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2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging — here's how to incorporate them into your life

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

Exercise

Three Myths About the Brain (That Deserve to Die)

Pity the poor human brain. People have misunderstood it for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians thought it was a useless organ and tugged it out of dead pharaohs through the nose. Aristotle thought the brain was a cooling unit for the heart. Philosophers in the Middle Ages believed that certain …

The Brain

Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS?

MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating mercury-laden seafood may raise the risk of developing ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), …

Extend your phone's battery life with these four easy steps

Never say die<p>To own a smartphone is to know the frustration of having its battery die right when you need it most—whether you're approaching your next high score or need to call Mom. While modern-day displays and phone tech put a lot of strain on the battery pack inside your handset, you can follow …

8 of the best free workouts on YouTube

Who says you need an expensive gym membership to get fit?<p>If your New Year ambition is to get fit, but the cost of a gym membership is putting you off …

Twins study: How one-year mission affected astronaut's health

<b>(CNN) —</b> What happens to the human body after a year on the International Space station, floating in zero gravity? The Twins Study -- comparing data from before, during and after astronaut Scott Kelly's mission in space with those of his identical twin brother, retired astronaut Mark, back on Earth …

Space Science

What the FDA doesn’t know about alternative medicine—thanks to politics—could kill you

In 2014, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took a hard hit to the head during a conference championship game against the Green Bay Packers. The following day, however, Wilson had no serious head injury.<p>“I believe Recovery Water helped prevent me from getting a concussion based on a bad …

Pharma

Yoga Has a Surprising Health Benefit

If you’ve been warned by your doctor about borderline high blood pressure, you may want to give yoga a try. According to a small new study, people …

Diabetes

This Is Everything That's Wrong With Caregiving In America Today

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine just published a very sobering look at the state of family caregiving in the U.S. Here are some of the things the group found.<p>1. Washington needs to get real already.<p>Public policy lags woefully behind today’s reality. There are nearly 18 …

Health Care

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Easier Than You Think

Do you have insulin resistance?<p>If you don’t know, you’re not alone. This is perhaps the single most important question any of us can ask about our …

Diabetes

Terminally ill woman holds party before ending her life

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness."<p>And just one rule: No crying in front of …

California

One Reason Not To Trust Your Aging Parent's Doctor

We have a generally traditional respect for doctors in this country. Most people take them at their word, expect that they will properly care for our aging loved ones and we don’t question them. But is that a safe way to go as our parents live longer than anyone thought they would? Maybe not. Aging …

Medicine

13 Healthcare Stats That Will Blow You Away

You know healthcare is a major concern for people all over the world and that it's an expensive affair here in the United States. But there are lots of things you probably don't know about healthcare and that you would do well to know. Here are 13 healthcare stats (many with eye-popping associated …

A neuroscientist explains how 'Pokémon Go' is messing with your brain

You know, those little neuron groups that make you experience pleasure and positive reinforcement? They're the reason drugs are so addictive and junk food makes us feel so good.<p>They're also the reason some Pokémon Go players have quit their jobs, broken into homes, and fallen off cliffs while …

The Brain

Doc: Microcephaly just 'tip of the iceberg' with Zika

With health officials struggling to eradicate the mosquitoes spreading Zika in Miami, many are concerned that the battle against the virus may soon hit their home. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Tom Frieden said last week that mosquito-control efforts in Miami’s Wynwood …

Public Health

An Alzheimer's Doctor Reveals His Most Powerful Technology

I am an Alzheimer’s doctor. I practice at a “university-based memory center.” I care for patients with failing brains, and I also care for their families, because you cannot have one without the other.<p>Technology surrounds me. Beneath me, in a basement encased in concrete, a 220-ton cyclotron spins …

Alzheimer's Disease

6 Signs It's Time to Change Your Life

Is it time to make some changes in your life? It just might be. Life is too short to not live it to the fullest.<p>Here are some signs it’s time to …

No, You Don’t Have To Have Celiac Disease To Have A Wheat Sensitivity

People who don’t have a diagnosis for celiac disease or a wheat allergy may face a lot of scorn and derision for claiming to be sensitive to wheat products, skipping pasta and bread.<p>But a new study by scientists at Columbia University may explain why certain grain products can cause intestinal …

Biomarkers

Meningitis outbreaks among gay men have experts puzzled

As cases of meningitis, a rare and potentially fatal disease, popped up in cities nationwide over the past several years, public health officials noticed a trend: many of those infected were gay men.<p>There's no known medical reason why meningitis, which is transmitted through saliva, would spread …

Avoid these 15 ingredients that can be found in many supplements

Many of the ingredients on this list also have the potential to interact with prescription and over-the-counter medications, such as cholesterol-lowering statins and blood-thinning drugs like aspirin and warfarin (Coumadin and generic).<p>Moreover, our experts agree that none of these supplement …

Weight Loss

How to use writing to overcome anxiety, tragedy, or heartache

"You don't remember me, but I was in your experiment a year ago. I just wanted to thank you. It changed my life."<p>James Pennebaker has had a number of …

Self-help

Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

TORONTO, July 27, 2016 – A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, …

Everything I Don’t Remember is the latest twisty crime import from Sweden

You can tell a lot about a culture by its crime fiction. Though the genre is often utilitarian, with simple prose to better provide quick thrills, it …

Common foods that damage your DNA

To help protect your DNA and reverse genetic aging, avoid or reduce consumption of the phytochemicals that can harm you. It's important that you do this, because once phytochemicals like psoralen become activated, they can target your DNA destructively.<p>Granted, the process of DNA damage is …

Nutrition

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …

Kurt Vonnegut

Brain changes wrought by gene linked to Alzheimer’s may begin in childhood, scientists say

The gene that makes some people more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease as adults also affects the brain development and mental abilities of children, a new study shows.<p>Researchers who examined brain scans of 1,187 kids and teens found distinct patterns in the size and structure of the cortex, …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

Bomb-carrying robot used to kill the Dallas police shooter raises new ethical questions

In what appears to be an unprecedented tactic, police rigged a bomb-disposal robot to kill an armed suspect in the fatal shootings of five officers in Dallas.<p>While there doesn't appear to be any hard data on the subject, security experts and law enforcement officials said they couldn't recall …

Robots