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Clearing the Body's Retired Cells Slows Aging and Extends Life

A series of experiments in mice has led to what some are calling “one of the more important aging discoveries ever."<p>I'm looking at a picture of two mice. The one on the right looks healthy. The one on the left has graying fur, a hunched back, and an eye that's been whitened by cataracts. “People …

Dark hair dye and chemical relaxers linked to breast cancer

(Reuters Health) - African-American and white women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an elevated risk of breast cancer, recent research suggests.<p>“I would be concerned about darker hair dye and hair straighteners,” epidemiologist Tamarra James-Todd …

East and West have opposite views of personal success, according to psychologists

Would you rather be an impressive employee in a mediocre firm, or land a role at the most prestigious company in your industry, knowing you’d have to work harder to prove yourself in comparison with brilliant colleagues?<p>The answer to that question might seem highly personal, based on factors like …

What Medicine Is Learning from Animals That Resist Cancer - Facts So Romantic

<i>Beating cancer might come from animals that evolved defenses against it.</i>Photograph by Patrick Bouquet / FlickrIn recent years, naked mole rats, …

No, These Two Studies Don't Prove That Coffee Leads To Longer Life

No. No. No. No. No. If you think associations prove causation, you are making an “ass” out of “ociations.” Two large cohort studies just published in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> showed associations between coffee drinking and a lower likelihood of dying. But these studies do not in any way prove …

Los Angeles

These 2 questions can help liberals understand how Donald Trump got elected

<b>Donald Trump supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, August 25, 2016. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>To understand Trump, we must understand that voters don’t vote their self-interest. They vote their values<p>George Lakoff<p>July 10, 2017 1:51pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Progressives …

Cancer diagnosis 'more common than marriage'

<b>A cancer diagnosis is one of the most common life-changing events in Scottish life, with more cases than marriages or first births, the latest figures show.</b><p>Macmillan Cancer Support said there were 31,467 cancers diagnosed in 2015 compared with 29,691 marriages and 23,695 first births.<p>Cancer was …

11,700 Free Photos from John Margolies’ Archive of Americana Architecture: Download, Use & Re-Mix

Many connoisseurs of architecture are enthralled by the modernist philosophy of Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and I M Pei, who shared a belief …

LeVar Burton's New Podcast Is Like Reading Rainbow For Adults

Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as hiiiigghh, take a look, it's in a book, a reading rainbooowww.... Did reading the lyrics put the theme song …

Audiobooks

If Vitamin D is a potential sunburn remedy, what does it mean for skin cancer?

<i>Correction: In an earlier version of this story, the amount of Vitamin D used in the study was misstated.</i><p>Researchers find massive amounts of Vitamin D could be the answer to the summertime nemesis of every pale person: The blistering, crimson sunburn.<p>People who took huge doses of the vitamin an …

Sorry, guys, your biological clock is also ticking | Barbara Ellen

New research proves that it’s not just women who can’t keep putting off parenthood<p>Research from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School confirms that male fertility declines with age. It takes longer for older men to get women pregnant and there’s more chance of …

Male Fertility

Test Your Balance With These 5 Moves

Balance is one of those skills that you probably don't think about honing every day, but it's so important for everyday health. It's essential for …

Personalized cancer vaccines show strong anti-tumor response

For the first time, scientists showed that personal vaccines targeting existing cancer tumors are feasible and safe in humans, via two separate, …

Research Shows Magic Mushrooms Can Offer Real Benefits in Depression Therapy

Mindblowing.<p>A review of the research on combining therapy with the psychoactive component from magic mushrooms has concluded it's not only a safe and …

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 …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

This Simple Snack Is Nutritious And Delicious

The internet is filled with so many different claims about snacks that cause weight loss, healthy alternatives, or guilt-free eating that many health conscious eaters don’t know what to do with themselves. This month at Outspeak, we’re trying to battle the misinformation about what is healthy for …

Weight Loss

Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists

Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost …

Thousands of cancer patients dying in needless agony, new data reveals

Thousands of cancer patients are dying in needless pain because of disjointed care for people who have returned home to be with loved ones, experts have warned.<p>New data reveals one in ten people who die of cancer have inadequate pain relief in their final 48 hours.<p>Charities have criticised the …

4 signs that your anxiety could be masking another illness

You may have noticed a recent uptick of articles simultaneously discussing anxiety and depression. There’s physiological precedence for this: the …

Heartburn drugs tied to increased risk of early death, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> At prescription strength, proton-pump inhibitors are associated with a potential 25% increased risk of early death from any cause, suggests new research published Monday in the British Medical Journal Open.<p>This study did not examine over-the-counter proton-pump inhibitors or particular …

Cognitive Impairment

Fungal Genomic Breakthrough Unlocks a ‘Gold Rush’ of New Drug Discoveries

Fungi, long known as rich sources of natural molecules for drugs, could soon give up their molecular secrets via new technology that unlocks their …

A Planet Is Found. At Least That's What We Hope It Is.

Just in time for summer movie season comes news that something huge is lurking out there at the edge of the solar system. It’s really big. It’s never before been detected. It’s warping gravity fields. No, it’s not the latest Michael Bay disaster-fest or the mothership from “Independence Day.” It’s …

What’s happening in your body during acupuncture?

Trials have shown mixed results, but a new study shows that something is happening when those needles go in<p>Thousands of years after acupuncture was invented, controversy remains over whether the Chinese traditional medicine technique works. While previous trials have shown mixed results, a new …

An Animated Introduction to Stoicism, the Ancient Greek Philosophy That Lets You Lead a Happy, Fulfilling Life

Forever known, it seems, as keeping a “stiff upper lip,” Stoicism—like its predecessor, Cynicism—is an ancient school of Greek philosophy that has …

Small beer: Britain's 10 tiniest pubs

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Why Mindset May Be The Reason Customers Aren't Buying From You (And What You Can Do About It)

In the first few months of starting my first business, my company landed an important account with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Essentially, we helped this client navigate the entire federal approval process to bring newly-discovered drugs to market.<p>It was a boon for my …

Breaking Up With Amazon Prime Isn't Hard To Do, According To 35 Million Shoppers

With Amazon’s planned acquisition of Whole Foods signifying another step forward in its path to retail domination, one must ask: who <i>isn’t</i> enamored with Jeff Bezos & Co. at this point? With all due respect to Amazon, it seems that plenty of people are willing to pass on Prime. New analysis from …

Your Smartphone Is Making You Stupid

You lock yourself in a study room on the second floor of your college’s library, surrounded by dusty tomes and people who just love making out, and …

University of Chicago

Watch: The 10-Round Abdominal Circuit to Incinerate Body Fat

Everybody needs a break from the weights. You can’t expect to build muscle and burn fat without allowing your body to recover and repair—and those …

Body Fat