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Here comes the terabyte phone

<b>(CNN) —</b> A big selling point of smartphones is their ability to hold much of your data -- photos, videos, your entire music library -- on a little device.<p>But over the years, their storage capabilities, usually no more than 64 GB, haven't kept pace with all the movies, games, apps and other …

What to Do With Your Leftover Candy Canes (Besides Just Eating Them)

More leftover candy canes than you know what to do with? From DIY peppermint ice cream to candy truffles, here are some tasty ideas to get rid of them all.<p>Candy canes seem like such a good idea in early December. Every year, it's the same routine: You buy a big box (They're so cheap!), and hang …

Dessert

Brain repair 'may be boosted by curry spice'

<b>A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain's ability to heal itself, according to a report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy.</b><p>The German study suggests a compound found in turmeric could encourage the growth of nerve cells thought to be part of the brain's repair …

Medical Research

Adorable Drawings of Dog Breeds, Grouped By Their Place of Origin

Dog breeds can be a complicated subject, but, for better or worse, humans have been doing it for a long time. Breeds are not only instantly …

5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's

Approximately 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer's Association. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million.<p>In the fight against these fast-growing numbers, experts from all over the world discussed the latest research at the …

University of Pennsylvania

'Genius hour': What kids can learn from failure

When snow days piled up this winter, seventh-grader Emily Born was upset. It wasn't that she always loved school, or that she had a big test coming up and needed her teacher's help. No, the student from Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, was sad to miss out on her "genius …

Blood test predicts Alzheimer's disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.<p>Though much work still needs to be done, it is hoped the test will someday be available in doctors' …

Loyal Dog Stays By Injured Owner's Side Overnight After Accident, Then Finds Him Help

When 52-year-old Otis Orth got Amber, a golden retriever, for his birthday back in December, he didn't realize that his loyal companion would end up saving his life, the Alaska Dispatch reported.<p>Orth, who lives in a homestead in Trapper Creek, Alaska, took his snowmachine and Amber into town to get …

Alzheimer's toll may rank with cancer, heart disease

Alzheimer's disease ravages the brain, robbing its victims not only of their memories but often their ability to do things as basic as swallowing.<p>Now, a study of aging patients suggests its true toll may top half a million lives a year -- a figure that would put Alzheimer's just below heart disease …

Dogs' brain scans reveal vocal responses

<b>Devoted dog owners often claim that their pets understand them. A new study suggests they could be right.</b><p>By placing dogs in an MRI scanner, researchers from Hungary found that the canine brain reacts to voices in the same way that the human brain does.<p>Emotionally charged sounds, such as crying or …

University College London

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

Sphynx Cats — 5 Things to Know About Living With Hairless Cats

I got my two female Sphynx cats — also known as naked cats or hairless cats — within a year of each other from the same responsible and experienced …

Pets

Are People Quick to Judge You for Having Multiple Cats?

In my world, the more pets I can love, the better. If I have the time, space, and budget to welcome multiple four-legged friends into my home, why …

Do Cats Control My Mind?

New neuroscience research says that Toxo—the cysts in our brains from cats—can improve our self-control. For the 30 percent of people who have this infection, it's about more than promiscuity, schizophrenia, and car crashes.<p>“It is definitely not smart to intentionally infect yourself. I’ve already …

Golden Retriever Adopts an Orphan Kitten Rejected By Her Mother

When Ichimi the kitten was rejected by her mother, Ponzu the golden retriever and his owner Jessiepon took her in and have begun nursing her back to …

USA TODAY

Apps that Go Beyond News<p>The USA TODAY app allows you to be completely immersed in the news with award-winning storytelling and photography, rich-media videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality.<p>Now you can get the same great content, with zero interruptions. Download now and start a …

Apps

Multiple sclerosis 'linked to food bug'

<b>A food poisoning bacterium may be implicated in MS, say US researchers.</b><p>Lab tests in mice by the team from Weill Cornell Medical College revealed a toxin made by a rare strain of Clostridium perfringens caused MS-like damage in the brain.<p>And earlier work by the same team, published in PLoS ONE, …

Medical Research

The consolations of Irn Bru and Marmite

<b>The owner of a British food shop in Canada has reportedly been ordered to stop selling Irn Bru, Ovaltine and Marmite. Whatever their nutritional value, such foodstuffs are a lifeline to expats, says Jon Kelly.</b><p>I could point out to you all the corner shops that sell Irn Bru within a three-mile radius …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Vitamins ‘effective in treating ADHD symptoms’

<b>Vitamins and minerals could be useful for treating ADHD, research suggests.</b><p>Adults with ADHD given supplements for eight weeks had a "modest" improvement in concentration span, hyperactivity, and other symptoms, a small-scale study found.<p>A wide range of nutrients, including vitamin D, iron and …

ADHD

Skin Cancer Symptoms Signs | CTCA

An unusual skin growth or sore that doesn't go away may be the first indication of a non-melanoma skin cancer. Skin cancer may initially appear as a …

Gene therapy 'could be used to treat blindness'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1044000/1044287_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522261376_bc1a58bc2638be705b93d0d202928bb4<p><b>Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind.</b><p>The operation …

Blindness

Rates of gout in UK 'soaring'

<b>The prevalence of gout - traditionally associated with too much port and an unhealthy lifestyle - is soaring in the UK, according to a study.</b><p>One in 40 people in the UK is affected, according to analysis of 15 years of results, in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal.<p>The disease, which …

Biomedicine

Asthma: Altering diet may ease symptoms

<b>Fruits, vegetables and whole-grains might be an unlikely treatment for asthma according to animal studies.</b><p>Tests on mice, published in the journal Nature Medicine, showed that a high-fibre diet could reduce inflammation in the lungs.<p>The extra fibre changed the nutrients being absorbed from the gut, …

Holistic Medicine