of which can …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

A Patient With Diabetes No Longer Needs Insulin After Receiving A Bioengineered "Pancreas"

A Happy Anniversary<p>Even the most exciting breakthrough medical treatment can be rendered obsolete by a particularly insurmountable obstacle: time. If …

Knee osteoarthritis: Steroid injections offer no benefit, study suggests

Patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis do not benefit from steroid injections, concludes a new study published in <i>JAMA</i>.<p>Study co-author Timothy …

Microsoft's new version of Windows 10 doesn't let you make Google your default search engine

In an FAQ page for Windows 10 S, as the just-announced variant is called, Microsoft notes that its Edge web browser will be the default in the new operating system.<p>That much was known already, as the main thing that makes Windows 10 S "lightweight" is the fact that it only runs apps from Windows' …

Software

Your blood group could increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke

People who do not have blood group O are at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, according to new research.<p>Almost half (48 per cent) of people in the UK have O blood. But according to an analysis of studies involving 1.3million people, those who have A, B and AB blood have a …

Medicine

A Massive Lake Of Molten Carbon The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered Under The US

A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US.<p>The molten carbon (primarily in the form of carbonate) …

Geology

Editors' picks

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