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New MRI scans reveal brain features of depression

New MRI scans reveal brain features of depression

Recent advances in brain scanning may bring welcome news to people with depression. Two new types of MRI appear able to spot distinct brain characteristics of the condition. Share on PinterestNew MRI scans may reveal previously unknown differences in the brains of people with depression. The researchers say that their findings deepen knowledge about how […]

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Using anthrax to fight cancer

Using anthrax to fight cancer

Scientists recently trialed a method that uses anthrax to attack bladder cancer. The approach was successful in experiments using both human and animal tissue. They hope that in the future, it might serve to treat a range of cancers. Share on PinterestScientists are repurposing anthrax to fight bladder cancer. According to the Centers for Disease […]

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Are most dolphins ‘right-handed,’ too?

Are most dolphins ‘right-handed,’ too?

Researchers studying a group of dolphins in the Bahamas have made an intriguing discovery: Most of the group had a right-side bias, much in the way that most humans are right-handed. Share on PinterestMost dolphins, like humans, appear to have a right-side bias. Dolphins are cetaceans: water-dwelling mammals. Currently, scientists recognize at least 40 species […]

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Health Tip: Using American Ginseng

Health Tip: Using American Ginseng

Latest Prevention & Wellness News (HealthDay News) — American ginseng is an herb that people take by mouth as a stimulant, to reduce stress, or to boost the immune system, says MedlinePlus. American ginseng has different medicinal effects from the Siberian and Asian varieties. Here’s what MedlinePlus says about American ginseng: Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. […]

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Are E-Scooters a Quick Ticket to the ER?

Are E-Scooters a Quick Ticket to the ER?

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Electric scooters are everywhere, offering city-dwelling Americans a quick way to get about town. But new research warns that hopping on one might land you in the hospital with a broken wrist or worse. “E-scooters carry a unique set […]

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Babies May ‘See’ Light While in the Womb

Babies May ‘See’ Light While in the Womb

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though fetuses spend nine months in a dark womb, they may detect light by the second trimester, a new study in mice suggests. That’s when light-sensing cells develop in the retina, and it may set up the day-night rhythms that the infant will follow, the […]