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All that hoppy beer you hate might save your brain from dementia

Feb 01, 15 All that hoppy beer you hate might save your brain from dementia

Posted by in Mental Health, WTF???

Many a beer drinker has heard about the health benefits of red wine over the past few years. In fact, there have been so many studies on the supposed elixir of life that there’s a good chance some beer drinkers, looking to confer the same benefits, have converted into wine connoisseurs. But convert not my fellow beer drinker, for beer also confers some health benefits.

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No luck for scientists searching for ancient gravitational waves

Feb 01, 15 No luck for scientists searching for ancient gravitational waves

Posted by in Space

A new analysis of data from both space and ground-based telescopes has suggested that gravitational waves from the birth of the universe still remain elusive as there is no conclusive evidence of their existence. The latest findings deny earlier reports of a possible detection of the primordial phenomena.

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Transgender kids are actually confident, not confused

Feb 01, 15 Transgender kids are actually confident, not confused

Posted by in Mental Health, Science

In her recent study on transgender children, Dr. Kristina Olson of the University of Washington boldly seeks to prove transgender association is neither confusion nor pretense, but instead an immediate fixed identification of oneself. By focusing on children, Olson hopes to create an acceptance for children making transgender associations at a younger age.

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Squeeze your way to a pain-free surgery

Feb 01, 15 Squeeze your way to a pain-free surgery

Posted by in Health

Some medical procedures and surgical operations allow, in some cases even require, that a patient remain awake. A new study compares how effective different distraction interventions are in reducing levels of anxiety and pain when patients undergo such procedures. Using stress balls, talking to a nurse, and watching a DVD eased the surgical patients’ anxiety while also reducing their pain.

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Scientists recreate 2,300-year-old Siberian brain surgery

Feb 01, 15 Scientists recreate 2,300-year-old Siberian brain surgery

Posted by in Science

Archaeologists have discovered three skulls in the Altai Mountains in Siberia which provided new insight into Siberian brain surgery techniques from nearly 2,300 years ago. The skulls showed signs of the oldest brain surgery procedure known as trepanation. Trepanation is derived from the Greek word trypanon, which means “to bore.”

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How dangerous high heels really are

Feb 01, 15 How dangerous high heels really are

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle, WTF???

Blistered heels and the minor embarrassment of carrying a dangling pair of stilettos, barefoot, out of the club is generally a small price to pay for women who want to look good. But if you ask scientists their opinion, they’ll tell you the same: Ditch the high heel obsession if you want to preserve the health of your feet.

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‘DNA clock’ may predict your time on Earth

Feb 01, 15 ‘DNA clock’ may predict your time on Earth

Posted by in Science

Scientists can now tell how long you will live simply by analyzing your DNA. An international team of researchers have figured out a way to interpret chemical changes that occur over a lifetime. They, in fact, work as a sort of “biological clock” to help predict an individual’s expected lifespan. And the results, although perhaps a bit unsettling, have helped to expand our knowledge on human longevity.

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The man who fought his way back from a coma

Feb 01, 15 The man who fought his way back from a coma

Posted by in Health

Ten years ago, on 20 February 2005, the Scottish singer and songwriter Edwyn Collins was in a deep coma after suffering a stroke at the age of 45. He couldn’t speak or move, but he could hear people around his bed in London’s Royal Free Hospital trying to reach him.

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US Navy turns to robots for military training

Feb 01, 15 US Navy turns to robots for military training

Posted by in Technology

The U.S. Navy has unveiled new plans to employ robots to train marine forces in the future. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) on Tuesday launched a new experiment that it hopes will help create robots and other human surrogates for military training purposes.

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Each organ transplant saves an average 4 years of life

Feb 01, 15 Each organ transplant saves an average 4 years of life

Posted by in Health

The results of a new JAMA study may double as a call to action for organ donation: More than two million years of life have been saved by solid-organ transplant since the late 80s. These transplants refer to the kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas, and intestines.

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