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9 women reveal how doctors ignored their endometriosis symptoms, and the harrowing consequences they faced

Endometriosis Awareness Month may have ended in March, but if you live with this condition, then you know how the physical and mental pain you …

Women's Health

Avicii Talks Quitting Touring, Disappointing Madonna, New Music

The superstar DJ also discusses the perils of partying, why he relates to the Beatles and more<p>Avicii spent most of his twenties as one of the biggest …

Die Hard

This Artist Makes Awards for Men Who Do the Absolute Minimum

The woman behind the hilarious @awardsforgoodboys Instagram is sick of letting all that fuckboy bullshit slide.<p>In a world where headlines barrage readers with news of mass attacks on humanity, the inefficacy of elected leaders, and sexual predators in power, finding levity in it all can feel …

Feminism

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Genetics

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

Chemical imbalances don’t cause depression — society does

When you are depressed and anxious, you get hit by two kinds of stigma. People will often say that you’re being weak or self-indulgent and just need …

The Brain

FBI arrests CEO of company selling custom BlackBerrys to gangs

Custom, extra-secure BlackBerry phones remain a staple of the criminal underworld, and a recent bust just illustrated this point. <i>Motherboard</i> has learned that the FBI arrested Vincent Ramos, the founder of the well-established phone mod seller Phantom Secure, for allegedly aiding criminal …

We Might Have Finally Found The Trigger For Autoimmune Diseases

What makes the body attack itself?<p>Scientists have identified a chain reaction that explains why our own bodies can turn against healthy cells, …

People with depression use language differently - here are the signs someone might need support

Scientists have long tried to pin down a link between depression and language, technology is helping us get a full picture<p>From the way you move and …

The White House's Problem Is Dishonesty, Not Chaos

The fumbling of domestic-violence accusations against Rob Porter is a story about the administration’s inability to tell the truth, not its disorganization.<p>The White House’s response to allegations of domestic violence against former Staff Secretary Rob Porter has so stunned reporters that the …

Donald Trump

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

Want to Win an Argument? Science Says Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Once you start yelling, your listener will struggle to process what you say rationally.<p>Things don't always go smoothly in life, and when you encounter a bump, the temptation to yell at others can explode. Don't do it--a raised voice is one of the biggest swords you can drive into the stomach of …

Self-help

The Most Detailed Map Ever Made of the Milky Way in Radio Waves

A Japanese telescope has produced our most detailed radio wave image yet of the Milky Way galaxy. Over a 3-year time period, the Nobeyama 45 meter …

Pregnancy 'remodels' women's genes

It's long been said that motherhood changes a woman and Australian scientists now have the proof.<p>A breakthrough study has found pregnancy changes …

Vaping may raise cancer and heart disease risk, study suggests

Nicotine in e-cigarettes may convert into DNA-damaging chemicals, mouse trial indicates, but critics say results are irrelevant to humans<p>Vaping may raise the risk of certain cancers and heart disease, according to a team of scientists who studied the effects of e-cigarette smoke on healthy mice and …

Public Health

House Intel Committee votes to release Nunes memo on FBI

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines Monday to publicly release a classified memo written by Republicans alleging FBI abuses in the agency's surveillance, an aggressive move that could feed a GOP push to undercut special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation …

Donald Trump

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Scientists Show Human Consciousness Could Be a Side Effect of 'Entropy'

It's all connected.<p>It's impressive enough that our human brains are made up of the same 'star stuff' that forms the Universe, but new research …

What I want you to know about living life with a j-pouch

<i>What I Want You to Know</i><i> is a series</i> <i>of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing</i> …

Colitis

Don't buy the hype — minimum wage increases help economies thrive

The new year has brought plenty of discussion about minimum wages across Canada, with new increases taking effect in many provinces just as data …

Flu death toll rises to 50 in Indiana this season

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The number of flu-related deaths in Indiana has jumped again, doubling in just one week.<p>New numbers released Friday by the …

Public Health

Does a ‘Strong’ Immune System Ward Off Colds and Flu?

<b>Q.</b> <b>I’m a woman in my 60s and hardly ever get sick. A cold or (sometimes persistent) cough maybe every two years, the occasional bout of what might be food poisoning, but I have never had the flu and can’t remember the last time I took a sick day. Am I just lucky? Is my immune system “strong,” and</b> …

Immune System

A sleep expert explains what happens to your body and brain if you don't get enough sleep

Sleep expert Matthew Walker breaks down the many effects of sleep deprivation on your brain and body. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>"My name …

World Health Organization

Kingston Public Health says if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pets too

Just as you take precautions against the chill during cold snaps like the one currently sweeping across Ontario, don’t forget about your pets, the …

SPCA

The evidence keeps piling up: e-cigarettes are definitely safer than smoking

Although not harmless, the evidence is unequivocal that vaping is much safer than smoking. But misinformation and scaremongering could still be putting people off switching<p>Search for the term ‘vaping’ online and you’d be forgiven for thinking that it is an activity fraught with risks. The top …

Public Health

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Former Nasa biochemist Josiah Zayner became an online sensation by conducting DIY gene therapy on himself. He explains why he did it<p>Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way …

Genetics

Scientists Discovered What Causes Dementia

An international team of researchers claims to have found a major cause of dementia - an incurable brain disease.<br>Read More

Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers use sperm to deliver cancer drugs to tumors

Chemotherapy has a lot of terrible side effects and that's partly because the drugs being used to fight cancer also attack healthy cells. Figuring out a way to deliver drugs to tumors without affecting healthy tissue is a challenge and a problem that researchers are trying to solve. One group …

Why humans lost their penis bone

Despite slang terms that imply otherwise, the human penis contains no bones. The same cannot be said for many of our closest evolutionary relatives: …

Ketamine Relieved Suicidal Thoughts Within Hours in Hospital Study

When it comes to preventing suicide, true breakthroughs are hard to come by. The overall rate of suicide in the U.S. has increased since the turn of …

Depression