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31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your New Home

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A Beautifully Simple Solution to Covering Up An Ugly AC Unit

Air conditioning is great when it comes to comfort, but the exterior unit is a serious eyesore. But one couple, the creative minds behind House Pet, …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

CDC Report: 9 Million Using Prescription Sleep Aids

Have you taken a sleeping pill in the past month? If so, you've got plenty of company. In the past 30 days, approximately nine million adults in the United States -- that's 4 percent of the population -- used prescription medication to help their troubled sleep.<p>Have you taken a sleeping pill in the …

Sleep Disorders

Sleeping Pills Most Popular With Older People, Women

If you've had problems sleeping and have taken a pill to help, you're not alone.<p>About 9 million American adults had taken sleeping pills in the past month, according to findings from a detailed nationwide survey conducted between 2005 and 2010.<p>Overall, about 4 percent of people 20 and older had …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns of mutation, that alone or in combination drive 30 different types of cancer, including brain, lung, pancreas …

Use of ADHD drugs 'increases by 50% in six years'

<b>There has been a 50% rise in England in the use of drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in six years.</b><p>NHS prescriptions for methylphenidate drugs, including Ritalin, rose from 420,000 in 2007 to 657,000 last year, the Care Quality Commission said.<p>The watchdog warned health workers to …

Smartphone Dead…Again?

Humans are evolving—we were born with hands and fingers, and over the past decade, a new appendage has sprouted from our fingertips. Essential for …

USA TODAY Mobile Apps

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 …

Acetaminophen Can Cause Rare, Serious Skin Disorders, FDA Warns

Taking acetaminophen causes rare but potentially deadly skin reactions in some people, the Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.<p>The goal is not to scare people off Tylenol and other acetaminophen-based pain relievers, which are among the most popular medications in the United States, …

Experts: Two Years Heals (Almost) All Wounds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When humans hurt, they're often comforted by other non-hurting humans who say "time heals all …

19 percent of the web runs on WordPress

SAN FRANCISCO — At the annual San Francisco WordCamp, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg told the audience a fascinating stat about the service.<p>In a talk that also included details on the next two versions of WordPress, Mullenweg said, “We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running WordPress. … …

Samsung tips: 10 Galaxy S4 “hidden” features and tricks

In a new blog post, Samsung describes ten “hidden” or “semi-secret” features of the Galaxy S4, which some of you may not be aware of.<p>Coincidentally or not, the Samsung post went live on the same day Verizon and Motorola unveiled new Droid smartphones, and a day ahead of the upcoming Nexus 7 …

Ovo wants to take the pain out of beaming videos to your TV

Beaming videos from your mobile phone or your laptop to your TV is still a bit of a hassle, especially if you’re looking for an alternative to …

Can Natural Products Protect You From Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus?

Almost 40,000 people in the United States developed West Nile virus last year and 1,549 died because of it. Compare that to 1999, the first year the disease was seen in North America, when only 62 people were reported infected.<p>Humans contract West Nile virus from infected mosquitoes. While most …

Blood Test Could Soon Track Multiple Sclerosis

A blood test could one day provide a fast, inexpensive way for multiple sclerosis patients to assess the effectiveness of their medications and track disease flares.<p>While the test is still years away from market, the new biotechnology may prove invaluable for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a …

Start Doing The Things You Love Now

My parents, along with most of my friends’ parents, are starting to reach that point where they have just recently retired or have it coming up …

Hobbies

Opiate overdose deaths 'skyrocketed' in women, CDC finds

Health news<p>More men still die after overdosing on prescription painkillers in the U.S. each year, but women are catching up fast, according to a grim new report from government health researchers.<p>Opiate pain reliever deaths among women spiked five-fold in the decade from 1999 to 2010, climbing to …

Medicine

#WTF Is a Vision Board?

Photo by bmevans<p>Remember when homework consisted of cutting out pictures we liked from magazines and pasting them on poster board, collage style? It …

Antibacterial Soap Ingredient Has Potential To Harm Nursing Babies

Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have released new research suggesting that exposure to triclocarban, a chemical used in many common antibacterial soaps, could be dangerous for nursing babies.<p>In study results presented at the annual meeting of The Endocrine Society in San …

Coconut Oil for Beginners – Your Coconut Oil Miracle Guide: Health Cures, Beauty, Weight Loss, and Delicious Recipes

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER<p>For centuries, cultures around the world have used coconut oil for its many nutritional and health benefits. Now, coconut oil is finally gaining widespread recognition for its proven ability to help with weight loss and improve hair and skin …

Report: Twitter to launch location-based ads later this year

Twitter has been steadily ramping up its ad efforts this year, first bringing promoted tweets to mobile devices and more recently opening up ad buying to all US users. Now, according to <i>Ad Age</i>, the social network is preparing to introduce promoted tweets based on your location. In addition to …

Just how likely is China to execute anyone for fouling up the environment?

The Chinese government is getting serious about pollution—deathly serious, in fact. Severe polluters may now be put to death, as Xinhua reports, replacing penalties that had been “lax and superficial,” according to new judicial guidelines.<p>That’s certainly one way to give teeth to the State …

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Never Mind 'Don't Pick Your Nose' -- Boogers May Be Good for You

If you catch a child with a finger up his nose, you probably discourage it. But could the "nasty" habit of nose-picking -- and eating it -- be more sanitary and even health-beneficial than we've been taught?<p>If you catch a child with a finger up his nose, you probably discourage it. But could the …

Immune System

How Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Is Treated

Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome depends on the type and duration of symptoms. It usually will begin with conservative treatments using a wrist …

China Mobile launches global app – with help from Apple | Financial Times

China Mobile has this month quietly launched Jego, an app to rival Skype’s free voice-calling system, in an effort to extend its international …

Obama Administration Seeks To Ease Approvals For Antibiotics

Every day in hospitals all over America, thousands of patients die of infections that <i>used</i> to be curable. But the antibiotics used to treat them aren't working anymore.<p>It's called drug resistance, and it's largely a consequence of antibiotics overuse. The more germs are exposed to antibiotics, the …