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The dangerous link between air pollution and mental illness

Even low levels of air pollution may put children at higher risk for developing a mental illness, according to a recent study out of Sweden — the …

Air pollution

Science Says Your Brain Processes 720 Possibilities at Once--Except When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

The Brain

Your Immune System May Be Connected With Your Social Behaviors

Image: ShutterstockScientists have long theorized that the immune system has a more neurological connection than previously thought, and research has …

Immune system

Health 2.0, the Next Mega Trend

AI + DNA + Fitness + Food to predict a massive shift in human behavior<p>I. The Challenge<p>There’s an old adage in the startup and VC world. Being early …

Health

Slideshow: What Eye Problems Look Like

Medicine

The Sound of Your Voice May Diagnose Disease

There’s long been talk in medicine about the need to listen more to the patient voice — and now that mantra is being taken literally.<p>Academics and …

Audio Quality

Slideshow: 12 Natural Ways to Defeat Allergies

7 Surprising Health Dangers of Soda

Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:<p>© 2016 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be …

Claim: Climate is causing a Rapid Rise in Lyme Disease Infections

This “classic” bull’s-eye rash is also called erythema migrans. A rash caused by Lyme does not always look like this and approximately 25% of those …

Lyme disease

Skin cancer rise warning for over 55s

<b>Skin cancer rates in Scotland have more than doubled among those aged 55 and over in the past 20 years, a leading charity has reported.</b><p>Cancer Research UK highlighted the statistics as it issued advice on safety in the sun this summer.<p>In Scotland, 900 people aged 55 and over are now diagnosed with …

Cancer

Text Messaging Creates Unique Brain Waves

Brainwaves

Exclusive: Doctors to Test a Groundbreaking Treatment for Strokes

Half of the 800,000 Americans who have a stroke every year end up disabled. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic are hoping to change that<p>For the first time, doctors in Cleveland will stimulate the brain of a person disabled by stroke to help them regain function and independence.<p>Someone has a stroke in …

Neurology

Breath test could replace finger-pricking for diabetics, thanks to dogs

It's been known for some time that dogs can detect the onset of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) in the breath of type 1 diabetics – there are even …

University of Cambridge

Humans Have A Magnetic Sixth Sense, Says Researcher

Everyone knows birds navigate using magnetoreception, finding their way over huge distances by aligning themselves with Earth’s magnetic field as …

Science

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Not in Your Head, It's in Your Gut, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers have identified biomarkers for chronic fatigue syndrome in gut bacteria and in inflammatory microbial agents in the …

Life Sciences

Light and acid kill cancer cells from the inside out

In an effort to destroy cancer cells without harming surrounding tissue, using beams of light to activate chemicals or particles in tumors has shown …

Cancer

Lightning’s a bigger killer in India than you think

Lightning kills more people in India than any other natural calamity. In a country where thousands of people die each year because of floods, …

New tool brings personalized medicine closer

Scientists from EPFL and ETHZ have developed a powerful tool for exploring and determining the inherent biological differences between individuals, …

Genetics

Can Web Search Predict Cancer? Promise And Worry Of Big Data And Health

"Big data" is a very 21st-century kind of buzzword, which ambiguously invokes the idea of using large sets of data to draw computer-assisted conclusions about trends, patterns and correlations, often about people and their behavior.<p>But if you wanted to trace the origin of using big data for health …

Cancer

These are the future tech products that Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt thinks will change the world

Google has led some of the biggest tech innovations, from self-driving cars to super-fast internet access.<p>So what are the next big things that will change the world?<p>Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, just gave his short list of the biggest game-changing tech …

Eric Schmidt

An eight-year-old girl in China’s Jiangsu province became the country’s youngest lung cancer patient and locals blame air pollution. Chinese cities …

A Health App's AI Took on Human Doctors to Triage Patients | Motherboard

Two decades on from artificial intelligence beating chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, AI is proving it can do some conventionally human jobs. One UK-based health app now hopes its AI can take over some tasks that would usually only be trusted to a doctor or nurse.<p>In a swish new office in London’s …

Medicine

MEMS Movement, 25 Years Later

Microelectromechanical systems market began with pressure sensors, exploded with automotive airbags and is now headed into IoT and medical …

Want To Lose Weight? Train The Brain, Not The Body

The Brain Photo credit: Want help to lose weight? Train your brain. Scale image via shutterstock.comDespite massive government, medical and …

The Brain

What's Going to Kill You? Scientists Rank the Most Likely Causes - This Year

The apocalypse is nigh! From zombies to bird flu, there is no shortage of ways the human race can go extinct in the near future. But before you run …

Self-improvement

MegaCube Super Small Arduino Mega Clone Unveiled (video) - Geeky Gadgets

Shares 38<p>Developers, makers and hobbyists that are searching for a small Arduino Mega clone to help create their next project or make an existing …

Arduino

How Global Warming Is Making Some Diseases Even Scarier

Americans should expect a surge in deaths from heat waves, flooding, and respiratory disease as the climate warms, according to a wide-ranging White …

Climate Change

Medical Errors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death: Study

251,454 deaths in the U.S. are the result from a medical error per year, a new study finds<p>Heart disease, then cancer are the leading causes of death for Americans. Chronic lower respiratory diseases like bronchitis and emphysema take third place, according to leading health groups. But that spot …

Could Mushrooms Be the Cure for Cancer?

Behold the mighty mushroom. Neither plant nor animal, the mysterious fungus is a class, or kingdom, of its own, and has fascinated cultures around …