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Parker Solar Probe marks first mission milestones on voyage to Sun

Just two days after launch on Aug. 11, 2018, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe achieved several planned …

Parker Solar Probe

Six things about Mars Opportunity rover’s recovery efforts

NASA’s Opportunity rover has been silent since June 10, when a planet-encircling dust storm cut off solar power for the nearly-15-year-old rover.<p>Now …

Mars Rover

Zombie’ gene returns to life and kills cancer in elephants

<i>The gene appears to have been helping elephants and their relatives for a long time</i><p>Researchers have discovered a gene that can protect elephants from …

What’s wrong with big solar in cities? Nothing, if it’s done right

Many of us are familiar with developments of big solar farms in rural and regional areas.<p>These are often welcomed as a positive sign of our …

Solar Power

How gambling distorts reality and hooks your brain

To call gambling a “game of chance” evokes fun, random luck and a sense of collective engagement.<p>These playful connotations may be part of why almost …

Psychology

Eyes can show early sign of Parkinson’s disease

The eyes may be a window to the brain for people with early Parkinson’s disease.<p>People with the disease gradually lose brain cells that produce …

Are fasting diets effective and safe for losing weight?

Although traditional reduced-calorie diets are a science-based way to lose weight, intermittent fasting is a good alternative that studies suggest is …

New triple pill strongly lowers blood pressure

A new low dose three in one pill to treat hypertension could transform the way high blood pressure is treated around the world.<p>A trial led by The …

High Blood Pressure

Being aware of these risk factors for stroke

Unhealthy lifestyle habits and chronic health conditions can raise your risk of having a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). These things are …

Discovery about gut may lead to new diabetes treatment

In a recent study, researchers from University of Queensland shows that understanding the link between diabetes and the gut may help develop new …

Can we avoid chronic disease when we are old?

Recent research shows that by the year 2050, the global population of adults aged 60 and over will be more than double from roughly 841 million to 2 …

Scientists discover drug that could treat hair loss effectively

In a recent study, researchers from Columbia University find that 75% of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata had significant hair …

Vitamin D could help delay aging

It is known that vitamin D can help our body absorb calcium and strengthen our bones.<p>But recent research has shown that vitamin D has much wider …

How to avoid exercise injuries

We all know that staying physically active is key to good health, but that’s only true if you don’t get injured while exercising.<p>Some of the most …

New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

<i>A prototype of a 3D-printed device with living cells that could help spinal cord patients restore some function</i><p>Engineers and medical researchers at …

As body mass index increases, blood pressure may as well

<i>Body mass index is positively associated with blood pressure, according to the ongoing study of 1.7 million Chinese men and women.</i><p>Body mass index is …

Will you be the same person 50 years from now?

How much do you change between high school and retirement?<p>The answer depends on whether you’re comparing yourself to others or to your younger …

The risk of lung cancer for young breast cancer survivors

Women who have been lucky enough to survive breast cancer may face increased risk of lung cancers, according to a new study in Radiotherapy and …

How to have healthy blood pressure

A healthy blood pressure level is below 120/80 mm Hg for most people.<p>According to the new blood pressure guideline, measurement higher than 130/80 mm …

Consuming too little salt is bad to your health, too

Dietary salt has been taken as a silent killer recently.<p>When they prepare meals at home, buy food from grocery stores and restaurants, they tend to …

How the body clock impacts your health

Last year, three scientists who found how our bodies tell time won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.<p>The body clock, or circadian, …

How omega-6 could benefit people with type 2 diabetes

In a recent study, a group of Finland researchers find that high serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid is linked to a lower risk of type 2 …

How to deal with weight gain in your middle age

According to recent research, the average young U.S. adults gain 30 pounds by the time when they become 50 years old.<p>The age-related weight gain …

Common heart disease, allergy drugs linked to higher stroke risk

In a recent study from University of Aberdeen, researchers find that drugs routinely prescribed for allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s are …

Scientists find 4 types of hot flash in women

In a recent study from the University of Pittsburgh, researchers identify 4 types of hot flash that women may experience.<p>Hot flashes and night sweats …

Women's Health

How a massage can help cure back pain

We’ve all been there: Your back is aching from sitting in front of a computer all day or perhaps you pulled a muscle during a workout, but you don’t …

Pain

Astronomers discover metal vapors in the atmosphere of an ultra-hot exoplanet

Exoplanets, planets in other solar systems, can orbit very close to their host star.<p>When, in addition to this, the host star is much hotter than our …

Universe

Stern of USS Abner Read destroyer discovered off remote Alaskan island

For almost 75 years, the stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read lay somewhere below the dark surface of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of …

Naval History

New battery technology with double performance could be game-changer

<i>Longer-lasting drop-in replacements for lithium ion could be on the horizon</i><p>A rechargeable battery technology developed at the University of Michigan …

Clean Energy

Muscle doesn't weigh more than fat

The reassuring phrase ‘muscle weighs more than fat’ can be heard reverberating in gyms across the country, but how much truth is there to it?<p>A …

Nutrition