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20 Ways 9/11 Changed My Life as an (American) Muslim

On 9/11, my husband and I stood in our living room. The TV was on and I remember trying to turn my body to force my eyes to look away. The second plane hit. My husband's hand covered his mouth. He felt too far away. I couldn't move closer. One of us was saying, "Those people. All the people. Why …

Religion

An exercise scientist told us the 2 things everyone gets wrong about working out

Wikimedia Commons<p>Exercise is filled with misconceptions.<p>Everyone out there seems to have ideas in their heads about what works and what doesn't, …

Why Muslim Rapists Prefer Blondes: A History

The Muslim penchant to target “white” women for sexual exploitation—an epidemic currently plaguing Europe, especially Britain and Scandinavia—is as …

Islam

Why 'Skinny Fat' Can Be Worse Than Obesity

We have a big fat problem. America is a fat nation, and we are failing to solve our big fat problem. Failing big time. Almost 70 percent of Americans are overweight. The latest study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows about 35 percent of Americans are obese.<p>It comes as …

Diabetes

‘Remarkable’ Ebola vaccine created with 100% success rate

More than 7,500 people who came into contact with Ebola victims were protected from the deadly disease by a new vaccine<p>The deadly Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people may finally have been conquered after scientists developed a vaccine which is 100 per cent …

Eating “healthy” food in restaurant is just as bad as fast food

According to a new study, eating out at a restaurant might be a bad idea for people trying to lose weight. The study also revealed that fast food may …

Nutrition

The Emergency Department is clogged and it's your fault.

I want to tell you what happens behind the scenes at an emergency department. I am currently working at a kids emergency department and in the last …

Is marijuana really an effective drug? Surprisingly, scientists have no solid answer

One would think that with medical marijuana now legal in 23 states, the science to support its efficacy would be fairly definitive. Surprisingly, that's not the case.<p>Despite the fierce political tussles and competing medical claims the truth is this: Very little solid scientific evidence exists to …

Cannabis

Health Videos: MedlinePlus

These animated videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them.

The 10 least affordable cities in the world

That distinction goes to Singapore, according to The Economist's World Cost of Living Index, which ranks the world's cities by affordability.<p>No US cities made the list.<p>The Economist uses the price of food, drink, clothing, rent, transportation, and utility bills in order to calculate the index. We …

Royal Babies

Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn?

Educational neuroscience burst onto the scene with the hope of explaining how we learn. But the jury is still out on whether it’s useful for classroom practice<p>No one knows how much knowledge students take home with them after a day at school. Tests, homework and inspections give a snapshot of …

Neuroscience

Here's what happened when scientists gave blind people a 'bionic eye'

Genetic mutations cause their photoreceptors, the cells in the retina at the back of the eye that convert light into an electrical signal the brain can interpret, to stop working and die. Without functioning photoreceptors, people with retinitis pigmentosa go blind.<p>But with the help of a retinal …

University of Michigan

Acne | Blackheads | Pimple | Zits | MedlinePlus

Summary<p>Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, …

Skin Care

The Scary Way Diabetes Affects Thinking Skills And Brain Function

A growing body of research is finding that diabetes can take as devastating a toll on the brain as it takes on the body.<p>A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that people with Type 2 diabetes demonstrate a decline in cognitive skills and ability to perform daily activities …

Diabetes

Weight Loss: How to Shed Belly Fat Without Exercising For Women.

Belly fat may be more damaging to your health than fat that is stored around the hips and thighs, warns the Harvard School of Public Health. Even if …

Earth heading for 'mini ice age' within 15 years

Research has predicted a new solar 'Maunder minimum' in the 2030s<p>The earth is 15 years from a period of low solar activity similar to that last seen during the "mini ice-age" of the 17th century, when the Thames froze.<p>Solar researchers at the University of Northumbria have created a new model of …

10 foods that make you look younger

You can head off a lot of your most common beauty concerns simply by downing the right foods. That's right—eating well not only does wonders for your waistline and bolsters your immune system but can also provide some very real get-gorg benefits, such as smoothing wrinkles, giving hair a glossy …

Skin Care

5 Strength-Training Moves That Double as Cardio

Exercise 1 Overhead Barbell Squat<p>Hold a 35- or 45-pound barbell with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Place the barbell directly over your head with your arms fully extended but not locked <b>(A)</b>. Stand with feet shoulder-distance apart, and lower your hips into a squat. Lower until …

Ironic Or Economic? Oil Giant To Build World's Largest Solar Project

Today the state oil company of Oman announced a landmark deal with California-based solar developer GlassPoint to build the world’s largest solar project. Named Miraah, the $600 million installation will cover 750 acres of desert with glass houses inside which long sheets of aluminum will catch sun …

Natural Gas

10 Functional Foods Which Destroy Cancer Cells

Many specific proteins, enzymes and coding within our immune system may be activated to kill cancer cells.<p>There is no such thing as a cancer cell …

Scientists look into why most Alzheimer's patients are women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.<p>What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics? Biological differences in how …

Dementia
New Jersey

The Future of Periods Will Be High-Tech, Messy, and Might Involve Jellyfish

In the future, there could be computerized tampons that tell you when to change them, dissolvable tampons that can release HIV-prevention medication, and tampons that even detect ovarian cancer.<p>Women have been menstruating for, like, <i>ever</i>. Despite this, there have only been four imperfect products …

Menstruation

Doctors forced to continue treating Sunni Muslim who is in a "minimally conscious" state

Hospital bosses had asked to allow doctors to stop treating the man - who has suffered brain damage<p>Doctors have been forced to continue to treat a "deeply religious" Sunni Muslim who is in a "minimally conscious" state following a cardiac arrest.<p>Hospital bosses had asked Mr Justice Newton to allow …

Sunni Islam

Take this quiz to figure out what you should be eating on a daily basis

It's not your fault: Research shows that, in general, we're really, really bad at remembering not only what we've eaten but also how much exercise we've done throughout the day.<p>The problem here isn't just that our memories aren't reliable— it's also that we often overlook the calories in many of …

Immune System

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Train Your Brain

Overcome your mind's tendency to slow you down.<p>Your legs are screaming. This is as fast or as far as you can go. Or so you think. When you feel as if you can’t run another step, it’s natural to assume your body has had enough. But science suggests your mind is slowing you down prematurely, and you …

Freelancing

Burn 450% More Calories Without Cardio

Extend Your Last Set to Obliterate Body Fat<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Studies have shown that the use of finisher sets leads to dramatic fat loss …

The psychology of emojis

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and various other decorations.<p>Emojis have taken over my communication—and I’m far from alone. According to Swyft Media, 74 percent of people in the U.S. …