Health

Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain (Gallery)
CLARITY mouse brain image
March 26th, 2015
Take a look inside the most complex structure in the universe.
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Angelina Jolie Pitt's Surgery: What Are the Risks of Early Menopause?
Angelina Jolie Pitt
March 25th, 2015
Angelina Jolie Pitt's surgery to remove her ovaries has the side effect of putting her into early menopause, a condition which itself comes with some health risks, experts say.
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Kids with Autism Are More Likely to Have Gastrointestinal Problems
A newborn baby cries.
March 25th, 2015
Children with autism may be more likely to have gastrointestinal symptoms early in life, compared to children without the condition, a new study suggests.
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Unlocking the Brain, Earth's Most Complex Biological Structure (Essay)
neuron, brain, BRAIN
March 26th, 2015
Science will ultimately understand the brain, no longer a mysterious "black box" for the mind.
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Ebola Death Rates Vary Widely by Age Group
Person wearing protective Ebola gear
March 25th, 2015
Young children who get Ebola may be more likely to die from the virus than older children or adults who are infected, according to a new study.
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Repeated Use of Antibiotics May Raise Diabetes Risk
Pills spill out of a prescription bottle.
March 25th, 2015
Taking certain antibiotics repeatedly may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
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'MIND' Your Diet, and Protect Against Alzheimer's
A veggie wrap
March 24th, 2015
Researchers have created a new diet they call the "MIND" diet, which may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
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Ebola 'Supervirus' Is Unlikely, Experts Say
Ebola virus strain
March 26th, 2015
The Ebola virus that is causing the current outbreak in West Africa is not mutating as quickly as earlier reports had suggested, a new study finds. This finding helps allay fears that the virus could change into a more infectious or deadly form.
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Ebola Cases in West Africa Reach Low for 2015
A 2014 photograph of a West African Ebola treatment center.
March 25th, 2015
The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa last week was the lowest it has been in 2015, health officials said today.
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Angelina Jolie Pitt's Decision: What Are the Options?
cancer dna
March 24th, 2015
Angelina Jolie Pitt has revealed she underwent surgery to prevent ovarian cancer, and is encouraging women to explore their options. There are many factors that women need to weigh before deciding to have this procedure.
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