Scientific Research

Psychedelic compound triggers near-death experiences

A new study, published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Psychology</i>, suggests that a psychedelic compound found in ayahuasca replicates near-death …

Consciousness

The EPA is about to commit regulatory suicide

The EPA is about to enact rules that would essentially hobble the agency’s own ability to protect the environment. Rules were first proposed on April …

Pesticides

Scientists are raising the alarm that upcoming USDA overhaul will slash research funding

Scientists are raising alarms over a Trump administration plan to overhaul two federal offices tasked with food and agriculture research, calling the move a ploy to slash funding to projects on climate change, nutrition and other top concerns.<p>The plan, announced by Agriculture Secretary Sonny …

Business

Moderation in all things – so don’t ditch the biscuits just yet | Julian Baggini

In perhaps the least shocking news of the week, a study published in the Lancet has suggested that a moderate carbohydrate intake is preferable to a low- or high-carb diet. Once again, it seems that it has taken years of scientific study to prove what common sense already knew: everything in …

Opinion (UK)

Resveratrol Benefits: Everything You Need To Know About What This Antioxidant Can Do For You

You've probably heard of resveratrol, an "antioxidant superhero" found in red wine, dark chocolate, grapes, and blueberries. It's been a topic of …

Wellness

Links seen between asthma and ADHD

By Lisa Rapaport<p>(Reuters Health) - There may be a strong connection between asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that makes people with one condition more likely to develop the other one, a recent study suggests.<p>Researchers examined data from 49 smaller studies that included a …

Medicine

Virtual reality treatment for dog phobia in children

Using virtual reality technology to treat children for dog phobia is the aim of a new study at Griffith.<p>Aimed at children aged 8-12 years, the …

Virtual Reality

West Hennepin outfits officers with camera-mounted guns

While a suburb says gun-mounted cameras are cheaper than body cameras, the Minnesota ACLU said they should not be a substitute for them.

Police Shootings

Funding success to address chronic disease

The funding includes almost $2.5 million for a new Centre for Research Excellence (CRE), the University’s fourth CRE in as many years, to help …

Medicine

Peace Ethology: Findings Span Species and Cross Disciplines

<i>"The popular belief persists that, by nature, humans are not pre-disposed to peace. However, archeological and paleontological evidence reveals that</i> …

Research

Major $716,000 grant to fund research into mental health needs of Indigenous LGBTI youth

"We know that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, being young, and being LGBTI are all risk factors for poor mental health and suicide - but …

Mental Health

leading health research

Deakin will develop two new research centres to investigate transformation of Australia's food environments and to develop new therapies for the most …

Australian Universities

The Sustainability And Vulnerability Of Medicaid Expansion: Four States To Watch In 2018

Health policy makers and observers will be closely following the elections in Florida, Idaho, and Maine to gauge the likelihood of coverage …

Health Care

New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct

Scientists have discovered a chemical compound that cuts off the "energy supply" to glioblastoma cells, making them self-destruct. Glioblastoma is a …

The Brain

People Who Use Marijuana For Gut Inflammation Might Actually Be on to Something

The first evidence is in.<p>A new study shows that molecules involved in our bodies' processing of cannabis, called endocannabinoids, may have the …

Medical Research

A Cardiologist’s Guide for Women: How to Prevent Heart Disease

Rigorously Tested<p>Toggle description<p>The validity of this concept is pretty much undisputed within the world of M.D.’s, D.O.’s, N.D.’s, and …

Medical Research

Thinning Retina Seen as Early Warning Sign for Parkinson's

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your eyes could provide early evidence that you're developing Parkinson's disease, a small study out of …

Medical Research

People Who Love 'Pseudo-Profound Bullsh*t' Are Less Likely to Give to Charity

There are at least 12 million of you.<p>There's a distinct line between the truly profound and what sounds a bit like it might be profound. But isn't. …

Humanity

3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are surviving for decades thanks to new therapies emerging from the work of three scientists chosen to receive a $500,000 medical prize.<p>The recipients of the annual Albany Medical …

Immunotherapy

Ancient Egyptians had been making mummies longer than anyone thought

The Egyptians started embalming the dead before Egypt was even a unified kingdom.<p>Ancient Egyptians started embalming their dead about 1,500 years …

Ancient History

With a quarter million comments in, EPA set to move on contentious 'secret science' rule

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to take a big step forward Thursday toward implementing a contentious “secret science” rule, a move that …

Pesticides

How to be more lucky: 6 tips to boost your success

It's not just random. Cultivating certain behaviors and a receptive attitude can maximize a lucky outcome in life.<p>Luck seemed to run out for Karla Starr on a frigid day in Alaska when a car accident left her lying in a ditch with a fractured skull and a shattered wrist.<p>The aftermath was brutal: a …

Happiness

Exercise benefits in cardiovascular disease: beyond attenuation of traditional risk factors

1.<p>Raichlen, D. A. et al. Physical activity patterns and biomarkers of cardiovascular disease risk in hunter-gatherers. <i>Am. J. Hum. Biol</i>. …

Medical Research

Alcoholic liver disease

1.<p>Blachier, M., Leleu, H., Peck-Radosavljevic, M., Valla, D. C. & Roudot-Thoraval, F. The burden of liver disease in Europe: A review of available …

Clinical Trials

Blood test could detect kidney cancer up to five years prior to clinical diagnosis

Earlier detection could improve outcomes for patients with renal cell carcinoma<p>BOSTON - Every year, more than 330,000 people are diagnosed with …

Cancer

The intensification of the water footprint of hydraulic fracturing

U.S. Energy Information Administration, <i>Annual Energy Outlook</i> (U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2017); …

Oil & Gas Industry

Married people have a much lower risk of heart disease and stroke than singles, divorcees, or widowed people

It's already pretty common knowledge that an unhealthy lifestyle can have dramatic consequences on our health: foods high in salt and sugar, alcohol, cigarettes, and excessive sedentarism don't just increase your risk of obesity and diabetes; in the worst-case scenario, they could also lead to …

Medical Research

Immune cell dysfunction linked to photosensitivity, study finds

Researchers have discovered that a type of immune cell known as Langerhans appears to play an important role in photosensitivity, an immune system …

Medical Research

Really early Chinook arrives on shore: Looking for meaning on Chicago lakefront

My kind of text came Friday.<p>“This morning on the Jetty, 5th cast,’’ <b>Stacey Greene</b> from Park Bait texted.<p>Chicagoan <b>Joe Wilk</b>, a lakefront regular, had …

Lake Michigan

An opt-out organ donor system might actually lead to fewer transplants

The impending “opt-out” system for organ donation in England may fail to boost transplant rates and could even lead to a fall in such life-saving …

Science