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Landmark 'Gay Gene' Study Provides Evidence Sexuality is Not Chosen

In the largest ever study of its kind, scientists tested 409 pairs of gay brothers<p>The largest-ever study has been conducted into the existence of a …

JFK's Sister's Lobotomy Was 'Tragic Choice,' New Book About Disabilities Reveals

There was no shortage of distinguished politicians, journalists and dignitaries traipsing through Tim Shriver’s Maryland home when he was growing up. But the person who inspired John F. Kennedy’s nephew the most wasn’t in the limelight.<p>Shriver was most moved by his lesser-known Aunt Rosemary. She …

'Bionic Pancreas' Astonishes Diabetes Researchers

A “bionic pancreas” that uses a smart phone, glucose monitor and insulin pump to automatically control blood sugar levels helped more than two dozen people live free of finger pricks and other troublesome reminders of diabetes, researchers reported Sunday.<p>And the system controlled their blood sugar …

Diabetes

Whoa! Spectacular Supercell Storm Takes Shape in Time-Lapse Video

You don't see clouds like this very often.<p>A group of storm chasers captured this video of a surreal, monstrous-looking thunderstorm cloud that spun menacingly over eastern Wyoming on Sunday.<p>The dramatic time-lapse video taken by Basehunters shows the eerie formation and dissipation of a rare kind …

Nanorobots that hide in your blood like viruses could someday fight cancer

When it comes to fighting disease, your body’s defense system doesn’t like enlisting outside help. Overcoming this “locals only” attitude has been a huge handicap for scientists trying to make medical nanorobots, but now a team from Harvard thinks they’ve developed a disguise that will help the …

Immune System

Find Out If You Are Sleep Deprived In Less Than A Minute (VIDEO)

Sleep has been called the third pillar of health, along with diet and exercise. Unfortunately, many of us still aren't doing it right.<p>Psychologist, author and magician Richard Wiseman stars in a video uploaded to YouTube channel In59seconds this week, which shines a light on one of the many risks …

Growing up poor makes kids' DNA look old

Children who grow up in underprivileged households show signs of premature chromosomal aging, reports <i>New Scientist.</i> Moreover, this form of genetic aging might explain why adults who grow up in poor or otherwise stressful environments are more likely to develop serious health problems, such as …

Exercise Could Protect Your Sense Of Smell

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 10/17/2013 04:44 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Regular exercise may lower the risk that a person's sense of smell will fade, which tends to happen as people age, a new study finds.<p>The study included about 1,600 people ages 53 to 97 who didn't have any problems with …

Jeremy Hunt highlights plight of 'chronically lonely'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1020000/1020504_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532676518_c63ba55a2bb6f97aaddc66df32578e12<p><b>It is a source of "national shame" that as many as 800,000 people in England are "chronically lonely", Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.</b><p>In a …

Jeremy Hunt

Cash or Credit? The Answer Impacts Your Weight

The weird new risk to your waistline<p>Think back to the last time you bought lunch: Did you pay with paper or plastic? Your answer might affect how weight loss-friendly your meal was. Paying for meals with cash may help you choose healthier foods, according to new research published in the journal</i> …

The drugs derived from deadly poisons

<b>These days we have access to a huge array of medicines to protect us from pain, disease and death. But, as Michael Mosley has been discovering, the source of many of our more remarkable medicines have been deadly poisons.</b><p>Take a look at this picture.<p>It is the most poisonous substance known to man. A …

Medical Conditions

Where hyenas are used to treat mental illness

<b>Somalia has one of the highest rates of mental illness in the world and with a healthcare system devastated by years of war, most sufferers receive no medical help. Many are chained up - to trees or at home. Some are even locked in cages with hyenas. But one man is trying to change all that.</b><p>Dr …

Mental Health

Family Caregiving Can Be Stressful, Rewarding And Life-Affirming

The stereotype of caring for a family member is that it's so stressful it harms the caregiver's health. But that's not necessarily so.<p>Studies are conflicted, finding that caregiving can harm or help the caregiver. Here's one on the plus side. A study finds that people who care for a family member …

The Crazy Way Olive Oil Helps You Lose Weight

This might just be the easiest dieting hack ever<p>When it comes to eating a healthy diet, olive oil may be your best friend. It tastes delicious, it's full of healthy, good-for-your-heart fats, and it might even help fight off dangerous belly bugs. But there’s another way this golden health elixir …

Humans sense 10 basic types of smell, scientists say

<b>The thousands of aromas humans can smell can be sorted into 10 basic categories, US scientists say.</b><p>Prof Jason Castro, of Bates College, and Prof Chakra Chennubhotla, of the University of Pittsburgh, used a computerised technique to whittle down smells to their most basic essence.<p>They told the PLoS …

Cardiff University

What human faces might look like in 100,000 years

Since we humans are prone to launching chemical weapons, unwittingly killing off the bee population or other factors that could lead to our extinction, it may be presumptuous to imagine what we'll look like in 100,000 years. But designer and researcher Nickolay Lamm has speculated anyway, …