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We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

Step away from the candy.<p>People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're …

Could vitamin D supplements treat IBS?

People with irritable bowel syndrome could alleviate their symptoms by taking vitamin D supplements. This is the conclusion of a new study recently …

Medical Research

The Book That Colored Charles Darwin’s World

“I had been struck by the beautiful colour of the sea when seen through the chinks of a straw hat,” Charles Darwin wrote, in late March, 1832, as H.M.S. Beagle threaded its way through the Abrolhos Shoals, off the Brazilian coast. The water, he wrote, was “Indigo with a little Azure blue,” while …

The Man Who Runs India’s Last Polio Ward is Bill Gates’ Hero

Dr Matthew Verghese is a hero to the likes of Bill Gates. An orthopedic surgeon by profession, he runs India’s last ward for polio patients at New …

How does fiber prevent weight gain?

By promoting the growth of gut bacteria, dietary fiber could prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome, and unwanted changes in the intestine, according to …

Alzheimer's: Protecting 'powerhouse' of cells may fuel new treatment

Injury to mitochondria — tiny powerhouses inside cells that provide them with energy — triggers events that occur early in Alzheimer's disease and …

Dementia

Working Americans are using less health care, but spending more

Americans who get health insurance through their jobs are not using more medical care than they were five years ago, but they are spending more due to soaring medical prices, according to a new report.<p>Health spending for the more than 150 million people who receive insurance through their employers …

Health Care

Breakthrough in restoring vision: Genes from algae could cure blindness

Blindness can be treated by inserting algae gene into people's eyes.<p>An innovative gene therapy, which has been invented by a French biopharma …

What You Should Know About Leukocytes in Urine

What are leukocytes?<p>A complete blood cell (CBC) test often includes a measurement of the level of leukocytes, or white blood cells (WBCs). Higher …

Homemade Kombucha Week 2: Did I Already Ruin My First Batch?!

For my spring project I'm trying to kick my expensive store-bought kombucha habit by making it at home. Last week I gathered all the necessary …

Rubber Bands

Companion Planting 101: Putting Your Garden to Work for You

Creating microclimates within my yard, I tend to plant more in groupings than I do in rows.<p>(Image credit: Steve Steese)<p>Maybe you are already familiar …

Gardening

Mushroom Paella with Kale and Eggs

4 Servings<p>The best part of any paella is the crisp layer of rice that forms on the bottom of the pan. Make sure to scrape some out for each portion.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Mushroom Stock<p>1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 large onion, chopped<p>1 carrot, peeled, chopped<p>1 celery …

Mushrooms

Cat Bites Are Linked To Depression

The reason why is not fully clear. Maybe cats just dislike depressed people.<p>What's the matter--cat bite your hand? After combing through the health records of 1.3 million people over 10 years, researchers found an unusual link between cat bites and depression. More than 41 percent of those who had …

Pets

How visualising data has changed life… and saved lives

From John Graunt's 'bills of mortality' to Florence Nightingale's revolutionary 'rose charts', the distillation of information into graphics has been a vital tool for scientists<p>Big data, infographics, visualisations – the pop words of a modern phenomenon. But while information accumulation has …

Spicy Beans and Greens to Keep Out the Cold

A spicy stew of beans and greens is a hearty and healthy midday meal.<p>Brunch is all well and good on a Saturday a.m., but whatever happened to that glorious midday meal called dinner? We have the Parisians to blame for sometime around the 17th century pushing the once traditional noontime "dinner" …

Healthy Eating

Thirsty Thursday: Red Velvet Cupcake Cocktail for Valentine’s Day

<b>It’s more than just alliteration;</b> <b>it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start.</b> Kicking it off right is …

Vegan: Cheesy Baked Potatoes With Broccoli

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Welcome to the third year of The Vegan Experience! All month we're exploring the vegan lifestyle, from dining out to eating in, developing a slew of delicious recipes for vegan appetizers, snacks, and entrees along the way. For more posts in the series, check here!<p>I'm not all that …

9 Reasons You Should Feel Great About Spending Valentine's Day With A Bottle Of Wine

Valentine's Day can be a less-than-thrilling holiday when you're riding sans significant other. Flowers, hearts and red and pink everything invade this country like a plague, and it becomes impossible to ignore the day completely. Reluctantly, all this "love in is in the air" attitude may leave you …

Stir-Fried Asparagus with Shiitake Mushrooms

This is a recipe that succeed on every level, producing a stir-fried asparagus that is absolutely perfectly cooked. It's full of flavor and, for …

68 Chocolate Desserts for Valentine's Day (or Any Day, Really)

From cookies to cakes to mousse, these rich, melty, chocolaty desserts are way better than anything from a box.<p>It's hard to think of a Valentine's Day plan that doesn't involve food. Specifically, dessert. Even more specifically, a <b>chocolate dessert</b>. Give it to us in a cookie, a layered cake, a …

Dessert