Darren Abbas

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When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

Medicine

To work as intended, Obamacare needs a bigger, more unpopular mandate

The rapid increase in premiums for Affordable Care Act plans that the Department of Health and Human Services now says it expects for 2017 is a reminder of a very simple — but politically extremely challenging — problem with the way the final version of the law came together. The issue was that the …

Whenever you lie, your brain adjusts to make telling bigger whoppers easier, study finds

Telling small lies causes changes in the brain that lead people down a “slippery slope” towards increasingly large acts of dishonesty, according to a …

Psychology

Mutual funds are facing extinction

Passive investing is taking over the money-management world.<p>Exchange-traded funds, which simply track an index, have hoovered up assets at a rate over the past decade. The combined assets of ETFs in the US hitting $2.2 trillion in April, according to the Investment Company Institute.<p>The funds, …

Already hurting for doctors, Louisiana could lose even more

Bahnsen Miller understands the challenges — and the damages — of Louisiana's budget woes firsthand. You can't ignore them if you've been in one of the state's doctor training programs, constantly at risk of calamity.<p>The 31-year-old internal medicine doctor ran into questions about financial …

'Universal cancer vaccine’ breakthrough claimed by experts

Scientists have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body’s immune system attack tumours …

Getting off offline: when porn gets in the way of a real-world relationship

Gregor Schmidinger was eight when he viewed his first porn magazine, found in a rubbish bin in his hometown in Austria. Aged 11, he had access to the internet at home, which he used to explore his burgeoning attraction to men. As the years progressed, he spent more time masturbating to increasingly …

Online Life

Which Foods Make the Best Bedtime Snack?

The advantages of fruit, and how to balance out the occasional less-than-healthy snack<p>Many people preparing for bed first make a pit stop in the kitchen. Most experts say the types of foods we often go for after hours, such as ice cream and chips, are bad for many reasons. But some scientists say …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

In a world with no antibiotics, how did doctors treat infections?

The development of antibiotics and other antimicrobial therapies is arguably the greatest achievement of modern medicine. However, overuse and misuse of antimicrobial therapy predictably leads to resistance in microorganisms. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus</i> …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Ice Cream

The Serious Heart Risks That Come With Chemo

When you hear you have cancer, you get tunnel vision—and so might your oncologist. Together, you want to annihilate this invader. And together, you …

Use FAST clues to look for stroke | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and experts are using the time to teach Americans about the risk factors and warning signs.<p>“The public is dangerously uninformed about what stroke is, and what the signs and symptoms of stroke are, as well as the risk factors,” Jim …

Mysterious Kawasaki Disease May Be Carried By The Wind

The researchers say it could be caused by a type of fungal toxin.<p>Kawasaki disease afflicts about 12,000 children per year in Japan. It causes rash and a swollen tongue, and often a high fever. When severe and untreated it can cause swelling of the arteries, which can lead to aneurysms and heart …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Freaky Abs! The Monster Guide To A Shredded Six Pack

<i>Shredded six pack. Freaky abs</i>. Nearly everyone on the planet wants a flat stomach or ripped abs. At times this goal can seem impossible. But if you …

5 Interior Design Strategies For Becoming A Morning Person

I am not a morning person. Whereas my husband and son both bounce out of bed without so much as a longing glance at the covers, I hit the snooze button until the last possible second, then sleepwalk toward the coffeepot and the shower, in that order. Try to speak to me before I’ve had my first cup, …

"Bubble Soccer" Brilliantly Combines Soccer And Bubble Wrap

It's sumo wrestling mixed with soccer.

Do You Know Your Future Self? Your Health Depends On It

Recent research indicates that a positive connection to your future self is essential for your present self to make healthy choices. Healthy choices now, translate to a healthy future. And we have more future now than any other time in human history.<p>If that opening left you scratching your head, …

Muscles for breakfast

<b>Other than after a solid workout, breakfast is the only other time your body really craves food. The importance of breakfast cannot be ignored – in</b> …

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

DHA, Fish Oil Compound, Could Decrease Inflammation Through Its Role In Production Of Maresins

The fish oil compound DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) has long been known to have anti-inflammatory effects, and now researchers have gained a better understanding of <i>why</i>.<p>Published in The FASEB Journal, a new study shows that DHA seems to be a vital player in the production of molecules called maresins, …

Three tips for grilling fish

It's definitely fish grilling season because the salmon have started to run! I love grilling fish, but it's definitely the protein that causes the …

A Master Chef Shares 11 Tips For Grilling The Perfect Steak At Home

Earlier this year we met Chef Michael Lomonaco of Porter House New York, a classic American-style steakhouse, who shared some of his key grilling tips.<p>He showed us how to select the right piece of meat, how long to cook it for, and how to take care of your grill.<p>Chef Lomonaco walked us through some …

7 Brutal New Upper Body Exercises

Here's what you need to know...<p>If your chest, shoulders, and triceps have stopped responding, switch to new assistance exercises.<br>• The landmine, floor …

Unilateral Training: The Ab Solution You've Never Thought Of

If you're like most people, you have two more or less distinct strength training programs: one for your core, and one for everything else. The second …

Workouts

10 Guidelines to Grill By

Notes<p><b>Why This Recipe Works</b>: To achieve maximum charring without drying out the corn, we grilled husked corn directly on the grates over a very hot …