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Scientists evaluate cancer risk of US drinking water

Scientists evaluate cancer risk of US drinking water

Carcinogens in drinking water could be the cause of more than 100,000 cases of cancer in the United States, according to a recent study. Is tap water safe? New research investigates. Researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in Washington, DC, used a new approach to analyze cumulative cancer risk due to cancer-causing chemicals in […]

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Why are harsh sounds so unbearable for the human brain?

Why are harsh sounds so unbearable for the human brain?

Most, if not all, of us find harsh noises, such as those that car alarms make, difficult to bear. New research looks at what happens in the brain during exposure to these auditory stimuli. Harsh noises activate brain regions that play a role in pain and aversion, a new study has found. Grating noises, such […]

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Why do we forget our dreams? Study sheds light

Why do we forget our dreams? Study sheds light

New research in mice identifies a group of neurons that helps reveal why and how the brain forgets dreams. New research helps explain why we forget our dreams. When we sleep, our brains go through four stages. The initial three are non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) stages. The first stage includes the transition from wakefulness to […]

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Can distractions ‘change’ your reality?

Can distractions ‘change’ your reality?

In the digital age of the modern world, a new study has shown that distractions can change people’s perceptions of what is real. New research unravels the effects of distractions on the human brain. Distraction is a part of modern life. In the United States, cell phones alone distract people an average of 80 times […]

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Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) facts Genetic mutations cause epidermolysis bullosa. Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of diseases produced by one or more mutations in at least one of 20 different genes. There are four main types of EB and many subtypes: epidermolysis bullosa simplex, junctional epidermolysis bullosa, dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and Kindler syndrome. Although the skin […]

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Water in Your Ear After a Swim? Here’s How to Get It Out

Water in Your Ear After a Swim? Here’s How to Get It Out

By Karina Lichtenstein on 09/24/2019 12:09 PM Latest Hearing News Source: MedicineNet Health News Swimming is one of the best parts of summer. Splashing around in the pool or ocean is a great way to beat the heat and have fun with your friends and family … until you get water in your ear. “The […]

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Flu Vaccine (Flu Shot)

Flu Vaccine (Flu Shot)

What are the different types of flu vaccines? Flu vaccines are routinely available for seasonal influenza. Pandemic vaccines may also be developed for specific strains of the flu virus that cause widespread disease, such as occurred with the H1N1 virus in 2009. Each year, composition of the influenza viruses change, making the vaccine used in […]

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What is the mechanism behind compulsive sexual behavior?

What is the mechanism behind compulsive sexual behavior?

Compulsive sexual behavior can have a serious negative impact on the well-being of the people it affects. But what are the biological factors behind it? What drives compulsive sexual behavior? A new study looks into the possible molecular mechanisms. Compulsive sexual behavior — which researchers also refer to as “hypersexuality” — is characterized by intrusive […]

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Forteo (teriparatide)

Forteo (teriparatide)

What is teriparatide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Teriparatide (Forteo) is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis, a bone disease that over time causes bones to become fragile and more likely to break. Teriparatide is similar to human parathyroid hormone (PTH) and is made using recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology. PTH is […]

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Second Thoughts About That Tattoo? Here’s Some Advice

Second Thoughts About That Tattoo? Here’s Some Advice

Latest Skin News FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If it’s time for that tattoo to go, here’s some advice from the American Academy of Dermatology. Lasers removal of tattoos has become safer and more effective, but the results depend almost entirely on the person doing the work. “For the best results and to […]