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The 7 health benefits of cuddling

Ladies, if you've been waiting years for an article to wave in your man's face the next time you want to cuddle and he groans (sorry guys), you've finally got it.

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First step toward Ebola vaccine successful

A large team of American researchers has successfully completed the first step toward developing a vaccine for the Ebola virus.

Scientist discovers way to control internal clock

And if he's correct, treatments could modulate reward-seeking behavior, and may be useful in treating addiction, as well as sleep and anxiety disorders.

The right music can make Christmas dinner taste even better

Having the right music playing as you sit down for that first bite of family dinner this holiday season could make the food more palatable, psychologists from Oxford University claim.

Gallbladders To remove them or not to remove them

Even though it is one of the most common procedures performed on older adults, the majority of those that would benefit the most from gallbladder removal are not having the surgery.

FDA reconsidering ban on homosexual bisexual blood donors

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending a new policy which would allow gay men to donate blood provided they have not been sexually active for at least a year.

Forgetful Study finds new drug that could help

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that a drug used to treat Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) called riluzole can prevent cognitive decline in lab rats, and could lead to effective treatments in humans.

Study finds fast food diets are seriously affecting

It may not come as a surprise to some of us, but it is a wakeup call nonetheless: children’s academic performance appears to be significantly affected by their diet, a recent study has found.

E-readers hurt sleep quality study says

Even if you're reading a snooze of a text (cough, Grapes of Wrath, cough).

Breaking Bad and the science of violence

There's more behind it than drug money and an over-abundance of testosterone.

How the brains habit system enslaves people with OCD

People who live with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might have new answers regarding their frustrating mental health condition, thanks to a new study.

New Facebook app measures emotional state of online students

A new Facebook application could help bring e-learning closer to an actual classroom environment by monitoring the emotional states of students and notifying teachers when those individuals are having a rough day.

Latitude and healthcare spending affect disease rates

Diseases that run rampant in one part of the world are well-contained in other parts and a new study from an international team of researchers has found that latitude and healthcare spending of a location play a large role in the prevalence of bacterial infections.

Early success for vaccine against brain-wasting disease

Researchers have reportedly developed the first successful vaccination against a condition similar to Mad Cow Disease that affects deer – a discovery that could not only help prevent US livestock from contracting the ailment, but could help prevent similar infections in humans.

Scientists use molecular GPS to study enzymes

The same device that helps keep you from getting lost on long trips has inspired scientists to track the metal ions in enzymes essential for metabolism and the synthesis of biological product.

Weight gain criticism may cause more weight gain

Well-meaning family members who are critical of a relative’s weight could be doing more harm than good, new research suggests.

Why peppermint makes us feel cold

From candy canes to special flavored coffees to any number of seasonal products, peppermint is all over the place during the holiday season. Now it's also on redOrbit. (Our colors are red and white.)

Lost memories may be restored research reveals

The findings offer some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tooth loss linked to slower walking speed cognitive decline

If you've ever wondered, "Where on Earth did I put my dentures?" there's now a scientific reason behind why you did it.

Llama antibodies capable of neutralizing HIV

The secret to combating AIDS and the HIV virus could lie in one of the last places you would ever think to look: the immune systems of llamas.


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The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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