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Forget sharks: 7 things in the water swimmers should actually fear

This dam has been effected by blue-green algae, also known also as Cyanobacteria, at Dicks Creek, located 22 miles northwest of Canberra, Australia, …

Public Health

All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws

A recent heatwave in Siberia’s frozen wastes has resulted in outbreaks of deadly anthrax and a series of violent explosions<p>Strange things have been happening in the frozen tundra of northern Siberia. Last August a boy died of anthrax in the remote Yamal Peninsula, and 20 other infected people were …

Climate Change

An Exoskeleton Designed To Help Stroke Patients Walk

After five years of development at Harvard, it’s close to hitting the market.<p>Most strokes damage the part of the brain that controls movement. After suffering one, many patients struggle to walk normally, with one side of the body more greatly impacted than the other. As people relearn how to walk, …

Robotics

The secret to a healthy life? Big data

It’s an exciting time to be in medicine. Thanks to scientific advances, many more of us are living longer. We’ve seen exciting developments in areas …

Big Data

Fast, Precise Cancer Care Is Coming to a Hospital Near You

Of all the cancers in the world, lung cancer is the deadliest. This year, the National Cancer Institute estimates it will kill 150,000 people, …

Cancer

Your DNA-Based Diet Plan? He's Got an App for That

Imagine using your DNA sequence to plan your life. Before you hit the gym, your phone buzzes with a personalized workout routine based on an analysis …

A single tick bite could put you at risk for at least 6 different diseases

The deer tick, also known as the blacklegged tick, is a fascinating but nasty little creature, and it's spreading.<p>The tiny arthropods carry Lyme disease — the serious illness that we most associate them with — but that's not the only pathogen they spread.<p>"One thing that people really need to be …

Medicine

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 …

Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly …

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

This AI can spot skin cancer as accurately as a doctor

The artificial intelligence was trained on an image database of 129,000 images and performed as well as trained medical professionals<p>In what could be …

Breath test for stomach and esophageal cancers shows promise

There has been a significant amount of research over recent years in the field of diagnosing illness through breath tests. A quick exhale into a …

Air pollution increases likelihood of dementia in older women

<i>; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images</i>George LavenderBreathing polluted air nearly doubles the risk of dementia in older women, according to a new study …

Pollution

Eat more of these foods to avoid getting sick

If you’re anything like us, you simply can’t dodge every cold, flu, and virus that strikes your office or social circle. Although some of us are more …

Healthy Eating

The Top 27 Alkaline Foods on the Planet (Eat more to prevent cancer, obesity and heart disease)

Let’s face it, the Standard American Diet is just plain SAD. With processed “quick and easy” foods, fast foods, and genetically modified foods, out …

Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Asthma

Swansea University smart bandage trials 'within 12 months'

<b>Bandages which can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to doctors could be trialled within the next 12 months, scientists have said.</b><p>The bandages would use real-time 5G technology to monitor what treatment is needed and also keep track of a patient's activity levels.<p>The work is …

14 foods you can eat as much of as you want and not gain weight

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>Certain non-starchy fruits and vegetables won't cause you to gain weight no matter how much of them you eat.</b>• <b><br>This is because they're mostly made up of water, they're low in calories, and they have fiber which helps keep you full.</b>• <b><br>Examples include tomatoes, kale, grapefruit,</b> …

Healthy Eating

Allergy and Asthma Patients Flock to Emergency Rooms

The sneezing, watery eyes and runny noses from seasonal allergies are poised to land more people in the emergency room as temperatures rise, …

Researchers Invented a Way to Screen Yourself for Skin Cancer Using a Smartphone

The new A.I. system could soon make its way onto your smartphone.<p>Your phone might someday save your skin.<p>Stanford researchers say they've created a …

Sleeping in on weekends could have a surprising benefit

So you should definitely do it.<p>If your weeknight sleep schedule leaves you feeling downright exhausted by the time Friday rolls around, the last …

Blood May Indicate Brain Cancer 5 Years Before Diagnosis | International Business Times

Detectable changes in blood may provide a tell-tale sign of brain cancer nearly five years before a person experiences any symptoms, according to a …

Transforming Medical Research with a Big Data Services Platform

The era of big data has opened up new opportunities for medical innovation. A new wave of research projects is looking to accelerate medical …

Big Data

Danger map reveals home of next killer

<b>South and Latin America is a hotbed of potential viruses that could be the next major threat to the world's health, according to "danger maps".</b><p>The EcoHealth Alliance in New York looked at mammals, the viruses they harbour and how they come into contact with people.<p>It revealed bats carry more …

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

Weight Loss

30 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Gut for Good

Typically, when someone aspires to having a better six-pack -- or a six-pack, period -- he or she does it with a sense of urgency. We assume this …

Infographic: 5 Stages of Patient Frustration & Satisfaction

Eliminating patient frustrations seems to be a constant battle for many hospitals and health systems. Hospitals that focus on improving patient …

Health Care

World's most threatening superbugs ranked in new list

<b>The World Health Organization has drawn up a list of the drug-resistant bacteria that pose the biggest threat to human health.</b><p>Top of the list are gram-negative bugs, such as E. coli, which can cause lethal bloodstream infections and pneumonia in frail hospital patients.<p>The list will be discussed …

3 easy ways to make this allergy season less horrible

Tired of sneezing? Combine some tech and some smart home tips to fend off allergens.<p>Itchy, watery eyes? Check. Runny nose? Check? The scratchy throat? Bingo. Yep, allergies suck. While it may not be possible to avoid all allergens, you can at least manage them with some cool tech and some smart …

Hacking