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News | National News

New Vaccine Could Cut Number Of Alzheimer's Cases In Half

A new Alzheimer's vaccine developed by scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern could conceivably cut the number of dementia cases in half.

Health & Fitness | Health Tips

Coffee Reduces Your Appetite, Belly Size, and BMI

Coffee doesn't just make you healthier, live longer and perform at a higher level. It also helps you lose weight. Yay!

Politics | Politics

Trump makes it easier for employers to pay for health coverage - CNNPolitics

The Trump administration is expanding employers' ability to give workers cash to buy heath care coverage elsewhere, including on the Obamacare exchanges, senior officials announced Monday.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Sloppy science bears substantial blame for Americans' bad eating habits

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines rely on weak data, as has been made clear by the downfall of nutrition scientist Brian Wansink.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Should You Take a Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

First PTSD Study During Warfare By Israeli Researchers Provides Early Symptom Indicators | Health News

Joint research by the University of Haifa and Natal during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 looked at reactions and experiences as the conflict unfolded.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

The New Old Age | The Walrus

Longevity is now our reality. Are we ready for it?

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Study Finds Simple Solution For Spinal Cord Injury Recovery | Health News

Tel Aviv University researchers say a simple enzyme injected into mouse models soon after a spinal cord injury shortened recovery time and decreased symptoms.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

Exactly How Unhealthy Pumpkin Spice Lattes Really Are | MyDomaine

Find out just how healthy your seasonal pumpkin spice latte really is. Read on for all the nutritional information you need to know before indulging.

Health & Fitness | Health

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Making Healthcare Affordable: A Lost Battle? - Healthcare MBA GWU

Health & Fitness | Health

An Aspirin A Day? Not So Fast

Daily, low-dose aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and several types of cancer. Now, though, a new study shows that a one-dose-fits-all regimen doesn't work for everyone. People who weigh over 70 kg (154 lbs) should reconsider thei

Science & Technology | Tech News

Researchers use AI to predict Alzheimer’s disease progression

Researchers at Unlearn, a startup that designs software tools for clinical research, have developed a system that predicts the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Health & Fitness | Health News

4 Cups a Day: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking That Much Coffee | Inverse

Coffee doesn’t have the best reputation as a healthy beverage, despite several studies that suggest the contrary. The caffeinated drink is more than just a mood-stabilizer and morning savior. Among its many health benefits, researchers have linked it a

Health & Fitness | Health

Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Low-calorie sweeteners have been around for decades now, and we’re finally at a point where we’ve studied them enough to understand roughly how they work and what effect they have on our bodies. But plenty of people still aren’t clear on the facts.

Health & Fitness | Health News

What causes multiple sclerosis? Landmark study finds clue

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, the causes of which remain mysterious. But a new study may now have uncovered a key factor in its development.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Six Israeli startups that are helping save lives

Companies are among 62 featured in David Wanetick's book 'Solution Nation,' about Israeli firms having a global impact

Health & Fitness | Health News

Could the DNA of these ‘super seniors’ hold the secret to healthy aging? - The Globe and Mail

A lucky few Canadians are able to stay active and keep their cognition sharp well into their 80s. What’s their secret? Researchers are looking at their DNA to find out

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Side effects include ... a potential treatment for baldness - CNN

A drug originally developed to treat osteoporosis may soon be used to reverse hair loss, new research finds.

Health & Fitness | Health

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda is a kitchen staple and go-to home remedy for many conditions. But how and why might it help to treat inflammatory diseases such as arthritis?

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

In a World Designed for Morning People, Night Owls May Die Earlier | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Psychology | Psychology

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD Is Largely A Fraud

If anyone has the professional expertise and moral authority to compare psychology to a rotten piece of furniture, it is Jerome Kagan...

Health & Fitness | Health

4 Anti-Inflammatory Snacks You Can Have Before Bed For Weight Loss, According To Nutritionists

Find out which anti-inflammatory snacks you should have before bed for weight loss according to nutritionists on SHEFinds.com.

Science & Technology | Tech

What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—And Our Ability to See? | WIRED

Our eyes are hardening; we can barely see our phones any more. We must learn to look at the wider world.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise : NPR

As early as your mid-40s, especially if you're sedentary, your heart muscle can show signs of aging, losing its youthful elasticity and power. But moderately strenuous exercise can change that.

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

Study claims alcohol more important than exercise for living past 90 | abc7news.com

When it comes to living a long life - booze may actually help you live longer than hitting the treadmill.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Drink Up: New Study Concludes Wine Can Offset Dementia

Wine has an effect on one's glymphatic function, or the way the brain removes toxins like the proteins associated with Alzheimer's.

News | In The News

WiFi Experiment Done By A Group Of 9th Grade Students Got Serious International Attention. THIS Is Why…

Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great interest in the experiment done by 5 girls from northern Jutland in 9th grade. They did an experiment for a biology test, so brilliant, that it has attracted international attention among ackno

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

This Is the Most Effective Treatment for Insomnia That No One Is Talking About - Vogue

A cure for insomnia exists, and it has nothing to do with cooling eye masks, body creams, or sleeping pills.

Health & Fitness | Health

Growing Up With Headphones May Not Damage Kids’ Hearing

Scientists found no increase in hearing loss over the past few decades despite a rise in the use of headphones and earbuds.

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists Have Reversed Brain Damage in a 2-Year-Old Girl Who Drowned in a Swimming Pool

Researchers in the US have reported what they believe is a first-of-its-kind reversal of brain damage, after treating a drowned and resuscitated toddler with a combination of oxygen therapies.

Politics | From CNN

Drinking more coffee can lead to a longer life, new studies say - CNN.com

A higher consumption of coffee is linked to a longer life, two new studies say, with the benefits applicable across multiple races.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

A new kind of doctor's office charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine

Direct primary care is a new movement of doctors and healthcare providers who don't accept insurance — instead relying on a monthly membership fee.

Health & Fitness | Exercise & Fitness

How ‘Wellness’ Became an Epidemic

Why are so many privileged people feeling so sick? Luckily, there’s no shortage of cures.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pill Makes It Safer for People with Celiac Disease to Eat in Restaurants

A drug already on the market could help protect diners’ guts against small amounts of gluten, thereby reducing fears of cross-contamination.

Health & Fitness | Health

CVS Now Sells an EpiPen Alternative for as Little as $10 | Mental Floss

At $109.99, it's hundreds of dollars cheaper than EpiPen or its generic, and a coupon will drop the cost to $10 for some.

Science & Technology | Science

How to Beat Dengue and Zika: Add a Microbe to Mosquitoes - The Atlantic

After 30 years of development, virus-beating insects are finally being deployed in megacities around the world.  

Health & Fitness | Health

Can This Brain Exercise Put Off Dementia? - WSJ

A major new study is believed to be the first to show that a behavioral intervention—a brain exercise called speed training—can reduce dementia risk.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Aging: 7 Physical Habits of People Who Age Well - Motto

Maintaining a positive attitude is arguably just as as important as sleep and exercise in order to age well.

News | Interesting Stories

Weizmann institute develops groundbreaking prostate cancer treatment - Israel News, Ynetnews

News: Professor Avigdor Scherz and Professor Yoram Salomon of the Weizmann Institute develop treatment for prostate cancer patients that targets tumor without damaging healthy tissue.

Health & Fitness | Health News

8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Caffeine :   |

Before take your Keurig out of commission, check out these eight side effects of going caffeine-free that you can expect to experience.

Science & Technology | Science

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. If a...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Cellphones may damage male fertility, Israeli study finds | The Times of Israel

Technion researchers see link between mobile use and drop in sperm count, recommend shorter calls and not carrying phone in pants pocket

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli healer treats Parkinson’s through talk and dance | The Times of Israel

Alex Kerten has helped thousands of Parkinson’s sufferers return to normal life with an unconventional mind-body method that is gaining international attention

Science & Technology | Science

The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2015 - The New Yorker

Jerome Groopman selects seven of this year’s most important findings from medicine and biology, including in the areas of C.P.R., cancer, and H.I.V./AIDS. 

Politics | Interesting Links

How Government Killed the Medical Profession

I am a general surgeon with more than three decades in private clinical practice. And I am fed up.

News | News

ElMindA’s Revolutionary Assessment Device For Parkinson’s Attracts World’s Top Investors

Israeli biotechnology firm ElMindA, which recently raised $28 million, has created a unique device that diagnoses brain disorders.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Is Sushi Healthier Than Ice Cream? Not Necessarily, Diabetes Researchers Say

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute show that blood sugar levels in response to foods are highly individual.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Scientists Claim Alzheimer’s Is A Set Of Different Diseases That Should Be Treated Separately

Israeli researchers show that Alzheimer's is actually a collection of diseases that should be treated separately - with a variety of different approaches.

Travel | Travel

Why Travel Is Good for Your Health | U.S. News Travel

Apart from depriving yourself the chance to enhance your productivity and work performance, avoiding taking a break can lead to stress overload and other potentially damaging effects on your health, experts say.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

One Israeli Researcher Is Outsmarting HIV To Cure AIDS

Given the limitations of existing drugs, an Israeli researcher at the Technion proposes a new strategy to tackle the virus.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Revolutionary: Israeli Researcher Says He Can ‘Erase’ Memory Of Addiction

One Israeli researcher hopes he can combat the high rate of relapse by overhauling the way we administer drug rehabilitation.

Health & Fitness | Health

Operative launches online eye exams, so you can get a prescription right from your desktop | VentureBeat | Health | by M

Running a mobile phone app in conjunction with a desktop app, consumers can take an online refractive eye exam in less than 25 minutes.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

Better Sleep May Be Incredibly Important to Alzheimer’s Risk

Disrupted sleep may be one of the missing pieces in explaining how Alzheimer’s starts its damage long before people have trouble with memory.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

New wave of Alzheimer's research aims to diagnose, treat much earlier - CBS News

As scientists gain a deeper understanding of Alzheimer's, they're trying to develop new approaches to treatment

Health & Fitness | Health

Old before your time? People age at wildly different rates, study confirms

Tests on physiological markers in nearly 1,000 38-year-olds found that some had biological ages many years older than their birthdates would suggest

Health & Fitness | Health News

This Eye Color Is Linked to Alcoholism

In this June 29, 2004, file photo, a bartender serves two mugs of beer at a tavern in Montpelier, Vt. (Image via AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File) Is it mere coincidence, or do people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? “This suggests

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Discover Flower That Can Treat Diabetes

Israeli researchers are working to isolate an active ingredient found in the shrub sharp varthemia, which has been shown to lower blood sugar levels.

News | In the News

Scientists shows AIDS vaccine candidate successfully 'primes' immune system

New research led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Rockefeller University shows in mice that an experimental vaccine candidate designed at TSRI can stimulate the immune system acti

News | Good News!

This man's blood has saved 2 million babies - CNN.com

Australian James Harrison has donated blood plasma every week for 60 years. His blood is used an injection that saves babies from deadly rhesus disease.

Health & Fitness | Health

BBC - Future - What’s the prime of your life?

Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead? Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Decode Genetic Mystery Behind Schizophrenia

New research finds that calcium regulation plays a central role in schizophrenia - which could lead to much better diagnostics and treatment.

News | In the News

Joint Pain, From the Gut

Scientists don't know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect that the microbiome—the bacteria that live in our gastrointesntial tracts—may be to blame.

Health & Fitness | Health

How to get kids to eat healthy school lunches - CNN.com

Healthy food selection in school lunches increased with professional chefs, marketing techniques and bribes

News | In the News

Were We Getting Alzheimer’s Wrong? New Study Could Pave Way To Better Treatment

A large Mayo Clinic study has found that, when it comes to what causes Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers may have been barking up the wrong tree.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

A new audio app claims to treat tinnitus

Tinnitus affects the ears but it originates in the brain. The condition, which causes ringing in the ears, is mainly triggered by age-related hearing los

Health & Fitness | Health

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of N...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Hands-free smartphone opens worlds for disabled | The Times of Israel

Giora Livne just wanted to buy flowers for his wife. But for the 65-year-old quadriplegic, who lost all but the smallest movements in his neck in an accident nine years ago, that small act of spousal romance was out of reach.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity : Shots - Health News : NPR

Humiliation, fear and unpredictability all turn up the volume on pain, research shows. And meditation can turn down pain's intensity, according to scientists who are starting to figure out why.

Health & Fitness | Health

What The World's Healthiest Diets Have In Common

To research his 2010 book The 5 Factor World Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak traveled to the healthiest countries around the world to learn more about what made their meals extra nourishing. He noted that the Japanese eat a ...

Health & Fitness | Health

Does chilly weather really cause a cold? - LA Times

A new study by Yale researchers suggests that cool temperatures can play a role in causing the common cold, by inhibiting the virus-fighting ability of cells in the nose.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

7 Lazy Ways to Lose More Weight | Women's Health Magazine

Losing weight is hard work. Sometimes the gym is just so far away, and that box of doughnuts is just so right there. But here's some good news for the willpower-deprived: You don't have to be obsessive about diet and exercise to lose weight. Slackers can be slim, too. Here's what to do:

Health & Fitness | Health

How Contagious Is Ebola? - Business Insider

How scared should we be?

Health & Fitness | Health

How standing might be the best anti-ageing technique - Telegraph

Spending less time on the sofa lengthens 'telomeres' - the caps on chromosomes which protect the genetic code inside

Health & Fitness | Health

"Surprising" Breakthrough in Multiple Sclerosis Mouse Study

In a recent experiment, mice with MS-like symptoms were able to walk and run again just two weeks after being injected with human neural stem cells. Even the researchers were unprepared for these incredible results. Though we're still far from a cure,