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For those struggling to shake the memories of some awkward teenage years, take heart, because it looks like your body isn't the only thing to undergo massive changes through adulthood - your personality can shift dramatically too.
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The titans of the tech industry are known for their confidence that they can solve any problem--even, as it turns out, the one that's defeated every other attempt so far. That's why the most far-out strategies to cheat death are being tested in America's playground for the young, deep-pocketed and brilliant: Silicon Valley. Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle, has given more than $330 million to research about aging and age-related diseases. Alphabet CEO and co-founder Larry Page launched Calico...
Submitted on February 18th 2017 by TNY
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An unprecedented rise in mortality in England and Wales, where 30,000 excess deaths occurred in 2015, is likely to be linked to cuts to the NHS and social care, according to research which has drawn an angry response from the government. The highly charged claim is made by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Oxford University and Blackburn with Darwen council, who say the increase in mortality took place against a backdrop of “severe cuts” to the NHS and social care, compromising their performance.
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The ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens is 'significantly decreased' after chronic exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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In an unexpected move, Marathon Pharmaceuticals announced Monday that it is pausing the roll-out of its now FDA-approved Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug—which has an $89,000-per-year list price. The announcement comes in the wake of intense outcry from patients, the public, and lawmakers over the drug’s eye-popping price, which Marathon announced last week. The drug, deflazacort, is a steroid treatment that slows the progression of Duchenne, a rare, devastating neuromuscular disorder that leaves mostly boys unable to walk by their teens (it's X-linked recessive). The disorder also shortens their lifespan to 25-30 years.
Submitted on February 14th 2017 by roxxy
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Heart patients who require coronary stents stand to get an average benefit of close to `1lakh after the country's drug pricing authority on Tuesday fixed a cap on stent prices, chemicals and fertilisers minister Ananth Kumar has said. The move, which has upset domestic and multinational stent makers alike, would encourage companies to make in India to cut costs, the minister said. Earlier in the day, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) slashed prices of coronary...
Submitted on February 14th 2017 by zobo
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Evaluating the strength of connections in the brain is one avenue researchers have been exploring to help identify children at risk for autism spectrum disorder earlier in life. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, with colleagues from the multicenter Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) network, have found associations between brain connectivity and a key social behavior that is a central feature of autism. If it becomes possible to identify children with autism spectrum disorder earlier...
Submitted on February 19th 2017 by funhonestdude
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Can a mouse be mindful? Researchers believe they have created the world’s first mouse model of meditation by using light to trigger brain activity similar to what meditation induces. The mice involved appeared less anxious, too.Human experiments show that meditation reduces anxiety, lowers levels of stress hormones and improves attention and cognition. In one study of the effects of two to four weeks of meditation training, Michael Posner of the University of Oregon and colleagues discovered changes in the white matter in volunteers’ brains, related to the efficiency of communication between different brain regions. The changes, picked up i
Submitted on February 20th 2017 by b1ackbird
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The emotional and physical effects right after a breakup are different for men and women, but so is their recovery, according to a recent study. Researchers from Binghamton University and University College London asked 5,705 participants in 96 countries to dig deep into those emotional memories and recall their last breakup. The researchers then asked the participants to rate their emotional and physical pain following that breakup on a scale of one (none) to 10 (horrible).
Submitted on February 19th 2017 by hxxp
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Republican leadership on Thursday released a 19-page outline of how the party would like to replace Obamacare — including one change that sounds wonky but is a really huge deal. Both Obamacare and the Republican replacement plans provide tax credits to help make insurance more affordable. But while Obamacare’s credits are based on income, meaning poorer people get more help, the Republican plan would base them on age.
Submitted on February 18th 2017 by robmonk
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Recent research suggests that dietary fructose intake may increase serum uric acid concentrations and that both uric acid concentration and fructose consumption may be increased in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
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I was getting ready to write about health care workers and influenza vaccination when “Spinal Manipulation for Back and Neck Pain: Does It Work?” popped up in my feeds. I read it. Ugh. Duty calls, so perhaps influenza vaccination next time. For sake of openness, I am a paid Medscape blogger, but my tax returns will not be released until after the audit is complete.
Submitted on February 18th 2017 by hxxp
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The incredible story of Tom Mackay that overcame his mental illnesses by walking a 1000 miles and fighting KING COBRA!
“I started my journey as a borderline alcoholic and came back as a mentally strong and determined individual that has helped thousands of Australians!” Tom Mackay, a man from Sydney that has been struggling with anxiety and depression walked almost 1000 miles across India in order to raise money and awareness towards mental health and in the process raised more than 13’000$.
Submitted on February 21st 2017 by rhingo
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