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Category Archive for 'The Body Electric'

Ted Cruz Has Resting Creep Face, And It WILL Cost Him Votes There are plenty of reasons (and I do mean plenty) to avoid voting for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. However, there’s one reason you could be opposed to Cruz that he has no control over, and you might not be consciously aware of. Did […]

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Some amazing news: Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening hormonal disorder. They’ve already begun testing it in a small number of diabetic patients. If it works as […]

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Scientists have been predicting it all along: As the climate changes dramatically, we’re going to see diseases where we’ve never seen them before, where people have no antibodies. I for one would like to grab those “pro life” climate deniers by the shoulders and shake some sense into them: “See what you’ve done?” Now this: […]

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The New York Review of Books has an interesting piece by David Maraniss: I grew up in Wisconsin during the 1960s, when Lombardi’s Packers were winning five championships in nine seasons, and later wrote a biography of him, which might explain why, although baseball is my preferred game, the Packers are my favorite team in […]

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While there are clearly medical benefits to pot, marijuana-induced psychosis is not one of them. Researchers have been studying the relationship between cannabis and psychosis for decades. Several studies over the last several years have concluded that users who are predisposed to mental disorders are more likely to develop psychosis symptoms. They have also found […]

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This explains so much

Nearly everyone is well aware of the detrimental effects high doses of cocaine can have on the central nervous system. However, most people would never think the way the damage occurs is like something out of a Hollywood horror film. New research on mice finds clues that cocaine actually causes brain cells to cannibalize themselves. […]

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While technology makes it easy for us to check our emails outside of work, constantly being plugged in eventually takes its toll on our personal life, raising anxiety and stress levels, according to a recent study. ‘You’ve Got Mail’, carried out by a group of psychologists at the London-based research lab Future Work Centre, focuses […]

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My work here is done

I figure, as long as I can remember as long as I can remember all the words to this, I’m doing okay. Science is spreading the benefits of show tunes! The hills are alive with the sound of music, which could help people with Alzheimer’s stave off the effects of the debilitating disease. A study […]

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It’s magic

This story is so wonderful! Imagine: A blind woman fitted with a “bionic eye” has spoken of her joy after she was able to tell the time for the first time in more than six years. Rhian Lewis, 49, was given the retinal implant as part of an ongoing trial at Oxford’s John Radcliffe hospital. […]

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It’s already been several years since coconut oil made the list for trendy new superfoods, joining forces with the likes of kale, quinoa, and avocado. Though coconut oil is high in fat, research has shown that it’s chock-full of health benefits, including lowered hypertension and cholesterol, as well as protection against Alzheimer’s and other forms […]

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