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Hair Follicles May Help Wounds Heal Without Scars
The researchers say they've pioneered a method to regenerate the skin.... READ ON
Science
Soft, Implantable Robots May Help Ailing Hearts
Researchers are developing implantable robots that could save the lives of heart failure patients.... READ ON
Medicine
How Talk Therapy Can Change Our Brains for the Better
The brains of study participants who used cognitive behavioral therapy showed strengthened connections in regions associated with social perception.... READ ON
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Get Your Flu Shot Now—This Flu Season Will Likely Be Worse Than Last Year
Flu cases are on the rise, and the most common virus strain is a serious one.... READ ON
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Cotton Swabs Officially Declared Bad for Your Ears
Experts agree: Stop sticking things in your ears.... READ ON
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Scientists Find More Evidence That Your Appendix Serves a Purpose
A new paper supports the theory that the much-maligned organ may serve as a “safe house” for beneficial bacteria.... READ ON
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How a Child’s Toy Inspired a Super-Cheap Paper Centrifuge
Each whirligig “paperfuge” costs about 20 cents and can process blood samples in two minutes.... READ ON
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The 'Tree Man' of Bangladesh Gets His Hands Back
Abul Bajandar just saw his fingers for the first time in decades.... READ ON
The Body
8 Facts About the Ankle
8. You might want to rethink an ankle tattoo.... READ ON
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Doctors Find a Tiny Brain Growing Inside a Teenager's Ovary
Japanese surgeons spotted the teratoma while performing a routine appendectomy.... READ ON
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Can Mental Disorders Predict Physical Illnesses?
"The most substantial associations with physical diseases preceding mental disorders included those between heart diseases and anxiety disorders, epilepsy and eating disorders, and heart diseases and any mental disorder."... READ ON
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Scientists Have Found a Possible Cause of Severe PMS
Dysfunctional gene expression may make some people hypersensitive to sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone.... READ ON
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There's No Good Proof That Cough Medicines Actually Work
Yet we still spend billions of dollars on it per year.... READ ON
The Body
No, Scientists Have Not Found a "New Organ"
What they've done is make a convincing case for reclassifying the mesentery as a single, continuous organ.... READ ON
The Body
7 Facts About Your Knees
3. You can walk without a kneecap.... READ ON
Science
Pollution Can Give You High Blood Pressure
Prolonged exposure to dirty air can lead to an increased risk of hypertension.... READ ON

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