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Doing meth raises the risk of strokes in young people

Added: 23.08.2017 19:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Strokes aren’t common under the age of 45, but people who use methamphetamine are almost five times more likely to have a type of stroke that can be fatal

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Robot suit helps children with cerebral palsy to walk better

Added: 23.08.2017 15:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Half of children with cerebral palsy lose the ability to walk by adulthood. A new exoskeleton may improve their walking more than corrective surgery

Source: www.newscientist.com

IBM to investigate role of microbiome in autoimmune disorders

Added: 23.08.2017 14:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A project launched by tech firm IBM plans to analyse millions of bacterial genes, in an effort to understand what causes type 1 diabetes and Crohn's disease

Source: www.newscientist.com

Lithium in tap water seems to both raise and lower dementia risk

Added: 23.08.2017 12:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A study has found that high levels of lithium in drinking water is linked to a lower dementia risk – but medium levels are linked to a raised risk

Tags: Dementia
Source: www.newscientist.com

Newborn babies already have a sense of how numbers work

Added: 22.08.2017 9:08 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Do you think of smaller numbers being on the left of larger ones? Even two-day-old babies may think this way, suggesting we’re born with mental number lines

Tags: Babies
Source: www.newscientist.com

Scanning your brain can predict what will happen in the future

Added: 22.08.2017 8:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Can neuroforecasting predict the next election result or market crash? Analysing activity in a part of our brain can predict things that haven’t happened yet

Source: www.newscientist.com

Low-calorie pizza and burgers won’t fix our child obesity crisis

Added: 21.08.2017 14:13 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The latest push to tackle growing waistlines among England's children is a call to cut calories in junk food. It won't work wonders, warns Tom Sanders

Source: www.newscientist.com

Psychedelic medicine: the potential, the people, the politics

Added: 21.08.2017 12:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Doing science with psychedelics has unique challenges, but the rewards could be mind-blowing. New Scientist looks at the state of play as things begin to ramp up

Source: www.newscientist.com

Can’t stop procrastinating? Try cognitive behaviour therapy

Added: 18.08.2017 6:08 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Do you find yourself doing absolutely any task other than the one at the top of your to-do list? There might now be a way to treat procrastination

Source: www.newscientist.com

Genetic test helps people avoid statins that may cause them pain

Added: 18.08.2017 3:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Many people who take statins ditch them due to painful side effects. But genetic testing can help choose the right drug, minimising this risk

Source: www.newscientist.com

Stem cell technique could reverse a major type of infertility

Added: 17.08.2017 15:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Men with extra sex chromosomes can have difficulty producing fertile sperm. Now researchers have got around this in mice by making stem cells from their skin

Source: www.newscientist.com

Vitamin C helps genes to kill off cells that would cause cancer

Added: 17.08.2017 13:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Many blood cancers are caused by mutations in the protective TET2 gene, but vitamin C may enhance drug treatments by helping to tell out-of-control cells to stop dividing

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

Speedy test for Lyme disease could help us treat it in time

Added: 16.08.2017 15:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Lyme disease needs to be treated quickly, but it can be hard to tell it apart from other conditions. Now a test could help diagnose the infection

Source: www.newscientist.com

I paid £2000 to bank my son’s cord blood, but couldn’t use it

Added: 16.08.2017 14:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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An anonymous father says after storing the expensive cells, his son developed a condition that the blood could not treat

Source: www.newscientist.com

Banking a baby’s cord blood may save their life. Is it worth it?

Added: 16.08.2017 14:00 | 0 views | 0 comments


Parents are paying huge sums to save umbilical cord blood for future medical treatments, but they may have to wait decades for the investment to pay off

Source: www.newscientist.com

Netflix vegan hit What the Health serves up lots of bad science

Added: 16.08.2017 12:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Campaigning vegans will change nothing if they embrace bad science and conspiracy theories when making the health case for their diet, says Anthony Warner

Source: www.newscientist.com

Tiny robots crawl through mouse’s stomach to heal ulcers

Added: 16.08.2017 8:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Bacterial infections in mice have been cleared up by bubble-propelled micromotors that swim through the stomach and release antibiotic payloads - and then dissolve in stomach acid

Source: www.newscientist.com

Tiny robots crawl through mouse’s stomach to release antibiotics

Added: 16.08.2017 6:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Bubble-powered micromotors have treated infections in mice by swimming through the stomach to antibiotics. These could be a better way to treat stomach ulcers.

Tags: Mac
Source: www.newscientist.com

England will need over 71,000 extra care home places by 2025

Added: 15.08.2017 19:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The number of older people who will need substantial care is set to rise by 85.7 per cent, as increases in “healthspan” continue to lag behind longer lifespans

Tags: England, SPA
Source: www.newscientist.com

How US diplomats may have been attacked by sonic weapons in Cuba

Added: 15.08.2017 9:11 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Acoustic weapons are shrouded in mystery - now, US and Canadian diplomats seem to be suffering from the symptoms of an attack. Here's what could have happened

Tags: Canada, Cuba
Source: www.newscientist.com

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