Designer Superbabies Could Rewrite Human Reproduction (Op-Ed)
culture, discrimination, health
February 26th, 2015
If designer babies ar eon the horizon, are designer superbabies next?
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Want to Cut Your Cancer Risk? Lose That Weight (Op-Ed)
An overweight person's midsection
February 26th, 2015
Obesity and heart disease are well known, but now doctors can link excess weight to many cancers.
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Deadly Gut Bacteria Cause Half a Million Infections Yearly
artist rendering of bacteria
February 25th, 2015
Nearly half a million cases of the difficult-to-treat and sometimes deadly infection called "C. diff" now occur yearly in the United States.
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Daily Coffee Could Lower Your MS Risk
A woman drinks a cup of coffee and looks happy
February 26th, 2015
People who drink four cups of joe daily have a lower risk of developing the debilitating disease multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers say.
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'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, Not Chimps
mouse brain with neurons in red
February 26th, 2015
A single gene that is found only in Homo species may partly explain why the human neocortex, the seat of higher cognitive functions, is so large.
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'Love' Hormone Sobers Up Drunken Rats
wild rat
February 25th, 2015
A little injection of the so-called 'love' hormone, oxytocin, can sober up drunken rats, reversing their clumsy alcohol-induced behaviors, scientists report.
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3 Men Get Bionic Hands After Nerve Injuries
man with bionic arm
February 24th, 2015
Three men who suffered car or climbing accidents that caused a permanent loss of hand function became the first people with this type of injury to receive bionic hands controlled by transplanted nerve tissue, a new study reports.
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Is Marijuana Safe? It's More Complicated Than You Think
Marijuana plant
February 26th, 2015
There are at least 10 drugs that are more deadly than marijuana, including some that are legal, such as alcohol and nicotine, a new study by researchers in Germany and Canada finds.
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Drop Sugar for Lent? Here's How Your Brain's (Not) Coping
Candy-covered lips, sugar addiction, sugar withdrawal symptoms
February 25th, 2015
If you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here’s what you can expect over the next 40 days.
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Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation
woman checking food label
February 25th, 2015
Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation
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