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Researchers discover why disturbed sleep hampers learning

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:43:40 +0000

It seems obvious that a poor night’s sleep would hamper a person’s ability to learn new skills or information, but now researchers from the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have for the first time scientifically established a causal link between the two. While it had long been hypothesized that deep […]

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Mail-order abortions are safe, study finds

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:43:08 +0000

While there are many do-it-yourself projects that a person can complete with the assistance of experts on the Internet, a home abortion seems like an unlikely candidate to fit into that category. However, new research published recently in the medical journal BMJ suggests otherwise. Yes, while some lawmakers have fought to ensure that abortion-providing clinics […]

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‘Fat but fit’ is a myth, major study finds

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:51:17 +0000

While it might spare feelings in an era where people are more conscious than ever about body shaming, the idea that people can be “fat but fit” is nothing more than a myth, according to the authors of a new study presented earlier this week at a health conference in Portugal. Speaking at the European […]

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Scientists discover what causes grey hair and baldness

Thu, 11 May 2017 17:23:29 +0000

Research conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center has led to hope that scientists could one day “deliver the necessary gene to hair follicles” to put an end to baldness and graying hair. Experts accidentally discovered the cause of balding and gray hair while studying a disorder known as Neurofibromatosis Type 1, a rare genetic disease […]

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HIV life expectancy is ‘near normal’ says new study

Thu, 11 May 2017 15:10:16 +0000

HIV-positive 20-year-olds who began antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are now expected to live a decade longer than similarly-aged patients who started treatment less than 15 years ago, a team of researchers from the University of Bristol reported this week in the journal The Lancet. The authors, who are members of the university’s Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort […]

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Common painkillers linked to heart attack risk

Thu, 11 May 2017 14:43:42 +0000

If you regularly use over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen, listen up: researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center have discovered a link between the use of these medications and an increased risk of suffering a heart attack. In a study published this week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), a […]

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‘Exercise drug’ could get you fit without working out

Wed, 03 May 2017 17:54:00 +0000

If there’s one thing that people trying to get in better shape are used to hearing, it’s that there is no miracle cure, no shortcut to physical fitness and no way to avoid the hard work and the trips to the gym needed to lose weight, put on muscle, and improve your overall health. Or […]

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Scientists create artificial womb that could help premature babies

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:31:53 +0000

An artificial womb developed by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia could help extremely premature newborns survive by closely replicating the conditions within the mother, according to a study published online Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. According to the Associated Press, premature babies weighing as little as a pound are currently placed within incubators […]

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Study links diet soft drinks with stroke and dementia

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:50:50 +0000

The notion that diet soft drinks are healthier alternatives to sugary beverages took another hit last week, as a study published Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke linked the artificially-sweetened products with an increased risk of both stroke and dementia. Led by Matthew Pase, a senior research fellow from the Boston University School […]

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Tropical diseases are finally getting the attention they deserve, WHO finds

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:05:47 +0000

Immense progress has been made in combating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) over the past decade, with more than a billion people receiving treatment for various conditions in 2015 alone, according to a new report released Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO). “WHO has observed record-breaking progress towards bringing ancient scourges like sleeping sickness and […]

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