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Science

The Science of Fat

If you're anything like over sixty percent of Americans, you've got a few pounds of fat you could stand to lose. If you saw what a pound of body fat …

Pediatrician: Vaccinate Your Kids—Or Get Out of My Office

If you won’t trust your doctors on vaccinating your kids, will you ever really trust them at all?<p>If there is an issue more controversial and fraught …

10 American Foods that are Banned in Other Countries

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

15 Natural Ways To Relieve Stomach Pain

An upset stomach is no fun to deal with, but that doesn’t mean you have to go straight to a pill bottle for relief. Here are 20 natural ways to …

Honda's Robotic Legs Can Help Disabled People Walk Again

Honda has officially begun testing it's "Stride Management Assist," a battery-powered device worn on the legs designed to help stroke survivors …

Japanese robo-boot could help stroke victims walk again

The Ankle Walking Assist Device brings Iron Man power-assisted limbs a step closer to reality<p>If the sight of Robert Downey Jr summoning his Iron Man accessories from across a room gave you a taste for having your own powered exoskeleton, your wish may soon be granted. Japanese technology company, …

Researchers Find A Gene For Obesity

Just what we always wanted: a empirical reason why we binge-eat that isn't our fault.<p>Researchers at the University of Copenhagen set out on what seemed like a simple task: to find out if overeating is linked to any genetic difference. Four years and 1,200 pigs later (yeah, we'll get to that), they …

Genetics

Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science

Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice? Dr. John Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science.<p>…

Typographic heart and brain diagrams by Ork Posters

Typographic heart and brain diagrams by Ork Posters

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science)

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions. There are all sorts of confusing or nonsensical …

What Causes Blisters

Today I found out what causes blisters.<p>We’ve all seen them, and unfortunately most of us have had one. Those painful, pockets of goo that form …

Why Your Nose Gets Runny When It is Cold

Today I found out why your nose gets runny when it is cold.<p>On an average day, a typical person’s nose will produce about one quart of mucus/fluid …

What Causes Arms, Legs, and Feet to "Fall Asleep"

Today I found out what causes limbs to “fall asleep”.<p>Technically known as “paresthesia”, this syndrome is caused by the compression of specific …

What Do the Numbers in a Blood Pressure Test Mean and What Does This Test Tell the Doctor?

Carmen asks: What do the numbers in a blood pressure test mean? Also, what types of things do these numbers tell doctors?<p>Well Carmen, blood pressure …

Why People Breathe Into a Paper Bag When Hyperventilating

Hunter asks: Why do people breathe into a paper bag when they get really excited?<p>It’s all about pH balance. No, not the skin pH that keeps some …

Why Do Vitamins Make Urine Bright Yellow?

Andy asks: After I eat vitamins or vitamin enriched cereal, my pee turns bright yellow. What’s going on here?<p>If you’ve ever taken a daily …

What Causes “Eye Floaters”

Today I found out what causes “eye floaters”.<p>For those who’ve never experienced this phenomenon, eye floaters are little oddly shaped objects that …

It Is Not Necessary To Drink At Least Eight Glasses Of Water A Day To Stay Properly Hydrated

<b>Myth:</b> You should drink at least eight glasses of water per day to stay properly hydrated.<p>Probably one of the most widely spread urban health myths of …

Honey can be Used for a Variety of Medicinal Purposes

Today I found out honey can be used for a variety of medicinal purposes.<p>You may be skeptical about this because many such “natural” alternatives to …

What Causes Hiccups

Today I found out what causes hiccups.<p>In medical terms, a hiccup can be called a hiccough, a synchronous diaphragmatic flutter, or singlutus. Hiccups …

What to Do if You See Someone Having a Seizure

You should know what to do if you see someone having a seizure.<p>Not all seizures result in a person jerking about uncontrollably. With many seizures, …

Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know Part 5: Defibrillation

(Editor’s note: this is a continuation of the “Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know” series written by our resident paramedic/firefighter, …

Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 4: CPR

(Editor’s note: this is a continuation of the “Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know” series written by our resident paramedic/firefighter, …

Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 3: Recovery Position

(Editor’s note: this is a continuation of the “Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know” series written by our resident paramedic/firefighter, …

Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 2: Temperature Control

(Editor’s note: this is a continuation of the “Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know” series written by our resident paramedic/firefighter, …