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The endurance competition called the Ultraman can lead to large reductions in body fat, but also causes temporary muscle damage and potentially insulin resistance, new research confirms.
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Trips and stumbles too often lead to falls for amputees using leg prosthetics, but a robotic leg prosthesis under development promises to help users recover their balance by using techniques based on the way human legs are controlled.
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Tasers are increasingly being used by UK police, yet recent studies suggest the health risks are greater than previously thought, report experts. Tasers are used by over 16,000 police forces in 107 countries. The device uses compressed nitrogen to fire two barbed electrical probes that deliver a…
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The merger of the world's two largest beer manufacturers 'represents a major threat to global health, to which researchers, funders and regulators must respond more effectively,' warn global health experts.
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Patients with no recent history of taking opioid pain medication had a 25 percent higher risk of chronically using the drugs if they received them when discharged from the hospital, according to researchers.
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Men are twice as likely as women to develop Parkinson's disease. New research suggests that testosterone enhances the susceptibility of brain cells that control movement to damage from chemical imbalances, explaining the sex differences in the occurrence of Parkinson's.
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Although more frequent sex is associated with greater happiness, this link was no longer significant at a frequency of more than once a week, report researchers in a new report.
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Dealing with a major stressful event appears to make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress.
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A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may cut their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent.
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Physicians are underutilizing methotrexate, the leading drug for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or not keeping patients on the drug long enough before switching them to more expensive biologic drug options, one expert suggests.
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The operating mechanism of oxytocin, the molecule involved in social behavior, has been researched by a team of European scientists. The results obtained in the research suggest that one of the mechanisms by which oxytocin causes interpersonal relations to be perceived as pleasant could be through…
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Patients who undergo surgery for esophageal cancer early in the week – on a Monday or Tuesday – have a higher chance of long-term survival than those who have surgery at the end of the working week, researchers report.
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Facebook can have positive and negative effects on teens levels of a stress hormone, say researchers. The study is one of the first in the emerging field of cyberpsychology to focus on the effects of Facebook on well-being.
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Getting help with baby care could keep families healthier and extend their lives, according to a new study into bird behavior. Research into weaver birds in South Africa found that a heavy breeding workload led to increased free radical damage to cells, which can be associated with aging and ill…
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Many cancer therapies are highly toxic, and even when they appear to work, a significant percentage of patients will experience a relapse after only a few months. Typically these relapses result from small subpopulations of mutated cells which are resistant to therapy, and doctors who try to…
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Among patients with metastatic bladder cancer that had progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy, those who received an investigational, personalized peptide cancer vaccine and best-supportive care had extended overall survival compared with those who received best-supportive care alone,…
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While many researchers have largely focused on risk factors among individual soldiers, in a new study, researchers contend that the increase in suicide may also indicate increased vulnerability among more recent generations of young adults.
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Researchers have discovered a hormonal mechanism in hamsters that connects short winter days with increased aggression in females, and that it differs from the mechanism that controls this same response in males.
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Living mitochondria will tell researchers about processes that occur inside of them, say scientists. The work will not only shed light on the intracellular life, but also will help to create new methods of disease diagnostics, they say.
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Achieving a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy significantly reduce the risk of the baby dying in his or her first year of life, according to new research. The findings highlight the need for a comprehensive approach to obesity…
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Behavior, particularly psychologist Edward Thorndike's law of effect, is the foundational principle behind the evolution of the violin and other handmade inventions, say authors in a new article. Simply put, behaviors that are followed by positive outcomes tend to be repeated.
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Advanced prostate cancer is a disease notoriously resistant to treatment. New research sheds light on a new mode of drug resistance to emerging therapies in metastatic prostate cancer. This discovery ultimately may help predict which patients may benefit most from treatment.
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New research is giving important insight into how officer interactions with the homeless can shape their long-term attitudes toward police. The study examines police interactions with the homeless in the city of Edmonton and finds negative interactions can affect attitudes for at least two years.
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The world's most powerful gene-editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, gives humans the ability to swap out sections of the genome with less money and time than ever before. That's a lot of power, and with great power comes great responsibility. But right now, most of the world doesn't have regulations about…
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Low levels of vitamin D may limit the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults, a researcher has found. An 18-month longitudinal study was conducted in which the immune status of 398 HIV-positive adults was measured at 0, 3, 6, 12 and 18 months. The researchers, through observation, related the…
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