This Family Doesn't Sweat: Here's Why
a drop of sweat on skin
October 21st, 2014
A rare disorder in which people can't produce sweat may be caused by a mutation in a single gene, according to a new study.
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Vaccines Do Not Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
A woman receives a vaccinations
October 20th, 2014
Getting a vaccination does not increase people's risk of developing multiple sclerosis, as some anti-vaccination groups have suggested, a new study finds.
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Ingrown Toenail? How to Snip It the Right Way
An ingrown nail on a big toe
October 21st, 2014
Nobody likes ingrown toenails, but clipping off the offending bit might only make it worse. Now, a look at the physics of nail growth reveals the best way to cut an ingrown nail.
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CDC Updates Its Ebola Guidelines for Health Care Workers
Health care workers put on protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak..
October 20th, 2014
To better protect health care workers from Ebola, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines about wearing personal protective equipment.
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Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Sex and Gambling Addictions
An artist's image shows neurons sending signals within the human brain.
October 20th, 2014
Scientists have new clues to what causes behaviors like pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping after a new study shows these behaviors may occur as the side effects of taking certain drugs, that affect dopamine in the brain.
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Bugs as Treatment: Coming to a Clinic Near You... (Op-Ed)
treatments, alternative treatments, bugs, insects, parasites
October 18th, 2014
When you’re sick, you want the most effective treatment to help get you back on your feet. But what if that involved bugs?
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Dr. Oz's 'Magic Weight-Loss Cure' Loses Remaining Support
Dr. Oz in a Senate hearing.
October 21st, 2014
Green coffee bean extract, which Dr. Mehmet Oz promoted on his show as a "magic weight-loss cure," had one scientific study backing up the extract's purported effects. Now, that research has been retracted.
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Ebola Airport Screening Prevents 3 Cases Per Month from Traveling
airplane over water
October 20th, 2014
If the Ebola screening currently taking place at airports in West Africa were to stop, about three people with the disease would travel by plane to a new country each month.
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Nigeria: How Ebola Was Contained in Africa's Largest City
An isolation ward in Lagos, Nigeria, constructed to address the Ebola outbreak.
October 20th, 2014
Now that 42 days have passed without any new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, the country is officially Ebola-free, the World Health Organization declared today.
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