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‘Rare and unsettling’: Young woman had undeveloped ‘twin’ in her abdomen for 17 years

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A young woman in India unknowingly lived with one of the rarest and most unsettling medical conditions for nearly two ...
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Deep dive into US stem cell clinics gives reason to worry about ‘unsafe or useless treatments’

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Medical clinics that provide largely unregulated stem cell treatments are popping up all over the U.S. But a new study ...
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Sleep easy: Late-night surfing on your smartphone unlikely to damage your internal clock

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People who only occasionally fall down an internet rabbit hole on their smartphones late at night might be able to ...
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Amputees could ‘feel’ again with innovative prosthetic arm

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For people who have lost a hand or arm, prosthetics may restore some functioning, but not the sense of touch ...
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‘Do not waste your money’: Most heart-healthy supplements won’t cut your disease risk, study shows

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There are lots of things you can do to keep your heart healthy and hopefully live longer. But a new ...
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Herbal remedy kratom linked to seizures, addiction and deaths

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The herbal remedy kratom, often touted as an alternative treatment for opioid withdrawal or chronic pain, is in for more ...
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FDA warns kratom sellers to stop making unproven claims about chronic pain, opioid addiction benefits

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The Food and Drug Administration is still pressing down hard on kratom—the plant treatment that adherents say has helped them ...
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Recently discovered Salmonella strain could render some infections ‘simply untreatable’

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Scientists at North Carolina State University say they’ve discovered disease-causing Salmonella bacteria in the U.S. that can resist one of ...
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Tired of being a night owl? You may be able to trick your body into changing its ways

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If you envy people who wake up with the Sun, but you can’t seem to get to bed until well ...
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Marijuana compound CBD could help people fight opioid addiction

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A new study out [May 21] is the latest to suggest that cannabis—or at least a key ingredient of it—might ...
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Should you freeze your sperm? The biological clock is ticking for men, too

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Women face the brunt of societal pressure to have children before a certain age, but a new study concludes that ...
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Chasing the ‘perplexing’ link between appendectomies and Parkinson’s disease

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New research has found a perplexing, though relatively small link between the devastating neurological illness Parkinson’s disease and having your ...
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When meditation goes wrong: Some people find it distressing, survey shows

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One of the most stereotypical relaxing things to do—meditation—may actually cause distress for some people, according to the findings of ...
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Reproducibility crisis: Is scientific research ‘fundamentally flawed’?

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A new report released [May 2019] by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is weighing in on a contentious debate ...
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Social skills in people with autism could be improved through 2 new drug treatments

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New research seems to show encouraging progress in helping treat the complex neurodevelopmental disorder autism. Two unrelated clinical trials, involving ...
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Chronic fatigue syndrome could soon be diagnosed with a blood test

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Researchers at Stanford University and elsewhere say they’ve taken an important step in potentially helping people with a barely understood ...
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Pot-smoking study suggests CBD plays key role in protecting a stoned brain

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Cannabidiol—the ingredient of cannabis that doesn’t make you high, commonly called CBD—might be the angel to THC’s devil, a new ...
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An hour of exercise a week might be enough to stave off brain shrinkage, study shows

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Staying fit could help keep your brain from shrinking and aging in your older years, suggests a new study out ...
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CDC says autism is on the rise—and why it may be worse than we think

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new report on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ... offers little good news. It ...
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After another failed clinical trial, new Alzheimer’s treatment attacks disease from ‘different angle’

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The field of Alzheimer’s research is one filled with disappointment. [Recently], yet another drug failed its Phase 3 clinical trial, ...
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Technological ‘leap forward’ moves artificial wombs closer to reality

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In 2017, a team of Australian and Japanese scientists announced a breakthrough that could someday save the lives of countless babies. They ...
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Using ketamine for depression or recreation: What’s the difference?

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[G]iven ketamine’s long-standing reputation as a recreational drug—so notorious that users talk about entering a “K-hole” after taking it—you might ...
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Esketamine touted as ‘game changer’ for depression—but who gets to use it?

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[Recently,] the Food and Drug Administration approved Johnson & Johnson’s Spravato, the nasal spray version of a ketamine-like sedative, for ...
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Are we closer to determining what a ‘conscious brain’ looks like?

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Most of the time, it’s easy to tell when someone is consciously aware. But there are many tragic cases when ...
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Fighting depression: Nasal-based ketamine spray clears key FDA hurdle

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One of the largest hurdles to ketamine becoming a mainstream depression treatment may have just been cleared. On [February 12], ...
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Is breakfast really important for weight loss? New study says no

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Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but according to a new review out [January 30] ...
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Could ‘aggressively’ attacking high blood pressure prevent cognitive decline?

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Some five million Americans live with dementia, most often Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s almost certain that as the general population ...
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‘Perfect’ replicas of human blood vessels grown in lab

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An international team of scientists claim to have pulled off a first: Three-dimensional replicas of human blood vessels that are ...
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