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Past articles by Nick:

Alzheimer's disease has no cure — but unproven treatments claim otherwise

Frustrated by a lack of mainstream medical treatments, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients look to unproven alternatives that promise to end and reverse these incurable diseases. → Read More

Argo AI laid off 150 staffers. Will the AV company still go public?

"Over the last several years, everybody has come to the realization that the problem of actually commercializing automated driving technology is actually a lot harder than they thought." → Read More

Study: Being close to nature reduces the risk of stroke

In a new study, scientists analyzed data from three million Spaniards and found access to green space seemed to reduce a person's chances of a stroke. → Read More

These exercise hacks help improve heart health in people with desk jobs

In a recent study, desk workers improved signs of metabolic and cardiovascular health by sitting for 50 minutes less a day for over three months. → Read More

Studies linking nature to better mental health focus on wealthy nations — here's why that's a huge problem

In a new review, researchers found that most of the studies on the connection between better mental health and nature were from Westernized nations. → Read More

What 5 robotics founders say they need to thrive in Pittsburgh

How can the city keep promising startups for the long term? Mostly, tech talent and early-stage funding, local execs told us at the AI & Robotics Venture Fair. → Read More

Black Americans get worse sleep — a study says the problem is getting worse

According to a new study, Black Americans have consistently gotten worse sleep than their white counterparts. Now scientists are trying to tease apart why this is. → Read More

Dementia rates of Indigenous Australians show the lifelong impact of racism

In a new study, researchers found that there are shockingly high rates of dementia in Indigenous Australians compared to Australians as a whole. → Read More

10,000 steps? New research reveals how much walking you actually need

In a new meta-analysis, researchers investigated the connection between step count and overall mortality and challenged the notion that we all need 10,000 steps a day. → Read More

Aerobic exercise can improve your memory — if you start before this age

In a new meta-analysis, researchers found that for people under 55, 150 minutes a week could help stall the decline in aging that comes with getting older. → Read More

Researchers: Just 30 minutes of one exercise a week can ward off early death

Less than an hour of strength training each week could reduce your risk of dying from one kind of disease by about 15 percent, according to a new meta-analysis. → Read More

Study: Mopping with this household cleaner is like breathing car exhaust

In a new study, scientists tested the level of dangerous chemical compounds released while cleaning with common household cleaners. → Read More

Cutting this many calories may rejuvenate a part of your immune system

In a new study, researchers found that people who restricted their daily calorie intake by 14 percent increased the size of their thymus gland, which plays an important role in how the immune system functions. → Read More

Study: Multiple sclerosis patients have unique gut bacteria, eat more meat

In a new study, researchers compare the gut microbiomes of people with MS to those without it and find key differences that might inform new treatments for the condition. → Read More

Why doctors are prescribing 2 hours outside per week to boost brain and heart health

The health benefits of time spent in nature are widely established. In Canada, doctors are prescribing passes to national parks to treat chronic conditions. → Read More

Study reveals a surprising link between sleep and appetite

In a new study, scientists found that even just an hour of extra sleep led to fewer calories consumed the next day. The results add to the growing body of research that poor sleep negatively impacts health. → Read More

Massive review shows “science” behind most mental-health apps is wildly flawed

In a new meta-review, researchers examined 145 studies on mental health apps. Despite the apps' popularity, the review found most offered little-to-no benefit. → Read More

Vitamin D supplements may have a protective effect on the immune system

People who supplement with vitamin D may have a reduced risk of developing an autoimmune disease compared to those who don't take the supplements. → Read More

Fasting may help drugs slow down cancer

In a mouse study, researchers tested whether fasting could boost the performance of an anti-cancer drug. The results could help better combat cancer. → Read More

Gut microbiome study reveals the depths of racial health disparities

According to a new study, Black and white women had distinctly different gut microbiomes, which could have implications for future treatments involving gut microbes. → Read More