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California doctor figures out way to stop Alzheimer’s progression

Like his father before him and millions of others, Ted Esau’s brain started to deteriorate in his late-50s.<p>Plaque was building up. Part of his brain …

Dementia

How to know if you have Lyme disease, which affects 300,000 Americans yearly

Keep this in mind the next time you go for a hike in a wooded or grassy area: Tiny critters called deer ticks often carry Lyme-disease-causing bacteria, which is spread by their bite. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month — and recent CDC estimates suggest Lyme disease, once thought of as fairly …

Disease

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

The Brain

Scientists use stem cells to grow working inner ear parts to treat deafness

Why it matters to you<p>Growing functioning inner ear tissues could lead to future treatment for deafness.<p>In many cases, deafness can have a significant …

Breakthroughs

4 Signs of Blood Clots You Need to Know If You're Traveling

Taking a flight or going for a drive that's longer than three hours? Then let's talk about blood clots. Why, you ask? For some travelers, blood clots …

Medicine

The Great Debate: Sleep vs. Exercise

The sun's just coming up and my alarm goes off. I roll over and look at my sneakers—I was planning on going for a run before work—but here's the …

Wellness

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Breakthrough Initiative Will Grow Organs and Regenerate Human Tissue

Growing Good Health<p>Major strides are being made in the field of regenerative medicine. Developments have been made growing tissue and even organs in …

Breakthroughs

Researchers Just Found a Way to Create Better Bionic Eyes

Easy on the Eyes<p>Anyone who’s ever had a stray eyelash or a piece of dust land in their eye can attest to the pain even the tiniest foreign object can …

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving …

Exercise

This Could Be The Worst Tick Season In Years. Here's What You Need To Know.

Experts say warmer winters caused by climate change are allowing ticks to expand into new regions of the U.S.<p>Tick season is upon us, and it’s shaping up to be a real doozy. Scientists predict 2017 will bear the highest number of ticks in recent years, with a jump in reported cases of tick-borne …

Public Health

How Exercise Can Help Through Addiction Recovery

I remember the first time I went jogging. A good friend of mine, who had always been into fitness and a healthy lifestyle, told me one afternoon at a …

Addiction

Using ALL Of Your Brain

They say we only use 10% of our brain… Whether that’s true or not – one thing is for sure scientists say my guest today definitely DOES use 100% of …

Finding Beauty in Every Freakin’ Moment, No Matter What

How often are we anxious, frustrated, looking forward to something coming up, unhappy with ourselves, unhappy with others?<p>How often are we not happy …

Happiness

Planning For The Care of a Special-Needs Child

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>Autism is a huge challenge, writes J.B. Handley. <i>We all</i> …

Women have bigger brain regions associated with intelligence

The differences in men and women even extend to the way our brains are built.<p>In the largest study yet on sex differences in the physical makeup of the human brain, researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland have shown that men and women do, in fact, have different brain structures and …

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans are strange, complicated creatures. Understand them a little better with these talks.<p>Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures, who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with sometimes, but it also makes us totally fascinating.<p>All our …

TED Talks

Listen To Your Gut Feeling

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>We’ve all had those moments when something just didn’t …

Stress really is killing us

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are new clues that the high levels of stress many people endure every day are taking a deadly toll.<p>White, working-class Americans are dying in middle age at a rapidly increasing pace, reversing a long-standing trend toward greater life expectancy across all races and social classes, …

Equality

F.D.A. Approves First Drug to Treat Severe Multiple Sclerosis

The Food and Drug Administration approved on Tuesday the first drug to treat a severe form of multiple sclerosis, offering hope to patients who previously had no other options to combat a relentless disease that leads to paralysis and cognitive decline.<p>The federal agency also cleared the drug to …

Medicine

Your Brain is Making You FAT

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>There’s an alarming trend occurring not only in America …

This is the precise time to go to bed if you want to wake feeling refreshed tomorrow

Are you sick of waking up feeling groggy every morning, doing battle with the snooze button as you try to grab a few more minutes precious shut-eye?<p>If you feel you're not getting enough sleep, you're far from alone: 39 per cent of people in England are suffering from disrupted sleep or insomnia …

Sleep

Your Brain Ages Just Like Your Body—Here's How to Keep It Young

Humans spend a lot of time trying to slow down aging from the outside<i>—</i>we buy expensive face creams, spend hours primping in the mirror, and even turn …

Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death

Scientists say even just 2.5 portions daily can lower chance of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death<p>Five portions of fruit and veg a day is good for you, but 10 is much better and could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say scientists.<p>The findings of the …

The No. 1 killer in US hospital is … secrecy

What’s the biggest killer in hospitals? Secrecy. That’s the takeaway from the feds — specifically, the Government Accountability Office and the Food …

Medicine

Alzheimer's could be flagged by sleeping in late

For many, the chance to have a lie-in most mornings is one of the luxuries afforded by retirement.<p>But according to new research, it could also be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s.<p>Scientists studying a cohort of over-60s found that those who consistently slept for more than nine hours each night …

Dementia

Women's heart attacks harder to detect

On that November Sunday in 2015, Stephanie Thomas Nichols was 40 miles into her drive home to Townsend, Del., from her vacation cabin in Western …

Medicine

What It's Like to Hold Your Own Heart

Heart transplant patient John Bell knows the exact whereabouts of the heart he was born with. It’s floating in a three-gallon jug of formaldehyde …

Medicine

Stem cells could restore vision after eye disease

A new technique using stem cells can restore vision in mice that have end-stage eye disease, a condition that is thought to bring irreversible vision loss.<p>Researchers used stem cells to grow new retina tissue in a lab, and then transplanted that tissue into mice that had end-stage retinal …

Biotechnology