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How Do Jade Eggs Work Exactly?

Gwyneth Paltrow started to sell jade eggs on her website, Goop, for internal use in women's vaginas. The practice, which should empower women, is highly controversial.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Kristen Stewart Co-Authored A Paper On Artificial Intelligence

Kristen Stewart has co-authored an AI scientific paper documenting the machine learning technique employed by her and her two collaborators in the first short film she directed.

Robotics

Galaxies Are Dying And Now Scientists Know Why

New research suggests that the phenomenon known as ram-pressure stripping is responsible for the premature death of stars. These stars can be from any types of satellite galaxies, and they can be found in a wide variation of clusters, including small ones.

Space

Parents, Be Warned: Being Rude To Your Child’s Doctor May Lead To Drop In Level Of Care

Being rude with your child's pediatrician or medical team could lead to significantly less qualitative care for your children. According to new research, medical mistreatments, however, are not necessarily committed on purpose.

Public Health January 19, 2017

Idaho Man Loses 7 Teeth, Earns Trip To ICU After E-Cigarette Explodes In His Mouth

A man lost seven of his teeth and got second-degree burns after an electronic cigarette exploded in his mouth. The man immediately went to the ICU and had the plastic bits removed from his mouth and throat.

Public Health January 19, 2017

Looking To Spice Up Regular Yoga? Goat Yoga Might Be What You’re Looking For

Two women in Arizona have started a bizarre, but successful business. The concept of goat yoga involves yoga sessions with goats, which are believed to be therapeutic for people.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 19, 2017

Many Parents Don’t Know When To Keep Sick Kids Home From School: Survey

According to a new national poll, parents' reactions to their children's sickness differ significantly when it comes to kids missing school. Two of the factors weighing in this decision are the age of the kids and the seriousness of the symptoms.

Public Health January 18, 2017

At $149 A Month, Forward Aims To Be The Apple Store Of Doctors’ Offices

Forward, a San Francisco startup, opened a high-end primary care facility. For $149 a month, members can monitor their health using technology designed by former employees of Google, Facebook, Uber, and Palantir.

Public Health January 18, 2017

1 In 5 Young People Regularly Loses Sleep Over Social Media: Study

New research suggests that one in five children aged 12 to 15 wake up during the night to check social media, which makes them more prone to feeling constantly tired. A case of fear of missing out?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

Each Meal You Eat Triggers An Immune System Response, Sets Off Inflammation

Research sheds new light on the inflammatory response generated by the immune system in the human body during digestion. In healthy adults, the process is beneficial, while in overweight and obese people it can lead to diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

Caffeine May Be Key To Fighting Aging-Related Inflammation

New research has linked coffee consumption with the reduction of cardiovascular disease among the elderly. The research discovered that an underlying inflammatory mechanism that triggers cardiovascular problems can be neutralized by caffeine.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

Eating Disorders On The Rise In Middle-Aged Women In The UK

New research carried out in the UK showed that middle-aged women can also suffer from a wide range of eating disorders. The study's results raised concern, as eating disorders are generally associated with teens and young adults.

Public Health January 17, 2017

Know Your Lemons: Campaign Explains What Breast Cancer Could Look Like With Lemon Images

A new visual campaign aimed at creating awareness concerning breast cancer features lemons. Its creator explained that a visual way which does not lead to different associations, while addressing the problem, could be very powerful when it comes to breast cancer awareness.

Public Health January 17, 2017

Researchers Reprogram Embryonic Stem Cells To Expand Their Potential

New research outlines the totipotent stem cells and their behavior in the first stage of the developmental process in embryos. The study, carried out on mice, could significantly impact the medical perspective on the stem cells' regenerative capacities.

Biotech January 16, 2017

Ancient Sea Creature Finally Gets Proper Classification

A team of scientists has finally managed to classify hyoliths, sea creatures that used to live during the Cambrian period, with the help of recently discovered fossils. Although believed to be related to mollusks, it seems hyoliths are actually closer to present-day brachiopods.

Ancient January 15, 2017

Just One Interval Weight-Training Session Can Lower Risks Of Type 2 Diabetes Complications

Researchers have discovered that Interval Weight-Training is efficient for people who suffer from Type 2 diabetes. While the type of exercise improves blood circulation for all categories of people, the best results were obtained among diabetes patients.

Public Health January 15, 2017

Farthest Milky Way Stars Might Have Been Ripped From Another Galaxy

New research published by scientists at Harvard shows that the Milky Way has a tendency to "steal" stars from smaller neighboring galaxies. The interaction between the Milky Way and the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy is believed to have resulted in such a phenomenon, which gave birth to three giant streams of stars.

Space January 15, 2017

Superhero Culture Breeds Aggressive, Not Defending Behaviors In Children: Study

New research shows that preschoolers who are extensively and frequently exposed to superhero media become more aggressive, rather than more protective. The study suggests moderated exposure as a means to prevent aggressive behavior.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Do Adult Dogs, Puppies Respond Equally To Dog-Directed Speech?

New research showed that, while baby dogs answer better to dog-directed speech, their mature counterparts record no difference depending on the tone of voice. The research added evidence to studies trying to explain human-dog communication.

Animals January 13, 2017

Antibiotics Effective Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment In Adults But Worsens Cognitive Problems In Children: Study

New research shows the negative implications of an antibiotic used to minimize the effects of traumatic brain injury on newborns and children. While it works on adults, the medicine negatively impacts the brain maturing process in children.

Neuroscience January 13, 2017

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