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Alzheimer's Disease Research

(For the latest research, check out these <b>New Clues That Alzheimer’s May Be in Your Future</b>.)<p>“As someone that’s always been into health and nutrition, I was at once traumatized by the whole experience but felt instantly mobilized to use my penchant for understanding science to dig into the research,” …

Healthy dose of hope for one-use syringes

<b>The people of the farming community of Roka in Cambodia are living through exactly the nightmare scenario that the World Health Organisation wants to stamp out with a new policy on syringes.</b><p>In wooden huts and farmhouses dotted among paddy fields, families are struggling to cope with the bombshell …

Public Health

Joan Rivers Was Left Out of the Oscars' "In Memoriam" Tribute

The late comedian practically invented red carpet coverage.<p>Until last year, the Oscars were practically synonymous with Joan Rivers. The iconic comedian, who died last year, was a fixture on the red carpet, interviewing celebrities and skewering their style at the same time. But when it came time …

Red Carpet

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

A Brief History of Scientific Experiments on Cats

"The physiologist does not hear the animals' cries of pain. He is blind to the blood that flows. He sees nothing but his idea, and the secrets he is resolved to discover."<p>Not too long ago, the animal testing lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison quietly shut its doors following an aggressive …

The Brain

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

How hospitals are using big data analytics to research paediatric cancer

Researchers in the United States are turning to big data analytics to gain a much better understanding of paediatric brain cancer and other diseases …

Big Data

Scientifically Proven Alternative Health Solutions

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis

Sleepy, Stressed, or Sick?

Why thyroid diseases are so common—and still so mysterious<p>When I first suspected I was suffering from hypothyroidism, I did what any anxious, Internet-connected person would do and Googled "dysfunctional thyroid symptoms," and, in another tab, "hypothyroid thinning hair??" for good measure.<p>What …

Dry Skin

Absolutely Adorable Photos of Young Children with Their Pets

Most people consider a pet to be their most faithful companion, a trusted soul-mate they share life with. Photographer Elena Shumilova captures the …