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Category Archive for 'The Body Electric'

It’s ironic, isn’t it? They’re making all this progress when we’re close to blowing up the planet with climate change: Scientists at Ohio State University say they’ve grown the first near-complete human brain in a lab. The brain organoid, if licensed for commercial lab use, could help speed research for neurological diseases and disorders, like […]

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This story is so amazing and he is such a dear little boy: In a surgical first, Philadelphia doctors have transplanted donor hands and forearms onto an 8-year-old boy whose own hands were amputated when he was a toddler. Zion Harvey told NBC News that the groundbreaking 10-hour operation performed earlier this month at the […]

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Sitting is killing you. There are dozens of articles stating it: It’s the new smoking. If you’re a woman, a new study has shown that leisure-time sitting can put you at risk for a whole slew of different cancers. Researchers from the American Cancer Society found women who spend their leisure time sitting are at […]

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Nerve pain is intense, debilitating, and, unfortunately, especially difficult to treat due to its resistance to traditional painkillers. Stem cell therapy has shown potential for relieving nerve pain, but our understanding of the relatively new science has remained limited. A recent study from Duke University reveals a key factor in the behavior of stem cells […]

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I’ve been saying this for years. There was even an exodus of readers who were so angry that I was implying their treatment might have been unnecessary — but it could have been. And now, another study, a big one, saying the same thing: The importance of regular mammograms to ending breast cancer has been […]

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This is a BFD

So many people can be helped. I’m really happy to hear this. I imagine anyone who’s seen a loved one suffer through cancer will support this: The White House today lifted a longstanding restriction on medical marijuana research, giving a green light to a growing group of mainstream scientists who are interested in investigating the […]

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So as women living alone age, we’re going to drug them up because it’s cheaper than providing support services and higher Social Security payments? According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving – often referred to as executive functions – related to menopause may find improvement […]

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News you can use

I stopped taking these a couple of years ago, when I read about what they do to your intestinal bionome: A novel data-mining project reveals evidence that a common group of heartburn medications taken by more than 100 million people every year is associated with a greater risk of heart attacks, Stanford University researchers reported […]

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Three UK women have garnered international attention with their weight loss tip: drinking a glass of wine with their dinner. The women claim that red wine helps satisfy their cravings and has kept them on track gaining control of their weight. “My long-held desire to snack on sweets, biscuits and chocolate after my dinner has […]

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Wow. There was yet another major assault on Lyme victims by the medical establishment about six months ago, insisting none of this was true. Why, you would almost think patients could be trusted to tell the truth! Bad news first? Mistakes were made counting Lyme disease cases. Big mistakes. According to the CDC, its previously […]

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