Gene-Silencing and the 'Arctic' Apple (Op-Ed)
November 22nd, 2014
Why U.S. agencies need to look more closely at the genetically engineered "Arctic" apple.
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The Link Between Sex and Prostate Cancer (Op-Ed)
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November 21st, 2014
New evidence supports the theory that sexual activity lowers prostate cancer risk.
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Smartphone Innovations Could Transform Health Care
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November 21st, 2014
New innovations, such as phone-based urine tests and apps that keep all medical records in one place, could change how people experience health care.
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'InsideTracker' Review: Can a Commercial Blood Test Make You Healthier?
November 21st, 2014
InsideTracker is a service that analyzes your blood for various biomarkers to see if your levels are in the "optimal" zones. But critics are skeptical this can actually work to make a healthy person even healthier.
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Lifesaving Beats: Songs Can Help with CPR Training
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November 21st, 2014
The 1977 disco hit "Stayin' Alive" is officially the song to accompany CPR's chest compression. But Japanese scientists are now teaching the lifesaving maneuver using other songs that have the right beat for CPR and are more popular in their country.
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Marijuana Use Linked to Changes in the Brain
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November 21st, 2014
People who use marijuana daily for four years or longer may experience changes in the size of the brain's orbitofrontal cortex, and in the brain's connectivity, a new study suggests.
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People Move Less in Extreme Weather, Jawbone Tracker Finds
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November 21st, 2014
When the weather outside is frightful, people tend to move around less, according to new data from Jawbone, a technology and fitness-tracking company based in San Francisco.
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2014 Ebola Outbreak: Full Coverage of the Viral Epidemic
This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows Ebola virus particles budding from the surface of a cell.
November 21st, 2014
The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and has implications for the world. Here is everything we know about the virus, and its spread, so far.
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