medicine

Pain Can Be A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

New brain imaging research shows that when we expect something to hurt, it does, even if the stimulus isn't so painful....

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Bad Scorpions Running Wild

Researchers have documented 104 species of scorpion worldwide, updating the global record of medically significant scorpions, or those whose venom could be alternately gravely harmful or beneficial....

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Lungs of coral, hearts of stone

Katharine Dowson: Internal beauty reflected in nature...

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Hot News: The ‘Like Illegal Drugs’ Effects of Chilli Peppers

Man develops severe 'thunderclap' headaches after eating world's hottest chili pepper ...

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Could This Be The End For Testing On Animals?

MIT engineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before the drugs are tested in humans. ...

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Stronger, Bo(u)lder: Rock Hugging Against Depression

Bouldering envisioned as new treatment for depression ...

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Take Two of These and Cold Turkey in the Morning: America’s Opiate Crisis

Researchers believe alternative pain management options should be integrated with inpatients, including acupuncture, tai chi and others...

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Two Bottles of Buff, Pharmacist! Towards a Musclebuilding Pill

Suppressing a protein builds muscle mass, improves markers of heart health without weight loss...

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Frog Slime: The Cure for the Common Cold… Almost

Frog slime kills flu virus ...

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Track My Tendons! Keeping Tabs on Damaged Tissue

University of Utah bioengineers detect early signs of damage in connective tissues such as ligaments, tendons and cartilage...

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Waiting (and waiting) for My Man: Marine Snails as Opioid Alternative

An alternative to opioids? Compound from marine snail is potent pain reliever...

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That’s Siiiick! Michigan State’s Bacteria Detector

Faster way of detecting bacteria could save your life ...

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Why Exactly Does Vitamin C Kill Cancer?

Low levels of catalase enzyme make cancer cells vulnerable to high-dose vitamin C...

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The Unexpected Healing Power of Platypus Venom

Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment ...

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The Right Kind of Screen Zombie: iPads For Child Sedation

iPads are as effective as sedatives for children before operations ...

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High Times, Blue Rinses. Drug Abuse and the Elderly

Many elderly people are receiving and using prescription medications inappropriately ...

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Wanna Swap some Cells? Get Some Acoustic Tweezers in Your Handbag

Acoustic tweezers provide much needed pluck for 3-D bioprinting. But what do they do? Report...

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The Painkillers Which Could Damage Your Unborn Child

Opioid-based medications such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine may increase the risk for serious birth defects...

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Digging for Drugs

Uncultured bacteria from the environment could provide a dazzling array of new molecules, many of which could become new medicines...

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Kill the flu

Working on the premise that too much of a good thing can be a killer, the scientists have advanced previous researchers' methods of manipulating an enzyme that is key to how influenza replicates and...

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Back Bears a heavy Burden

Trudging from place to place with heavy weights on our backs is an everyday reality, from schoolchildren toting textbooks in backpacks to firefighters and soldiers carrying occupational gear....

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Natural Antibiotic

Sweaty it out: an important natural antibiotic called dermcidin, produced by our skin when we sweat, is a highly efficient tool to fight tuberculosis germs and other dangerous bugs....

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Flu cure is here?

Flu Cure : A new drug has been proven to be effective in preventing the spread of different strains of influenza in laboratory models – including resistant strains of the flu virus....

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Tea As Irresponsible as whiskey?

Put the kettle on? When tea drinkers were viewed as irresponsible as whiskey drinkers....

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Ketamine Perks Up

Many chronically depressed and treatment-resistant patients experience immediate relief from symptoms after taking small amounts of the drug ketamine. ...

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Gut Feeling. Surgeons Leave 4000 Objects Inside Patients

The swab, which was boring its way into the rectum, was clearly visible on a CT scan. Removal of the swab resolved her symptoms. Well, here's a word for you: 'gossypium'. And it refers to the...

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