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Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine

Les Lang EurekAlert CHAPEL HILL, NC – The use of the synthetic stimulants collectively known as “bath salts” have gained popularity among recreational drug users over the last five years, largely because they were readily available and unrestricted via the … Continue reading

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Facebook use leads to depression? No, says Wisconsin study

Tim Morrissey EurekAlert MADISON- A study of university students is the first evidence to refute the supposed link between depression and the amount of time spent on Facebook and other social-media sites. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and … Continue reading

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What happens when we sunburn

Scott Lafee EurekAlert Researchers describe inflammatory mechanism for first time The biological mechanism of sunburn – the reddish, painful, protective immune response from ultraviolet (UV) radiation – is a consequence of RNA damage to skin cells, report researchers at the … Continue reading

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Exercise is key in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Angela Hopp EurekAlert In a recent Journal of Biological Chemistry “Paper of the Week,” research led by Ayae Kinoshita at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan reveals the benefits of exercise in combating Alzheimer’s disease. The most … Continue reading

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Genetic Engineers Produce Damning Report Exposing Genetically Modified Foods

Prevent Disease A damning new evidence-based report about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has just been published — and it reveals that most of the claims made by the pro-GM camp are nothing more than hot air. This comprehensive and fascinating … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Risk Drops When Diet Includes Walnuts, Researchers Find

Source: Science Daily The risk of breast cancer dropped significantly in mice when their regular diet included a modest amount of walnut, Marshall University researchers report in the journal Nutrition and Cancer. The study, led by Elaine Hardman, Ph.D., of … Continue reading

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How Chemicals Affect Us

Nicholas D. Kristof New York Times Scientists are observing with increasing alarm that some very common hormone-mimicking chemicals can have grotesque effects. A widely used herbicide acts as a female hormone and feminizes male animals in the wild. Thus male … Continue reading

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Women Cannot Rewind the ‘Biological Clock’

Science Daily Many women do not fully appreciate the consequences of delaying motherhood, and expect that assisted reproductive technologies can reverse their aged ovarian function, Yale researchers reported in a study published in a recent issue of Fertility and Sterility. … Continue reading

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One Drug to Shrink All Tumors

Sarah C. P. Williams Science Mag A single drug can shrink or cure human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver, and prostate tumors that have been transplanted into mice, researchers have found. The treatment, an antibody that blocks a “do … Continue reading

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Fetal body parts used for research

Ian Wishart Investigate Daily It’s the hidden side of medical research. A massive industry harvesting pieces of dead children for experiments, or transplanting into animals. IAN WISHART discovers the University of Auckland has imported body parts from American babies for … Continue reading

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