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12-3-2018 brain-implant-electrodes-670x335

Treating depression with brain-stimulating implants

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[A] new study out of the University of California, San Francisco, published [November 29] in Current Biology, seems to offer an intriguing ...
12-5-2018 newborn-baby-spit-up-gerd

Transplanted uterus leads to successful birth of baby girl

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A team of doctors in Brazil have announced a medical first that could someday help countless women unable to have ...
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‘Scarier than we knew’: Dementia-causing prions can spread through the eyes

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One of the strangest things that can sicken us—a rogue misfolded protein that destroys the brain, known as a prion—is ...
10-30-2018 psilocybin_magic_mushrooms

The stuff that ‘makes magic mushrooms so magic’ moves closer to FDA approval for treating depression

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The active ingredient that makes magic mushrooms so magic—the psychedelic drug psilocybin—is one step closer to becoming a legal treatment for ...
10-25-2018 drugs-to-treat-the-flu-now-include-xofluza-a-new-antiviral-the-fda-just-approved

‘First drug of its kind’ flu medication gains approval

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The flu vaccine remains the best proactive way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the influenza virus. But ...
Does the internet 'mess with your brain'? New international project aims to find out

Does the internet ‘mess with your brain’? New international project aims to find out

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As anyone who has spent any amount of time on Twitter can tell you, the internet can bring out the ...
Erectile dysfunction? If you carry this gene, you have a 26% increased risk

Erectile dysfunction? If you carry this gene, you have a 26% increased risk

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A group of scientists believe they’ve uncovered at least some of the genetic risk factors that can contribute to a ...
9-30-2018 genetic-testing

Understanding cancer risk: Why your genetic test results may need another look

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The first wave of routine genetics testing has already helped millions of people learn about their hereditary risk for certain ...
Canada’s shady stem cell clinics

Canada’s shady stem cell clinics

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Doctors selling dubious stem cell treatments isn’t just a problem in the U.S., suggests a new study published in Regenerative Medicine. Clinics ...
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Mysterious ‘Ebola-like’ outbreak linked to synthetic marijuana

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Since March, hundreds of people in the U.S. have come down with horrific, Ebola-like symptoms of bleeding. The initially mysterious ...
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How crowdfunding is being used for ‘dubiuous, possibly dangerous’ alternative cancer treatments

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It’s become a heartbreakingly common sight on the internet: People using crowdfunding sites to raise money for their expensive health ...
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ALS patients more likely to have other mental, behavioral problems

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Because ALS primarily affects a person’s motor neurons, it has been assumed that the disease spares a person’s mental faculties ...
9-9-2018 oscillating-fan-primary

White noise dangerous to your brain? There’s ‘reason to be skeptical’ of study

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A recent research review suggests that white noise, the soothing, fuzzy soundtrack so many of us rely on to sleep ...
9-4-2018 bigstock-opioids-on-chalkboard-with-rol-199819852

Opioid pain killer without risk of addiction? It may be possible

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The ultimate goal of pain medicine—a powerful painkiller with few to no side effects, such as dependence or overdose—is still ...
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Why is ‘party drug’ ketamine such a powerful treatment for depression?

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In recent years, the party drug and anesthetic ketamine has been embraced as a rapidly-acting, if still off-label, medication for ...
23andMe study probes links between cannabis use and schizophrenia

23andMe study probes links between cannabis use and schizophrenia

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There’s evidence of a connection between cannabis use and schizophrenia, but it’s unclear whether the drug leads to the disorder, ...
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Robots could help autistic children communicate more effectively

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As excited or terrified as we might be by the latest advances in robot technology, they’re still far from being ...
8-27-2018 merlin_140374533_63ad5a8a-3b96-43f0-a3e2-1fdc6f3d0210-jumbo

Put down the glass of wine: There’s ‘no such thing’ as safe alcohol consumption

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You don’t have to go far to find people, including doctors and researchers, who will argue that a little bit of ...
8-20-2018 woman-yawning-at-her-computer

Is it possible for tired people to ‘spread’ their misery to others?

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[A] new study out of the University of California, Berkeley suggests that poor sleep can be a nightmare for our social lives ...
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‘Stuck on the spin cycle’: Probiotic supplements linked to ‘brain fog’

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Given their current popularity, you might assume that probiotics—capsules containing a mix of “good” bacteria that are said to rebalance ...
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Ancient worms resurrected after spending more than 32,000 years on ice

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A team of Russian scientists is lining themselves up to be the opening cast of a John Carpenter film. Earlier ...
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Genetic data share: 23andMe partners with drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline

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23andMe customers might just play a role in helping create one of Big Pharma’s next blockbuster drugs. On [July 25, ...
Could beef jerky trigger manic episodes for some people?

Could beef jerky trigger manic episodes for some people?

Gizmodo | 
There is no singular cause of mental illness. Any number of things—our genes, environment, and even social mores—play a role in ...
7-19-2018 first_steps02

Why our earliest memories are often imagined

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If life is but a tapestry, then memory is the thread. But some of those threads may simply be imagined: ...
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Cancer drug duo could lengthen life, boost elderly immune system

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Drugs that can lengthen life have long been a hallmark of speculative science fiction—many hope for an invention that could ...
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No longer a fringe theory? Herpes virus can spark ‘cascade of events’ leading to Alzheimer’s

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For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory ...
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Cancer patient’s ‘spontaneous remission’—not her diet—will be included in Harvard study

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Over the past few weeks, multiple media outlets have written about Kathy Bero, a 54-year-old woman who claims her breast cancer 12 years ago ...
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Does birth control affect who women are attracted to?

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A commonly touted theory about how women’s attraction to men works might be all wrong, suggests a new paper published this week ...