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Is ‘friendly fire’ in the brain provoking Alzheimer’s disease?

NEWS FEATURE<p>Scientists want to combat dementia and neurodegeneration by keeping the brain’s immune system from going rogue.<p>Alison Abbott<p>Search for …

Dementia

Homeopathic and natural remedies aren’t the same thing—and only one of them is total nonsense

Therapies from nature sometimes work, but diluted dog rabies does not.<p>Willow bark has a long and storied history. The Sumerians used it 4,000 years ago to treat pains of all kinds. So did the Egyptians after them, and the Chinese and the Greeks, but it wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century that …

Alternative Medicine

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Operating Systems

This new protein can help beat breast cancer

A new protein has been found that is associated with breast cancer patients' survival.According to a study conducted by the UT Southwestern Medical …

Cancer

US doctors try to cut out insurers and government with 'direct primary care'

<b>Dr. Michael Ciampi never felt alone with his patients. Every appointment seemed to be adjudicated by “big” government or insurance companies, two</b> …

Health Care

John Stossel: The great American tax rip-off

The cable bill was the last straw, says Kristin Tate. "That's the one that really made me mad."<p>Comcast included $36 in charges for mysterious things like "utility tax" and "government access fee."<p>That motivated her to research obscure taxes and put what she learned in a new book, "How Do I Tax …

Ripoff

Sewing groups make much-needed dresses to send to girls in Sierra Leone

The whir of sewing machines and the snipping of scissors through fabric are sounds heard in Lancaster County that are changing young girls’ lives on …

13 Best Things to Do in Dublin | U.S.News Travel

Dublin is one of the most walkable cities in Europe. Start in the north at Phoenix Park and head south to the River Liffey, cross the famous Ha'Penny …

Travel

How cured meats protect us from food poisoning

Some cuts can last more than six years without going off. What’s the secret?<p>It made the news in New York: The meat was getting out of hand.<p>Discontent was simmering in Whitestone, Queens, in the fall of 2016, where neighbours had been shocked to come across hanks of pork belly strung on a line in a …

Virginia Tech

Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed

Volcanologists use samples from Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland to recreate famous hexagonal columns in laboratory<p>According to legend, the Giant’s Causeway was built by the Irish giant, Finn MacCool, as a crossing to confront his Scottish rival. Scientists have an alternative explanation, and for the …

County Antrim

Viral rescue

When antibiotics fail, could phage therapy succeed? The germ’s-eye view of infection might open up revolutionary treatments<i>By Emily Monosson</i>Read at …

Microbiology

3 Tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Manage Extreme Stress

I arrive at a job interview. I’m anxious. I really want this role. I was fired a month ago, and rent is due next week.<p>At least the receptionist is …

Mental Health

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

To Brits with knickers in a twist over Americanisms: don't get your panties in a bunch

To those dedicated warriors hunched over their keyboards or gripping their pens, ready to fire off an angry salvo about the Americanization of British English to their favorite newspaper, television channel or book publisher, linguist Lynne Murphy has a solemn warning: check a good dictionary first.<p>…

Linguistics

How controlling your gut bacteria could help you avoid a host of illnesses from diabetes to Parkinson's

Ever had a funny feeling in your stomach that tells you something is wrong? Or butterflies in your tummy when nervous? What about that bout of …

Wellness

Rollie Pollies Can Add Value to Your Organic Garden

Many people find rollie pollies cute in some odd sort of way, but other than that, they find them to be quite useless. However, it appears that there …

Gardening

APNewsBreak: DHS Finds Suspected Phone Spying in Washington | Technology News | US News

FILE- In this April 30, 2015, file photo, a Capitol Hill staffer looks down at papers while on a cell phone while walking inside the Russell Senate …

Surveillance

Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain is a Nervous System Disorder… Now What? | Physical Therapy

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) published <i>Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming</i> …

Pain

Trigeminal neuralgia - Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis<p>Your doctor will diagnose trigeminal neuralgia mainly based on your description of the pain, including:<p><b>Type.</b> Pain related to trigeminal …

Pain

How people with autism see the world

“Too fast!” cried Susan Morris’ son as he tearfully learned to ride a bicycle. He frequently lost his balance and struggled to tell whether his …

Autism

Dim Light May Change Brain Structure

Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain’s structure and hurt one’s ability to remember and learn, …

Neuroscience

Fault line slices through Kenya's Rift Valley, families flee

MAI MAHIU, Kenya (Reuters) - Eliud Njoroge and his wife were inside their house in Kenya's Rift Valley when a crack appeared in the cement floor and started spreading.<p>As they raced out they already knew it was more than a construction fault. Other cracks had started to appear on their town's main …

Africa

Six clouds you can use to predict the weather

Get your head in the clouds.<p>Modern weather forecasts rely on complex computer simulators. These simulators use all the physics equations that describe the atmosphere, including the movement of air, the sun’s warmth, and the formation of clouds and rain.<p>Incremental improvements in forecasts over …

Landscape Photography

Blind man left in tears by cruel commuters shows just how hard his guide dog works

<b>A blind man who was left in tears by cruel commuters after they refused to offer him a seat has shown just how hard his guide dog Kika works – by</b> …

Guide Dogs

Regeneration Next Scientists Find Stomach Cells in Lung Cancer

<i>This post originally appeared on Duke Today and is reposted here with permission.</i><p>New research from Duke has found that some lung cancer cells with …

Cancer Cells

The Gut-Brain Connection, Mental Illness, and Disease

We are never truly alone. On our skin, in our gums, and in our guts live 100 trillion organisms, altogether known as the microbiome. These beasties …

Immune System

Schizophrenia originates early in pregnancy, “mini-brain” research suggests

BUFFALO, N.Y<b>. —</b> Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely …

Neuroscience

Why your child's rubber duck could be a potential killer - and other dangers lurking in the home

All children love to have a play with a rubber duck in the bath. But scientists have now revealed that bacteria could be lurking in the toy that …

Super Bug

Sleeping 'like a Victorian' could help cure your insomnia, claims expert

Dr Michael Mosley claims that copying 19th century nighttime habits has helped relieve his sleep problems.<p>Anyone who has suffered with sleep issues …

Sleep

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Microbiology