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Master Enzyme Switch Deactivated In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Brand new research published in the last few weeks reveals important information for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis …

Wellness

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia May Be Possible with Noninvasive Eye Exam

Diagnosing fibromyalgia (FM) can be difficult for clinicians because there is no specific diagnostic test and they often rely on a group of symptoms …

We Now Have More Evidence That Fat Fuels Cancer's Spread

Scientists have stopped metastasis in mice.<p>Scientists have found that the cells responsible for spreading cancer around the bodies of mice have a big …

Are Epigenetic Factors Implicated in Chronic Widespread Pain?

1. Wolfe F, Smythe HA, Yunus MB, Bennett RM, Bombardier C, Goldenberg DL, et al. The American college of Rheumatology 1990 criteria for the …

Scientists Link DNA and Chronic Joint Pain, a Fibromyalgia Symptom

Scientists at King’s College London have discovered a link between specific alterations in DNA (called epigenetics) and chronic widespread joint …

Genetics

Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being

A client sits before me, seeking help untangling his relationship problems. As a psychotherapist, I strive to be warm, nonjudgmental and encouraging. …

Psychology

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Learning

A graphic history of sex: ‘There is no gene that drives sexuality. All sexuality is learned’

Changes in sexuality over time have made the modern family what it is. What next? Homa Khaleeli asks the authors of a groundbreaking graphic guide, The Story of Sex<p>Philip Larkin famously announced that sexual intercourse began in 1963 (“Between the end of the ‘Chatterley’ ban / And the Beatles’ …

Books

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. “When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she …

Want to Maximize Your Brain Power? Follow This 8-Step Method

Eight steps to slow down, think hard, and get the most from your mind.<p>How much are you getting out of your brain?<p>We live in a world of distraction, but science says we do our best work when we're focusing on one thing at a time. And although the idea that we only use 10% of our brains has been …

7 psychological tricks that will help you nail your next job interview

While interviewers consciously take note of the answers you provide, your body language reveals subconscious clues to your personality and attitude.<p>So how do you ensure that your body language is giving off the right vibes? A Quora thread discussed just that, answering the question: "What are some …

Employment

Researchers Think They Know How to Make Your Brain Learn Like a Kid Again

Make our brains great again.<p>Kids have amazing brains. They can pick up two languages in early childhood just as easily as they can learn one. Early …

The Brain

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

I read book after book but the advice seemed awful. And even the advice that was clearly good ("eat better") there was almost zero chance I would follow.<p>I don't know how to take good advice. I don't know how to give it. And all of this talk about "habits" seems beyond me.<p>I was all alone with no one …

Marijuana Rated Significantly More Effective in Treating Fibromyalgia Symptoms than FDA-Approved Drugs, Global Survey Finds

GOLDEN, Colo., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of 1,339 people with fibromyalgia conducted by The National Pain Foundation and …

Sensory Distress: The Other Side of Fibromyalgia

<i>Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising.</i><p><i>“If we lose sight of pleasures … that intoxicate the senses in the most sensuous</i> …

Arthritis

Can oxygen therapy cure fibromyalgia? - Futurity

A small group of woman with fibromyalgia felt much better after two months of treatments in a hyperbaric chamber. Is oxygen a cure for the painful …

Medicine

Life found in 'deadest' part of the ocean - Futurity

Drilling has revealed evidence of oxygen-breathing microbial life in the "deadest" part of the Pacific Ocean, 12,000 feet below sea level.

Oceans

Camel antibodies survive trek to tumor cells - Futurity

Antibodies from camels and alpacas could be a way to deliver anticancer viruses straight to tumor cells, while leaving other types of cells …

Olive oil compound kills cancer in minutes - Futurity

A compound in extra-virgin olive oil kills cancer cells in minutes, not hours. Now scientists think they understand how it works.

Are microbes responsible for Earth’s largest mass extinction?

Around 250 million years ago, 90 percent of Earth’s life was wiped out. The cause, new research suggests, wasn’t asteroids, or volcanoes, but …

Climate Change

How Oyster Shells Could Help Protect Troops in the Battlefield

New transparent armor to protect U.S. troops on the battlefield could be inspired by the structure of seashells, researchers say.<p>Scientists would love to develop tough, hard, lightweight materials for applications such as body armor. Increasingly, researchers seek to create materials that mimic …

Chemistry

Physicists find a new 'state of matter' in the eyes of chickens

Chickens That Lay Organic Eggs Eat Imported Food, And It's Pricey

The other morning, I found myself staring at something strange and unfamiliar: empty grocery shelves with the word "eggs" above them. The store, a Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C., blamed, in another sign, the dearth on "increased demand for organic eggs."<p>This scene is unfolding in grocery …

Captivating Slow Motion Macro Footage of a Match Head Catching Fire

When we shared photographer Adam Magyar’s talk in which he describes the techniques he used to capture the mesmerizing photos and footage in his …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

This gene helps some of us never forget a face - Futurity

New research may help explain why a few people remember almost everyone they have met while others have difficulty recognizing members of their own …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …