Father makes this profoundly moving appeal to help save others

My battle to ensure no one dies needlessly like my brilliant boy: Father of Cambridge University student who died after a freak cardiac arrest makes this profoundly moving appeal to help save others Peter Hamlyn’s son Dominic, 24, suffered sudden adult death syndrome The Cambridge graduate became unresponsive in water and died  in hospital  Father is trying to raise awareness […]

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Mindfulness makes it easier to forget your fears

Mindfulness has previously been shown to help people handle negative emotions and is used as a treatment for anxiety related psychological disorders, but the underlying biological mechanisms are not fully understood. In a new study, published in Scientific Reports, researchers at University of Southern Denmark, among other universities, show that brief daily mindfulness training delivered through the HEADSPACE mindfulness app […]

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New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A

About 2 billion people around the world suffer from deficiencies of key micronutrients such as iron and vitamin A. Two million children die from these deficiencies every year, and people who don’t get enough of these nutrients can develop blindness, anemia, and cognitive impairments. MIT researchers have now developed a new way to fortify staple foods with these micronutrients by […]

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‘Dr. Pimple Popper’ dishes on popping success: ‘It actually makes people happy’

See it: Dr. Pimple Popper’s most epic extractions, why a splash mask is necessary Learn what Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, has to say about her ‘popaholics,’ her most epic extractions, and why she tries not to forget to wear a splash mask. Dr. Sandra Lee, better known to her “Pop-a-holic” fan base as “Dr. Pimple Popper,” knows […]

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What makes memories stronger?

A team of scientists at NeuroElectronics Research Flanders reports that highly demanding and rewarding experiences result in stronger memories. By studying navigation in rats, the researchers traced back the mechanism behind this selective memory enhancement to so-called replay processes in the hippocampus, the memory-processing center of the brain. These important findings provide new insights into one of the most enigmatic […]

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This 2-Year-Old Has a Grapefruit-Sized Tumor That Makes Her Look Pregnant

Cleo Keenan, a 2-year-old from the U.K., suffers from a rare cancer called adrenal carcinoma. The condition starts out in either one or both adrenal glands, which are on top of the kidneys. Keenan has stage 3 adrenal carcinoma, and that’s caused her stomach to swell to an alarming size. Keenan’s mother Shannon Latham told the Daily Mail that, as […]

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The pill makes women less able to read other people’s emotions

The contraceptive pill makes women ‘less able to read other people’s emotions’ and could impact their relationships Oral contaceptive causes subtle emotional changes to a woman’s brain Makes her 10% less likely to recognise other people’s facial expressions Thought to be due to the pill’s impact on her oestrogen and progesterone levels   e-mail 11 View comments The pill may blur […]

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Eating a Western diet makes you more prone to listeria

How eating a Western diet makes you more prone to listeria: Menu of pizza, burgers and chips makes the immune system less able to fight the deadly infection Diet altered the gut bacteria of mice, therefore their susceptibility to infection  Listeria is found in contaminated food and can cause serious problems The diet also caused inflammation supporting previous evidence e-mail View […]

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