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Australia could become first country to eradicate cervical cancer

Australia could become the first country to eradicate cervical cancer, according to an announcement from the International Papillomavirus Society.

Centers that do surgery outside the hospital are becoming more popular and taking on riskier cases — and it's having a deadly side effect

The surgery went fine. Her doctors left for the day. Four hours later, Paulina Tam started gasping for air.<p>Internal bleeding was cutting off her windpipe, a well-known complication of the spine surgery she had undergone.<p>But a Medicare inspection report describing the event says that nobody who …

How do you stop smelly farts?

Passing gas, especially very smelly gas, can be an embarrassing problem. Fortunately, for anyone who experiences smelly gas, there are steps that can …

What You Need to Know About Intermittent Fasting

If you’ve been paying attention to diet trends, you’ve probably noticed the latest obsession with intermittent fasting. This isn’t so much a straight diet as it is an eating pattern: You limit how many calories you eat during specific days or hours, so you cycle between fasting and non-fasting …

Holistic Medicine

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist

If you’re trying to wean yourself off sugar, you know that eating on the go can get tricky. So many packaged (and easily portable) foods are full of …

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you’ve been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …

Low Fat

Type 2 Diabetes Was Misdiagnosed All Along, It Could Actually Be Several Diseases

This could change everything.<p>What if diabetes wasn't just one condition with two types, but a whole bunch of diseases under the same label?<p>That's the …

Diabetes

10 best foods for your heart

<b>(CNN) —</b> Keeping your heart healthy is about more than avoiding fast food and overly processed chow. You can also pump up your heart's health by choosing foods that will help reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.<p>Which food groups have the most science behind their …

Nutrition

Previously Undetectable DNA Could Be Responsible for Brain Disorders

No Two Neurons Alike<p>Despite intensified searches for the genetic roots of a range of neurological disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, …

Higher sodium, lower blood pressure. You read that right.

In another blow against decades of accepted medical wisdom, one of the most prestigious, long-running studies reports that lowering sodium intake …

We May Already Have the Pills We Need to End Memory Loss

A Global Problem<p>Neurodegenerative diseases produce the symptoms of dementia by causing cells in the spinal cord and brain to die. Loss of these cells …

4 Exercises from Positive Psychology to Boost Your Happiness

All of us have experienced times when a dark cloud just seems to be following us around. No matter what you do, it just seems that you can’t seem to …

Marcus Krause's lung cancer wouldn't stop growing. Then he took a new kind of blood test

<b>In late August 2014, Marcus Krause, a 53-year-old photographer from Atlanta, received a phone call from his oncologist.</b> Krause had been waiting for …

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

How to Be an Exceptional Leader: Advice From a Navy SEAL

Great leaders push, pull, teach...and never set their teams up for failure.<p>If you're even a semi-regular reader of mine, by now you know I love the reality series <i>The Selection: Special Operations Experiment</i>, which airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. EST on History. (Or you can catch up on the show's …

How I Trained Myself To Wake Up On Time Without An Alarm

Half the battle is figuring out how much sleep your body needs, and the other half is consistency.<p>Sleep is one of my favorite things. I adore it. I’ve never been one for alarms, though. Potentially because they mark the end of my sleeping.<p>I started working remotely a few years ago, and …

The Strangest Secret

(An excerpt from the bestseller <i>How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds</i><i>,</i> <br>based on talks by Earl Nightingale)<p>by Earl Nightingale<p><b>Transcript:</b><p>I’d …

Plant proteins, healthy fats and more 2017 food trends

By Christy Brissette<p>If the food trends of 2016 could be summed up in three words, they would be: protein, paleo and local. What food trends will we be seeing in 2017?<p>At the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston in October, I was among more than 10,000 nutrition professionals who got an …

10 Weekend habits of highly successful entrepreneurs

Share168<p>Tweet<p>Share250<p>+18<p>Shares 426<p>Successful entrepreneurs know that good habits don’t start on Monday and end on Friday. Entrepreneurs expect to …

3 easy exercises to target your core

There are countless health benefits to a strong core — it helps with balance and stability, creates good posture and helps to relieve tension in your back. Plus, it can help you excel in sports and activities like cycling, yoga and more.<p>Yet, a lot of us tend to get stuck in a rut and perform the …

This Device Can Bypass Spinal Injuries to Help Defeat Paralysis

It's restored finger movement in a quadriplegic patient.<p>Doctors in the US have developed a stimulator that bypasses spinal injuries by forcing the …

Autism: Scientists May Be Able To Explain A Third Of All Cases

The discovery could help researchers develop a treatment.<p>The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases …

University of Toronto

11 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

If lower back pain is a constant annoyance in your life, you might be wary of working out in fear of making it worse—and understandably so. However, …

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: “Happiness is a state of mind.” As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

The Lives Of Your Children Are In Your Hands

I’ve never lost a patient to polio. Or tetanus. Or whooping cough, but to be honest, I have an unfair advantage on the whooping cough: only kids die of whooping cough, and I only treat adults. I have seen my fair share of pertussis cases (as whooping cough is more properly known). It’s terrible; …

Depriving Deadly Brain Tumors Of Cholesterol May Be Their Achilles’ Heel

<i>Summary: Depriving glioblastoma brain cancer cells of cholesterol caused tumor regression and prolonged survival in mouse models of the disease, a</i> …

It's Past Time For Lyme Disease Vaccine, Says Vaccine Developer Stanley Plotkin

Your dog can be vaccinated against the tick-borne Lyme disease, but you can’t. And it’s long past time for that to change, argues vaccine researcher and developer Stanley Plotkin. After all, we had one once. Plotkin says we should apply the lessons we learned from its failure.<p>Every year, an …

Sharp Upper Back Pain Between the Shoulder Blades: Causes and Treatments

Sharp Upper Back Pain Between the Shoulder Blades: Causes and Treatments<p>Updated on April 5, 2017<p>Pain Between the Shoulder Blades: Should I Worry?<p>The …