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Flu lasts for more than an hour in air and on surfaces – why cleaning can really help

Influenza, or flu, viruses cause about 200,000 hospitalizations every year in the U.S. Annual seasonal vaccination is our best line of defense, but …

Public Health

A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

Imperial College London

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

Yoga

Moving When Young May Strengthen the Adult Brain

Being active in youth may change the inner workings of brain cells much later in life and sharpen some types of thinking, according to a remarkable new neurological study involving rats.<p>The study suggests that the effects of youthful exercise on the brain could linger deep into adulthood, …

Tip: Increase Growth Hormone by 1700%

All you have to do is perform your reps in a specific way. Here's exactly how.<p>Growth hormone (GH) is a big deal to lifters. If you have enough of it …

5 Questions to Ask Your Students To Start the School Year

Schools are about more than learning; they are about experience(s). They help shape us in our present and future and those experiences stick with us …

Pedagogy

What I learned from home DNA testing

They promise to reveal everything from our ancestry to our chances of serious illness. But are DNA tests accurate and do they tell us anything worthwhile?<p>There may come a time in everyone’s life when they find themselves sitting at the kitchen table on an otherwise unexceptional weekday morning, …

Genetics

How does a high-fat diet raise colorectal cancer risk?

While the evidence of a link between an unhealthful diet and colorectal cancer is robust, the underlying mechanisms for this association have been …

23andMe Receives FDA Approval for Genetic Tests Despite Few Changes

Labeling, not technology, helped the company bring disease risk assessments to consumers.<p>Spit in the sample collection tube, and throw it in the …

Molecular Biology

Sun's UV Light Helped Spark Life

High energy, ultraviolet radiation from the sun is a known to hazard to life, yet the energy provided by our star has played an important role as the …

Chemistry

Deadly spider venom could ward off stroke brain damage, say doctors

Ingredient in funnel web spider venom can protect cells from being destroyed by a stroke, even when given hours after the event, study shows<p>Doctors have stumbled on an unlikely source for a drug to ward off brain damage caused by strokes: the venom of one of the deadliest spiders in the world.<p>A …

The Brain

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in just four months, trial shows

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in just four months by cutting calories, exercising and keeping glucose under control, a trial has shown.<p>Although the condition is considered to be chronic, requiring a lifetime of medication, Canadian researchers proved it was possible to restore insulin production …

Workplace Genetic Testing Isn't Just Unethical, It's Scientifically Unsound

A House bill would allow penalties for refusing to provide DNA results.<p>In 2008, Congress passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act to prevent employers and insurance companies from discriminating against Americans based on their medical records.<p>Now a House committee is taking steps to …

Best Exercises for Your Brain

Most people are probably familiar with how to exercise your body effectively but are you aware of exercises for your brain? Often a little …

Common Painkillers Lead To Heart Failure

The <i>BMJ</i> has issued a press release on a study stating that common prescription painkillers increase the risk of heart disease. The drugs include …

DeepMind’s First Medical Research Gig Will Use AI to Diagnose Eye Disease - MIT Technology Review

Every week, Moorfields Eye Hospital in London performs 3,000 optical coherence tomography scans to diagnose vision problems. The scans, which use …

Migraines could be tied to another common health problem

People with migraines and other headache disorders have a greater risk of a thyroid disease known as hypothyroidism, a new study …

FACT CHECK: Dandelion Root Kills 98% of Cancer Cells in 48 Hours?

CLAIM<p>Dandelion root can kill 98 percent of cancer cells in 48 hours.<p>RATING<p>WHAT'S TRUE<p>Anecdotal evidence suggests dandelion root may contain …

We Are Closer To Curing All Diseases Than We Think

For cancer care, access to treatment may be the biggest obstacle<p>Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced an ambitious project—to “invest in basic science research with the goal of curing disease.” The couple started by donating $3 billion over 10 years in this …

Does gum disease have a link to cancer, dementia, stroke?

Open wide. There’s a host of researchers peering inside your mouth, and you may be surprised at what they hope to find. They’re looking for a connection between gum disease and illnesses such as breast cancer and even dementia.<p>What they’re seeing in there is intriguing: possible relationships …

Dentistry

The Best Chest Workout in Under 10 Minutes

This 10-minute chest workout is perfect for gaining power, strength, and muscle size. Created by Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., the founder of TS Fitness in …

Workouts

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Nutrition