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Science Says: Tiny ‘Water Bears’ Can Teach Us About Survival

Earth’s ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness. These animals are pipsqueaks, only about the size of a period. Under a microscope they look like some combination of chubby bear and single-eyed alien. And they are the ...

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Signs of new nerve cells spotted in adult brains

A tweaked laboratory protocol has revealed signs of thousands of newborn nerve cells in the brains of adults, including an octogenarian.  These immature neurons, described online March 25 in Nature Medicine, mark the latest data points in the decades-old debate over whether people’s brains churn out new nerve cells into adulthood. The process, called neurogenesis, happens in the brains of ...

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A bottle of wine a week is as bad as smoking 10 cigarettes: study

Drinking one bottle of wine a week is as cancer-causing as smoking up to ten cigarettes during the same time period, a new study claims. British researchers found that downing a weekly bottle of vino is on par with smoking five cigarettes for men and 10 cigarettes for women, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal BMC Public ...

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Sleeping pill use linked to greater need for blood pressure medications

In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008-2010 through 2012-2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over time. The association was observed regardless of sleep duration and quality, body mass index, diet, physical activity, and hypertension control. Although additional ...

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A bad diet could cause more deaths than smoking

Diets lacking in healthy food are responsible for more deaths across the globe than smoking, a major new study has concluded. The research, published in British journal The Lancet, claims that around 11 million deaths per year — or one in five — are a result of a poor diet. The diets cutting lives short were found to be particularly ...

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Your medical guide on the treatment for erectile dysfunction

Queries relating to your health take precedence over everything, because you’ll remain restless while you’re ill. Once faced with any alarming symptoms or even discomfort, people generally rush to the doctor immediately. However, if you’re already aware of what illness you’re suffering from you can familiarize yourself with the treatment protocols on worldmedicalguide.com, compare and determine which one would be best ...

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Gold, Silver Prices Pounded By Stronger U.S. Dollar

Gold prices suffered strong double-digit losses and hit a three-week low today, while the silver market was hammered to a three-month low. The precious metals bulls are fading fast late this week amid a resurgent U.S. dollar index that is pushing toward its recent multi-month high. April gold futures were last down $19.20 an ounce at $1,291.20. May Comex silver was ...

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Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problems

A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps. More than 419,000 Apple Watch users signed up for the unusual study, making it the largest ever to explore screening seemingly healthy people ...

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High-tech help connects fans to off-the-grid Iditarod race

Far from competitors tackling the frozen wilderness in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a dozen people are holed up inside an Anchorage hotel behind banks of computers, tracking the punishing route and connecting with global fans seeking a real-time link to the off-the-grid sport. As of Friday, 51 mushers are traveling long stretches between remote village checkpoints with no ...

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Disney says FOX acquisition will close on March 20th

More than a year after the deal was first announced, it looks like Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox is about to close. Disney announced today that the deal is “expected to become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time on March 20, 2019,” suggesting that it has obtained the final approval needed, specifically from regulators in Mexico. Disney had initially agreed to acquire Fox ...

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