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What People Think of You Based on Your Photo


It’s impossible to deduce personality traits from a quick glance at a duckface iPhone photo. But a new study finds that, when it comes to first...

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    From Sea Clocks to Antibiotics: How the Longitude Prize Became About the Battle Against Bacteria

    The British public voted for the £10m Longitude Prize to go towards funding scientific research to solve the urgent global problem of rising resistance to... Read more

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    Slow Walking Speed and Memory Complaints Can Predict Dementia

    A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test... Read more

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    Chinese River Turns Bloody Red Overnight (Video)

    Residents in eastern China woke up earlier this week to find the river that runs through their city had turned blood red.  “The other night folks smelled something... Read more

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    High-Profile Doctor Dies of Ebola, Highlighting Risk to Health Workers

    MONROVIA, Liberia—One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat... Read more

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    Loss of Sleep After Divorce can Spike Blood Pressure

    Divorce-related sleep problems may be partly to blame for significant health problems, including high blood pressure and even early death, research suggests. “In the initial... Read more

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    Childhood Friendships Crucial in Learning to Value Others

    Friends play an extremely important role in a person’s life. From infancy on, we have a desire to connect and those early relationships help to... Read more

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    In Conversation With Harold Varmus, Nobel-Prize Winning Cancer Researcher

    Alok Jha talks to Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize-winning cancer researcher and current Director of the US National Cancer Institute. The night before Harold Varmus received... Read more

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    Nigeria Confirms First Ebola Death

    West Africa’s current Ebola outbreak has spread to a fourth country, with the news that Nigeria on Friday confirmed a death due to the deadly... Read more

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    New Study Links Wheat To Weight Gain and Diabetes

    A new animal study published in the journal PLoS sheds light on a possible mechanism behind the weight- and diabetes-promoting properties of wheat observed in humans, and perhaps... Read more

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    Caffeine Frenzy: A Scary Trend Is Putting Teens and Young Adults in Danger

    Too much of a good thing can be bad. Sometimes it only takes a spoonful. The Food and Drug Administration released a warning about powdered... Read more

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    Baby’s Brain ‘Rehearses’ Before First Words

    New research shows that speech sounds stimulate areas of an infant’s brain that coordinate and plan for the physical movements needed for speech. Infants can tell... Read more

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    Culture Sets the Tone When People ‘Hear Voices’

    People suffering from schizophrenia may hear “voices”—auditory hallucinations—differently depending on their cultural context, according to new research. Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann and her colleagues find that... Read more

  • Parabens and SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) are present in most shampoos and may cause serious health hazards. Find out why.

    Top 5 SLS-Free Organic Shampoos For Healthy Looking Hair

    SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) is Bad for Your hair— Here is Why  While we often worry about what goes in our cosmetics and skincare, we... Read more

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    NatGeo Filming Mass Mind Control Series That Tests Obedience of American Pedestrians

    By J. D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News Washingtonians were treated to some mind control experimentation recently, compliments of a film and production crew from National... Read more

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    Put Down the Paracetamol, it’s Just a Placebo for Low Back Pain

    People with lower back pain are usually told to take some paracetamol for relief. But research published today shows that this almost universal advice is... Read more

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    Adults With Dyslexia More Likely to be Abused as Kids

    More than a third of adults with dyslexia say they were physically abused before they turned 18, according to a survey of more than 13,000... Read more