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Asian smog pollutes the United States, study finds

Despite a decrease in US air pollution production, smog levels are still on the rise in the western part of the country, and now new research has found that an influx of impurities originating from Asia has been making its…

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World-first therapy cures teen’s sickle cell anemia

A French teenager with sickle cell disease, a condition caused by a faulty gene that affects the development of red blood cells, is now in complete remission thanks to an experimental therapy that has altered his DNA and enables his…

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How much pee is in your local swimming pool?

We’ve all heard and possibly snickered about the amount of urine in the typical swimming pool or hot tub. Well, in a new study published in the Environmental Science and Technology Letters, researchers said they have determined the average percentage…

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The surprising reason why people who have more sex are happier

While researchers have long known that people who have sex more often tend to be happier than those who engage in intercourse less frequently, the phenomenon appears to have very little to do with the actual act of making love…

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WHO releases ‘dirty dozen’ list of most dangerous pathogens

For the first time, scientists at the World Health Organization (WHO) have released a list of the most problematic antibiotic-resistant disease-causing microbes on the planet – a move they hope will encourage the development of new ways to combat these…

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Married people are healthier, study finds

New research has indicated married people are living healthier lives than those who are single, divorced or widowed, according to a report in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. More specifically, the scientists discovered married men and women had smaller amounts of the…

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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…