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Ordinary conditioner removes head lice eggs as effectively as...
Some shampoos and conditioners that contain chemicals or special oils are marketed as nit-removal products for head lice eggs. However, new research shows that ordinary...


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Nuclear stiffness keeps stem cells, cancer cells in place
Adult stem cells and cancer cells have many things in common, including an ability to migrate through tiny gaps in tissue. Both types of cells also experience a trade-off...


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Blood pressure should be measured in both arms, evidence shows
As heart disease continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States, practitioners and patients alike are looking for ways to cut risk factors and...


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PFC exposure may spark metabolic changes in overweight children
Overweight children who were exposed to higher levels of perfluorinated chemicals tended to show early signs of developing the metabolic syndrome, according to a new study....


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New neurons generated in brains, spinal cords of living adult mammals
New nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals have been created by researchers without the need for stem cell transplants to replenish lost cells....


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Byproducts of bacteria-causing gum disease incite oral cancer...
Researchers have discovered how byproducts in the form of small fatty acids from two bacteria prevalent in gum disease incite the growth of deadly Kaposi's sarcoma-related...


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Psychological side-effects of anti-depressants worse than thought
Thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties and emotional numbness as a result of anti-depressants may be more widespread than previously thought, a researcher has found. In a...


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Discovery of a 'conductor' in muscle development could impact on...
A 'conductor' has been discovered in the development of muscle tissue. The discovery could have an important impact on the treatment of muscular diseases such as myopathies...


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Magnetic Medicine: Nanoparticles target cancer-fighting immune cells
Using tiny particles designed to target cancer-fighting immune cells, researchers have trained the immune systems of mice to fight melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. The...


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3-D printer creates transformative device for heart treatment
Using an inexpensive 3-D printer, biomedical engineers have developed a custom-fitted, implantable device with embedded sensors that could transform treatment and...


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Spinal manipulative therapy reduces central pain sensitization
The lessening of pain sensitivity achieved with spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) occurs as a result of the treatment and not as much from a placebo effect caused by the...


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New risk gene illuminates Alzheimer's disease
A team of international scientists has isolated a gene thought to play a causal role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. The newly identified gene affects...


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Prevalence of high school seniors' marijuana use is expected to...
Large proportions of high school students normally at low risk for marijuana use (e.g., non-cigarette-smokers, religious students, those with friends who disapprove of use)...


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Fewer laboratory animals needed for drug development thanks to fish...
The scales of the zebrafish are very suitable for identifying potential new drugs for treating bone diseases. This is good news because it means fewer mice and rats will be...


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Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children,...
Taking acetaminophen during pregnancy has been shown to be associated with a higher risk in children of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Hyperkinetic Disorders,...


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MERS virus widespread in Saudi Arabian camels: Coronavirus has been...
The coronavirus responsible for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is prevalent in camels throughout Saudi Arabia and has been around for at least 20 years, according...


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Strawberries lower cholesterol, study suggests
A team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month to see whether it altered their blood parameters in any way. At the end of this unusual treatment,...


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Research could help improve early diagnosis of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer patients could get better diagnosis and treatment for the disease in the future thanks to a successful research project. Currently, is it difficult to...


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Promising new option for first line of attack in lymphoma
Follicular lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma -– a blood cancer -- that usually develops slowly. The majority of patients are diagnosed when their disease is at...


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Building a better mouse model to understand pancreatic cancer
Researchers report two breakthroughs in understanding pancreatic cancer: the development of the first mouse model that simulates a precursor lesion called intraductal...


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Stand-alone facility for retrieving donated organs more efficient,...
Retrieving organs from brain-dead donors is logistically challenging and time consuming in hospitals. Multiple surgical teams often fly to a donor's hospital but frequently...


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Association between diabetes, stroke found in women but not men,...
Diabetes in women is associated with an increased risk of stroke, indicates a new study, whereas the data do not show the same association among men. Worldwide, stroke is...


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Genetic secret of mosquito resistance to DDT, bed net insecticides...
A single genetic mutation causes resistance to DDT and pyrethroids (an insecticide class used in mosquito nets), new research concludes. With the continuing rise of...


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Now in 3-D: Video of virus-sized particle trying to enter cell
Tiny and swift, viruses are hard to capture on video. Now researchers have achieved an unprecedented look at a virus-like particle as it tries to break into and infect a...


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Body shape index as new predictor of mortality
Scientists have developed a new method to quantify the risk specifically associated with abdominal obesity. A follow-up study, published Feb. 20 by the online journal PLOS...


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A paper diagnostic for cancer: Low-cost urine test amplifies...
A low-cost urine test amplifies signals from growing tumors to detect disease. Cancer rates in developing nations have climbed sharply in recent years, and now account for...


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Faster tumor analysis software developed, speeds cancer discoveries
Researchers have fashioned a new key to unlocking the secrets of the human genome. The Binary Indexing Mapping Algorithm, version 3 (BIMA V3) is a freely available computer...


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Preventive ovarian surgery should be performed early for greatest...
Women with BRCA1 mutations should have preventive ovarian surgery (prophylactic oophorectomy) by age 35, as waiting until a later age appears to increase the risk of...


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Panel recommends listing depression as a risk for heart disease
A panel of experts is recommending that depression be added to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking as a cardiac risk factor. A 12-person panel of experts...


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Guideline: People with irregular heartbeat should take blood...
An updated guideline recommends that people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, take oral anticoagulants, a type of blood thinner pill, to prevent...


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Heart attacks, stroke at work often follow vigorous physical...
Firefighters who died of heart attacks and other vascular problems such as stroke while on the job were most often doing vigorous physical activity right before the attack,...


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Personalized medicine best way to treat cancer, study argues
Assessing the route to cancer on a case-by-case basis might make more sense than basing a patient's cancer treatment on commonly disrupted genes and pathways, a new study...


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