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Doctors can now sift bacteria from your blood using magnets

No antibiotics required.<p>Sepsis, or blood poisoning, is no joke. More than half the people who contract the condition end up in the morgue. The conventional treatment involve the liberal application of antibiotics at the first sign of infection, though as we discovered on an American pig farm …

Bacteria

InsideDNA looks deep into your DNA to determine the best drugs to cure what ails you

Using a computational platform and your DNA, bioinformatics startup InsideDNA aims to determine the right drug interaction for your body.<p>The startup began three years ago as a cloud-based platform for genomics analysis called InsideDNA Research, which brought optimized storage and reproducible …

Genetics

If You Eat 2 Bananas Per Day For A Month, This Is What Happens To Your Body

Bananas are perhaps one of nature’s most under-rated fruits.<p>The yellow skinned fruits are easy to overlook, especially when it seems as if there’s …

A Month Before A Heart Attack, Your Body Gives You A Warning – These Are The 6 Signs!

The primary cause of death in the USA is heart attack, and that is why in order to prevent it, it is of a big importance to know the symptoms of …

Heart Attacks

'Thunderstorm asthma' deaths in Melbourne rise to eight

<b>The number of people dying in the Australian city of Melbourne from a rare phenomenon called thunderstorm asthma has risen to eight.</b><p>One person remains in a critical condition.<p>Heavy rains and winds last Monday triggered thousands of pollen allergy asthma attacks in the state of Victoria.<p>Paramedics …

Australia

Obesity alters brain structure and function

It’s not just your waistline that suffers as you put on weight. Researchers are beginning to find puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia<p>Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure …

The Brain

'Thunderstorm asthma:' Deadly illness caused by freak weather

Reed Alexander and James Griffiths, CNN -<p>An unusual combination of weather conditions leading to a freak illness known as thunderstorm asthma has …

Weather

Melbourne 'thunderstorm asthma' kills two

<b>Two people have died in Melbourne, Australia, from a rare phenomenon known as "thunderstorm asthma", after a storm hit the city late on Monday local time.</b><p>Paramedics and hospitals were stretched to their limits as thousands phoned to report breathing problems.<p>The trigger was an extreme level of rye …

Australia

ZNA’s the new DNA: How zip codes have drastic impacts on your health

Precision Medicine Initiative will research prevention medicine based on DNA, but should also focus on location<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>In January 2015, President Barack Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative, a plan to support research into treatment and …

Health

Food additive alters gut bacteria to cause colorectal cancer

Of the cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of …

Brain.fm’s neurologist-approved audio tracks will take your productivity to new heights (80% off)

We live in an increasingly distraction-filled world, which means it’s harder than ever to stay productive. For an effective way to get focused — and stay that way — you can tune into to Brain.fm, a library of audio tracks specially calibrated to enhance your mind.<p>For a limited time, you can pick up …

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

<i>By David Zinczenko</i><p>“I can’t do this. I can’t face another diet.”<p>My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss …

Increasing muscle strength can improve brain function: study

Increased muscle strength leads to improved brain function in adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), new results from a recent trial led by the …

Study links blood pressure risk to road noise

Traffic noise is associated with an increase in hypertension cases, according to research from five European countries<p>People living near noisy roads could have a bigger risk of high blood pressure, a new study suggests.<p>Meanwhile, long-term exposure to air pollution can also increase a person’s …

Blood Pressure

Migraines could be caused by gut bacteria, study suggests

Research shows sufferers have higher levels of bacteria involved in processing nitrates, and could explain why some foods appear to act as migraine triggers<p>Migraine sufferers have a different mix of gut bacteria that could make them more sensitive to certain foods, scientists have found.<p>The study …

Health

Why hospital infections are a bigger threat than HIV, influenza and tuberculosis

If you're in hospital, take care - take very good care. A new study suggests the risk of hospital infections is higher than that of a number of global infectious diseases together, including HIV and flu.<p>You would think it was the other way around. But six healthcare-associated infections are a …

Dementia risk linked to air pollution and lack of vitamin D

By<p>Many say dementia is a scarier prospect than cancer. But there may be new ways to reduce the risk of dementia, hints the first comprehensive review …

DeepMind’s First Medical Research Gig Will Use AI to Diagnose Eye Disease

Google’s machine learning division plans to help doctors spot the early signs of visual degeneration by sifting through a million eye scans.<p>Every …

Life Sciences

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 …

Computer Science

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 …

Viruses

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 …

Cancer

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 …

Phones

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 …

Gluten

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

Explosive new findings: Farting shown to play a role in regulating your brain and behavior

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. …