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Your autopilot mode is real – now we know how the brain does it

Added: 23.10.2017 16:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Ever realised you’ve driven yourself home but haven’t really been paying attention? Brain scans have shown how wandering minds switch into autopilot mode

Source: www.newscientist.com

Chronic back pain stem cell treatment could cut need for opioids

Added: 23.10.2017 10:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A stem cell treatment could bring relief to millions of people with chronic lower back pain. If it works, it may help curb the opioid painkiller epidemic

Source: www.newscientist.com

Broken faces of the Great War

Added: 22.10.2017 3:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

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Men who became guinea pigs for cosmetic surgery are to be recognised with a memorial in the UK

Tags: UK, Surgery
Source: www.newscientist.com

Too much information? The data-driven future of health

Added: 21.10.2017 6:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Ever more bioinformation is readily available through tracking devices and databases – but does it risk getting up too close and personal, asks a new book

Source: www.newscientist.com

Scotland has banned smacking children – so should everyone else

Added: 20.10.2017 12:56 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Spanking children doesn’t make them better behaved – but it can put them at risk of mental illness, and should be outlawed everywhere

Source: www.newscientist.com

Bloody exhibition is only for the brave and the bold

Added: 20.10.2017 9:17 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A room is coated in the red stuff in Blood: Life Uncut, a queasy, seductive exploration put together by the team behind the forthcoming Science Gallery London

Tags: London
Source: www.newscientist.com

Getting on cancer’s nerves: A surprising way to thwart tumours

Added: 20.10.2017 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments


A technique for alleviating pain has exposed cancer's weak spot and may finally enable us to stop the disease by disabling the nerves that help it spread

Tags: Export, Cancer
Source: www.newscientist.com

A home test kit may let you diagnose endometriosis years earlier

Added: 20.10.2017 7:47 | 0 views | 0 comments

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It can take years to diagnose extreme period pain as endometriosis. The longer it goes untreated, the more it affects fertility - could a spit test change that?

Tags: iOS
Source: www.newscientist.com

Self-harming has risen dramatically among UK teenage girls

Added: 18.10.2017 19:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

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In every 10,000 teenage girls in the UK, more than 37 have self-harmed. The large rise in rates of self-harming may be due to stress or mental health problems

Tags: UK, Girls
Source: www.newscientist.com

A common herbal medicine may cause liver cancer mutations

Added: 18.10.2017 15:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A compound found in some plants used in traditional medicine has been linked to a 78 per cent of cases of liver cancer in hospitals in Taiwan

Source: www.newscientist.com

Hunger-blocking injection lets fat monkeys quickly lose weight

Added: 18.10.2017 15:00 | 0 views | 0 comments


A protein injection that decreases appetite has been found to help obese monkeys slim down fast, and to cut their risk of developing diabetes

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Four brain genes help explain obsessive compulsive disorder

Added: 17.10.2017 12:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

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OCD has been linked to genes active in a brain circuit involved in learning and decisions. The finding may help explain why the condition can run in families

Tags: Genes
Source: www.newscientist.com

How to clean up the dirty water Puerto Ricans are drinking

Added: 17.10.2017 9:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria, many people on Puerto Rico are still without clean drinking water and have resorted to wells on a contaminated site

Source: www.newscientist.com

Sleeping too little is no badge of honour – it harms our brains

Added: 17.10.2017 5:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Skipping sleep to get more done can have a profound effect. We need to prioritise rest before we sleepwalk into a public health disaster

Tags: Honda, Sleep
Source: www.newscientist.com

The strange beauty of piles of waste awaiting a brand new life

Added: 17.10.2017 3:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Photos of recycling centres across Europe aim to put a positive spin on rubbish but also make people aware of how much they discard and encourage reuse

Tags: EU, Cycling
Source: www.newscientist.com

Sex addiction isn’t an illness, treating it as one is a bad idea

Added: 13.10.2017 13:10 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Harvey Weinstein is being treated for sex addiction, but many health professionals say it isn't a real illness and addiction-style therapy doesn't help

Tags: Sex
Source: www.newscientist.com

Magic mushroom extract changes brains of people with depression

Added: 13.10.2017 11:54 | 3 views | 0 comments

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Psilocybin, a hallucinogenic compound found in magic mushrooms, may help re-set the activity of neural circuits in the brain that are involved in depression

Tags: EU, Depression
Source: www.newscientist.com

Sperm age calculator tells men how decrepit their sperm are

Added: 13.10.2017 11:40 | 1 views | 0 comments

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An epigenetic calculator can assess a man’s sperm, guessing how old he is, and revealing how badly smoking may have damaged his gonads

Source: www.newscientist.com

Skin-tight exoskeleton is worn like Spanx and lets you turn left

Added: 12.10.2017 12:55 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Suit that uses soft robotics to mimic muscle architecture and let wearers change direction could lead to take-home exoskeletons for people recovering after stroke

Tags: SPA
Source: www.newscientist.com

Air pollution blamed for 500,000 early deaths in Europe in 2014

Added: 12.10.2017 10:29 | 1 views | 0 comments

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The biggest source of harm was particulate matter from domestic stoves, but nitrogen dioxide from cars is also linked to many premature deaths

Source: www.newscientist.com

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