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Sleep deprivation a ‘catastrophic’ health issue, expert warns

Humanity is in the midst of a “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” that could have a severe impact on our health unless something is done at an institutional level to change things, a leading expert in the field warned Sunday during an…

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New ‘cancer pen’ can detect the tumors in just 10 seconds

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new pen-like device that could allow doctors to more quickly and accurately identify and remove tumors during surgery, allowing them to distinguish between cancerous and healthy cells in as…

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Researchers develop first ‘living’ cancer treatment

Nanomachines capable of drilling holes in the membranes of individual cells could soon be a new weapon in the battle against cancer, as new research has demonstrated that the motorized molecules can effectively be used to kill off tumor cells…

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Here’s how to avoid a beer stomachache

It's a lifelong bargain many of us make with ourselves on a weekly basis - trying to balance the enjoyment of beer with the fact that we know it will likely make us feel slightly unwell in one way or…

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Middle-age people: experts don’t think you walk fast enough

Citing concerns over a "shocking" level of inactivity among the middle-aged, officials at Public Health England want men and women between the ages of 40 and 60 to pick up the pace, so that they can complete at least one,…

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Self-help may be as effective as professional therapy, study claims

Turning to a self-help book, app or online program to cope with stress could be just as effective as regularly seeing a professional therapist, new research published in the journal Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services…

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New study confirms: abstinence-only sex ed just doesn’t work

Building upon previous research that reached similar conclusions, a new study published online this week in the Journal of Adolescent Health has found that preaching an abstinence-only form of sex education is an inadequate way of preparing adolescents for the…

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$412 million verdict reached in talcum powder lawsuit

A woman who claims that she developed ovarian cancer after using products like baby powder for feminine hygiene purposes was been awarded more than $400 million after a court ruled that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn her about…

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One-quarter of Americans have injured themselves shaving their pubes

More than three-quarters of all American adults believe that keeping their intimate areas well-groomed is important, but a surprisingly high number of those individuals have become injured in the process, according to new research published this week in JAMA Dermatology.…

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Bubonic plague-carrying fleas found in parts of northern Arizona

Fleas in some parts of northern Arizona have tested positive for the bubonic plague, a now-rare disease believed to have been responsible for millions of deaths during the Middle Ages, health officials confirmed to ABC News, Newsweek and other media…