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Just An Hour Of Running Adds 7 Hours To Your Life: Study

People who enjoy a good run live three years longer, says a new study. To reap the benefits of exercise and boost your longevity, it’s enough to run between two and four hours a week.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 15, 2017

Deep Space Gateway, The Problem Of Radiation, And How NASA Intends To Send Humans To Mars

NASA announced it will be taking astronauts to Mars by the 2030s and plans to accomplish it by building a lunar space station and a deep space transporter. The SLS rocket is essential to this endeavor, the agency says.

Space April 14, 2017

New Solar-Powered Device Harvests Water From Desert Air

The new technology could help you survive in the desert by using sunlight to evaporate condensed water. The solar-powered water harvester is based on a series of porous crystals that collect the water into a reservoir.

Material Science April 14, 2017

Trans Fat Ban Linked To Fewer Heart Attacks, Better Health

The trans fat ban in public food venues has made New Yorkers healthier, reducing heart attack and stroke rates by more than 6 percent. Next year, the FDA plans to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils from baked and fried goods sold nationwide.

Public Health April 13, 2017

Let Patients Weigh Harms And Benefits Of Prostate Cancer Screening: Federal Task Force

The USPSTF revised its guidelines on PSA screening for prostate cancer, no longer opposing the routine blood test. The newly drafted recommendations now specify patients should be allowed to make individual decisions regarding the procedure.

Public Health April 12, 2017

Heart Rate Monitor In Fitness Trackers May Not Always Be Accurate: Study

Your favorite wristband fitness tracker may not have a completely reliable heart rate monitor, a new study finds. However, although the monitor's readings are altered while you exercise, you can still use the tracker to keep in shape.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 12, 2017

Beating HIV: Scientists Discover How To Make Body Cells Resistant To The Virus

The cure for AIDS could start by engineering immune cells to produce HIV-fighting antibodies that prevent the infection with the HIV virus. Researchers have already created HIV-resistant cells in a petri dish following this groundbreaking technique.

Public Health April 12, 2017

It’s Official: Chiropractors Can Help Ease Your Back Pain Through Spinal Manipulation, Study Says

A study pooling information from several databases concluded spinal manipulation is as effective as over-the-counter painkillers in managing lower back pain. Chiropractic therapy improves pain intensity by one point on a scale from 1 to 10.

Public Health April 12, 2017

Decades Of Walking Barefoot In Volcanic Soil Linked To Elephantiasis Outbreak In Uganda

Alerted by an inexplicable elephantiasis outbreak in Uganda, health authorities discovered the reported cases were actually a different form of the disease, called podoconiosis. This condition is not caused by a worm, but rather by prolonged exposure to volcanic soil.

Public Health April 11, 2017

Near-Earth Asteroid To Safely Fly Past Earth On April 19: How Likely Are Huge And Dangerous Collisions?

The upcoming April 19 asteroid is no threat to our planet, but what would happen if a giant celestial body collided with Earth? Astronomers calculate the chances of a massive-scale catastrophic event.

Space April 11, 2017

‘Night Owl’ Gene Detected By Scientists: Here’s Why Your Circadian Rhythm Matters

The circadian rhythm dictates your sleep cycle and regulates hormone activity responsible for most physiological processes. Studies have shown the circadian clock, which can be altered by the ‘night owl’ gene, also influences how the body responds to medication.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2017

Hawaii LGBT Couples Push For Equal Access To Fertility Therapy Available To Heterosexual Couples

Sean Smith and his husband paid more than $20,000 for a fertility procedure for which, under Hawaii state law, married heterosexual couples have the right to financial help. The LGBT community is now lobbying for equal access to fertility treatments.

Public Health April 10, 2017

Homecoming: 3 Astronauts Make Their Way Back To Earth From ISS

The commander of Expedition 50, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, has returned to Earth together with two other crew members. The trio undocked from the International Space Station on Monday morning, April 10, and landed their MS Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan.

Space April 10, 2017

Citizen Scientists Find 4-Planet Solar System In Only 48 Hours

A computer animation of the newly discovered planetary system shows the four exoplanets sit much closer to their star than Mercury to our sun. Part of the Exoplanet Explorers project, this discovery could provide new insights into planet formation.

Space April 8, 2017

On World Health Day: Global Effort Necessary To End HIV/AIDS

Health organizations plan to continue the great progress in HIV treatment and prevention. Consistent efforts by PEPFAR are getting close to ending the AIDS pediatric epidemic in Africa.

Public Health April 7, 2017

Octopuses And Squids Can Rewrite Their Own Genes: How Is This Possible?

The California two-spot octopus is among the smart cephalopods that can edit their RNA codes to adapt to the environment. Just like other species of squids and cuttlefish, this octopus uses gene editing to change neural functions.

Animals April 7, 2017

World’s 50 Best Restaurants Of 2017: New York’s Eleven Is No. 1

Eleven Madison Park is 2017’s greatest restaurant in the world. The New York fine dining venue was also named the Best Restaurant in North America, and is the second American culinary establishment to ever snatch the grand prize.

Life & Style April 6, 2017

Earth Could Reach Warming State Unseen In The Last 420 Million Years, Study Warns

If humanity burns through all available fossil fuels, our planet risks an even more escalated global warming rate and could reach temperatures from the times dinosaurs walked the Earth. Fossilized plants show atmospheric C02 levels are rapidly approaching the Triassic.

Earth/Environment April 6, 2017

Microgravity Research: Scientists Recruit Volunteers To Lie In Bed For 2 Months

If you’re vacationing in Toulouse and enticed by the prospect of getting paid to spend 60 days in bed, check out the latest MEDES experiment. The institute is studying weightlessness conditions in the International Space Station.

Space April 5, 2017

Sunlight-Bottling Bionic Leaf Can Create Fertilizer And Boost Food Supply

Harvard researchers may have found a way to end world hunger through their bionic leaf, which produces cheap fertilizer potent enough to make crops grow 1.5 times bigger. Read on to see how the invention works!

Material Science April 5, 2017

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