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Herb Supplements Are the Most Common Complementary Medicine in US
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April 16th, 2014
Herbs and other diet supplements are the most commonly types of complementary medicine in the United States.
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Spinal Cord Damage May Be Fixed with New Therapies
The human spinal column
April 15th, 2014
People who have suffered injuries to the brain or spinal cord could one day be helped with treatments based on epigenetics or gene therapy, new research shows.
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Drowning Still a Top Cause of Death for Young Kids
Kiddie pool
April 15th, 2014
Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for children, with rates even surpassing those of traffic accident fatalities for some groups in recent years, according to a new report.
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Plant-Derived Nanotubes Provide Personalized DNA Delivery
Plant-derived nanotubes
April 15th, 2014
Tiny tubes deliver functioning genes to cells with broken copies.
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How Personality Increases Risk of Drug Abuse
April 15th, 2014
People with certain personality traits may at increased risk for drug use problems, and studying personality may help researchers better understand and treat these problems, according to a new review.
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Easter Lilies Kill Cats, FDA Warns
a cat and flowers
April 14th, 2014
These beautiful flowers are a toxic enemy to cats who might nibble at the flowers' petals or drink their vase water.
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How Flesh-Eating Bacteria Evolved To Be Deadly
Streptococcus pyogenes
April 14th, 2014
The bacteria that cause the sometimes deadly "flesh-eating" infections evolved from bacteria that cause only minor illness in just a few steps, new research shows.
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Even Casual Pot Use Changes the Brain
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April 15th, 2014
People who smoke marijuana a few times a week, but are not addicted to the drug, may still have changes in their brains.
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Lab-Grown Esophagus Could Aid Cancer Patients
An esophagus growing in a beaker of fluid
April 15th, 2014
Researchers have grown an esophagus, which brings food and water to the stomach, in a lab, and found the organ functioned as needed when implanted into rats. This research could someday help people with esophageal cancer, or injuries to the esophagus.
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Alzheimer's Gene Has Greater Effect on Women
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April 14th, 2014
Women with a certain gene are more likely than men with the same gene to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
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