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Fluoride Mystery Is Closer To Being Solved Fluoride Mystery Is Closer To Being Solved
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The fluoride mystery has stumped scientists for almost 50 years. How exactly does it help stop tooth decay? Scientists may finally be onto an answer. A recent study suggests that the fluoride mystery is actually pretty simple – the mineral …

Autism Risk Predicted by ‘Abnormal’ Placenta, Shows Study 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 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 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 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 …

Kids Had A Hard Time Buying M-Rated Video Games In 2012 [Study] Kids Had A Hard Time Buying M-Rated Video Games In 2012 [Study]

In 2011, the Supreme Court smacked down a proposed California law that would have fined retailers that sold M-rated games to children. Before that ruling, other states had tried to pass similar laws. Even after the Supreme Court ruling, other …

New Study Finds That Music Piracy Doesn’t Negatively Affect Sales New Study Finds That Music Piracy Doesn’t Negatively Affect Sales

The music industry will tell you that piracy is the bane of its existence, and that it will end up killing the industry. There’s compelling evidence that suggests this is not the case, but the RIAA and its ilk conveniently …

Study Finds That Facebook Users Are Starting To Share More Personal Data Study Finds That Facebook Users Are Starting To Share More Personal Data
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A common rebuttal to proponents of online privacy is to just not share personal information with services like Facebook, Twitter and the like. It’s a solid argument, but one that’s not practiced, even by those with privacy concerns. A new …

Feeling Old And Depressed? Video Games Might Help Feeling Old And Depressed? Video Games Might Help

All we ever hear anymore is how video games are corrupting our youth, and must be burned. That’s why it’s nice then to see some real science looking into the benefits that playing video games provides to not only young …

Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Heart Risks, Study Shows Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Heart Risks, Study Shows

A new study has shown that a Mediterranean diet could significantly reduce heart risks. The Mediterranean diet is generally associated with diets that are prevalent in Italy, Greece, and Spain. It includes large amounts of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, cereals, …

FCC Report Shows ISPs Are Mostly Delivering What You Pay For FCC Report Shows ISPs Are Mostly Delivering What You Pay For
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Once a year, with no specific schedule in mind, the FCC offers up a report on broadband quality in America. It’s part of the Commission’s National Broadband Plan that seeks to study broadband growth in the U.S. and ways to …

Playing Games With A Wiimote Makes You More Hostile Playing Games With A Wiimote Makes You More Hostile

Nintendo prides itself on making family friendly entertainment that anybody can enjoy. The Nintendo Wii was the best selling console in the last console generation largely due to it broad, casual appeal. That being said, a new study has found …

Amazon GameCircle Drives Engagement And Monetization In Kindle Fire Games Amazon GameCircle Drives Engagement And Monetization In Kindle Fire Games

Amazon introduced GameCircle in July of last year as a way to help developers easily add features like achievements, leaderboards and more into their Kindle Fire games. In a recent study, Amazon has found that GameCircle integration has proven to …

Flu Season Could Improve, Thanks to New Virus Study Flu Season Could Improve, Thanks to New Virus Study

New research into the evolution of viruses could change the way humans control infectious diseases such as the yearly flu. The new study, published this week in the journal Current Biology, reports that researchers were able to successfully manipulate a …

Cholesterol Meds Most Effective With Exercise, Shows Study Cholesterol Meds Most Effective With Exercise, Shows Study

A new study shows that cholesterol-lowering drugs have a more significant effect when combined with exercise. Though both the drugs and exercise lower the chances of premature death for people with high colesterol, their combined use staved off death better …

Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study

A new study shows that older people who regularly engage in physical activity reduce their risk of dementia. The study, published this week in the journal Stroke, showed that by regularly exercising, older, non-disabled people can reduce their risk of …

Pirates More Likely To Pay For Digital And Physical Media Than Non-Pirates Pirates More Likely To Pay For Digital And Physical Media Than Non-Pirates

There’s nothing worse than pirates who steal and share content freely without repercussion. That’s at least what the entertainment industry would have you believe. They want everybody to know just how despicable those who would share their content really are. …

ADHD Linked to Low-Level Prenatal Mercury Exposure ADHD Linked to Low-Level Prenatal Mercury Exposure
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A new study published this week in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine shows that low-level prenatal mercury exposure might be associated with a greater risk of children having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the study also showed that …

Prostate Cancer Study Shows New Test May Reduce Biopsies Prostate Cancer Study Shows New Test May Reduce Biopsies

Prostate cancer check-ups aren’t pleasant, but prostate cancer biopsies are downright horrible, and can lead to infection or urinary troubles. Now, researchers have found a method of detecting prostate cancer that may reduce the number of repeat biopsies performed on …

Breast Cancer Study Shows Genetic Origins Breast Cancer Study Shows Genetic Origins

A study published this week in the journal Nature shows that some types breast cancers are genetically similar to ovarian tumors. Basal-like breast tumors, one of the most deadly types of breast cancers, were found to be more genetically similar …