Brain Tech Projects Get $46 Million in Funding
A scientist is working with equipment.
September 30th, 2014
Fifty-eight brain research projects receive federal funding in the first wave of grants awarded in the BRAIN Initiative.
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New Basis Peak Is Part Fitness Tracker, Part Smartwatch
The Basis Peak
September 30th, 2014
A new version of the Basis fitness tracker called Peak — which features a new design, improved heart rate monitoring and some smartwatch capabilities — will be released in early November.
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Ebola Update: 1st Case Diagnosed in the US
A magnified view of the Ebola virus particles (in red) on the surface of a  cell (in blue)
September 30th, 2014
A man in Texas is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Hidden Risk? Marijuana May Be Bad for Your Heart
marijuana plants growing indoors
September 30th, 2014
The link between marijuana use and heart attacks is strengthening, researchers say. In a new report, researchers conclude that a healthy 21-year-old man had a heart attack that was at least in part due to his marijuana use.
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Fighting Hockey Concussions with Safer Helmets (Op-Ed)
USA vs. Canada in Innsbruck, Austria, hockey, concussion
September 30th, 2014
New helmet ratings, based on laboratory testing, will let consumers know which hockey protection is best at preventing concussions.
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Men, Pride and Depression (Op-Ed)
The Thinker, men, suffering, depression
September 26th, 2014
Men often don’t feel able to reach out for assistance because both the symptoms of depression and the act of seeking help goes against a stereotypical view of how us blokes should or shouldn’t behave.
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Popular Supplement Is Culprit in Itchy Rash
Root of the kava plant.
September 30th, 2014
A man in California developed an itchy rash over his face, torso, abdomen and scalp that turned out to be a side effect of taking a popular supplement called kava kava, according to a new report of the case.
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Climate Change Could Alter Human Male-Female Ratio
An illustration of climate change
September 30th, 2014
Climate change could affect the ratio of human males to human females that are born in some countries, a new study from Japan suggests.
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How Often Does Enterovirus D68 Cause Paralysis?
Enteroviruses
September 29th, 2014
Several children in Denver have developed limb weakness or paralysis after having respiratory illness, and four of the children have been found positive for enterovirus D68.
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