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Mathematics Could Explain Why Jet Lag Seems Worse When Travelling East Rather Than West


Circadian rhythms and 24 hour days contribute to difficulties adjusting to new time zones. A study published today in Chaos has applied mathematical models to discover more...

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    People With Anger Disorder Have Decreased Connectivity Between Regions of the Brain

    People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and... Read more

  • A man in France continues to puzzle scientists nearly a decade after he was found to be living with just 10 percent of a typical human brain. (AOL Screenshot)

    Case of Man Missing 90% of Brain but Functioning Normally Stuns Scientists (Video)

    A man in France continues to puzzle scientists nearly a decade after he was found to be living with just 10 percent of a typical... Read more

  • Aedes aegypti mosquitos sit inside a glass tube at the Fiocruz institute where they have been screening for mosquitos naturally infected with the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    In Medical Mystery, Caregiver Gets Zika From Man Who Died

      SALT LAKE CITY—A Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed... Read more

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    Strokes Are 91 Percent Preventable, New Study Finds

    A new study suggests that strokes—a leading cause of death and disability across the globe—are highly preventable. Ten risk factors are associated with 91 percent of strokes—and... Read more

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    Consumer Alert: 300+ Health Problems Linked To Statin Drugs

    A growing body of clinical research now indicates that the cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins, are associated with over 300 adverse health effects —... Read more

  • A study appearing in the upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology links red meat consumption to an increased risk of kidney failure. (AOL Screenshot)

    New Study Finds Connection Between Red Meat Consumption and Kidney Failure (Video)

    The consumption of red meat has been associated with a variety of health problems, and a team of researchers has found yet another. A study... Read more

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    Lack of Sleep Can Raise the Risk of Heart Attack

    Lack of sleep can greatly increase your risk of a heart attack. Shocked? You shouldn’t be, as lack of sleep has been linked to a number of... Read more

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    Want to Do Something Good for Your Health? Try Being Generous

    Every day, we are confronted with choices about how to spend our money. Whether it’s thinking about picking up the tab at a group lunch... Read more

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    Video: Prince Harry Gets HIV Test in London Clinic on Live Broadcast

    Prince Harry took an HIV test in a London clinic on July 14, which he shared live on the Royal Family’s Facebook page. The prince has been... Read more

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    The Truth About Epidural Side Effects

    The purpose of writing this article is to give light to some unknown facts about epidural side effects and also to give some natural alternatives... Read more

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    ‘This All Has to Stop’: Former Detroit Police Officer Calls for Compassion

    A former Detroit police officer wrote a moving post on Facebook in which she described how tough it is to be a police officer and called... Read more

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    Study: For People With Epilepsy, Suicide Rate Is 22 Percent Higher

    People with epilepsy have a 22 percent higher suicide rate than the general population, a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)... Read more

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    Recall: Betty Crocker Cake Mixes the Latest in Massive Contaminated Flour Recall

    General Mills is expanding its recall to include more products that possibly contain flour contaminated with E. coli. Continental Mills’ Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix and three... Read more

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    Diet That Mimics Fasting Helps Immune System Attack Cancer Cells

    LOS ANGELES—A low-calorie diet that mimics the effects of fasting has been shown to help strip away a protective barrier on breast and skin cancer... Read more

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    Drunkorexia 101: Increasing Alcohol’s Effects Through Diet and Exercise Behaviors

    While many people view college drinking as the norm, how students drink can place them at a higher risk for multiple problems. Drinking on an... Read more

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    22 Ways Drinking Soda Will Shorten Your Life

    Numerous studies have shown the negative health effects of drinking soda on your waistline and your teeth. Drinking soda however, has far more serious health... Read more

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