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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…

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You’re not the only one, Americans are having sex less often

Even though people are more open to discussing sex these days than they were a generation ago, they don’t appear to be engaging in the activity any more frequently, according to the results of a new study published online this…

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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…