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Poverty shaves two years off your life, study finds

Being poor increases your likelihood of a premature death more than high blood pressure, high alcohol consumption, and even obesity, according to a new study led by researchers at Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland and published in the medical journal…

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Two-thirds of cancers are caused by bad luck

Cancer is brought on by errors in genetic material, and two-third of all cancer-causing errors come from arbitrary mistakes, not as a result of heredity or ecological factors, according to a new report in the journal Science. The errors, or…

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New rotavirus vaccine could save 600 children every day

A new, low-cost oral vaccine against rotavirus that could prevent 600 to 1,300 children per day from dying as a result of the diarrheal disease has proven effective in clinical trials, according to new research published earlier this week in…

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Scientists think they’re on the cusp of reversing aging

In what could be a significant anti-aging breakthrough, researchers from Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands have discovered a molecule that could restore the stamina, coat of fur, and in some cases, even organ function in elderly laboratory mice.…

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Older women make better mothers, study suggests

While women who wait until they are older to have children are often warned by their doctors that doing so could increase the risk of miscarriage or other complications during pregnancy, a team from Denmark’s Aarhus University has found that…

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Baby undergoes risky surgery to remove her ‘parasitic twin’

A baby is recovering in Chicago after successfully undergoing surgery to remove a parasitic twin sibling from her back and shoulder, an extremely rare phenomenon that made it appear as though the girl was born with two extra legs and…

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Simple math uncovers the mystery of how sperm swim

Scientists have created a numerical formula to model the rhythmic motion of a sperm's head and tail, which considerably cuts down on the calculations needed to understand a sperm’s journey to fertilizing an egg, according to a new report. Published…

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A good night’s sleep feels like winning the lottery, says study

If you’ve ever gotten out of bed after a great night’s sleep and said that your “felt like a million bucks,” you may not be that far off, new research led by a University of  Warwick psychologist and published online…

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Stem cell treatment blinds three women in Florida

While scientists have long hoped that stem cell therapy could be used to help patients suffering from neurodegenerative conditions, diabetes, heart disease, and other disorders, such treatments are not without risk, as several women have recently and very tragically discovered.…

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Social media might be making you lonely, study finds

Young adults who use social media such as Facebook or Twitter more frequently or for longer periods of time are more likely to feel alone, a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) reported this week…