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How to Test the Twin Paradox Without Using a Spaceship (Op-Ed)
spaceship, aging, anti-aging, twin paradox
April 17th, 2014
Forget about anti-ageing creams and hair treatments. If you want to stay young, get a fast spaceship. That is what Einstein’s Theory of Relativity predicted a century ago, and it is commonly known as “twin paradox”.
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Diabetes-Related Problems Drop Over Last 2 Decades
diabetes, diabetes control, A1C, blood pressure
April 16th, 2014
Rates of certain serious, diabetes-related health problems have decreased substantially in the last two decades, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Real-Life Werewolves: Psychiatry Re-Examines Rare Delusion
an image of an upset man
April 16th, 2014
Grunting, clawing, and sensing a hair-covered body with cloven feet and elongated nails are symptoms of people who strongly believe they are werewolves. A researcher dug through the annals of psychiatry to find how common the condition is.
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There's No Debate: Lowering Salt Cuts Strokes and Heart Attacks (Op-Ed)
salt crystals, health, strokes
April 17th, 2014
The salt debate has filled the pages of health magazines and newspapers for years. So where are we in the salt debate?
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Woman's Ear Reattached with Help of Leeches
ear before and after reattachment surgery
April 16th, 2014
Plastic surgeons reattached the ear of a woman after it was torn off during a pit bull attack, suturing together a tiny artery to bring blood flow to the ear and using leeches to drain the spent blood.
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Why Bats Carrying Deadly Diseases Don't Get Sick
Gambian Fruit Bat
April 16th, 2014
Bats' ability to fly may protect the organisms from becoming ill with a range of viruses known to be deadly to humans, including Ebola and rabies, according to a new hypothesis.
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Plant-Derived Nanotubes Provide Personalized DNA Delivery
Plant-derived nanotubes
April 15th, 2014
Tiny tubes deliver functioning genes to cells with broken copies.
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12 Million Misdiagnoses Occur Yearly in US, Study Finds
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April 16th, 2014
At least one in 20 U.S. adults, or 12 million people yearly, may be misdiagnosed when they go to see their doctors, a new study suggests.
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Brain 'Stones' Found in Man with Celiac Disease
A CT scan of the brain showing calcification.
April 16th, 2014
A young man in Brazil who suffered from throbbing headaches and vision problems for 10 years turned out to have stone-like build-ups of calcium in his brain.
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Herb Supplements Are the Most Common Complementary Medicine in US
herbal, vitamins
April 16th, 2014
Herbs and other diet supplements are the most commonly types of complementary medicine in the United States.
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