When athletes share their battles with mental illness

When athletes share their battles with mental illness

Roughly one in five American adults suffer from mental illnesses. Athletes might be more at risk. Here, eight of them tell their authentic stories.

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Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists. The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated. In one test conducted at Durham University the nanomachines.

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Stressful times call for empathic people

Stressful times call for empathic people

Every fall, college freshmen begin the familiar tradition of establishing friendships with classmates in their dormitories. But little do they realize how much choosing the right friends – notably ones with empathy – could be beneficial during stressful times, a new Stanford study says. “The transition to college can be tumultuous,” said Jamil Zaki, an assistant professor of psychology at Stanford and co-author of the study. “Whom you end up making friendships with can play a significant role…

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Medical identity theft a growing threat

Medical identity theft a growing threat

Medical records contain a wealth of personal and financial information that make them invaluable to hackers and thieves, experts say.Whether it’s an Internet hacker stealing Social Security numbers from hospital records, a doctor’s office employee using patient data to set up phony store accounts, or an organized criminal group seeking to ransom patient information, medical identity theft is a growing crime.

Hospitals, major insurance companies and even the Veterans Administration have been targets.

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A low-fat diet could kill you

A low-fat diet could kill you

Low-fat diets could actually raise your risk of early death by a quarter, a major study has indicated. The Lancet looked at 135,000 adults and discovered that those who cut back on fats had far shorter lives than those who ate butter, cheese and meats. It is in direct opposition to health advice that people should reduce their fat intake – the NHS warns against having too much saturated fat because it raised cholesterol levels which can cause heart disease.

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