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‘Rebooting the brain’: Our fight to bring people back from the dead

We may be on the verge of redefining 'brain death' following the partial revival of a man in France ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t expect genetic matchmaking to help you find your Valentine

Genetic matchmaking is entering the mainstream. The prospect of meeting and selecting potential romantic partners based upon purported DNA compatibility ...
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Humans are ‘biologically built’ to seek out friends

We humans are biologically built to seek friends, and we can see suggestions of our evolutionary past in the social ...
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Will scientists ever get ahead of fast-mutating deadly health viruses? Exploring the coronavirus and the genetics of other viral outbreaks

Even as our methods of detection and treatment improve, we will likely never be able to completely stay ahead of ...
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Biotech sugar substitute that improves gut health could be coming soon

Cuba's Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) announced it has developed a biotech sweetener that the country can sell ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop under fire again for ‘exploiting health issues in order to make money’

Gwyneth Paltrow’s contextual commerce company Goop is still making more than a dozen false and misleading health claims about the ...
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Is your personality shaped by your gut bacteria? Study suggests sociable people have more diverse microbiome

A new study from Oxford University, published in the journal Human Microbiome, has linked gut bacteria strains and diversity with people’s personalities. That ...
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Diet wars: Heavy meat consumption carries ‘small but increased’ cardiovascular disease risk, study finds

[In October 2019], the Annals of Internal Medicine published a controversial report that encouraged people not to worry about the ...
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Low-calorie sweeteners ‘poison’ for expecting mothers? Epidemiologist says that’s unlikely

News sources around the globe have been calling out warnings about a new study that appears to have shown that ...
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What’s your ‘ageotype’? Classification system explains why some of us are older—or younger—than we look

Study shows that "it’s possible to change the way you age for the better." ...
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Veganism bad for your brain? Recent research raises controversial questions about plant-based diets

The idea that avoiding meat is bad for our brains makes some intuitive sense; anthropologists have been arguing about what ...
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Living without a sense of smell brings feelings of isolation and peril, study says

A recent study is one of the first to highlight the plights faced by a small segment of the population: ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop: Is she trolling us while ‘laughing all the way to the bank?’

[Gwyneth Paltrow's] Goop first gained notoriety in 2015 when it encouraged women to "steam clean" their vaginas (you already know ...
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Is China’s mysterious virus a ‘global health emergency’? 6 things to know about the outbreak

Just three weeks ago, China announced the outbreak of a mysterious new virus in the city of Wuhan involving a ...
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How fertile are you? ‘Ovarian reserve’ DTC tests that count your eggs offer mixture of control and misinformation

Joining the reproductive fray are tests designed to assess fertility by counting the number of eggs left in a woman's ...
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Stepping in Goop: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix series promotes ‘junk science, gibberish and unproven health claims’, says microbiologist

In the third episode of Goop's Netflix series, a female guest remarks that we women are seen as "very dangerous ...
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Exercise Rx: Physical activity is ‘personal regenerative medicine’ and ‘acts like pharmaceutical drugs’

As researchers learn more about how exercise fights chronic ills like heart disease and diabetes, doctors may soon be able ...
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Always late? Psychologist explains complex reasons behind a trait so annoying to others

Punctual people may believe that late people are passive-aggressive and that their time is more valuable than those who wait for ...
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Artificial wombs could create seismic shift in the debate over abortion, reproductive rights

The ability to develop a fetus outside the mother's body could be here within decades. That means society will face ...
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Aging is ‘truly personal’: You could have the immune system of a teenager and the metabolism of a 50-year-old

One 50-year-old has the nimble metabolism of a teenager, while another’s is so creaky he developed type 2 diabetes — ...
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Pushback against studies challenging health risks of meat consumption highlights industry influence on nutrition research

It’s almost unheard of for medical journals to get blowback for studies before the data are published. But that’s what ...
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Exposure to different types of dirt may boost body’s immune system, study suggests

Differences in allergy incidence between the two sides of the Finnish-Russian border might have something to do with exposure to ...
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Do GMO foods or glyphosate cause gluten allergies?

Anti-GMO campaigners continue to link GMOs and the herbicide glyphosate to gluten allergies--even though there is no commercialized genetically engineered ...
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Viewpoint: At least 200,000 people die every year GMO Golden Rice is kept off the market

This is not a story of incompetence and ignorance, but of an antediluvian hostility to science and technology ...
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Another benefit of regular exercise— ‘agile, fast-moving sperm’

Regular physical activity can keep a man’s sperm in tip-top shape, a new study suggests. The research was published [December 20] in ...
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Why are Americans obsessed with unproven CBD supplements?

CBD belongs to a class of chemicals called cannabinoids, dozens of which have been identified in cannabis and hemp plants, ...
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Controversial treatment for dwarfism meets clinical trial goals. Is FDA approval coming?

A treatment for the most common cause of dwarfism met its goal of increasing height in a pivotal study, the ...
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Philippines is first! Long-delayed Vitamin A-enhanced Golden Rice greenlighted, bucking activist opposition

The fortified food addresses vitamin A deficiency, which kills an estimated 670,000 children each year ...