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Men– exercise might be hurting your sex life

If you’re a beast in the gym, you may not necessarily be a beast in the bedroom, according to new research led by scientists at the University of North Carolina that have investigated for the first time the relationship between…

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Average life expectancy is about to crack 90 years

Researchers have determined that the average human life expectancy should crack the 90-year mark within the next two decades, according to a new report in the Lancet medical journal. The study evaluated lifespans in 35 industrialized countries and determined each…

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Is there a connection between having cats and being crazy?

Due to the brain-damaging parasite Toxoplasma Gondii that they are known to host, cats have been cited as a potential cause of some mental disorders. However, a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychological Medicine has found no connection…

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Drug combo could be the first true hearing restoration treatment

A technique that coaxes sound-sensing cells in the ear known as “hair cells” to grow out of a specific type of stem cell could soon help prevent or even reverse hearing loss in humans, the authors of new research published…

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Mayo Clinic performs successful 50-hour face transplant

More than a decade after he attempted to commit suicide, a Wyoming man is finding new life as the recipient of the first facial transplant in the history of the Mayo Clinic – a procedure that took a team of…

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Legalizing same-sex marriage reduces youth suicide rates

The legalization of same-sex marriage at the state level has been associated with a significant decline in the attempted suicide rate of high school students and LGBT adolescents, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health report in…

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Scientists make breakthrough with malaria vaccine

The search for an effective malaria vaccine may soon be over, as a treatment designed to mimic the immunity-conferring effects of a treated mosquito bite provided up to 100% protection for a 10-week period in a recent clinical trial detailed…

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Don’t bother with pills if you have lower back pain

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has advised that medical doctors avoid prescribing drugs, particularly narcotics, for those suffering from acute or subacute low back pain. Citing two evidence reviews it had published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the medical organization said…

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Should we use genetic editing to cure disease?

While the scientific community isn’t too keen on the idea of creating genetically enhanced babies, researchers do appear willing to normalize the practice of using genetic tools to fight inherited disease, according to a major new ethics report from the…

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Trump continues his dangerous comments on autism

During a Tuesday meeting with parents, teachers and recently-confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump reportedly suggested that there has been a “tremendous increase” in US autism rates recently, despite the lack of evidence supporting such claims. According to…