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Suspect Science: The Top 5 Retracted Papers of 2015

The scientific method is a painstaking process of observing nature, asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, conducting experiments & collecting data … & then sometimes just making stuff up when reality…

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Poop Goes Mainstream: Fecal Transplants Get Past the 'Ick'

In an era of thousand-dollar pills & DNA-altering technologies, doctors are increasingly turning to a seemingly crude technique to treat chronic intestinal problems: poop transplants. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), as…

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Children's Hormone Treatments May Have Planted Alzheimer's Seeds

Children's hormone treatments may have planted the seeds for after Alzheimer's disease, according to a small, new observational study. The study is based on the autopsies of eight people who…

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'Lego-Stacking' Technique Could Help Scientists Grow Human Organs

By stacking human cells together like Lego blocks, scientists have found a way to create tiny, 3D models of human tissue. The advance may enable scientists to test customized medicines…

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'Science of Mom': Author Sifts Through Childrearing Facts & Fictions

Some new moms might feel as if they need to be scientists to understand what's best for their babies: Vaccinate on schedule or not? Breast-feed exclusively or allow for some…

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Vegan Diet Eases Nerve Pain of Diabetes

For people with diabetes, switching to a plant-based diet may ease the searing nerve pain that can come with the condition, & perhaps reduce their risk of losing a limb,…

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Even a Little Walking Can Improve Your Health, Study Suggests

Want to reduce your risk of dying at a young age? Try walking casually for as little as 2 minutes per hour. While it is well known that intense exercise…

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Cough Medicine Ingredient May Aid Diabetes Fight

An ingredient in many over-the-counter cough suppressants seems to improve the release of insulin in humans, a discovery that may lead to new treatments for Type 2 diabetes. Doctors at…

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Daily Coffee Could Lower Your MS Risk

Drinking upward of four cups of coffee a day may lower the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), a debilitating disease that affects the nervous system, researchers say. The finding…

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Obesity Is Complicated and Needs New Approach, Scientists Say

With obesity rates continuing to rise around the globe & the majority of Americans now obese or overweight, it's effortless to see that we are losing the battle of the…

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