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Why Lack of Sleep Has a Deleterious Effect on the Brain

Few things are worse for your health than long-term sleep deprivation. The sleep deprived have a higher risk of quite a number of conditions …

The Brain

5 diseases climate change may awaken from melted permafrost

Each layer that melts exposes germs dating back thousands of years<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If you are lacking in thoughts to keep you up at night, may I submit for your consideration the melting of the Arctic permafrost. The frozen subterranean soil in the Earth's polar regions …

Climate Change

10 BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS YOU MUST AVOID AT ALL COSTS

The human brain is one of the vital organs in the body. It is responsible for all the body functions and also for transporting the messages to and …

The Brain

The human microbiome, explained: How bad science and junky diets gave rise to serious disease

We’re just as much bacteria as we are human. Some studies even suggest that our body contains more microbes than it does actual cells. In fact, when …

Microbiome

Urgent health warning issued after Storm Ophelia turns sky red

An urgent health warning was issued today after Storm Ophelia turned skies in Liverpool and across the country red.<p>National charity, Asthma UK has …

Weather

'Super tumor suppressor' found to prevent pancreatic cancer

A new study affirms that not all gene mutations are bad, after uncovering a mutation that appears to give a known tumor suppressor gene a boost …

Cancer

Mapping hepatitis in Kenya shows where action is needed

A study of the different kinds of hepatitis in Kenya showed areas where the government can focus its efforts to prevent infections. One of the …

Public Health

Just one day of binge eating can screw with your body

You eat healthily all week.<p>Monday to Friday, you’re chomping on Buddha bowls and complex carbs like no tomorrow. You’re down the gym after work every …

Binge Eating

Kombucha: Eight potential health benefits

Kombucha is a sweet, fizzy drink made of yeast, sugar, and fermented tea. It has a number of potential health benefits, including gut health and …

Nutrition

The Real Reason Why You Get Sick After Long Flights

For many, coming down with a cold after a long flight is all but inevitable.<p>But why is that? What do we get sick after taking a long flight?<p>The easy …

International Air Transport Association

Injectable ‘Elastic Glue’ Seals Wounds in Just 60 Seconds

An innovative surgical glue developed by researchers from the United States and Australia seals wounds quickly and without the need for staples or …

Breakthroughs

Here’s what your sleep position might mean for your health

Everyone from scientists to mental health professionals to Arianna Huffington agrees that getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important …

Wellness

These 7 numbers tell you how healthy you are — and they have nothing to do with your weight

People count everything from calories to steps. But there is one measurement that's constantly counted, addressed, and criticized when it comes to health — a person's weight.<p>Because of the emphasis placed on this number, people tend to think it's the only one that matters when it comes to your …

Wellness

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Three American researchers won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discovering what makes us tick — the molecular circuitry of the body clocks that control life on Earth.<p>Their work, done over decades, helps explain how life adapts to the 24-hour cycle of day, and also how diseases such as …

Nobel Prize

Replacing Faulty Heart Devices Costs Medicare $1.5 Billion in 10 Years

WASHINGTON — Medicare paid at least $1.5 billion over a decade to replace seven types of defective heart devices, a government watchdog says. The devices apparently failed for thousands of patients.<p>A report released on Monday by the inspector general’s office for Health and Human Services said …

Health Care

Color-changing tattoos monitor blood glucose at a glance

Tattoos are fast becoming more than just a means of self-expression: soon they could be used for more practical applications, like tracking blood …

Biometrics

Frequent fliers and pregnant women at risk from toxic air: study

If you’re a frequent flyer, or taking a flight while pregnant, then a recent report reveals that the air you breathe on board could be dangerous to …

Health

New thunderstorm asthma warning system

A new thunderstorm asthma warning system is being rolled out in Victoria after nine people died in the world's worst epidemic last year.

Weather

Mortality and Causes of Death: 2015 and 2030

This infographic displays data from the World Health Organization’s “<b>Projections of mortality and causes of death, 2015 and 2030</b>”. The report details …

A Texas Woman Died From A Devastating “Flesh-Eating Bacteria” After Harvey

Two others were reportedly hospitalized. The state health department said that there have not been widespread reports of skin infections.<p>A devastating “flesh-eating” bacterial infection killed one Texas resident after she fell in Harvey’s contaminated floodwater and injured herself. Another …

Public Health

AI researchers want to help you stop snoring

If you’re prone to snoring, talking, or grinding your teeth in your sleep, one of life’s greatest mysteries might be “Is it really that bad?” Friends, partners, and family members have probably made passive aggressive comments about your bad sleeping habits for years, but if your condition is mild, …

Sleep

Researchers identify CTE biomarker that may lead to diagnosis while alive

<b>(CNN) —</b> The headlines about football players and chronic traumatic encephalopathy - commonly known as CTE - seem endless. The most recent diagnosis of the neurodegenerative brain disease was given to former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. But one of the biggest obstacles in understanding CTE …

CTE

Ethiopia built an army to tackle maternal mortality. This is how they did it.

Dr. Admasu Kesete, CEO Roll Back Malaria Partnership (former minister of health. Ethiopia, 2012-2016) —<p>When I joined the Ethiopian ministry of health in 2002, we were using a health system designed for other countries. Our tiny number of highly trained health providers was concentrated in big …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

When people without health insurance experience suspicious symptoms, they often rely on an internet search to decide whether the situation is dire enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room.<p>However, by the time they seek help, the condition may have advanced to the point where care is …

Air pollution doesn't just harm your lungs, it may also lead to kidney disease

As if you needed another reason to care about air pollution, new research finds that the tiny particles in city smog don’t just damage your heart and …

Diabetes

Excess pollution from diesel cars leads to 5,000 premature deaths a year in Europe

We’re still trying to figure out how much damage dieselgate is doing<p>Two years ago the US Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violation to Volkswagen, setting off the far-reaching investigation and media storm into the VW diesel scandal. New research captures some of the real-world …

Pollution

Satellites help predict malaria outbreaks months in advance

Malaria is one of the greatest health threats in tropical regions like the Amazon, but predicting its spread is difficult. While it's no secret that mosquitoes prefer warm air and standing pools of water, how do you translate that awareness to a large scale? By getting a little help from orbit, …

Malaria

Doctor Hazel uses AI to try to determine if you have skin cancer

Doctor Hazel spent the last 24 hours at TechCrunch Disrupt’s SF 2017 hackathon working on an interesting idea to use artificial intelligence to detect cancerous moles.<p>Software engineer Mike Borozdin proposed the idea of using artificial intelligence to determine if a mole was cancerous or not to …