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Three-Soda-A-Day Diet Could Be Toxic: Too Much Sugar Lowers Sperm Count In Men, Increases Mortality Rate In Women
Aug 14, 2013 16:43 PM E
A new study finds that refined sugar intake — soda consumption, especially — leads to a decrease in male sperm count.
Mint floss
Lethal Mouth Bacteria: Fusobacteria Could Cause Colorectal Cancer, Not Just Gum Disease
Aug 14, 2013 16:36 PM E
New research connects gum disease-causing mouth bacteria to tumor growth in the colon and reveals a possible drug candidate that may prevent some types of colorectal cancer.
Brain Map
Brain Scans Could Detect Dyslexia in Kindergarten Children
Aug 14, 2013 16:31 PM E
A new study conducted by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston Children’s Hospital provides evidence that might help identify children with dyslexia before they begin to read so that intervention can begin much earlier.
Necrotizing fasciitis
Russell Kimble Flesh-Eating Bug: Obese Man's Weight Saved Him From Necrotizing Fasciitis Devouring His Torso
Aug 14, 2013 15:28 PM E
Russell Kimble became infected with the deadly flesh-eating bug necrotizing fasciitis. The Chatham, England, man was saved from the virus by his obesity, which prevented the bug from reaching his bloodstream.
rare brain disease
Teen Memory Erased: 18-Year-Old Rosie Paley Uses Photos, Stories To Recall 16 Years Of Life After Rare Brain Disease Wipes Out Memory
Aug 14, 2013 13:50 PM E
A teen’s memory was erased by a rare brain disease called encephalitis. Rosie Paley, who lives in the UK, must resort to old photographs and stories from her mother after the teen’s memory, erased two years ago, fails to give her answers.
Plato's Allegory of the Cave
Language Changes What We See And Makes Us See Things That "Aren't There:" An Argument Against Objectivity
Aug 14, 2013 12:37 PM E
Language and verbal cues may influence what we see and how we perceive it, new research suggests.
Pregnancy Test
US Infertility Rates Drop Over Last 30 Years, While Pregnancy Complications Have Become More Common
Aug 14, 2013 12:29 PM E
While infertility rates fell between 1982 and 2010, the percentage of complicated births rose, due in large part to women delaying conception.
Maternal Obesity
Children Of Obese Mothers Die Earlier And Are More Likely To Suffer Heart Disease
Aug 14, 2013 12:26 PM E
For children born to obese mothers, the risk of dying from any cause is 33 percent higher than that of children born to normal-weight mothers, according to a survey of birth and mortality records.
brain eating amoeba
Brain-Eating Amoeba: 12-Year-Old Florida Boy Zachary Reyna Contracts Deadly Naegleria Fowleri Infection While Playing In Water-Filled Ditch
Aug 14, 2013 11:45 AM E
A brain eating amoeba has infected a 12-year-old boy in Florida. Zachary Reyna is in the hospital with primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a rare and deadly brain infection caused by a brain eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri.
denied heart transplant
Denied Heart Transplant: Hospital Refuses To Treat 15-Year-Old Anthony Stokes, Cites Bad Grades and 'Noncompliance' [REPORT]
Aug 13, 2013 16:37 PM E
Denied a heart transplant for bad grades? A hospital in Atlanta, Ga., refused to treat 15-year-old Anthony Stokes for an enlarged heart, citing the teen’s history of “non-compliance.” Denied a heart transplant, Stokes has six months to live.
"Broken Heart", at the Steampunk exhibit in the Waltham Museum of Technology
Scientists Use Stem Cell To Rebuild Mouse Heart; Breakthrough Could Change The Future Of Heart Disease Treatment
Aug 13, 2013 15:20 PM E
A new study reconstructs tissue from a mouse heart with human-induced pluripotent stem cells.
Copperhead Snake
Why Did Jules Weiss Have To Pay $55,000 For Snake Bite Anti-Venom?
Aug 13, 2013 15:15 PM E
Jules Weiss racked up $55,000 in hospital fees for a snake bite that required three doses of anti-venom, the costliest portion of any snake bite treatment.
Google Glass
Google Glass Could Be Used To Treat Autism, Thanks To Sension Project Run By Stanford Student
Aug 13, 2013 14:07 PM E
Google Glass could have revolutionary benefits for people with autism, as one project, Sension, aims to track a person's emotions via a webcam.
Salmon
Fish Rich In Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk By 50%
Aug 13, 2013 14:01 PM E
By looking at tens of thousands of women over decades, researchers have found that regularly consuming fish heavy in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis significantly.
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