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Artificial Intelligence Reads Mammograms With 99% Accuracy

UNNECESSARY BIOPSIES<p>A team from the Houston Methodist Research Institute says they have developed artificial intelligence software capable of …

Intelligence

Meet the MIT Engineer Who Maybe, Probably Cured Every Virus on Earth

Todd Rider, a biomedical engineer at MIT, has a potential cure for every virus on the planet. Still, he won’t be eradicating Zika any time soon …

Preventing Asthma Through Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid (Guest Post by Kathy Dix Biallas)

Longtime reader, Kathy, shared some great info about asthma prevention with me over email (my oldest, Benjamin, has asthma) and she agreed to write a …

Healthy Eating

This Common Phone Habit is Dramatically Increasing Your Risk of Cancer and Toxic Radiation

Cell phones have been proven to affect the human body in a hurtful manner, and this was finally confirmed on May 31, 2011.<p>The World Health …

Health Care Technology

If You Own A Cell Phone From This List You Should Replace It – Here’s A List Of Phones That Radiate The Most And Can Damage Your Health

It’s 2016. Major manufacturers have been competing for years who will offer the best smartphone on the market. Almost every person on this planet …

Virtual reality allows scientists to walk into a cancer cell

After generations of peering into a microscope to examine cells, scientists could simply stroll straight through one.<p>Calling his project the "stuff of science fiction," director of the 3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) John McGhee is letting people come …

Virtual Reality

The Cure for Gluten Intolerance Could Live Inside These Bug-Eating Plants | Motherboard

Carnivorous plants seem like the stuff of science fiction. They’re strategically designed to lure insects into inescapable traps, where they proceed to melt the bugs alive using digestive enzymes. Now, this badass evolutionary trait might be able to help humans cope with one of our modern-day …

Asthma pill 'promising' for people with severe symptoms

<b>An experimental pill could help adults with severe asthma, an early study in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal suggests.</b><p>In the small trial, patients who were given the drug, known as Fevipiprant, had less inflammation in their airways.<p>And some patients with uncontrolled asthma felt their …

Asthma

It Could Be Mold

When Jill Carnahan started getting winded walking up the stairs, she knew she had a problem.Carnahan, 39, a functional-medicine doctor, was an avid …

Health

According to new microbiology research, farting makes your brain happy

Ask any boy, man, or honest woman on this planet and they will tell you that farting makes them happy. And those brave souls who embrace their …

The Brain

Patch that delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy to tumor sites shows promising results

Approximately one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime, making it the third-most prevalent form of the disease in the U.S. …

Emerging Technology

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 …

How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds 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

Scientists have long theorized that the immune system has a more neurological connection than previously thought, and research has risen up to …

Life Sciences

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 …

Fitness

Slideshow: What Eye Problems Look Like

Macular Degeneration

The Sound of Your Voice May Diagnose Disease

How you talk could reveal heart disease or concussions, say researchers and companies developing the novel technology

Medicine

Slideshow: 12 Natural Ways to Defeat Allergies

Naturopathic Medicine

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 …

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

Some people say that technologies like the internet are changing the way we think. This claim is now supported by evidence from neuroscience: a unique pattern of neural oscillations — better known as ‘brain waves’ — appears when people are text messaging.<p>Researchers led by neurologist William Tatum …

The Brain

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 …

Earth

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, …

Lightning

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, …