A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases

A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases according to Science daily.

The analysis of all current studies on nut consumption and disease risk has revealed that 20g a day -- equivalent to a handful -- can cut people's risk of coronary heart disease by nearly 30 percent, their risk of cancer by 15 percent, and their risk of premature death by 22 percent.

Sleep mode: Your brain dozes off even while you’re awake, study finds

One moment you’re alert and paying attention, the next you’ve somehow zoned out and missed something key. New research says this might be a result of parts of the brain switching off even while you’re awake.

Researchers from Stanford University have discovered that, even during waking hours, parts of our brains fall asleep and wake back up all the time, according to RT.

New insights into skin cells could explain why our skin doesn't leak

The discovery of the shape and binding capability of epidermal cells could explain how skin maintains a barrier even when it is shedding according to Science daily.

The authors of the study say their new understanding of how epidermal cells form a barrier may explain the paradox of how we can shed them without compromising our skin's integrity. It could also help us to understand what happens when it forms incorrectly, which could lead to conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

Germany detects H5N1 bird flu on poultry farm in Brandenburg

Germany reported a first case of the contagious bird flu strain H5N1 on a small poultry farm in the northeastern state of Brandenburg, the state's consumer protection ministry said.

The farm in the Oberhavel district was sealed off and some 500 chicks, ducks and geese were culled, a spokeswoman for the consumer protection ministry of Brandenburg said, according to Reuters.

"It's the first time in the current season that this type of bird flu was detected on a poultry farm in Brandenburg," the spokeswoman said.

Minnesota Plans to Legalize Marijuana to Help PTSD Patients

Minnesota citizens will be allowed to use medical cannabis for post-traumatic stress disorder beginning summer 2017, according to the state’s Department of Health.

The Minnesota Department of Health has legalized the use of medical cannabis for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition of crippling anxiety that follows a traumatic event, including a car accident, a criminal attack, or combat, according to Sputnik.