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Gum health linked to mental health problems

Periodontal disease is associated with a wide range of health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia, making the ...
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Star Wars inspired ‘electronic artificial skin’ can restore the sense of touch for prosthetic users

[A] device, dubbed ACES, or Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin, is made up of 100 small sensors and is about 1 ...
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Why are Alzheimer’s and dementia rates falling in Europe and the U.S.?

The risk for a person to develop dementia over a lifetime is now 13 percent lower than it was in ...
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Dinosaur cancer? We suffer from malignancies that afflicted our distant biological relatives

[S]cientists say they have, for the first time, found that dinosaurs suffered from osteosarcoma -- an aggressive malignant cancer that ...
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Brain zapping: Could brain massage therapy reduce pain?

Dr. Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, professor at UTHealth’s Cizik School of Nursing, suggested that pain could be zapped away using electric ...
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Mosquito relief: Grapefruit-scented natural insect repellent with nootkatone heading to stores

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had approved a new ingredient, called nootkatone, that repels and kills mosquitoes and ticks ...
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Stem cell tourism: Shady treatments are being offered–even in the United States

[W]e're just starting clinical trials to determine if we can use [stem] cells effectively. But that hasn't stopped people from ...
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‘We can’t make dinosaurs come to life – yet.’ How far can synthetic biology turn science fiction into fact?

A team of Los Alamos scientists are developing “cell-free systems.” They take the guts of the cells and use the ...
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Video: Sperm are ‘spinners not swimmers’—because they are lopsided

Research by fertility scientists in the UK and Mexico challenges the accepted view of how sperm “swim”, suggesting that it ...
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Meet STACI: STAT’s fascinating interactive guide to AI in healthcare

The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the importance of the technology in medicine: In the last few months, hospitals have used AI ...
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Medieval medicine resurrected: Could a 1,000 year old potion help fight bacterial infections?

Garlic, onion, wine, and a dash of bovine bile. It’s a veritable witch’s brew, but as a new Scientific Reports paper shows, this ...
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‘Looks can be deceiving’: People with anorexia don’t always look scrawny or malnourished

[A]dolescents and young adults with disordered eating habits or outright eating disorders often go unrecognized by both parents and physicians ...
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12 lifestyle changes to cut risk from dementia

[A major] review identified the biggest known risk factors for dementia as smoking, excess alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, head injury, depression, hearing loss and exposure to air ...
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Infographic: We know breastfeeding helps children. Now we know it helps mothers too

When a woman becomes pregnant, her risk of type 2 diabetes increases for the rest of her life, perhaps because ...
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Coronavirus accelerates adoption of artificial intelligence

Data, artificial intelligence, digital health systems and connectivity have been aiding the fight against COVID-19 in multiple ways, uncovering new ...
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Sugar and processed foods undermine body’s response to exercise

[A] study, which involved rodents and people, suggests that eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods, which may ...
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Why it’s important to have a public discussion about Kanye West’s erratic behavior

In 2018, [Kanye] West revealed he has a mental illness. Some mental health advocates are now pushing for the media ...
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Zoanthropy: The curious case of the woman who believes she is a chicken

[A] 54-year-old woman, who had no history of drug or alcohol abuse, was found by her brother in her garden ...
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Bioprinting: Creating pinhead replicas of human organs to fight COVID-19 and other ailments

Anthony Atala, the director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and his team are… creating tiny replicas of ...
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Are we any closer to understanding what consciousness is?

Thinkers have spent an immense amount of time and ink trying to unravel mysteries, such as how consciousness works and ...
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Alzheimer’s disease may soon be detectable with a simple blood test

[A blood test might] be a simple way to help diagnose [Alzheimer’s, the] most common form of dementia. Developing such a ...
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Space Station science: Fungus found at Chernobyl could protect astronauts from galactic cosmic radiation

Galactic cosmic radiation remains a troubling impediment to a sustained human presence in space. This unresolved problem is starting to ...
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Yes, male and female brains are structured differently

[July 20, Armin Raznahan] and his team published a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that not only reported reliable sex ...
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How humans might play a role in our own extinction

[W]hat if human extinction was less a cinematic scenario, and instead, a looming reality? That might seem like a sensational ...
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40% of LGBTQ youths contemplated suicide over the past year

Forty percent of young LGBTQ people have considered suicide in the last year; that rises to more than half for ...
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Common vaccines appear to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline

[Two studies] have demonstrated that flu and pneumococcal vaccines are linked with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In both ...
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CRISPR gene drives could eliminate many vector-driven pests and diseases, but challenges remain

A functioning gene drive system could fundamentally change our strategies for the control of vector-borne diseases by facilitating rapid dissemination ...
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Why do we dream?

Here's [David] Eagleman​​ and [Don] Vaughn​'s theory in nutshell: The role of dreams is to ensure that the brain's visual ...
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