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Doctors are trying an unorthodox approach to treat burn victims — using fish skin

Traditionally, burns are treated using pig and human tissue, which transfer collagen, a healing protein, to the victims' skin. In Fortaleza, Brazil, however, those tissues weren't readily available.<p>That shortage led researchers at the José Frota Institute to turn to tilapia as an alternative …

Medicine

Swimming Pools Are A Lot Grosser Than You Thought

Just in time for summer, two new reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are highlighting some scary-sounding risks …

What if we told you that your foundation can make you look younger?

Now that you know your make-up comes with superpowers, you may decide to ditch all your anti-ageing skincare, but hold on. The most important beauty …

High blood platelet count 'as good a cancer predictor as a lump in the breast'

A common blood test could help diagnose cancer earlier, according to research suggesting a high platelet count is strongly associated with the disease.<p>Platelets are tiny blood cells that circulate in the body, helping wounds to clot. But in some individuals too many platelets are produced – a …

Cancer

Why Breast Milk Changes Color, Explained In One Cool Photo

The human body is a fascinating machine, and motherhood often makes that especially clear. The latest example of this comes from a woman named …

28 of the Hottest Beauty Products Launching in April 2017

While everyone was hibernating during Winter, we were secretly testing some of Spring's hottest beauty launches. We're finally able to share the top ones we truly love for April. These hair, skin, makeup, and nail picks are actually items that have made it into our beauty routines. Get ready for an …

5 Cancer-Fighting Foods—Plus What to Avoid

Over half the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, the newest studies tell us. While many factors contribute to …

A celebrity trainer reveals the best way to burn fat — and it's shockingly easy

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• The best way to burn fat is by walking, not by doing intense cardio.<br>• The more intense the cardio, the lower the percentage of calories you burn from fat sources.<br>• More extreme cardio can also lead to more injuries and a larger appetite.</b><p><b><br>If you're looking to burn fat, ditch the</b> …

3 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Before, During, and After Work

When you consider the health consequences of the sedentary nine-to-five lifestyle, your metabolism likely comes to mind. But fortunately, as health …

Wellness

What the 7 Types of Poop Say About Your Health

Trying to deduce what your deuce means shouldn’t be rocket science — just gastroenterology. Researchers at the University of Bristol devised a visual reference called the Bristol Stool Scale that ranks your poop from 1-7, each of which says something different about the state of your digestive …

6 Apps to Secure Your Smartphone Better

For many of us, our smartphones carry our whole world—contacts, messages, payment information, eclectic music collection—so it’s hard to understate …

11 Simply Rules to Clean Eating

By Franziska Spritzler<p>The term "clean eating" has become very popular among the health conscious.<p>Clean eating is an eating pattern that focuses on …

The Greatest Myths About Jesus Christ’s Birth

Is Christmas on the 25th because of a pagan holiday? Was he really born in a stable? And about those three kings…<p>It’s Christmas, a celebration of the …

Theology

26 Beautiful Travel Photos of 2016

Nat Geo Travel editors picked their favorite travel photos published in 2016. See majestic images from around the world that struck our experts.

National Parks

Where is the world's most 'godless' city?

Discovering how many people in a given city believe in God (or not) is an almost superhuman task. In territories controlled or influenced by Islamic State, for example, the risks to declared non-believers are drastic and obvious. On the other side of the coin, the state atheism promulgated by the …

Religion

Gorgeous Fine Art Self-Portrait Photography by Rosie Hardy

<b>Rosie Hardy</b> is a talented 25-year-old photographer and digital artist from Buxton, who currently lives and works in Manchester, United Kingdom. Rosie …

Nature Photographer Captures Stunning Images of African Wildlife at Night Under Moonlit Skies

Brendon Cremer is a wildlife and nature photographer known for his stunning images of exotic animals in Africa. Among his most spectacular …

Moms Break Down Breastfeeding Stigma With Ethereal Photos

"Breastfeeding is a natural thing, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.”<p>Over the past three years, photographer Ivette Ivens has turned her lens to a special group of subjects: breastfeeding mothers.<p>Ivens ― who has two sons, ages 2 and 5 ― told The Huffington Post her own breastfeeding experience …

How to hide sensitive data on your mobile device

In the past, stolen cellphones were usually resold to new owners at a cheaper price. But that was before our phones held so much personal information and now it's really easy to exploit this information to make more money off the stolen device. Data on your smartphone such as bank accounts, photos …

50 New Things to Do to Your Hair This Winter

To state the obvious, it's been a year. So now that holiday season is finally approaching, we’re ready to lean into festive. Our craving for the season has only grown since ...

The Surprising Health Benefits of Cheese

Cheese lovers everywhere cheer.<p>It’s easy to lump in cheese with cake, bread, and other waistline offenders. Not so fast, though: Although some dairy products might pack on pounds, many cheeses are actually good for you in moderation, as part of a balanced diet. (Read: This isn’t permission to eat a …

Vibrant Fashion Photography by Jake Hicks

<b>Jake Hicks</b> is a talented freelance photographer currently based in London, UK. Jake shoots a lot of editorial, fashion and beauty photography. He is …

Photography

Earth Could Reach Critical Climate Threshold in a Decade, Scientists Warn

by Nadia Prupis<p>The planet could pass the critical 1.5°C global temperature threshold in a decade—and is already two-thirds of the way to hit that …

Climate Change

7 Home Remedies That Actually Work (and the Science Behind Them)

Photo Credit: Marsan | Shutterstock.com<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>Folklore remedies<p>Throughout the ages, people have sworn that odd remedies have cured their …

This Is What Food Does To Your Brain

Mind your food, friends!<p>Dr. Seuss once said, "You've got a brain in your head and feet in your shoes, you can eat any food you choose!"<p>Well, he actually said "steer yourself in any direction you choose," not "eat any food," but that's how we like to interpret it.<p>In all seriousness, thought, what …

Nutrition

How to Read Food Label – Healthy Tips and Tricks

When browsing the fresh food aisles at your local grocery store, it can be easy to find yourself becoming overwhelmed by the huge selection of foods …

Nutrition

Here are the subtle changes you will see on the iPhone 7

The changes will affect the earpiece and the position of certain sensors, according to Japanese blog Makotakara.<p>Buy an iPhone 7 later this year, and you may spot at least a few minor design changes.<p>Expected to launch in September, this year's iPhone will feature a longer ear speaker, according to a …

Mobile Technology

How Eating Potatoes (Yes, Potatoes!) Can Help You Hit Your Weight-Loss Goals | Women's Health

Despite the incriminating nature of this study, it's not all bad news for spud lovers. “The poor potato! It's been vilified for so many years. But potatoes are not the enemy!” says St. Louis-based registered dietitian Alex Caspero, R.D. “How we eat them is.” While we eat veggies like spinach and …