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Sleeping between study sessions boosts performance

Sleeping between study sessions could make it easier to remember what was studied and relearn forgotten information, even 6 months later, according to a new study from Psychological Science. While analyses have revealed both repeated practice and sleep can help…

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Young people are literally dying to lose weight

Body-conscious 18-30 year-olds are increasingly turning to the internet to buy untested and unlicensed slimming pills that make bold claims about their miracle weight-loss effects. The risks can be severe, with many pills containing ingredients causing seizures, strokes, liver damage,…

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New compound stops scars before they form

A team of Australian researchers are working on a new treatment they claim will be able to prevent largely untreatable, potentially disfiguring scars from forming in the first place, according to a new study. Dr. Swaminathan Iyer, a biochemist with…

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Viruses are more deadly in the morning, study finds

It turns out the time of day you are exposed to a virus could determine whether or not you get sick, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study found that viruses…

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Virtual reality training helps paraplegics regain sensation

Using virtual reality training and a robotic exoskeleton, researchers have given paraplegic individuals renewed sensation and mobility in their legs, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. After a year of controlling virtual reality legs with a…

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Study shows six million Americans are drinking contaminated water

While the elevated lead levels in the Flint, Michigan water supply have been the subject of much media coverage in recent months, new research published this week in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters reveals that similar issues are…

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New kidney stone treatment would be the first new treatment in 30 years

Kidney stones are incredibly painful and there is very little a person can do to relieve the pain or stop them from occurring. However, new research claims a natural fruit extract can dissolve calcium oxalate crystals, which are the most…

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Researcher uncovers the secret to a happy single life

From matchmaking apps to speed dating services to meddling moms, clearly a lot of time and effort goes into ensuring that people end up as part of a couple, but as one researcher from the University of California, Santa Barbara…

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New pill shows promise in treating severe asthma

Adults suffering from severe asthma could soon have new hope in the form of a pill known as Fevipiprant, which in early clinical trials has shown to reduce symptoms such as inflammation in the airways according to a new Lancet…

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Overweight people’s brains age more rapidly, study finds

Individuals who are overweight or obese have brains that appear a decade older than leaner individuals, according to a new study in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. Our brains normally get smaller with age, but researchers are finding obesity, already…