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Her Seizures Looked Like Epilepsy, But Her Brain Looked Fine

When Sarah Jay had her first seizure, she was in her mid-20s and working a high-stress job at a call center in Springfield, Mo.<p>"I was going to go on break," she says. "I was heading towards the bathroom and then I fell and passed out."<p>An ambulance took Jay to the hospital but doctors there couldn't …

The Brain

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

Dementia

10-Minute Workout For a Flat Belly and Perfect Posture

Get ready for a six-pack abs and perfect posture workout with Jason Wimberly, founder of The Wall, an LA-based fitness studio that combines indoor cycling with serious strength training. Grab an exercise band if you've got one — no worries if you don't; the workout will still work you — and get …

Exercise

This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

Turmeric

Can staying awake beat depression?

Making people stay awake for hours in a hospital may seem an odd way to battle depression – but for some people it is proving a promising therapy. Linda Geddes reports.<p>The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, …

Sleep

This New Brain Study Shows Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Mapping the creative network in the brain.<p>Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can …

Creativity

Chemical imbalances don’t cause depression — society does

When you are depressed and anxious, you get hit by two kinds of stigma. People will often say that you’re being weak or self-indulgent and just need …

Strong Evidence that U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians in Somalia

An investigation by The Daily Beast on the ground in Somalia appears to confirm that American soldiers were involved directly in the deaths of 10 …

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

<b>Tripoli, Libya (CNN)</b> -- "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800.<p>Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but two human beings.<p>One of the unidentified men being sold in the …

Africa

Airstrikes and artillery kill scores of civilians in Syria

Syrian ground troops have been battling to take back the last urban area held by "Islamic State" (IS). Airstrikes and artillery have reportedly …

Middle East

11 – World War II, 1942-43 | History Hub

<b>“England</b> <b>provided the time, America provided the money, and Russia provided the blood.“ — Joseph Stalin</b><p>U.S. Aircraft Carrier USS Wasp (CV-7) After …

World History

MAPPED: The world's biggest oil exporters

Despite investment into alternative energies, oil is still the world's most traded commodity. Want to know where it comes from? Here are the world's oil exporters, ranked by revenue and global market share.<p>Top heavy<p>Over 100 countries export crude oil, but the players at the top run the game. Many …

Oil

This 12-year-old came up with a way to stop allergies before they start

Sixth-grader Iris Gupta wants to change how we treat one of our most annoying problems: allergies.<p>The 12-year-old is one of the 10 Discovery …

Our institutions go hard after welfare cheats, but they privilege the rich

I once stood in the Medicare office and cried to a customer service officer. I’m not an idiot, but filling out government forms is bewildering guess work<p>The release of the Paradise Papers showed that very rich people don’t like parting with their money – even if it’s for a good cause like keeping …

9 Things That Have Actually Helped Relieve My Dog's Allergies

All dogs are the best dogs, but an itch-free dog is even better.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b><p><i>NomNomNow was provided to BuzzFeed free of charge but we were not obligated to positively review it.</i>

The intriguing puzzle of extreme sleepiness

Shortly after his 21st birthday, Henry Nicholls realised he had the symptoms of narcolepsy. His quest to find out why led him to a fascinating tale of scientific discovery, involving luck, foresight... and some surprisingly sleepy dogs.<p>One of my first jobs was to keep a lookout for lions. There are …

Insomnia

Two NYPD detectives charged with handcuffing woman, 18, and raping her

Eddie Martins and Richard Hall arraigned Monday on 50-count indictment Woman says pair drove her around in police van and sexually assaulted her<p>Two detectives threatened an 18-year-old woman with arrest over a bottle of prescription pills, handcuffed her, drove her around in their police van and …

Definitive For Americans: A Refugee’s Review of ‘The Vietnam War’

I am a Vietnamese American, a refugee, and I grew up learning about the Vietnam War the same way most people do here: through movies like <i>Platoon</i> and</i> …

Vietnam

The Storm Is Coming

The Bank for International Settlements recently released a report showing that lessons have not been learnt from the financial crisis.<p>Early signs of …

Start Brushing With Turmeric Toothpaste and Watch What Happens to Plaque and Gum Disease

U.S. citizens are spending more than 1 billion dollars a year on over-the-counter tooth whitening products.<p>They are doing this without being aware of …

Alternative Medicine

This nuclear-explosion simulator shows where radioactive fallout would blow using today's weather

Imagine a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you.<p>Do you know how the city, its surrounding region, and its inhabitants would be affected? If you can't think of much more than "a lot of people would die," you're not alone.<p>"We live in a world where nuclear weapons issues are on …

North Korea

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

It could even make you prone to illness.<p>Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences …

Genetics

Opinion: This veteran investor nailed the last housing bubble and now expects another

A money manager who was among the few to predict a housing bust a couple of years before it happened now sees disturbing signs that history is about …

Solar Power

Why young Americans are giving up on capitalism

When you are twelve, in 2008, the global economy collapses. After years of bluster and bravado from President George W. Bush — who encouraged consumerism as a response to terror — it seems your country was weaker than you thought.<p>In America, the bottom falls out fast.The adults who take care of you …

Middle-class

Urinary Tract Infection: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a bacterial infection of any part of the urinary tract, which includes the bladder, kidneys, ureters (tubes …

Is turmeric good for you? Yes, but It's complicated.

Diet & Fitness<p>According to studies, it seems that turmeric has a number of potent benefits. The problem? How to tap into them.<p>Few foodstuffs have had scientists scratching their heads in wonder over its potential more than the widely-lauded spice called turmeric. Native to Southeast Asia and a …

Wellness

Organizations that rescue refugees in the Mediterranean are giving up, for fear of being shot

Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF) is suspending activities in the Mediterranean because of “threatening behavior by the Libyan coastguard,” according to Loris De Filippi, who heads the organization in Italy. MSF is the largest NGO involved in search and rescue operations in …

North Africa

Women's Brains Have More Blood Flow Than Men's, New Study Shows

Here's why that might be important.<p>Scientists have discovered a new difference between the sexes: women's brains seem to be more active than men's …

U.S. May Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Philippines

The Pentagon is considering a plan that allows the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes on ISIS in the Philippines, two defense officials told NBC News.<p>The authority to strike ISIS targets as part of collective self-defense could be granted as part of an official military operation that may be named …

Asia