Mara Lach

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Boosting the brain's immune cells may stop Alzheimer's

The results of two new studies — both published in the journal <i>Neuron</i> — suggest that the brain's immune cells may hold the key to future treatments …

MS treatment may center around a problematic protein

Although a cure for multiple sclerosis isn't necessarily right around the corner, we may at least be getting closer to one. Scientists at Canada's …

Pregnant mother's exposure to air pollution possibly linked to baby's brain alterations - Xinhua

WASHINGTON, March 8 (Xinhua) -- A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with …

The Origin of Pain Differs Wildly Between the Sexes

Gender-specific medication is the future doctors have long ignored.<p>Of the approximately 100 million Americans that experience chronic pain, <i>70 percent</i> …

Surgery Near End of Life Is Common, Costly

At 87, Maxine Stanich cared more about improving the quality of her life than prolonging it.<p>She suffered from a long list of health problems, …

Neuroscientists Figured Out What Unconsciousness Looks Like in the Brain

Just because it's unconscious doesn't mean it's not on.<p>The human brain is the only reason our species has survived on this planet for so long, but …

A 24-year old got a mysterious disease where her body attacked her brain — and scientists are learning it's more common than they thought

There's a blank year in 26-year-old Caroline Walsh's once-spotless memory.<p>She's pieced parts together from stories her friends have told her and a collection of photos on Facebook. But she cannot remember the day it all began — when her father found her in the middle of a seizure, her body writhing …

Charlize Theron Is an Exhausted Mom in ‘Tully’ First Trailer

Charlize Theron portrays the downside of motherhood — with three children, including a constantly crying newborn — in the new teaser trailer for the …

Brain Circuits Controlling Social Behavior Identified

A new study in Biological Psychiatry implicates the habenula in controlling social behavior. Increasing activity in the habenula leads to social …

The 1 Habit All Intelligent People Practice

Read to discover why it's necessary.<p>Surrounded by voyeuristic screens and engulfed by never-ending stimulation, our brains are undergoing transformation. Modern life offers many advantages, not the least of which involves the technology that provides us with opportunities that our ancestors …

What Are the Health Benefits of Echinacea?

By Joe Leech<p>Echinacea is a popular herbal supplement.<p>It's used as a natural remedy for preventing and treating the common cold … but does it …

CTE found in brain of patient with no history of concussions

The Canadian Concussion Centre has made a curious find – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE – in the brain of a patient who never had a concussion or traumatic brain injury. The Toronto-based CCC announced its discovery Thursday hailing it as "the first known case of its kind."<p>CTE, which …

Ever wondered how underwater cables are laid? We take a trip on the ship that keeps us online

Onboard the Pierre de Fermat, internet connectivity is limited. To get online sailors must visit a designated internet cabin to surf the web via a …

This Video Tutorial Teaches You to Balance on Your Hands

The basic crow pose is an advanced-beginner yoga pose that’s a great stepping stone for teaching you to balance on your hands. And it’s like the …

Supermoon – in pictures

Skygazers are heading to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches to witness the largest supermoon since 1948. Astronomy enthusiasts can see Earth’s satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset – weather permitting

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50,000 Shades of Wow: Winning Images from the 2016 Siena International Photo Award Contest

In only its second year, the Siena International Photo Award (SIPA) competition received over 50,000 images, submitted by amateurs and pros from over …

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Thigh Stretches that Focus on Groin Flexibility

Groin and Inner Thigh Muscle Stretches<p>The adductor muscle group, more commonly referred to as the groin, is a set of 5 muscles that brings your leg …

Microsoft’s New Surface Studio PC is a Creative Dream, Wants to Kill the iMac

The iMac with its beautiful 27-inch high-res screen and minimal design has long been a favorite of many creatives—if not for their studio, then as …

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How One Season of Football Affects a Child’s Brain

Research is mounting that concussions have devastating impacts on professional football players in the NFL—and the symptoms don’t happen overnight. …

Heading ball in football brings memory problems for up to 24 hours, study suggests

Heading the ball during a football match could cause memory problems for up to 24 hours, researchers have found.<p>Although there has been several studies showing the dangers of concussions during contact sports, there has been none looking at the impact of regular smaller blows to the …

10 Ways to Not Make People Hate You As a Bride

As my high school Spanish teacher once said, "pretty girls do pretty things."<p>A couple of weeks ago, Faran Krencil made a solid case for eschewing bridesmaids duties, but the fact remains most of us will continue to do our due diligence as friends and sisters and cousins and in-laws and stand next …

All The Best Ways To Reheat Pizza, According To The Collective World

The gift that is leftover pizza comes raises some serious questions: to reheat or not to reheat? There are many pizza connoisseurs who swear by cold pizza. "You can never get it back to its former glory," they say, "so why even try?" But not everyone agrees with that philosophy, which brings us to …