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Baby poop color: Causes and when to see a doctor

Baby poop color: Causes and when to see a doctor

An infant’s poop changes color and consistency during their first few days, weeks, and months of life, and a wide range of colors is normal. Below, learn to recognize unhealthy baby poop and what changes to expect as a baby grows. In infants, age, diet, and health are the main reasons for changes in stool […]

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What to know about neck tension

What to know about neck tension

Neck tension refers to neck pain that develops when the muscles in the neck cannot relax, which can lead to soreness, muscle spasms, and headaches. It has numerous possible causes, ranging from joint problems to inflamed nerves. Depending on the underlying cause, people can experience different types of neck tension and pain, which distinct symptoms […]

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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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Why scientists are studying hibernation to tackle obesity

Why scientists are studying hibernation to tackle obesity

Many mammals gain weight and become insulin resistant during fall. However, these changes are easily reversible, and the mammals will not develop any further unhealthful symptoms. Researchers believe that the explanation for this lies in mechanisms associated with hibernation. Share on PinterestHibernating mammals may have genetic mechanisms that protect them from obesity.Image credit: Little brown […]

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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 […]