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

Scientists say even just 2.5 daily portions 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 …

Nutrition

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 …

Biology

Could our cells one day be connected to our smartphone? Research suggests yes

Why it matters to you<p>Tracking health can be an extremely important part of many people's lives -- and this new tech could one day make it much …

Scientists make significant breakthrough in fight against antibiotic resistance

Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against superbugs.<p>Researchers have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic …

Epic dermis: Scientists develop 3D printer capable of producing 'living' human skin

New technology could put an end to chemical and cosmetic product testing on animals.<p>Spanish scientists say they have developed a prototype 3D printer …

3D Printing

Human skin can now be printed out in transplant breakthrough

A team of biologists has built a prototype 3D bioprinter that can create functional human skin, which could help bring an end to animal testing once …

3D Printing

Team develops a biosensor able to detect HIV only one week after infection

A team from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has developed a biosensor that can detect type 1 HIV during the first week after infection. …

Chemistry

How Silence Rewires Your Brain to be More Intelligent

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos …

The Brain

Eating Your Way To Depression and Anxiety

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>It’s no wonder restaurants especially fast food …

Depression

4 Exercises That Will Train Your Brain to Perform at Your Peak

No matter what your goals are, your mental game is the key to success.<p>While most quarterbacks would have crumbled under pressure, Tom Brady's mental strength became most apparent in the second half of the Super Bowl. As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best …

Success

Scientists Grow Beating Human Heart From Stem Cells

However, there's still a long way to go before we'll have individualized replacement hearts.<p>Over a third of Americans who need a new heart will not …

Cool Stuff

You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years

Life is short. Youth is finite. You have every opportunity to make the most of the life you have right now. Your choices today will determine the …

Success

When Old Medicine Goes Bad

Most of us have reached for a painkiller, at one time or another, only to discover the date on the label shows it has expired. But what does an "expiration" date on medicine really mean? Is it dangerous if you take it anyway? Less effective?<p>It turns out that date stamped on the label actually means …

Medicine

The Brain’s Connections Shrink During Sleep

This mass downscaling stops neurons from becoming saturated—which may be one of the reasons why sleep exists at all.<p>In your every waking moment, whether you mean to or not, you are absorbing new experiences, and changing your brain. Specifically, some of your neurons become more strongly connected. …

The Brain

7 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

High blood pressure affects about one in three adults for all kinds of reasons, from genetics to stress. While medications can help keep it in check, …

Health

Got only 20 minutes to work out? Use it to add years to your life.

It was a crazy day at work, you’re meeting up with your friends later, and now you have less than half an hour to squeeze in some exercise. At that …

That Sushi May Contain a Tract-Invading Parasitic Tapeworm

In health updates that absolutely no one wants to hear, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that a tapeworm that was …

Woman died from superbug resistant to all available antibiotics in U.S.

A Nevada woman has died from an infection resistant to all available antibiotics in the United States, public health officials report.<p>According to …

Antibiotic Resistance Will Soon Hit the Tipping Point, Unless We Act

A New Global Threat<p>The world is facing a severe global threat–surprisingly, from something that was meant to save us in the first place.<p>For decades, …

The Future

The Drugs May Be The Problem: Inconvenient Truths About Big Pharma and the Psychiatric Industry

Many whistle-blowers that have been trying to expose the frailties and fraudulence of the psychiatric drug industry regard Dr Breggin as a mentor, …

I Want My Child Back

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>This illness is cruel and heartless, it attacks …

Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and travel to the brain

It seems the nerve damage behind Parkinson's starts in the stomach or colon before spreading to brain cells - but we don't know what's causing it

Neuroscience

The case for eliminating sugar. All of it.

Gary Taubes argues in a new book that sugar is toxic and should be consumed as often as tobacco. As in, never.<p>For years, the conventional wisdom about diet has been that we get fat because we eat too many calories.<p>Gary Taubes, the enfant terrible of nutrition writing, has long been making the case …

Eating

Healthcare Providers are Compelled to Over-Prescribe Big Pharma’s Prescription Drugs

I recently ran across an important 2013 JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) article, the content of which is printed below. It is …

The 10 Most Popular Leadership Stories Of 2016

These are the leadership stories you read and shared the most this year.<p>2016 saw its fair share of changes in the world of leadership. A pretty eventful U.S. presidential election accompanied seismic occurrences, scandals, mishaps, and mistakes in the business world.<p><i>Fast Company</i> covered the low …

Leadership