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We Compared Life Expectancy in All 50 States to Countries Around the World. The Results Are Truly Stunning

If you live in Mississippi, you have the same life expectancy as someone in Bangladesh.<p>What's the difference between living in Minnesota and living in Mississippi? About seven years.<p>It sounds like some kind of weird joke, but according to a new study, it's no laughing matter. That's because there's …

World Health Organization

Seven ways to minimise the risk of having a stroke

Know the signs; early treatment prevents lasting damage<p>A stroke is the damage caused by a clot or a bleed in the brain. It is the major cause of serious long-term disability in the UK. A quarter of strokes occur in people under 65, and the damage caused ranges from minimal changes picked up on a …

High Blood Pressure

Stop popping your pimples

Dermatologists warn against it, even if it’s super duper satisfying.<p>The only good thing about getting a zit is popping it. You see the bulging spot appear, expand, then evolve into a fully-formed, nasty, white-headed little sucker. Now, finally, after days of trying to hide the thing, you can lance …

Skin Care

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

<b>Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.</b><p>The joint Swansea University and Indian team was actually intending to create markers for detecting tumours.<p>They were amazed to discover the "quantum dots" …

Cancer

indoorgeneration

<b>THE DISTURBING FACTS ABOUT THE INDOOR GENERATION</b><p>We spend 90% of our time indoors with minimal daylight and fresh air. We aren't aware of it – but …

daylight-boost-learning

<b>THE HIDDEN POWER OF DAYLIGHT</b><p>Daylight can give you much more than just a feel-good factor. Getting enough daylight has proven physical and …

A Simple Way For Restaurant Inspectors To Improve Food Safety

Simple tweaks to the schedules of food safety inspectors could result in hundreds of thousands of currently overlooked violations being discovered and cited across the United States every year, according to new research about how scheduling affects worker behavior.<p>The potential result: Americans …

Environmental Health

The Most Damaging Addictive Drugs Are Not The Ones You Think, Report Shows

They're not even illegal.<p>Addictive drugs can have devastating effects on human life, but the worst of the lot are not the ones you might think. In …

Air pollution tied to high blood pressure for children

Babies exposed to higher levels of air pollution are more likely to face elevated blood pressure, according to a study published Monday in the …

Pollution

This Small Island Paradise Is Showing Africa How to Beat Malaria

Hamilton Nascimento remembers missing months of school as a child when he repeatedly got sick with malaria. It used to be an unavoidable part of life …

Global Infections by the Numbers

Climate Change May Be Making Your Seasonal Allergies Worse

Itchy eyes and sneezing? You might be suffering from climate change.<p>If you’re feeling like allergy season keeps getting worse each year, you’re not …

Climate Change

Unlocking the secrets of a cancer-fighting flower

A chemical extracted from a small flowering plant has helped in the fight against cancer for decades. Now, after a 60-year hunt, scientists have …

Breast Cancer

Cell nutrition links to tumour growth

Growing yeast cells seen through the microscope (100X magnification). Stock image<p>One of the many mysteries of cancer is the ability of tumour cells …

As Chicago weather warms, 84 people shot in nation's third-largest city in week

CHICAGO — At least 84 people were shot in the nation’s third-largest city over the last seven days, a troubling uptick of violence for a metropolis that has seen some recent success in reducing shooting incidents.<p>The surge in violence, which includes nine people who were fatally shot, comes as …

Law Enforcement

Health Tech Podcast: Using precision medicine to kill cancer — with artificial intelligence

In December of 2012, Su-In Lee was working at the University of Washington in Seattle. One day, she got the kind of call everyone fears: Her father, …

University of Arizona researcher says green LED light may help chronic pain

Dr. Mohab M. Ibrahim will give a free talk Wednesday night.

Autism Might Be More Common Than Originally Thought, CDC Says

Autism is becoming more common in America, according to new estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, some experts …

Brain ′pacemakers′ prove a success

Most people shudder at the mere thought of implanting electrodes in the brain. "Deep brain stimulation" sounds like a terrible science-fiction …

5 Fascinating Things Your Blood Type Can Tell You

Most of us don't spend too much time thinking about our blood type unless we are in our doctor's office, but our blood type is a component of our …

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Yellow Fever Encroaches Megacities, Straining Global Vaccine Supply

For the first time ever, Brazil is attempting a nationwide immunization campaign against yellow fever.<p>An ongoing outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease has killed hundreds of people in parts of Brazil where yellow fever traditionally wasn't considered a threat and most residents aren't vaccinated …

Public Health

An Automatic Diagnosis Method of Facial Acne Vulgaris Based on Convolutional Neural Network

Altmetric: 4<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Xiaolei Shen,<br>• Jiachi Zhang,<br>• Chenjun Yan &<br>• Hong Zhou<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 5839 …

Air pollution is an invisible killer: Denial will cost lives!

- Advertisement -<p>World Health Day 2018 special<p>WHO Air Quality Monitor screen-shot of Asia and the Pacific<br>(Image by CNS (Citizen News Service)) …

The health risks and benefits of cycling in urban environments compared with car use: health impact assessment study

• David Rojas-Rueda, predoctoral researcher123,<br>• Audrey de Nazelle, researcher123,<br>• Marko Tainio, researcher4,<br>• Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, research …

Is urban cycling worth the risk? — FT.com

If you live in a big city, you may have thought about cycling to work. You will have weighed up the pros and cons: the health benefits, the low cost, …

This Cancer 'Vaccine' Cured Tumours in Mice, And Human Trials Have Now Started

Yes!<p>An injectable "vaccine" delivered directly to tumours in mice has been found to eliminate all traces of those tumours, cancer researchers have …

We now have the first clear evidence cell phone radiation can cause cancer in rats

This week, following three days of live-broadcast peer review sessions, experts concluded that a pair of federal studies show “clear evidence” that cell phone radiation caused heart cancer in male rats.<p>This substantially changes the debate on whether cell phone use is a cancer risk. Up until this …

27 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

1/<p>Sugar<p>Shutterstock<p>Scientists now know that eating too much sweet stuff can not only lead to diabetes, it can also actively damage your cells and up …