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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…

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Harsh parenting is bad parenting, study finds

Children subjected to a harsh upbringing are at higher risk of getting poor academic results, and according to a new study, it's because these students prioritize their peer group over other responsibilities Published in the journal Child Development, the new…

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Soft robot ‘hugs’ your heart to keep it pumping

Scientists have created an easy-to-customize soft robot that fits around a human heart and helps it beat, according to a new report in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The mechanical sleeve could open up new medical possibilities for people struggling…

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Being rude to your doctor could be deadly, study finds

Although it is never officially included on death certificates or in mortality statistics, a new study has found that medical error is responsible for more than 250,000 fatalities in the US each year, a figure which would make it the…

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These tiny microrobots could be the future of medicine

Using a form of biocompatible materials known as hydrogels, a team of engineers led by Sam Sia of Columbia University has developed a way to fabricate microscale machines which could be safely implanted in the body and used to administer…

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Study discovers what people think about women who keep their name in marriage

A recently published study has been released in the journal Sex Roles, looking at how women who retain their surname through marriage are seen in the United States. It considers the opinion of more than 900 female undergraduates and just under…

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Promising Ebola vaccine shows 100 percent effectiveness

The world may be able to breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to the Ebola virus. According to a new report in The Lancet, a very effective vaccine that protects against Ebola virus might be available within a…

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Study links social media use to depression and anxiety

If you spend a lot of time on multiple social media sites, bouncing back and forth between your Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat accounts, you may face a higher risk of anxiety and depression, according to new research published online in…