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Can Cannabis Help People With Insomnia? Study To Investigate Effect Of Medicinal Cannabinoid On Sleep

Frequent lack of sleep can have detrimental consequences to health. Researchers in Australia will conduct a study that will probe the effects of medicinal cannabis on people with chronic insomnia.

Public Health April 30, 2018

Harvard Study Reveals 5 Healthy Habits That Can Prolong Life By More Than A Decade

Harvard researchers discovered that adherence to five lifestyle practices is associated with more than 10 years of increased longevity, as well as reduced risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease. What are these five healthy habits?

Public Health April 30, 2018

Baking Soda May Reduce Inflammation Of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Other Health Benefits Of This Kitchen Staple

Drinking a solution of baking soda may help reduce the inflammation of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Sodium bicarbonate can also help people suffering from chronic kidney disease, itchy skin, sunburns, and cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018

Bill Gates Pledges $12 Million For Universal Flu Vaccine: Here Are Other Ways Microsoft Founder Is Saving Lives

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is donating money for research on universal flu vaccine. The billionaire is known to embark on philanthropic efforts that are improving health and saving lives.

Public Health April 30, 2018

DSTART Designing Evolving Starship Made From Hollowed-Out Asteroid

The DSTART team is designing a starship that can keep generations of crew alive as they travel through deep space for an extended period. Why should the interstellar spacecraft use an asteroid?

Space April 29, 2018

Telomerase Structure Discovery May Lead To Drugs That Combat Aging And Cancer

Researchers revealed a more detailed structure of the enzyme telomerase linked to cellular aging. Why is it important in the development of drugs that fight cancer and delay aging?

Medicine April 29, 2018

Fruit's Pungent Smell Causes Gas Leak Scare At Australian University

The smell of a rotting fruit left on a cupboard was mistaken as a potentially dangerous gas leak. The incident prompted the evacuation of more than 500 people in a university in Melbourne.

Feature | Health April 29, 2018

Toxic Aquarium Coral That Releases Airborne Poison Nearly Kills Texas Family

A woman and her family were hospitalized after the palythoa coral in their fish tank released an airborne toxin called palytoxin. What causes these colorful creatures to release the poison?

Animals April 29, 2018

Australia Commits $500 Million To Save Great Barrier Reef From Climate Change

The federal government of Australia is allocating half a billion dollars to save the Great Barrier Reef from climate change and other threats. Here's how this funding will be used to save the world's largest coral reef system.

Earth/Environment April 29, 2018

Disease-Free Population Of Tasmanian Devils In Australia May Save Marsupial Species From Extinction

A new population of Tasmanian devils was found untouched by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease that has brought the marsupial species to the brink of extinction. How did this newly found devils evade the disease?

Animals April 29, 2018

Taking Vitamin B6 May Help You Remember Your Dreams

People who take 240 mg of vitamin B6 supplements before going to bed improved their ability to recall their dreams. What is the potential benefit of being able to recall dreams on a regular basis?

Neuroscience April 28, 2018

Different Ways Of Preparing Garlic Yield Different Sulfur Compounds Linked To Health Benefits Of Spice

Different ways of preparing garlic yield different sulfur compounds that alter gaseous signaling molecules that can influence inflammation, cardiovascular system, and neurological function. Is there a right or wrong way to prepare the spice?

Public Health April 28, 2018

Increasing Amount Of Carbon Dioxide In Atmosphere May Lead To Drier Amazon, Wetter Africa And Indonesia

Increasing amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere can alter the way plants absorb carbon dioxide and release water vapor. How can this process result in a drier Amazon rainforest and wetter woodlands in Indonesia and Africa?

Earth/Environment April 28, 2018

DNA At Crime Scenes Led To Capture Of 'Golden State Killer'

The Golden State Killer committed numerous crimes including murder and rape in the 1970s and 1980s but evaded justice for many years. How did investigators pin him down using DNA left at crime scenes?

Feature | Science April 28, 2018

Personalized Music Can Activate Brain Of Dementia Patients

Researchers investigated how listening to music affects dementia patients. They found that personalized music can serve as alternative route to communicate with patients who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience April 28, 2018

Blue Light From Smartphones And Tablets Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Exposure to artificial light at night, particularly blue light generated by smartphone and tablet screens, has been linked to increased prostate cancer and breast cancer risks. Researchers cited the importance of knowing the health risk posed by artificial light.

Public Health April 27, 2018

Dark Chocolate Is Good For Your Memory And Creativity: How To Choose The Healthiest Chocolate

Dark chocolate can be beneficial to the brain, particularly treats made of 70 percent cocoa, but which of the available brands in the market is the healthiest? Here are some tips.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2018

Certain Medications Including Antidepressants May Increase Dementia Risk By Up To 30 Percent

Researchers identified the classes of drugs that carry high risk for dementia. These medications include those used for treating depression, urinary incontinence, and Parkinson’s disease.

Neuroscience April 27, 2018

Alcohol May Increase Strains Of Bad Mouth Bacteria: Here Are Long-Term Effects Of Alcohol On The Body

Heavy drinkers tend to have an overabundance of bad mouth bacteria linked to increased risk for gum disease and cancer. Drinking alcohol may also cause permanent damage to the brain and body.

Public Health April 26, 2018

People With Allergies At Higher Risk For Psychiatric Disorders

Findings of a study conducted in Taiwan showed that Individuals with allergic diseases such as asthma, eczema, and hay fever are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. Why?

Public Health April 25, 2018

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