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Category Archive for 'The Body Electric'

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My brain hurts all the damn time: New research suggests the possibility that cognitive damage associated with multi-tasking could be permanent. A study from the University of Sussex (UK) ran MRI scans on the brains of individuals who spent time on multiple devices at once (texting while watching TV, for example). The MRI scans showed […]

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Most people know obesity is on the rise, but many don’t realize just how dire the situation has become. A new study published in The Lancet sounds the alarm on planet Earth’s expanding waistline. The report, the largest to date of its kind, involved 19.2 million men and women age 18 and older. The data […]

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PHILADELPHIA — Temple University researchers used a gene-editing technique to remove HIV DNA from the type of human immune cells where the virus maintains a smoldering reservoir of infection. The experiment, building on the researchers’ previous HIV gene-editing work, was conducted in T cells growing in lab dishes. Whether it works in actual patients remains […]

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Television shows like “Dexter” and “The Following” have given us a terrifying glimpse into the criminal mind of serial killers. We often catch ourselves asking, “Why do they kill?” “How do they pick their victims?” and “Why can’t they control their impulse to kill?” To answer these questions, Best Counseling Degrees has developed “The Brain […]

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A new Rand study shows that the U.S. military is struggling to meet the needs of war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. According to the study of 40,000 cases, only a fraction of the active-duty troops with the conditions are receiving the minimum number of therapy sessions after diagnosis. One major obstacle, […]

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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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