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Chiropractic: What Is Chiropractic Manipulation? Does It Work?

Chiropractic: What Is Chiropractic Manipulation? Does It Work?

Chiropractic manipulation, also known as chiropractic adjustment, is a form of alternative medicine. A trained chiropractor applies sudden force to spinal joints to correct structural alignment and improve physical function. Most often, patients seek chiropractic adjustment to relieve various types of back, neck and head pain, although it has been trialed for a wide variety [...]

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Do sexist, violent video games reduce empathy for female victims of violence?

Do sexist, violent video games reduce empathy for female victims of violence?

The participants in the study, published inPLOS One, were shown a picture of an adolescent girl who had been physically beaten by an adolescent boy, and their emotional responses to the image were measured. “Most people would look at these images and say the girl pictured has to be terrified,” states co-author Brad Bushman, a [...]

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Delay motherhood to reduce career income losses, say researchers

Delay motherhood to reduce career income losses, say researchers

Study coauthor Man Yee (Mallory) Leung, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues publish their findings in the journalPLOS One. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the proportion of women in the US who have their first child after the age of 30 has increased [...]

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Singing improves Parkinson’s symptoms and quality of life

Singing improves Parkinson’s symptoms and quality of life

The symptoms of Parkinson’s include tremor, particularly in the hands, arms, legs, face and jaw. It causes a slowness in movement, problems with balance and emotional changes. These symptoms are often the prime focus of research, but they are not the only life-changing difficulties that Parkinson’s disease presents. Impairments in breathing and voice are also [...]

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Electronic skin that tracks health status steps closer

Electronic skin that tracks health status steps closer

Writing in the journal Science Advances, scientists from the University of Tokyo describe how they made their prototype “e-skin” from a thin, flexible, organic material that is stable in air. The e-skin has a protective film comprising five alternating layers of an inorganic material called silicon oxynitrite and an organic material called parylene. This protects [...]

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Study: Brain scans may help detect autism

Study: Brain scans may help detect autism

WASHINGTON, April 14 — Using a combination of algorithms as a classifier, a group of researchers determined a series of biomarkers visible in MRI scans that may be useful for diagnosing autism, according to a recent study. Researchers at Brown University found 16 functional connections in the brain that were as accurate as the main [...]

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Hepatitis C-infected liver transplants may work well for those with the virus

Hepatitis C-infected liver transplants may work well for those with the virus

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 — Here’s some potentially good news for people with hepatitis C who are waiting for liver transplants: Hepatitis C-infected livers seem to do as well as healthy livers in these patients, a new study indicates. The findings suggest that using hepatitis C-infected (HCV-positive) livers could help reduce wait times for people [...]

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Cholesterol drug may fight prostate cancer, scientists say

Cholesterol drug may fight prostate cancer, scientists say

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 14  — A drug designed to lower cholesterol stops the progression of prostate cancer, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. The researchers say using the drug with or without chemotherapy treatments for prostate cancer could prove to be more effective while reducing the level of toxic chemicals needed to fight [...]

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Genetic syndrome causing common disabilities in children identified

Genetic syndrome causing common disabilities in children identified

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14 — Researchers found an array of birth defects that affect the brain, eye, ear, heart and kidney are caused by mutations to a single gene, according to a new study. A gene called RERE is responsible for the broad range of developmental, physical and intellectual disabilities, researchers at the University of [...]

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Study: Circumcision does not reduce penis sensitivity

Study: Circumcision does not reduce penis sensitivity

KINGSTON, Ontario, April 14 — The penises of circumcised men are just as sensitive as those of uncircumcised men, according to researchers in Canada. Theories about sensitivity, health and ethics have dominated on-and-off debates about circumcision, however researchers at Queen’s University say the one-third of men around the world who are circumcised aren’t missing out. [...]

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Antibiotics in animal feed contribute to drug-resistant germs: Study

Antibiotics in animal feed contribute to drug-resistant germs: Study

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 — Use of antibiotics in farm animal feed is helping drive the worldwide increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers report. “In the fight against the rise of antibiotic resistance, we need to understand that the use of one antibiotic or, in some cases, antibacterial disinfectants may increase the abundance of multidrug-resistant bacteria,” [...]

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Study: Worm infection counters inflammatory bowel disease

Study: Worm infection counters inflammatory bowel disease

NEW YORK, April 15  — Worm infection may protect against inflammatory bowel diseases, according to a recent study, leading researchers to suggest a lack of exposure to worms in the overly-sanitized modern world is increasing cases of the conditions. Researchers at New York University suggest exposure to worms, or at least to immune chemicals produced [...]

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