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Despite a longstanding view that an adult brain is incapable of generating new neurons, researchers have discovered that a person’s hippocampus is constantly generating more of them.
A new study demonstrates for the first time how the Toxoplasma gondii parasite enters the brain to influence its host's behavior.
Researchers from Sweden suggest that there is a strong link between processed meats, such as sausage and bacon, and pancreatic cancer.
Drinking five cups of coffee a day has been shown to reduce the chance of women over the age of 50 of getting breast cancer by 20 percent.
Those extra pounds during middle age could lead to a higher risk of dementia later in life, a new study says.
Drinking at least one cup of coffee per day could reduce a woman's risk of stroke by as much as 25%.
In a large natural disaster, such as the Haitian earthquake earlier this year, or in an unsolved homicide case, knowing the birth date of an individual can guide forensic investigators to the correct identity among a large number of possible victims.
New research has found that getting a little more calcium in your diet could help you live longer.
Thereâ€™s good news for chocoholics: a new study has found that eating chocolate two or more times during the week can reduce a personâ€™s risk of heart attack.
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