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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

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

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
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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 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

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 …

Apes Like SlapStick Humor, Says Researcher

A new study recently published in the journal Evolution & Human Behavior shows that laughter plays an important role in primate social bonding. Researchers formed “laughter groups” of people to demonstrate that laughter can increase the size of the social …

U.S. Life Expectancy Down For White Women With Less Education
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New research has found that, while life expectancy for Americans is rising overall, those with less than a high school education lag far behind others with more education. This disparity is most pronounced when taking race into account. “The most …

BPA Levels Found to be Higher in Obese Children

A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that children and adolescents who had higher concentrations of bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine also had significantly increased odds of being obese. The study looked …

Thalidomide Could Relieve Coughing For Patients With a Deadly Lung Disease
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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have published findings that indicate thalidomide can significantly reduce the disabling cough seen in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a progressive, fatal lung disease that causes a person’s …

Heart Attack Risk Linked to Work Stress
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A new study published today in The Lancet shows that people with “highly demanding” job or those with “little freedom” are more likely to have a heart attack. Specifically, they are 23% more likely to have a heart attack than …

Gamers Are On The Decline In The U.S.
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It seems like everybody is a gamer these days. The rise of mobile and social gaming has turned even the most unlikely of people into gamers. All of the new gamers have even eclipsed what was traditionally the largest gamer …

Hormone Therapy Declining Among Older Women
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A study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that hormone use among postmenopausal women has been declining for at least the past decade. The study, which examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, …

Prostate Cancer Treatments Are Better For White Men
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Researchers from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Vanderbilt University have found that black men with prostate cancer receive lower-quality surgical care than white men. Their study found a difference in care due to race even when factors such as …

Obesity Tied to More Rapid Cognitive Decline

A study published today in the journal Neruology has found that people who are both obese and metabolically abnormal can expect to have their metal capabilities degrade at a faster rate than those who don’t suffer similar health issues. The …

Apple Conducted A Study To Find Out Why You Went With Android Apple Conducted A Study To Find Out Why You Went With Android
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A lot of interesting evidence is being brought to the public’s eye in the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung court case. Nothing is more interesting, however, than a study conducted in 2010 by Apple. It wanted to find out why people …

Google+ Is Devoid Of Life [Infographic] Google+ Is Devoid Of Life [Infographic]
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There’s been a lot of debate lately over whether or not Google+ is actually doing anything for the search giant. Google was quick to point out during I/O that the social network now has over 250 million users with 70 …

Video Game Sales Were Down Again In July
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The video game industry was seen as something that was recession proof back in 2008. Everybody loves video games and people are going to keep buying them. The Wii was still flying off of shelves and people were gobbling up …

The Internet Is Slowly Getting Faster Around The World The Internet Is Slowly Getting Faster Around The World
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With the advent of Google Fiber in Kansas City, we’re all now wanting a world with faster Internet. The traditional ISPs in the U.S. are slowly expanding their services, but some may think that they’re not moving fast enough. There’s …

iPhone 5 Release Date Is Going To Be Huge iPhone 5 Release Date Is Going To Be Huge
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When the iPhone 5′s rumored release date rolls around this September, what’s going to happen? Will people claw their way to the store and beat out the competition to be the first to obtain the device? Will they give up …