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Being hungry shuts off perception of chronic pain

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Pain can be valuable. Without it, we might let our hand linger on a hot stove, for e...

Global burden of low back pain—a consequence of negligence and misinformation

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A series of groundbreaking papers from Australian and international researchers in T...

Lower back pain being treated badly on a global scale, study says

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Vast numbers of people receive high-tech interventions that actually worsen the conditionVast numbers of people with lower back pain across the world are being harmed, not helped, by the surgery, injections and dangerous opioid drugs they are given, according to a major new report.More than 540 m...

Cerebral white matter disease and functional decline in older adults from the Northern Manhattan Study: A longitudinal cohort study

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by Mandip S. Dhamoon, Ying-Kuen Cheung, Yeseon Moon, Janet DeRosa, Ralph Sacco, Mitchell S. V. Elkind, Clinton B. Wright Background Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) on MRI are common and associated with vascular and functional outcomes. However, the relationship between WMHs and lo...

Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition to be handed to government

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Alfie Dingley is six - his family want him to be able to use medical cannabis to manage his epilepsy.

Science AMA Series: This is Teun Bousema, PhD. I do research in malaria epidemiology, with a specific focus on malaria transmission and parasite biology, and I'm here today to talk about it. AMA!

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Hi Reddit! I’m Teun Bousema and I’m an epidemiologist in the Department of Medical Microbiology at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. My research focuses on understanding the transmission of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) – that is, h...

Air pollution linked to brain alterations and cognitive impairment in children

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A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in school-age children. The study reports that the air pollution levels related to brain alterations were below t...

Why 17 People Volunteered to Be Infected with Parasitic Worms

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At a university hospital in the Netherlands, 17 students have a tropical parasitic disease.

From Blue Lights to Gene Therapy: The Intriguing History of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome

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0000-0002-8715-2896 Seeing Crigler-Najjar syndrome among this week’s news releases announcing upcoming gene therapy clinical trials conjured immediate images of an Amish farmhouse with a spooky blue glow emanating from an upstairs bedroom, where a small

How to build a human brain

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Organoids, made from human stem cells, are growing into brains and other miniorgans to help researchers study development

Preventing Mental Illness With a Stress Vaccine

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On April 20, 1999, two high school seniors walked into Columbine High School and opened fire. It was the first mass-shooting in an American public school, an event that left 15 people dead and the world debating how it happened. Rebecca Brachman was a sophomore at the time, at a high school in Ne...

Unhealthy diet during pregnancy could be linked to ADHD

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New research led by scientists from King's College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early in life.

Weight gain—and loss—can alter men’s sperm

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Changes found in DNA tags might influence a child’s odds of being overweight

Treatment keeps obese mice from having overweight babies

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Hormone changes nutrient signaling in the placenta

Australia's poorly applied drug policy wastes $320m a year: study

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The federal government’s failure to implement a competitive regime means potential savings are wasted, thinktank the Grattan Institute says The federal government is wasting $320m every year through its failure to implement properly a drug-pricing policy for subsidised medicines, a new report f...

Australia's poorly applied drug policy wastes $320m a year: study

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The federal government’s failure to implement a competitive regime means potential savings are wasted, thinktank the Grattan Institute says The federal government is wasting $320m every year through its failure to implement properly a drug-pricing policy for subsidised medicines, a new report f...

Risk of major sea level rise in England, Northern Europe

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Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations show that the sea level in Northern Europe may rise more than previously thought. There is a significant risk that the seas around Scandinavia, England, the Netherlands and ...

Preterm Birth Risk Linked to Common Surgery

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A common surgical procedure known as D&C may cause the cervix to open too soon during pregnancy, causing preterm birth.

Snacking on Peanuts May Extend Your Life

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People who regularly eat peanuts may live longer, a new study from the Netherlands finds.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Let’s talk cancer: New live imaging shows how cancer communicates with other cells

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By Aditi Qamra The ability to track and observe live cells in the body has offered unprecedented opportunities to the scientific community to understand key biological processes. Until now, reporter systems to track cells, especially in diseases like cancer, have … Continue reading » The post ...

Creative people are more likely to suffer from mental illness, study claims

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Painters, musicians, writers and dancers are 25 per cent more likely to carry the gene variants than their non-creative peers, new research suggests