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Sleep deprivation a ‘catastrophic’ health issue, expert warns

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:03:08 +0000

Humanity is in the midst of a “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” that could have a severe impact on our health unless something is done at an institutional level to change things, a leading expert in the field warned Sunday during an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian. Matthew Walker, director of the Center for Human […]

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New ‘cancer pen’ can detect the tumors in just 10 seconds

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:01:47 +0000

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new pen-like device that could allow doctors to more quickly and accurately identify and remove tumors during surgery, allowing them to distinguish between cancerous and healthy cells in as little as 10 seconds. Described in a study published in a recent edition of the […]

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Researchers develop first ‘living’ cancer treatment

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 18:29:13 +0000

Nanomachines capable of drilling holes in the membranes of individual cells could soon be a new weapon in the battle against cancer, as new research has demonstrated that the motorized molecules can effectively be used to kill off tumor cells in a mere 60 seconds. The breakthrough, described in a report published Thursday by The […]

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Here’s how to avoid a beer stomachache

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:00:24 +0000

It’s a lifelong bargain many of us make with ourselves on a weekly basis – trying to balance the enjoyment of beer with the fact that we know it will likely make us feel slightly unwell in one way or another? One of those ways is in the stomach, where beer can make us feel […]

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Middle-age people: experts don’t think you walk fast enough

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:07:25 +0000

Citing concerns over a “shocking” level of inactivity among the middle-aged, officials at Public Health England want men and women between the ages of 40 and 60 to pick up the pace, so that they can complete at least one, brisk 10-minute walk per day, according to published reports. The organization estimated that just six […]

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Self-help may be as effective as professional therapy, study claims

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:32:29 +0000

Turning to a self-help book, app or online program to cope with stress could be just as effective as regularly seeing a professional therapist, new research published in the journal Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research has claimed. In the paper, Robert King, a psychology professor at Queensland University of […]

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New study confirms: abstinence-only sex ed just doesn’t work

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:25:16 +0000

Building upon previous research that reached similar conclusions, a new study published online this week in the Journal of Adolescent Health has found that preaching an abstinence-only form of sex education is an inadequate way of preparing adolescents for the realities of intercourse. In fact, according to Vice, the new study found that taking a […]

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$412 million verdict reached in talcum powder lawsuit

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:35:20 +0000

A woman who claims that she developed ovarian cancer after using products like baby powder for feminine hygiene purposes was been awarded more than $400 million after a court ruled that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn her about the potential health risks. As Reuters reported on Monday, California resident Eva Echeverria had sued […]

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One-quarter of Americans have injured themselves shaving their pubes

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:20:04 +0000

More than three-quarters of all American adults believe that keeping their intimate areas well-groomed is important, but a surprisingly high number of those individuals have become injured in the process, according to new research published this week in JAMA Dermatology. In fact, an online survey of US adults between the ages of 18-64 conducted by […]

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Bubonic plague-carrying fleas found in parts of northern Arizona

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:53:47 +0000

Fleas in some parts of northern Arizona have tested positive for the bubonic plague, a now-rare disease believed to have been responsible for millions of deaths during the Middle Ages, health officials confirmed to ABC News, Newsweek and other media outlets over the past week. The infected parasites were first detected in Coconino County and […]

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