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A set of bleeding gums to diagnose diabetes

Feb 28, 15 A set of bleeding gums to diagnose diabetes

Posted by in Health

A new study out of New York University suggests that dental care may be a more effective route to diagnosing diabetes than regular primary care physicians: the blood of your gums could be an easy way for dentists to test if your blood glucose is too high.

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When human experiments go way, way wrong

Feb 28, 15 When human experiments go way, way wrong

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Scientists continue to strive to find a cure to stop incurable diseases. However, how did we reach such an advanced state of medicine? Alltime10s “10 Worst Experiments Ever Carried Out On Humans” unravels the most inhumane human experiments conducted.

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Any and all chocolate is good for treating PMS

Feb 28, 15 Any and all chocolate is good for treating PMS

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Chocolate for PMS symptoms seems to work well, but one woman thinks it works better if it’s vegan. The PMS Bites website says these “rich, chocolatey, and decadent bite-sized treats are perfect for health-conscious women who want to satisfy their cravings but aren’t willing to sacrifice nutrition.”

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15 things to know about the lives of first-year college students

Feb 28, 15 15 things to know about the lives of first-year college students

Posted by in Education, Mental Health

The transition from high school to college is challenging, but perhaps not in the ways young adults and their parents anticipate. New research has shown a new set of hazards, such as stress and loneliness, not usually linked to a carefree college experience.

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Challenges for doctors using fitness trackers & apps

Feb 28, 15 Challenges for doctors using fitness trackers & apps

Posted by in Health, Technology

More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key challenges to work out.

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When kibbles kill: How pet deaths strike us as human

Feb 27, 15 When kibbles kill: How pet deaths strike us as human

Posted by in Mental Health, Science

Pets aren’t just animals, they’re friends and family as every dog, cat, and rabbit-lover knows. For this reason, Nestle Purina Petcare Company should not be surprised by the strong emotions underlying a recent lawsuit. While the lawsuit is new, the actual complaint is rather old.

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Losing weight is easier than keeping it off

Feb 27, 15 Losing weight is easier than keeping it off

Posted by in Health

After weeks of discipline, you managed to lose the 10 pounds you've wanted to shed for years, but you understand this is just the first step in your journey since the really hard part has always been keeping the lost weight off. A new study may help you accomplish this difficult goal.

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Missing sleep hurts everything

Feb 27, 15 Missing sleep hurts everything

Posted by in Health

Losing one night of sleep may make you feel groggy tomorrow, but miss too much and the risks start to build up. The more scientists study the benefits of a restful night’s sleep, the more they learn that an eight-hour slumber rejuvenates just about every system in your body. And likewise, missing out on it can yield some devastating consequences.

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New evidence suggests non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real

Feb 27, 15 New evidence suggests non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real

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In the shadow of celiac disease sufferers is a smaller group of people with similar symptoms who do not test positive for the disease. So far, medicine has failed to conclusively identify the condition, known as non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), with a physical explanation — until now.

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Newly-invented dark chocolate could make you look younger

Feb 26, 15 Newly-invented dark chocolate could make you look younger

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Chocolate is one of the most beloved and commonly consumed sweets in the world, but now it may even have a medicinal anti-aging benefit more powerful than any other food source. A new type of dark chocolate goes beyond the average touted heart-health benefits and ups the ante.

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