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Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

Every once in a while, someone likes to declare that the horror genre is dead, and so far, every one of those predictions has been wrong. Horror …

7 Vacation Spots Every Wine Lover Should Visit

Stoke your wanderlust and bring joy to your inner wine lover.<p>1. Napa Valley, California<p><b>What's good in Napa:</b> If the only thing you know about wine is that you love to drink it, then Napa's where you want to go. It's perfect for the newbie who's starting her wine education. Many wineries run tastings …

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Alzheimer's 'breakthrough': Addenbrooke's Hospital recruits first humans for testing diabetes drug

Patients over 50 with early Alzheimer's recruited for research in Cambridge after study finds drug Liraglutide might reverse some damage caused in later stages of disease<p>Men and women with early Alzheimer’s disease are being recruited to a trial for a drug which could be the first treatment to …

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Germs in Chronic Disease: Prediction Becomes Experience

In 1953, the esteemed economist, Milton Friedman wrote in his <i>Essays in Positive Economics:</i><p>**“...the only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of its predictions with experience.” **<p>As factual evidence grows, a theory can either be accepted or rejected. While his focus was on …

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Which illness frightens you most? Cancer? Stroke? Dementia? To judge from tabloid coverage, the condition we should really fear isn't physical at all. "Scared of mum's schizophrenic attacks", "Knife-wielding schizophrenic woman in court", "Schizo stranger killed dad", "Rachel murder: schizo …

Cancer relies on three-way switch to decide to spread

When cancer cells decide to metastasize and invade other parts of the body, they rely on a genetic on-off switch. Now physicists say they’ve decoded …

Metabolism gene mutations can cause childhood obesity, find scientists

Scientists have discovered that defects in a single gene can cause a rare but severe form of obesity by disrupting the body's ability to burn calories.<p>The study is the first to show that genetics can play a role in what many had long suspected: that some people put on weight more easily than others …

Air pollution causes cancer, WHO concludes

Air pollution has been listed as a leading cause of lung cancer by a World Health Organisation team tasked with identifying environmental carcinogens.<p>Fresh air polluted by exhaust fumes and industrial emissions causes lung cancer, a team of World Health Organisation experts has officially …

Worming Our Way Towards New Therapies for Chronic Disease

Over the last five decades, the prevalence of chronic conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and autism spectrum disorders have grown significantly. Public health research has been working fervently to find a way to treat and hopefully cure the ailments. Yet the …

Aircraft noise may increase risk of heart disease, say researchers

People who live close to an airport and are exposed to constant loud aircraft noise may face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to studies from the UK and the US published on Tuesday night.<p>The continual barrage of noise from planes taking off and landing may cause actual harm to …

HealthWatch: One Wine Compound Fights Fat; Another Bone Cancer

A new study strengthens previous evidence that the red-wine compound resveratrol can block human fat cells from developing, thereby mitigating …

Beyond Tamiflu: Compounds could lead to new flu drugs

Scientists have identified chemical agents that block the flu virus’s ability to replicate itself in cell culture.<p>These novel compounds show promise …

Gum disease may have ties to Alzheimer’s

Oral bacteria from poor dental hygiene have been linked to brain tissue degeneration, a finding that shows a potential association between gum …

Why Depression Ruins Your Memory

It can impede the brain's ability to encode different, but very similar, memories, a process called pattern separation.<p>Depression has been linked to memory impairment, but being depressed doesn't affect all types of memory uniformly. A new study suggests that people with depression can remember the …

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Heart attack risk could be cut by new cholesterol lowering drug, study says

People with dangerously high cholesterol could get an alternative to taking statins after fresh research raised the possibility of the creation of a new type of drug that would reduce their risk of a heart attack.<p>A study published today in The Lancet found that British and American participants in …

Women, we've got to talk about our drinking

Years ago, I started having two glasses of wine in the evening. Gradually, as my responsibilities grew larger, it morphed into three. After a hard day, wine helped to unhitch my shoulders from my ears, ease the transition from one role to another, numb my burgeoning anxiety and depression. And it …

Are E-Cigarettes a Boon or a Menace?

A new study says they may aid folks who want to quit smoking. But doctors fear there's a darker side to the electronic devices.<p><b>Electronic cigarettes may produce an aerosol vapor instead of smoke, but two new studies raise burning questions about their uses and risks.</b><p>E-cigs—as these battery-operated …

Brain-Eating Amoeba in Louisiana Linked to Hurricane Katrina?

Tap water became a breeding ground for a deadly amoeba, experts speculate.<p><b>The deadly brain-eating amoeba that recently killed a four-year-old Louisiana boy may be linked to unsafe water conditions created by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, experts say.</b><p>The boy, Drake Smith Jr., died from a rare but …

Why music is good for the heart

Doctors have discovered what music-lovers always guessed – music touches places nothing else can reach, says Ivan Hewett<p>In its onward march, science is always trampling over folk-wisdom. But sometimes a piece of research comes along which shows folk-wisdom might have a point after all. There’s been …

Robo-Maggots Will Munch Through Brain Tumors

Gross, but great for minimally invasive surgery.<p>Creepy, crawly maggots might be making their way into people's brains. Robot maggots, that is. Inspired by a TV show where plastic surgeons use maggots to eat away dead tissue, neurosurgeon J. Marc Simard of the University of Maryland School of …

E-Cigarettes May Match The Patch In Helping Smokers Quit

Electronic cigarettes are sparking lots of skepticism from public health types worried they may be a gateway to regular smoking.<p>But the cigarettes, which use water vapor to deliver nicotine into the lungs, may be as good as the patch when it comes to stop-smoking aids, a study finds.<p>Smokers who …

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

<b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without you even knowing it. PhD student Jerrald Rector, at the University of Birmingham, knows he has</b> …

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