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The best vitamins to fix your 14 worst vices

Beneath the veneer of every health-conscious woman lurk a few nasty habits. After all, nobody's perfect. And though you can't pop a pill for every peccadillo, there are some adjustments—right in plain sight in the vitamin aisle—that can minimize the impact of your dirty little secrets. Of course, …

Wellness

6 fascinating facts about sex around the world

Who has the most sex? The least? What country is the most satisfied? It’s time to find out<p>While Europeans may think American sex norms are wack, how do other countries compare when it comes to sexual frequency, satisfaction, orgasms, and other sexpectations? Who’s getting the most bang for their …

Fertility

Study Uncovers Link Between Blood Type And Risk Of Cognitive Decline

Many factors impact brain health, from genetics to sleep quality. And now a new landmark study has found that blood type also may affect cognitive function as we age.<p>Indeed, researchers at the University of Sheffield in England found that those with an O blood type have more gray matter in their …

The Brain

This Groundbreaking 'Frankenstein' Surgery Will Literally Make Your Head Spin

Here’s something that will make your head spin: A Chinese doctor has been surgically transplanting the heads of mice—and he eventually wants to …

New York University

An Ancient Ayurvedic Ritual For Your Best Skin Ever

To follow up on my piece introducing the Ayurvedic doshas and the best practices lifestyle practices for each, I'd now like to introduce you to an …

Meditation

Knowing how doctors die may help patients at end of life

Los Angeles doctor Ken Murray first started thinking about how doctors die roughly ten years ago, when a physician he knew passed away.<p>"He had died …

Medicine
Reproductive Medicine

Doctors surprised by plan to allow pharmacy into primary care; AMA says Government's health priorities 'all wrong'

Leading doctors' groups say they are surprised by the Government's decision to inject $18.9 billion into the pharmacy sector, while putting a …

Pharma

Join the fight against extreme poverty

I had an opportunity to talk to Dr Rutendo Bonde, the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) about why the …

Medical Technology

Safety-Net Hospitals Worry About Obamacare Cuts

In 2014, for the first time in decades, Denver Health Medical Center didn't just break even – it saw a 4 percent budget increase thanks to the …

Colon and Rectal Cancers on the Rise: 8 Ways to Reduce Your Risk

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Could a simple cheek swab be the key to detecting cancer?

In the world of cancer, especially female cancers, we still have a lot to learn. However, emerging research in this area continues to be quite exciting because we're trying to get back to the very beginning as to why cancers even develop.<p>A study out of the University College London Cancer Institute …

Job Dekker becomes seventh Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at UMass Medical School

<i>Job Dekker, PhD</i><p>A pioneer in the study of the three-dimensional structure of the genome, Job Dekker, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular …

Mentally ill patients sent home unsupported, experts warn

<b>Pressure to free up mental health beds may be leaving vulnerable people at risk, says a watchdog.</b><p>Healthwatch England put in a Freedom of Information request and found psychiatric patients now spend six fewer days in hospital than in 2012-13.<p>The data, from 32 mental health trusts, shows average …

Mental Health

Organizations are uncovering more value from the data in their systems thanks to analytics tools that let them hone in on information to make …

Big Data

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

Cancer drugs may hold key to treating Down syndrome and other brain disorders

A class of FDA-approved cancer drugs may be able to prevent problems with brain cell development associated with disorders including Down syndrome …

Neuroscience

Targeted Therapy

What Is Targeted Therapy?<p>Targeted therapy is the foundation of precision medicine. It is a type of cancer treatment that targets the changes in …

Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Brain Volume - page 1

The cardioprotective power of <b>omega-3 fatty acids</b> has been thoroughly documented in clinical literature. Less well known is their paramount role in …

Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say

Americans get too many tests to screen for common types of cancer, and the American College of Physicians wants them to stop.<p>New clinical guidelines from the medical group include a litany of statistics that illustrate our obsession with cancer screening. Among them: About 6 in 10 adults submitted …

Prosthetics

The history of medicine will seem blunt and random compared with what's coming next

"So much of medicine is just based on the average patient," Dr. Eric Green said in an interview at Smithsonian magazine's "The Future is Here" festival. "There are so many cases where you'll give a medicine to somebody and you know there's a 50-50 chance the medication is either not going to work …

Medicine

The Top 4 Things Single Men Are Looking for in a Relationship

These four attributes beat out "is physically attractive to me," which 89 percent of men wanted. So yes, an attraction is still crucial, but even more so, single men are interested in the deeper qualities.<p>Oh, and for you powerhouses that think men are intimidated by your success, that may not be …

The Female Orgasm: How it Works

That's what evolutionary biologists have been trying to figure out — with little success. <i>The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution</i> by Elisabeth Lloyd, Ph.D., a biology professor at Indiana University, shoots holes in virtually every theory that has ever attempted to pinpoint …

Sexuality

The New Stress Solution

Feeling wrung out? Barring the off-chance you can drop everything and move to the South of France, check out this easy expert advice for how to keep calm.<p>As the clinical director of New York's buzzed-about YinOva Center, a holistic-based medical practice, Jill Blakeway has seen her share of strung …

Why I Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The on-trend diet isn't a fad and it's way more sustainable than it sounds. Here's how I started eating more veggies and grains and loved every healthy second of it.<p>I started eating a whole foods plant-based diet nine months ago. I had gained 20-something pounds from a hormone-related health issue …

Nutrition