Americans are wasting billions each year on useless supplements, scientists warn

For years, scientists have been saying that there isn’t much evidence to recommend vitamin supplements for most people, and a growing body of research suggests that most pills are useless and don’t necessarily make us healthier. However, the message has not arrived. More than half of US adults take dietary supplements regularly, fueling an industry … Read more

Large study found strange link between eating fish and skin cancer

More than 3 billion people around the world depend on fish for food. Fish is a preferred source of protein and healthy fats in highly recommended diets, such as Mediterranean and Nordic. But new research suggests that, as with all things, too much good fish could also be a bad thing. A large long-term study … Read more

Jeff Bezos and Ambani will clash over $7.7 billion worth of cricket rights

Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani, two of the richest men in the world, are ready for another showdown. This time the fight is over the media rights to cricket’s Super Bowl, one of the fastest-growing sporting events in the world that draws 600 million viewers and has a brand value of nearly $6 billion. The … Read more

Neural ‘Poison Flowers’ May Be Source of Alzheimer’s Plaque: Study

Alzheimer’s disease has long frustrated our best efforts to identify its underlying causes. Now, a new study in mice suggests that ‘poisonous flowers’ laden with cellular debris could be the main source of a hallmark of the terrible disease and a wonderfully sinister sign of a faulty waste disposal system within damaged brain cells. . … Read more

Neural ‘Poison Flowers’ May Be Source of Alzheimer’s Plaque: Study

Alzheimer’s disease has long frustrated our best efforts to identify its underlying causes. Now, a new study in mice suggests that ‘poisonous flowers’ laden with cellular debris could be the main source of a hallmark of the terrible disease and a wonderfully sinister sign of a faulty waste disposal system within damaged brain cells. . … Read more

The human heart can repair itself, and now we know which cells are crucial for it

Our bodies are pretty resourceful when it comes to repairing themselves, and scientists have been studying in detail the ways the heart repairs itself after a heart attack (myocardial infarction). They hope to find clues that could lead to better treatments for cardiovascular problems. New research has revealed that the body’s immune response and the … Read more

Biologists may have solved a 30-year-old mystery about why touch stresses plants

Scientists have long known that touching plants can trigger a stress reaction in them, but exactly how that works at the molecular level hasn’t been clear until now, something a new study hopes to shed light on. The researchers behind the study have identified certain genetic cues within plants that lead to two separate signaling … Read more

Biologists may have solved a 30-year-old mystery about why touch stresses plants

Scientists have long known that touching plants can trigger a stress reaction in them, but exactly how that works at the molecular level hasn’t been clear until now, something a new study hopes to shed light on. The researchers behind the study have identified certain genetic cues within plants that lead to two separate signaling … Read more

Mystery of why so many lifelong smokers never get lung cancer may be solved

Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer, and tobacco products cause up to 90 percent of lung cancer deaths in the United States. Without a doubt, the surest way to protect yourself against lung cancer is to avoid smoking cigarettes, and yet, at the same time, it is also true that … Read more

Mystery of why so many lifelong smokers never get lung cancer may be solved

Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer, and tobacco products cause up to 90 percent of lung cancer deaths in the United States. Without a doubt, the surest way to protect yourself against lung cancer is to avoid smoking cigarettes, and yet, at the same time, it is also true that … Read more