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Scientists create artificial womb that could help premature babies

An artificial womb developed by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia could help extremely premature newborns survive by closely replicating the conditions within the mother, according to a study published online Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. According to the…

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Study links diet soft drinks with stroke and dementia

The notion that diet soft drinks are healthier alternatives to sugary beverages took another hit last week, as a study published Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke linked the artificially-sweetened products with an increased risk of both stroke…

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Tropical diseases are finally getting the attention they deserve, WHO finds

Immense progress has been made in combating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) over the past decade, with more than a billion people receiving treatment for various conditions in 2015 alone, according to a new report released Wednesday by the World Health…

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Can we treat heroin addiction with marijuana?

While an increasing number of institutions and communities are turning to Narcan to treat heroin and opioid overdoses, some drug treatment programs are reportedly turning to a different type of substance in the hopes that it will successfully cure these…

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Dysfunctional people tend to date each other, study finds

If you're antagonistic or narcissistic, you’re more likely to be more tolerant of others who share those dysfunctional personality traits than people who are kinder, more agreeable or selfless in nature, according to research published in a recent edition of…

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Don’t feel like exercising? Take a hot bath instead, study finds

Many people find that relaxing in a hot bath at the end of a long and stressful day is a good way to unwind, but researchers from Loughborough University in England has discovered that it may also be as beneficial…

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Legalizing marijuana lowers opioid addiction rates, study finds

While cannabis has been castigated as a ‘gateway’ drug that can lead to the abuse of more potent drugs like cocaine or heroin, a new study has found a connection between the legalization of the drug and lower hospitalization rates…

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New device lets paralyzed man move his arm with just his thoughts

A paralyzed 56-year-old Cleveland man has purportedly become the first person ever to regain the use of his hand and arm with the assistance of a brain-computer interface, according to new led by doctors from Case Western Reserve University and…

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Beastfeeding is good for your kids (but it won’t make them smarter)

While breastfeeding provides many health benefits, including an infant’s risk of contracting an infectious disease, diarrhea or earache, research published Monday in the journal Pediatrics has found that it is unlikely to have any long-term positive influence on their intelligence.…

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Party drug Ketamine could be the next big breakthrough in treating depression

Originally marketed as an anesthetic and often used recreationally, a drug known to produce out-of-body experiences and hallucinations is gaining support among scientists for the treatment of people suffering from depression, according to a variety of recently-published reports. Ketamine, which…