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Men– exercise might be hurting your sex life

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:49:34 +0000

If you’re a beast in the gym, you may not necessarily be a beast in the bedroom, according to new research led by scientists at the University of North Carolina that have investigated for the first time the relationship between the workout regimens and the sex lives of men. According to Fox News, the study […]

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Average life expectancy is about to crack 90 years

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:03:57 +0000

Researchers have determined that the average human life expectancy should crack the 90-year mark within the next two decades, according to a new report in the Lancet medical journal. The study evaluated lifespans in 35 industrialized countries and determined each country would see longer life expectancies by 2030, with the difference between men and women […]

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Is there a connection between having cats and being crazy?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:58:28 +0000

Due to the brain-damaging parasite Toxoplasma Gondii that they are known to host, cats have been cited as a potential cause of some mental disorders. However, a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychological Medicine has found no connection between cat ownership and psychotic behavior. House cats are recognized as the principal host of […]

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Drug combo could be the first true hearing restoration treatment

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:18:41 +0000

A technique that coaxes sound-sensing cells in the ear known as “hair cells” to grow out of a specific type of stem cell could soon help prevent or even reverse hearing loss in humans, the authors of new research published online Wednesday in the journal Cell Reports claim. According to Live Science, these hair cells […]

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Mayo Clinic performs successful 50-hour face transplant

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:12:13 +0000

More than a decade after he attempted to commit suicide, a Wyoming man is finding new life as the recipient of the first facial transplant in the history of the Mayo Clinic – a procedure that took a team of more than 60 surgeons a total of 56 hours to complete, according to reports. The […]

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Legalizing same-sex marriage reduces youth suicide rates

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:20:43 +0000

The legalization of same-sex marriage at the state level has been associated with a significant decline in the attempted suicide rate of high school students and LGBT adolescents, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health report in a new study. Writing in Monday’s edition of JAMA Pediatrics, Julia Raifman, a post-doctoral fellow […]

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Scientists make breakthrough with malaria vaccine

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:55:59 +0000

The search for an effective malaria vaccine may soon be over, as a treatment designed to mimic the immunity-conferring effects of a treated mosquito bite provided up to 100% protection for a 10-week period in a recent clinical trial detailed earlier this week in the journal Nature. More than 200 million people are infected with […]

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Don’t bother with pills if you have lower back pain

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:25:22 +0000

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has advised that medical doctors avoid prescribing drugs, particularly narcotics, for those suffering from acute or subacute low back pain. Citing two evidence reviews it had published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the medical organization said patients should first be treated with non-pharmaceutical remedies, like shallow heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal […]

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Should we use genetic editing to cure disease?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:42:02 +0000

While the scientific community isn’t too keen on the idea of creating genetically enhanced babies, researchers do appear willing to normalize the practice of using genetic tools to fight inherited disease, according to a major new ethics report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. The report is the culmination of a 2015 […]

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Trump continues his dangerous comments on autism

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:04:48 +0000

During a Tuesday meeting with parents, teachers and recently-confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump reportedly suggested that there has been a “tremendous increase” in US autism rates recently, despite the lack of evidence supporting such claims. According to Mashable, the comments were made during a conversation between Trump and Jane Quenneville, a principal […]

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