Acetaminophen Doesn't Reduce Lower-Back Pain, Study Suggests
July 23rd, 2014
Acetaminophen, the drug found in Tylenol, works no better than a placebo at reducing pain in people with sudden lower-back pain, nor did it help these patients get better faster, a new study finds.
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One Parent May Have Bigger Role in a Girl's Puberty Age
Teens sit in a high school classroom
July 23rd, 2014
The age at which girls reach puberty is influenced by a set of genes that were previously only known to be involved in the development of a fetus before birth, according to a new study.
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The Pill May Affect Your Perception of Other Women
Two women cast sidelong glances at each other.
July 23rd, 2014
Women taking higher doses of estrogen in their birth control pills may place more importance on other women's appearance, a new study finds.
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Top 3 Techniques for Creating Organs in the Lab
3d printed heart layer
July 23rd, 2014
People who need organ transplants may die while waiting receive them, and so researchers are looking for ways to produce organs that don't require a donor.
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DIY Vaginal Ultrasounds Could Reduce Trips to the Doctor
A pregnant woman holding an ultrasound photo.
July 23rd, 2014
Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be able to cut down on their trips to the doctor, thanks to a technology that allows them to perform vaginal ultrasounds at home.
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Chinese Officials Seal Off 'Plague' City, Puzzling US Experts
A scanning electron micrograph of a flea.
July 22nd, 2014
Officials in China have sealed off the city of Yumen after one resident died from bubonic plague, reports say. But this action is puzzling to U.S. infectious disease experts, who say the response seems extreme.
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Lead Ebola Doc in Sierra Leone Contracts Virus
The Ebola virus
July 23rd, 2014
The doctor leading the response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been infected with the highly lethal virus, according to news reports.
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Your Cat's Poop Could One Day Treat Cancer
a cat with a stethoscope
July 23rd, 2014
Scientists are looking into cat poop to explore whether a microscopic organism that lives in there could be modified and used as a cancer treatment.
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Most Overweight Kids Don't Think They're Heavy
A child stands on a scale.
July 23rd, 2014
Most children and teens who are overweight think that they are actually the right weight, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.
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