Researchers continue to study a link between a widely used medication for men and melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. The study of about 25,000 men didn't set out to make the connection, but once proven researchers say there is enough evidence to suggest people take the findings seriously. We know too much exposure to the sun's ultra violet rays can lead to skin cancer – including the most deadly form – melanoma. A 2014 study first revealed a significant link to melanoma and the medications used to treat erectile dysfunction or ED.
How your hands actually predict your future.
For thousands of years, palm readers have examined hands in order to predict the future. As it turns out, they may not have been entirely off base: the human hand contains a wealth of information. Because a baby's hands form early in gestation, researchers like to say that they amount to a "fossilized record" of early development, one that may provide insight into future well-being.
Wilms' tumor is a childhood kidney cancer that affects about one out of every 10,000 kids in the US. It can often be 'cured' with surgery, chemo and radiation, but now doctors are beginning to uncover how these treatments affect survivors in adulthood.
Bladder, blood, bone, brain, lung and kidney are examples of late stage cancers that researchers with the Mayo Clinic say could be stopped in their tracks. An international research team led by Mayo Clinic oncologists has found a new way to identify and possibly stop the progression of many late-stage cancers. Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, the associate director at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, said the new approach can turn off the genes that prevent cancer from growing. Lazaridis said the test and a potential treatment are based on an emerging discipline of medical research called epigenomics. That is the complex biological process through which individual cells read their genetic blueprints and then determine what type of tissue to become.
Americans spend $60 billion a year on the weight-loss industry. The most emailed article on the New York Times website looks at how we might be spending too much time worrying about working out and ignoring the real culprit. Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss what could be a smarter solution. Because when it comes to reaching a healthy weight, what you don’t eat is much, much more important. Moreover, exercise increases one’s appetite. After all, when you burn off calories being active, your body will often signal you to replace them.
Good coworkers can brighten your day and inspire your work; bad coworkers can crush your spirit. According to new research, those jerks at work do more than make you feel bad—they drag down the job performance of people who interact with them.
“We were able to shed some light on the question of whether de-energizing relationships are just a hassle, or if they have deeper consequences,” says Gretchen Spreitzer, professor of management and organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. “Before, we’ve shown how enabling thriving at work and energizing relationships lead to better performance and business outcomes, and this looks at the opposite angle.”
Self-teaching robots are being tested in Oslo as scientists step up their bid to create semi-autonomous robots for use in search and rescue missions and potential planetary assignments to extract minerals. They've designed a batch of self-learning robots. Computer algorithms help give the robots innate knowledge that helps them navigate potential barriers and obstacles.
A few weeks ago, Londoners were able to eat at the world’s first 3D-printed pop-up restaurant. In early June, a German-based company introduced the word’s first plug-and-play food printer, which may be ready for shipping as early as next year. With the cost to produce this technology dropping, making it increasingly accessible, 3D printing could fundamentally change our relationship with food.
Simply put, the process uses ingredients to generate three-dimensional meals by placing layers of compounded food on top of each other. Since 2012, the food industry has used this technology to produce products, including candy, chocolate, pizza, noodles and even crackers. Despite its relative novelty, many companies are recognizing its potential – and recognizing how 3D food printing can revolutionize our global food systems.
Like the pay phone and pager before it, voice mail is on its way out. Shawn Hakl is head of new products for Verizon's business division. Before the digital era, he says more than 80 percent of business lines had voice mail. Now, he estimates only a third of office phones have it. "Voice mail has lost its appeal primarily because it's very much tied to the notion of the phone and your communication being tethered to a physical thing or a physical location," he says.
People who have a history of depression tend to look at angry faces, a new study has found. Furthermore, those who look at angry faces the most have the highest likelihood to become depressed again.
Researchers at New York's Binghamton University recruited 160 women for their study to find out whether the subjects of previously depressed people's attention can determine their propensity to develop the condition again.