Soon, many will turn back the hands of time as part of the twice-annual ritual of daylight saving time. That means remembering to change the alarm clock next to the bed. But for some diabetics who use insulin pumps, a scientist suggests that remembering to change the time on this device should be the priority.
Epilepsy is a nervous system disorder in which the nerve cells in the brain work abnormally,...
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A study has found there are far fewer women studying economics than men, with women accounting for just 27 percent of economics students, despite them making up 57 percent of the undergraduate population in UK universities. The findings suggest less than half as many women as men apply to study economics at the university level.
Tea and citrus fruits and juices are associated with a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to new research. Research reveals that women who consume foods containing flavonols and flavanones significantly decrease their risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer, the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among women.
The CDC has recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk, but some state governors and even the Army are carving their own paths. The CDC's recommendations mark an effort to create a national standard, one that would protect public health without discouraging people from helping fight its spread overseas.
Using ultrasound technology to visualize the tongue’s shape and movement can help children with difficulty pronouncing “r” sounds, according to a small study. The ultrasound intervention was effective when individuals were allowed to make different shapes with their tongue in order to produce the “r” sound, rather than being instructed to make a specific shape.
Neuroscientists have discovered that just one session of aerobic exercise is enough to spark positive changes in the brain that could lead to improved memory and coordination of motor skills. They found changes in the brain that were likely to make it more "plastic" after only 30 minutes of vigorous exercise.
Starting today, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool. But deciding whether to get it is a more complex choice than ads for the test make it seem.
The WHO warns that there could be 10,000 new Ebola cases a week by December if the world doesn't get more heavily involved. The responses by the U.S., Britain and France are largely based on historical or colonial ties. France has focused its efforts on Guinea; Britain on Sierra Leone; and the U.S. is giving much of its aid to Liberia.
A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight loss drugs works by targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system.
New population projections provide a fundamentally improved view of future population, structured by age, sex and level of education, which differ from recent projections by the UN. World population will likely peak at 9.4 billion around 2070 and then decline to around 9 billion by 2100, according to the new projections.
Football teams are claiming a special ingredient improves their athletic performance and, according to new research, it also benefits heart failure patients. The special ingredient: beetroot.
So long, Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."
Frying is one of the world’s most popular ways to prepare food. But before dunking your favorite food in a vat of just any old oil, consider using olive. Scientists are reporting that olive oil withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several seed oils to yield more healthful food.
While numerous studies have affirmed nature’s stress-reduction properties, scientists haven’t known the specific amount of exposure needed to induce these calming effects. Now, researchers have found that viewing 3-D videos of residential streets with varying amounts of tree canopy significantly improved participants’ physiological and psychological recovery from a stressful experience.
A new study evaluated consumers’ choice in fresh tomato selection and revealed which characteristics make the red fruit most appealing. The researchers found that the most important fresh tomato attributes were color, amount of juice when sliced and size.
Workers punching in for the graveyard shift may be better off not eating high-iron foods at night so they don’t disrupt the circadian clock in their livers. Disrupted circadian clocks, researchers believe, are the reason that shift workers experience higher incidences of type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer.
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Absent a USDA seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if those organic claims are bogus.
CVS is developing a new tobacco-free pharmacy network for clients of its Caremark pharmacy benefits management business. The network would slap an extra co-payment on patients who fill their prescriptions at stores that still sell tobacco.
Scientists have issued a statement saying they are skeptical about the effectiveness of so-called "brain game" products, which are marketed as helping older adults boost their mental powers. Signing the document were 69 scholars, including cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists from around the world.
A new study that may have implications for approaches to education finds that brain mechanisms, engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before, may boost later learning.
Older individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks. Researchers used a novel intervention method to examine for the first time whether exposure to positive age stereotypes could weaken negative age stereotypes and their effects over time, and lead to healthier outcomes.
As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, you may be thinking about how each food will taste and whether it’s nutritious, or you may be trying to decide what you’re in the mood for. A new neuroimaging study suggests that while you’re thinking all these things, an internal calorie counter of sorts is also evaluating each food based on its caloric density.
Improving household electricity access in India over the last 30 years contributed only marginally to the nation's total carbon emissions growth during that time, according to a new study.
When the clocks “fall back” this year on Nov. 2, don’t let gaining an extra hour rob you of needed sleep. There’s plenty you can do now to establish healthy sleep habits and make it easier to reset your internal clock.
A study led by psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers do.
Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.
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