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Scientists Find Way To Switch Off Sugar Cravings In Mice

In an experiment conducted on mice, neuroscientists discovered a way to remove the cravings for sugar. They also managed to trick the brain into thinking that sugar tastes bitter.

Neuroscience May 31, 2018

Chewing Gum While You Walk May Help You Lose Weight, Study Says

Chewing gum while walking may be beneficial for those who are looking to lose weight and stay slim, according to researchers from Japan. Here’s how they came to this conclusion.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2018

Smart Pill Could Soon Be Used To Detect Health Problems From Inside The Gut

The ingestible bacterial-electronic sensor developed by MIT engineers can relay signals to a smartphone from inside your stomach. The technology is the first of its kind because it uses a combination of synthetic biology and electronics to detect health issues.

Biotech May 25, 2018

Lack Of Vitamin D Linked To Belly Fat: Here’s What You Can Eat To Prevent Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to diabetes and heart disease, but more recently to obesity. The good news, however, is that the vitamin can be obtained from sun exposure and foods.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

Children More Likely To Experience Serious Side Effects From Hydrocodone-Based Cold Medicines

Children are more likely to experience serious side effects after ingesting cough and cold medication containing hydrocodone. Researchers say that it appears to be more concerning than ingesting medication that contains codeine.

Medicine May 23, 2018

Malaria Parasite Tricks Liver Cells In Order To Survive And Reproduce

Researchers found that the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, can take advantage of liver cells to survive and reproduce. The finding, said the researchers, could lead them to develop new drugs that would help treat malaria even before any symptoms appear.

Medicine May 23, 2018

NASA Launches GRACE-FO Mission Satellites Into Orbit

NASA has launched two new satellites atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on May 22 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The satellites, called GRACE-FO, will be used to keep an eye on the changes and movement of water on Earth.

Space May 23, 2018

More Children Ending Up In Hospitals For Suicidal Tendencies

Researchers found that children’s hospital and emergency room visits for suicidal tendencies have increased more than twice since 2008. They also found that schools may have played a role in the increased rate of hospitalization.

Public Health May 16, 2018

This Robot Teaches Itself How To Help People Get Dressed

A robot at Georgia Institute of Technology is successfully helping people get dressed through simulations. Rather than relying on the sense of sight, the robot uses its sense of touch to perform the task.

Robotics May 15, 2018

Antipsychotic Drugs More Likely To Be Prescribed To Disadvantaged Kids

Children from disadvantaged families are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs than any other children, a new national study in Australia has revealed. Apparently, 81 percent of these children who were prescribed in their first year were male.

Neuroscience May 14, 2018

Cannabis Use On The Rise Among US Parents

Researchers found that cannabis use among parents with children in their homes has increased from 4.9 percent to 6.8 percent in the United States. Researchers say the increase may complicate the effort to minimize the exposure to secondhand smoke.

Public Health May 14, 2018

New Study Suggests Leprosy Began To Spread From Europe To The World

Scientists have turned to ancient DNA to retrace the history and origins of leprosy. In the biggest study to date, they found that both humans and squirrels may have played a role in the transmission of the disease in Europe.

Ancient May 11, 2018

New Mysterious Magnetic Phenomenon Discovered In Earth’s Outer Atmosphere

NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission spacecraft has uncovered a new form of magnetic reconnection in a more turbulent region of the Earth's outer atmosphere. Researchers say the discovery could lead to an understanding of the properties of the universe.

Space May 10, 2018

NASA Chief Bridenstine Sees Moon Missions As Railroad In Space

During the Humans to Mars Summit in Washington D.C., Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s new administrator, explained to Mars mission supporters the agency’s vision of the return to the surface of the moon. Bridenstine also spoke about InSight and Mars 2020 rover missions.

Space May 10, 2018

Discovery Of Stone Tools In India Rewrites History Of When Humans Left Africa

Archaeologists recently discovered ancient stone tools in India that date back to 385,000 years ago. They believe the finding could rewrite the history of when early modern humans migrated out of Africa.

Ancient February 2, 2018

Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco: FDA Reviews Philip Morris iQOS Device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently reviewed a new handheld electronic device that was developed by Philip Morris International. The device, which heats tobacco without burning it, is claimed to contain 95 percent less harmful chemicals than cigarettes.

Public Health January 23, 2018

How To Protect Your Pet Animals From Dog And Cat Flu

A recent outbreak of canine influenza in the United States has left pet owners terrified about their pets catching the virus. The good news is that the disease can be prevented. Here’s what you can do to protect your pets.

Public Health January 23, 2018

ADHD Drug Use Spikes Among Young Women: CDC Report

The number of young women who are using prescription drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has skyrocketed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It grew by around 344 percent over the last decade.

Medicine January 19, 2018

Baby Delivered During Flight From Paris To New York

A woman gave birth to a baby boy on a plane that was making its way from Paris to New York. The baby's delivery had been successful, thanks to a 27-year-old medical doctor Dr. Sij Hemal.

January 19, 2018

Angelina Jolie Gene Test: Testing Women For Faulty Genes May Prevent Cancer

A new recently published research found testing all women aged 30 and above for the 'Angelina Jolie gene' mutation, even when not at risk, may prevent cancer. Researchers say the approach is also cost-effective compared to today's methods.

Medicine January 18, 2018

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