articles tagged: medical research
how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis
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how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis

A woman who inherited a rare genetic mutation is giving doctors and scientists an unprecedented glimpse in how we process pain, fear, and anxiety, and how we could treat all three.

why hot tea doesn’t actually double your risk of cancer
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why hot tea doesn’t actually double your risk of cancer

If you like your tea nice and hot, you may be worried about misleading popular science headlines telling you that you’re doubling your risk of cancer. You’re not. But you’ll still want to pay attention to the research.

did we cure hiv? actually, we don’t know…
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did we cure hiv? actually, we don’t know…

After more than a decade, doctors think they were finally able to replicate the case of the Berlin patient, the only man known to be cured of HIV. But the London patient offers more questions than answers.

why it’s so hard to study psychedelics for mental health treatment
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why it’s so hard to study psychedelics for mental health treatment

As recreational drugs show promise in medical, and possibly professional settings, research is being held back by laws crafted around vindictive politics rather than science.

can electricity treat criminal behavior?
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can electricity treat criminal behavior?

Crime and a lack of impulse control go hand in hand. Now, there may be a way to activate that impulse control with an electric current. But we’ll need to be careful how we use it.

bad sleep in senior citizens could be an early symptom of alzheimer’s
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bad sleep in senior citizens could be an early symptom of alzheimer’s

We’ve all had a rough night and woke up even more tired than we went to bed. But if you’re in your 60s and that’s becoming a common occurrence, it may be a dangerous sign.

our war on microbes may be giving us cancer
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our war on microbes may be giving us cancer

Modern houses tend to be clean, so clean that they may be undermining our immune systems, and alongside our addiction to antibiotics, giving us a wide variety of health problems.

coffee, booze, and extra weight won’t help you live longer. so what will?
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coffee, booze, and extra weight won’t help you live longer. so what will?

According to media reports, a recent study found the recipe for a longer life: to be a little overweight and enjoy your beer and lattes. But there’s a secret ingredient they’re missing...

the scientific and ethical disaster that is the chinese crispr scandal
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the scientific and ethical disaster that is the chinese crispr scandal

He Jiankui tried to create two human beings resistant to HIV. Instead he triggered an international scandal with his methods and work experts describe as amateurish and shoddy.

screening for cancer with a microscopic amount of gold
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screening for cancer with a microscopic amount of gold

Researchers may have found a cheap, easy, and far less invasive way to screen for cancer than conventional scans and biopsies. But there’s still a lot to test before it makes its way to your doctor’s office.

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