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MIT’s latest invention pulls clean drinking water out of thin air

For people in the world without easy access to drinkable water, the idea of being able to pull it straight out of the sky, even in the driest of …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Major breakthrough towards universal cancer blood test

Scientists have made significant progress towards a universal blood test for cancer. This would radically change diagnosis, treatment and crucially survival rates for sufferers.<p>In a huge breakthrough in the world of science, a new blood test aims to identify cancers before they develop. Called …

Cancer

What to eat to prevent Alzheimer’s

If you’re misplacing your keys, forgetting names and struggling to concentrate, it might already be too late, says Dr. Steven Masley.<p>That’s why …

The brew that's become the new health craze

Having a living concoction growing in a jar on your kitchen counter sounds more like the description of a new horror film than the latest health …

Stop, Luke, And Listen: A Middle Aged Man’s Review Of The Last Jedi

<b>(SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN THE FILM)</b><p>It shouldn’t matter. I know it shouldn’t matter. I’m an adult. A grown man. A father. But, …

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Diabetes

We May Have Underestimated Just How Bad It Is to Be Overweight

This could explain a lot.<p>Unhealthy food, and the way it helps to fuel obesity, has been called the number one cause of poor health in America, but …

7 Infamous Cults That Are Creepy as F*ck

I'll just start by saying that I'm obsessed with cults. Why am I obsessed with cults, you ask? Gosh, I wish I had an answer for you — they've just always fascinated me for some reason, maybe because I can't picture myself giving up everything I have to follow someone blindly. (Except for maybe …

Crime

This Synthetic Cartilage Can Give Arthritis Sufferers a Full Range of Motion

<b>Innovator</b> David Ku<b><br>Age</b> 61<br>Professor of mechanical engineering and engineering entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech; surgeon<p><b>Form and function</b><br>Cartiva …

Contraceptive injection for men could end need for vasectomy

The end of the vasectomy is on the horizon after scientists announced human trials for a new contraceptive injection for men.<p>The simple process, which takes just a few seconds, involves injecting a harmless gel into the tube which transports the sperm to create a blockage.<p>It is the same tube which …

Pregnancy

Reflecting On The Past Year of Apple Pencil Ownership

When I first bought the Apple Pencil in late 2015, I thought I’d bring it everywhere. It was one of the coolest iPad accessories I’d ever seen, and the low latency and high accuracy for drawing and handwriting was just unbelievable. I’d used a lot of third party stylii — including the Pencil by …

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Lancet study on statins was 'fundamentally flawed', critics say

A major <i>Lancet</i> study which backed the safety of statins was “fundamentally flawed” and underestimated the side-effects of the heart drugs, a group of medics has said.<p>The research published in September concluded the drugs help prevent around 80,000 major cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks …

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Some Super-Agers Are Immune To The Symptoms Of Alzheimer's

Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK.<p>Some super-agers are immune to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s despite having all the hallmarks of the …

Statins could cut death risk by a third for some arthritis patients

Statins are a class of cholesterol-lowering medication commonly used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart disease. New research, …

'Patient zero': The misunderstood stories of how disease spreads

<b>(CNN) —</b> When a researcher's scrawling of the letter O was misinterpreted as a zero in reference to a HIV patient in the early 1980s, the provocative term "patient zero" was born.<p>It triggered a wave of events in which the patient, Gaëtan Dugas, a French-Canadian flight attendant, was erroneously …

New evidence suggests a quarter of the world's population has latent tuberculosis

But globally, TB is today the number one infectious killer, causing an estimated 1.8m deaths in 2015.<p>Unlike many bugs, infection with the bacterium that causes TB doesn't usually result in disease.<p>The usual dictum is that only 10% of people who are infected will ever develop TB, but this may occur …

Public Health

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Common high blood pressure medications affect mood disorders

Four commonly prescribed blood pressure medications may impact mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, according to new research in …

Immunotherapy cancer drug hailed as 'game changer'

<b>An immunotherapy drug has been described as a potential "game-changer" in promising results presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology congress.</b><p>In a study of head and neck cancer, more patients taking nivolumab survived for longer compared with those who were treated with …

Cancer

Medical school can be brutal, and it’s making many of us suicidal

By Nathaniel Morris<p>In August, a medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York jumped out of an eighth-story window to her death.<p>Stories like this are too common among budding doctors across the United States. In May, a medical student at the University of Southern …

Mental Health

Scientists testing HIV cure report 'remarkable' progress after patient breakthrough

Early trials by UK universities give grounds for optimism after patient shows no sign of virus following treatment<p>UK scientists and clinicians working on a groundbreaking trial to test a possible cure for HIV infection say they have made remarkable progress after a test patient showed no sign of …

Immunotherapy

Doctor's Diary: the radical approach to rheumatoid arthritis treatment has been more than justified

Over the past 10years, the prospects for the tens of thousands with the misfortune to be afflicted by the potentially crippling disorder of rheumatoid arthritis have improved dramatically.<p>The cardinal symptoms of swollen painful joints with the progressive destruction of bone and cartilage is …

Researchers Question Safety, Value Of Untested Stem Cell Treatments

Hundreds of clinics around the country are offering to treat a long list of health problems with stem cells.<p>The clinics claim that stem cells found in fat tissue, blood, bone marrow and even placentas can help people suffering from arthritic joints and torn tendons to more serious medical problems, …

Stem Cells

Singapore's Zika cases send warning signal to Asia

<b>(CNN) —</b> In just one week, Zika cases in Singapore have gone from zero to 258, raising concerns about a potential rapid surge in cases across Asia.<p>A recent study estimates that roughly 2.6 billion people in the region and Africa could be at risk of contracting the virus, which has been linked to the …

Child Dies After E. Coli Outbreak Likely Linked to Blue Cheese in Scotland

A child is dead following an E. coli outbreak in Scotland that has sickened more than a dozen people. Officials believe the outbreak was likely …

Blue Cheese