Health

Old Medicines Give New Hope for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Essay)
Ryan Ballou, of Pittsburgh, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
February 28th, 2015
Old medicines are giving new hope to people Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
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Best Fitness Tracker Bands
February 27th, 2015
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Fitbug Orb or TomTom Runner Cardio? Check out our in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
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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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Bionic Eye Lets Blind Man See Again
a blind man with retinal prosthesis
February 28th, 2015
A bionic eye has allowed a man whose retina was damaged to see again for the first time in 10 years.
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Suicide Rise in Middle-Age Adults Linked to Recession
A man with his head in his hands
February 27th, 2015
Rates of suicide among middle-age adults in the United States have increased in recent years, and a new study suggests that the economic downturn of 2007 played a role in this rise.
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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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It's Time to Fix Outdated Vaccine Trials
Ebola vaccine trials
February 27th, 2015
Research in humans is a crucial part of our medical system. We need to be able to test that vaccines and drugs are safe and effective in people before they are released to the general public.
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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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