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For Fecal Transplants, Frozen Poop Just as Good
This micrograph shows Clostridium difficile bacteria.
April 24th, 2014
The devastating intestine infection called Clostridium difficile can be treated with a so-called "poop transplant," and now new research shows that frozen poop may work just well with fresh fecal matter.
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Not So Harmless? Pot Linked to Heart Problems
A marijuana leaf, and a joint
April 23rd, 2014
Pot may not have a chill, calming effect on everyone – evidence is emerging that for some people, smoking marijuana could increase the risk of heart problems, doctors say.
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Not Just for Sex: Why the Y Chromosome Hasn't Vanished
X and Y Chromosomes
April 23rd, 2014
Men have lost most of the genes originally included on the Y chromosome during evolution, but those genes essential for survival have persevered. These genes may contribute to differences between men and women with certain diseases, researchers said.
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The Truth About Marijuana: Health Risks Trivialized (Op-Ed)
A marijuana leaf, and a joint
April 23rd, 2014
Marijuana may not be the "safe" drug many think it is.
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Experimental Cochlear Implant Treatment Could Improve Hearing
cochlear implant in guinea pig
April 23rd, 2014
Improved cochlear implants that deliver genetic instructions to stimulate regrowth of auditory nerves could give people who are deaf the ability to enjoy music again, new research suggests.
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Preventing Injury From Spring Sports That Span Seasons
Lacrosse players on the field, injuries
April 23rd, 2014
Train in cold, compete in heat — how do you avoid injury?
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4 Ways to Avoid Feeling 'Hangry' (and Save Your Marriage)
A couple sits on a couch looking away from each other.
April 23rd, 2014
That "hangry" feeling you get, when you've waited too long between meals, can bring trouble in relationships, a new study suggests. Here's how to avoid the drops in blood sugar levels that can lead to feeling hangry.
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What Are the Types of Meditation?
meditation
April 23rd, 2014
There are many types of meditation, including Zen Buddhist meditation, transcendental meditation, Tai chi and yoga.
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