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4-4-2019 ai for grading ivf embryos

Can artificial intelligence improve IVF success rates?

In theory, an AI application would be able to pick out the single best embryo to use for IVF to ...
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Can we blame our genetics for overeating?

Are eating habits a matter of choice and discipline? What role do our genetics play in determining how much and ...
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A jury decided glyphosate caused cancer. Is this society’s ‘search for a scapegoat’ for the deadly disease?

A San Francisco jury decided last month that a plaintiff’s case of non-Hodgkin lymphoma was caused by Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller ...
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Maybe cats do recognize their own names

Dogs are amazing at recognizing their own names, but scientists are less certain about whether cats have this ability. New ...
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Neurologist Steven Novella: Here’s what latest science says about glyphosate-cancer link

Glyphosate has been in the news recently because of the recent court case in which a jury awarded DeWayne Johnson ...
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Pesticides increase cancer risk for farmers? Rethinking the ‘irrefutable consensus’

Though it may seem otherwise, the term 'irrefutable' is not at all flattering ...
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Taking a bad trip and why marijuana edibles may be a prescription for psychosis

A study looked at high-potency cannabis and psychosis. The findings were astonishing ...
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Birth control pill for men: Why is it taking so long?

A birth control pill for men has passed initial human safety tests, experts at a leading medical conference have heard ...
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Exercise can fight depression, but it doesn’t work for everyone

Is there evidence to support the idea that exercise can have an effect on depression? And if so, how much ...
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Viewpoint: Blood tests for cancer would be ‘less invasive, less expensive, less traumatic’

Eleven years ago, I was shocked to be diagnosed with advanced lymphoma. To offer an informed second opinion, an oncologist ...
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Do participants in genetics research studies have the right to know—or not know—about troubling DNA results?

Is it possible to know too much about our own genetic profile? ...
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Women’s fertility is a ‘black box’. This biotech company wants to help crack it open

Fertility is like most aspects of medicine — it’s rarely discussed until a problem arises. But as women wait longer to start ...
3-26-2019 newssensoryprocessing

Hypersensitivity, hearing problems could lead to early autism diagnosis

Many individuals with autism have hearing problems. In fact, Leo Kanner included this trait in his original description of autism. The type ...
3-18-2019 perfectionist

Challenging the notion that people with ‘dark personalities’ are more successful

The dark side of human personality has long fascinated the public and psychologists alike. Research has linked unpleasant traits such ...
3-19-2019 birth order

Is personality influenced by birth order? New studies challenge ‘conventional wisdom’

Birth order, according to conventional wisdom, molds personality: Firstborn children, secure with their place in the family and expected to ...
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Why psychiatrists should stop ‘looking the other way’ when confronted with faked mental illness

The act of feigning illness for personal gain, or malingering, is far more widespread than the public might suspect ...
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Why setting testosterone levels for female athletes risks setting ‘far reaching’ ‘unscientific precedent’

New rules to reduce naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes have been branded "unscientific". [In 2018], athletics chiefs ruled ...
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Why the promise of precision drug treatments is blunted by a lack of racial diversity in genetics research

A lack of racial and ethnic diversity in pharmacogenomic research is raising questions about whether poorly represented groups are being ...
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Birth of lambs from 50-year-old frozen sperm ‘bodes well’ for human fertility

Semen frozen back in 1968 has been used to impregnate dozens of Merino ewes, resulting in healthy lambs. The Australian ...
3-24-2019 emma morton

Viewpoint: ‘Chickenpox parties’ aren’t just unnecessary—they’re incredibly dangerous

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin made headlines [March 19] after revealing in a radio interview that he had purposefully exposed his ...
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Many farmers endorse glyphosate as safe weed killer while Bayer battles Roundup-cancer lawsuits

Farmers are standing by Bayer AG’s Roundup herbicide despite rulings from two juries that the world’s most widely used weedkiller caused ...
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‘Game-changing’ drug first ever postpartum depression medication approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration on [March 19] approved brexanolone, the first drug specifically targeted to treat postpartum depression — ...
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Have humans reached the end of evolution? Not under these 3 scenarios

Is natural selection still a major force in human evolution? Or have vaccines, water purification, modern medical care and other ...
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Podcast: Yale neurologist Steven Novella debunks popular myths about GMO golden rice

As Bangladesh prepares to release GMO golden rice, Yale University clinical neurologist Steven Novella and co-hosts debunk some popular myths ...
3-9-2019 autism spectrum disorder choosing interventions

Autism often accompanied by ADHD, anxiety and other conditions

Behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) crop up in about one in three autistic people within 15 ...
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Is it OK to take sperm from the dead?

[A] New York judge earlier this month ordered a medical center to save the sperm of Peter Zhu, a 21-year-old cadet ...
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Why your dog really can tell if you are sick

I was sick last week, and as [my Chihuahua] Midge was glued to my side, friends told me about their ...
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Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: If you eat 18,615 servings of kale daily, pesticides still won’t harm your health

[On March 20] the Environmental Working Group (EWG) [released] their so-called “dirty dozen” list. Before covering or using this “list,” ...