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Weight Loss Doesn’t Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics, Shows Study

A long-term study of weight loss among Type 2 diabetics has just concluded, yielding interesting results that have been published in the most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The 11-year trial looked at more than 5,000 …

Vaccines Don’t Cause Guillain-Barre, Shows Study
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A new study published in the latest issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases has found no link betweek vaccinations and Guillain-Barré syndrome. The disease is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s nervous system, leading to weak hands and …

Albino Gorilla Was Inbred, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal BMC Genomics has found that famous albino gorilla Snowflake’s white hair was caused by inbreeding. Researchers at the Barcelona Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Spain have sequenced …

Sibling Bullying Could Affect Mental Health, Shows Study

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics shows that the aggression so commonly seen among siblings can negatively impact the mental health of children and adolescents. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) looked at sibling …

Study: Almost Everyone Is ‘Homing From Work,’ But More Are Working Longer Hours Study: Almost Everyone Is ‘Homing From Work,’ But More Are Working Longer Hours
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According to a new study, more workers are reporting a better work/life balance than they were two years ago. Captivate’s Office Pulse surveyed over 4,000 “white-collar” workers across North America, and found an 11% increase in the number of people …

Oldest Tumor Found in Neanderthal Bones
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The oldest human tumor ever dated has now been found in the bones of a neanderthal. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have published a new study in the journal PLOS ONE stating that the tumor was a form of …

CDC: Poop Found in a Majority of Public Pools
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The CDC this week revealed that a new study on fecal matter in public pools uncovered a disturbing statistic. Over half of pools tested in the study were found to have E. coli, a marker for fecal contamination. The study …

New Salt Study: Low Salt Intake Not Supported
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A new report from the Institute of Medicine shows that, while high levels of sodium intake should be lowered, too little sodium intake could also be harmful. “These new studies support previous findings that reducing sodium from very high intake …

Texting While Driving Is Prevalent, Makes You More Likely to Do Other Stupid Things, and Kills More Kids than Drunk Driving Texting While Driving Is Prevalent, Makes You More Likely to Do Other Stupid Things, and Kills More Kids than Drunk Driving
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If you didn’t already think it was a major problem, two new studies on teens, texting, and driving should prove rather informative. To paint with a borad brush, teens are texting while driving at an alarming rate, it’s indicative of …

‘Geography of Hate’ Project Shows Racist, Homophobic Tweet Concentrations Across the U.S. ‘Geography of Hate’ Project Shows Racist, Homophobic Tweet Concentrations Across the U.S.
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If you’ve spent any time at all on Twitter, you know that it can be a great place for a variety of things – real-time news, celeb-watching, comedy, and the list goes on and on. But you also know that …

Autism Risk Predicted by ‘Abnormal’ Placenta, Shows Study

New research from the Yale School of Medicine shows that autism could be predicted by abnormalities in birth placenta. The study, published this week in the journal Biological Psychiatry found that placental “folds” and trophoblast inclusions – abnormal cell growths …

Millennials Are Willing to Barter Their Privacy, Shows Study Millennials Are Willing to Barter Their Privacy, Shows Study

A new study shows that the current debate about online privacy may wane as those who grew up online begin to take over. The survey, conducted at the University of Southern Calfornia (USC), shows that members of the Millennial generation …

HIV Vaccine Fails Clinical Trial, Vaccinations Stopped

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that a clinical trial of an experimental HIV vaccine has been halted, following a report from a safety monitoring board. The independent data and safety monitoring board found during an interim …

Binge Eating, Weight Reduced Using Brain Stimulation on Mice

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may have found the next big trend in weight loss: deep brain stimulation (DBS). A new study has found that DBS in a specific brain region in mice can activate a dopamine type-2 receptor. …

Diet, Exercise Best When Started Together, Shows Study
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Though it is generally well-known that diet and exercise are the most fool-proof ways to stay healthy, many people looking to get healthy will start with either one or the other. Easing into a healthy lifestyle can be easier than …

Colbert Takes on That Revealing Facebook Likes Study Colbert Takes on That Revealing Facebook Likes Study
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A couple of weeks ago, we looked into a recent study by Cambridge University on Facebook likes and just how revealing they are. Long story short – they’re quite revealing. The researchers were able to accurately predict subjects’ activities and …

Browse Facebook for Old Photos to Improve Your Mood. No, Seriously. Browse Facebook for Old Photos to Improve Your Mood. No, Seriously.

According to a study from the University of Portsmouth, using Facebook as a gateway for a trip down memory lane may be the most positive thing you can do with the service. For starters, the study’s makeup looks like this: …

Earthquakes Turn Water to Gold, Shows New Study
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One of the major goals of alchemy was to create gold from other, less expensive materials. Now it appears that if alchemists of old could have harnessed the power of the Earth, they might have been successful. A new study …

Higgs Boson Found in Large Hadron Collider Data

Scientists working with data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) this week revealed that a detailed analysis suggests that the elusive Higgs boson really has been discovered. The possible discovery of the so-called “god particle” was announced last year, but …

HIV Cured in U.S. Infant Through Early Treatment
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Doctors at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center are reporting a “functional cure” of an HIV-infected infant. The infant, known only to have been born in Mississippi, was given antiretroviral therapy (ART) within 30 hours after its birth. Doctors believe the …

CRE Superbug Patients Could Remain Infected For Over One Year

A new study has shown that patients infected with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) could take over one year to be rid of CRE bacteria. CRE, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are potentially deadly infections that …