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1.4 Billion People Worldwide Need to Make This Lifestyle Change, Says WHO

It's simple.<p>Not getting enough exercise is a global problem.<p>Around the world, at least 1.4 billion adults are putting themselves at risk for chronic …

Exercise

Understanding Why We Overreact at Work

Dirk was puzzled about what just happened. To the best of his knowledge, he had only asked Jerome (a recently hired senior executive), to deal more proactively with some of the company’s clients. But Jerome had suddenly become angry, defensive, and stalked out of his office.<p>Jerome, for his part, …

Psychology

Intermittent fasting can help you lose weight. But can it make you live longer?

What you should know before you try it.<p>Google ‘intermittent fasting’ and you’ll see a slew of advice, tips, and secrets on the best ways to integrate this supposedly foolproof health trend into your daily life. But the more you dig into the research on this nutritional plan, the more absurdly …

Holistic Medicine

33 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

Google Maps is a Swiss Army Knife chock-full of hidden navigation, geospatial search, and customization tools. Here's how to unlock your map app's …

Maps

Thomas Hodgekin - a Pioneer in Preventive Medicine

Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866)<p>On August 17, 1798, British physician <b>Thomas Hodgkin</b> was born. Hodgkin is considered one of the most prominent pathologists …

E. Coli Bacteria Made This Image of the Mona Lisa

Scientists created this picture of the Mona Lisa using genetically modified <i>E. coli</i> bacteria. Such teeny little artists!<p>The Italian researchers …

Hundreds of autism genes found to be triggered by a single key protein

Despite some exciting recent advances in early detection methods, autism spectrum disorder is still a frustratingly mysterious and elusive condition. …

Doctors Finally Constructed a Hierarchy of Healthy Low-Carbohydrate Diets

Some of them "should be discouraged."<p>A new study published in <i>The Lancet</i> has finally developed the low-carb diet hierarchy the world has been waiting …

Forget Amazon: These Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Seattle

Puget Sound, the Space Needle, and plenty of strong startups.<p>Seattle is home to more than just giants like Amazon and Starbucks. There are rising software companies, health services, and media startups. The Emerald City has also become the West Coast mecca for advertising and marketing firms. …

Powerful sleeping pills taken by hundreds of thousands boost the risk of Alzheimer’s, major study warns

Sleeping pills taken by hundreds of thousands may boost the risk of Alzheimer's, a study suggests.<p>Researchers found the risk of developing the …

One Big Fat Truth

Why are so many of us carrying so much extra baggage? It’s a question that has, ahem, weighed heavily on researchers ever since obesity rates started …

Scientists hail DNA breakthrough that can detect if people are likely to have heart attacks

Over five million Britons are three times more likely than their peers to have a heart attack, a ground-breaking study has found - as scientists said their discovery could lead to nationwide screening to save their lives.<p>American scientists identified genetic variants in the DNA of patients that …

Google DeepMind's AI can detect over 50 sight-threatening eye conditions

Tech industry insiders regularly herald AI as the solution to all of our problems, included those posed by health care.<p>London-based DeepMind, owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, focuses heavily on the specifics of using artificial intelligence in health care, and on Monday it released a …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Discover The Secret Weapon Of Stomach Viruses

Researchers have discovered why some stomach bugs hit us so hard — and spread so fast.<p>New research published Wednesday in <i>Cell Host & Microbe</i> found that stomach infections, like norovirus and rotavirus, are more contagious and more potent when the virus particles cluster together.<p>These findings may …

Particles

Blue Light Causes The Human Eye to Attack Itself, And Now We Know Why

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Don’t put plastic containers in microwave or dishwasher, new research says

Do you regularly heat up leftovers in plastic food-storage containers? Do you put plastic reusable water bottles in the dishwasher when they need a …

Tech Trends

Exercise May Be The Best Protection Against Ageing, New Research Suggests

It's all up to you.<p>"Let's get physical" isn't just a catchy line from an Olivia Newton-John song – it's a health intervention.<p>Exercise is …

Grow-your-own organs could be here within five years, as scientists prove they work in pigs

Grow-your-own organs could be available for desperately ill patients within five years, after scientists successfully transplanted bioengineered lungs into pigs for the first time.<p>The team at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) showed that lab-grown organs were quickly accepted by the …

AI Designs Radiation Therapy Treatment Plan For Cancer In Twenty Minutes

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by a team at the University of Toronto may be able to significantly reduce the time needed to develop radiation therapy treatment plans for people with cancer.<p>The research published in the journal <i>Medical Physics</i> used AI to mine historical radiation …

University of Toronto

Today Is Earth Overshoot Day and That Is Not a Good Thing

For the rest of the year, we're pushing Earth farther than it can go.<p>Todday, August 1, is Earth Overshoot Day, the moment in the year where humanity uses up more of the Earth’s resources than the Earth produces in that year. Starting tomorrow, any resources we use, from food to water to timber, …

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, …

What Is Intermittent Fasting And Is It Actually Good For You?

Sustainable weight loss. Protection from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Improved brain health. Enhanced physical fitness and strength. It seems …

Astronomers have found a new crop of moons around Jupiter, and one of them is a weirdo

The total is up to 79 now<p>Ten more moons have been confirmed to orbit around Jupiter, bringing the planet’s total known satellite count to 79. That’s the highest number of moons of any planet in the Solar System. And these newly discovered space rocks are giving astronomers insight as to why the …

'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube …

Particles

Trial of anti-ageing drugs that rejuvenate immune system hailed a success

Scientists have hailed the success of a clinical trial which found that experimental anti-ageing drugs may protect older people from potentially fatal respiratory infections by rejuvenating their immune systems.<p>In a trial involving people aged 65 and over, those who received a combination therapy …

Immune System

Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory. But not so much anymore. On …

Common cause of dementia may be treatable

A new study — led by the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom — has now uncovered how a disease that affects the brain's small blood vessels …

This Is The Horrifying Reason You Should Never Stare Into a Laser Pointer

OUCH.<p>If you've ever wondered why you shouldn't direct a laser pointer at your eyes, let a 9-year-old boy in Greece be your cautionary tale: by …

Scientists Just Found a Fundamental Part of What Makes Your Brain Cells So 'Plastic'

"If something goes up, something must go down."<p>It's no secret that our brains are exceptionally flexible and can adapt to new situations. Whether …