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Baby undergoes risky surgery to remove her ‘parasitic twin’

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:59:36 +0000

A baby is recovering in Chicago after successfully undergoing surgery to remove a parasitic twin sibling from her back and shoulder, an extremely rare phenomenon that made it appear as though the girl was born with two extra legs and feet, various media outlets reported on Tuesday. According to BBC News, the girl – identified […]

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Simple math uncovers the mystery of how sperm swim

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:39:51 +0000

Scientists have created a numerical formula to model the rhythmic motion of a sperm’s head and tail, which considerably cuts down on the calculations needed to understand a sperm’s journey to fertilizing an egg, according to a new report. Published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the study revealed the sperm’s tail produces a distinctive […]

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A good night’s sleep feels like winning the lottery, says study

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:25:33 +0000

If you’ve ever gotten out of bed after a great night’s sleep and said that your “felt like a million bucks,” you may not be that far off, new research led by a University of  Warwick psychologist and published online and in the March print edition of the journal Sleep has discovered. As part of […]

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Stem cell treatment blinds three women in Florida

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:01:26 +0000

While scientists have long hoped that stem cell therapy could be used to help patients suffering from neurodegenerative conditions, diabetes, heart disease, and other disorders, such treatments are not without risk, as several women have recently and very tragically discovered. According to NPR and the New York Times, three elderly females with macular degeneration, a […]

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Social media might be making you lonely, study finds

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:36:30 +0000

Young adults who use social media such as Facebook or Twitter more frequently or for longer periods of time are more likely to feel alone, a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) reported this week in a new study. In fact, according to BBC News, the authors surveyed more than […]

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You’re not the only one, Americans are having sex less often

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:25:57 +0000

Even though people are more open to discussing sex these days than they were a generation ago, they don’t appear to be engaging in the activity any more frequently, according to the results of a new study published online this week in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. In fact, San Diego State University psychology […]

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Asian smog pollutes the United States, study finds

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:21:56 +0000

Despite a decrease in US air pollution production, smog levels are still on the rise in the western part of the country, and now new research has found that an influx of impurities originating from Asia has been making its way across the Pacific Ocean and might be to blame. The study, which was led […]

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World-first therapy cures teen’s sickle cell anemia

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0000

A French teenager with sickle cell disease, a condition caused by a faulty gene that affects the development of red blood cells, is now in complete remission thanks to an experimental therapy that has altered his DNA and enables his bone marrow to produce healthy hemoglobin. According to CNN and BBC News reports, the teenager […]

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How much pee is in your local swimming pool?

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:43:25 +0000

You might not want to get in the pool after seeing this.

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The surprising reason why people who have more sex are happier

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:08:49 +0000

While researchers have long known that people who have sex more often tend to be happier than those who engage in intercourse less frequently, the phenomenon appears to have very little to do with the actual act of making love itself, according to a study published earlier this week. In fact, a team led by […]

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