Low-T Therapy: Elixir of Youth… Or Snake Oil? (Op-Ed)
The chemical structure of testosterone
August 1st, 2014
Low-T is a real condition, but if you have it, TV-pitched supplements are not the miracle cure.
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Ebola Serum: Explaining the Americans' Experimental Treatments
August 1st, 2014
Two Americans from a medical charity who contracted Ebola have been given experimental treatments, but the method, even if it did work, couldn't be scaled up.
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CDC Warns Against Travel to Ebola-Affected Countries
The Ebola virus
July 31st, 2014
Americans should avoid traveling to the three West African countries experiencing an outbreak of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
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Woman's Strange Skin Stain Caused Cancer Scare
A woman touches her feet
August 1st, 2014
A woman who had previously battled melanoma was terrified when she saw a new brown mark on her heel.
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Blood Test Could Predict Oral Cancer Recurrence
Blood Test Tubes
August 1st, 2014
A new blood and saliva test that looks for traces of the human papillomavirus (HPV) can predict whether some people with oral cancers will have their cancer come back, early research suggests.
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Chronic Pain Makes Mice Lazy
Woman Back Pain
July 31st, 2014
Chronic pain may rewire the brain, leading to decreased motivation even after an individual takes painkillers, a new study in mice finds.
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Blood Test Predicts Suicide Risk, Study Suggests
Blood Test Tubes
July 30th, 2014
A new gene linked to suicide risk has been discovered, and researchers say the finding could lead to a blood test for predicting a person's risk of attempting suicide.
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Some Video Gamers 'Hear' Sound Effects After Playing, Study Finds
August 1st, 2014
Some video gamers hear sound effects like screams and explosions long after they have stopped playing, a new study finds.
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How the Ebola Outbreak Became Deadliest in History
July 31st, 2014
The reasons why the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has grown so large, and why it is happening now, may have to do with the travel patterns of bats across Africa and recent weather patterns in the region, as well as other factors.
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Jobs with Highest and Lowest Heart Disease Risk Revealed
July 31st, 2014
Will your job give you a heart attack? A new report finds that workers in service and blue-collar occupations, as well as unemployed people, are at increased risk for heart disease and stroke.
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