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A new non-narcotic, non-inflammatory method to treat pain

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A lot of people go to their doctors because of chronic pain. A new discovery may help.
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Scientists use virus to grow natural pacemaker from heart muscle

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The virus turns regular heart cells into “pacemaker” heart cells that can replace cells that have been damaged.
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Iowa State researcher indicted for faking “promising” AIDS vaccine studies

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Dr. Dong-Pyou faked his “promising” HIV/AIDS research in order to get even more federal grant money.
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Why “obvious” science matters

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Many think that studies with “obvious” conclusions need not be conducted at all. Here’s why they’re wrong.
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Inulin as a possible new tactic for weight loss

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Inulin produces acetate which, researchers think, signals the brain that the animal no longer needs food.
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Science is not the enemy

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When I wrote about the risks of e-cigarettes & benefits of circumcision, you’d have thought I spat on the flag.
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Circumcision may be the kindest cut of all

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Recent research confirms that from a health standpoint the benefits of circumcision outweigh the costs.
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New evidence that autism is inherited, rather than induced by vaccines

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Increasingly, evidence from neurologic research is pointing to the fact that autism is inherited.
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The other White Death (you call it sugar)

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It’s estimated that, worldwide, about 200,000 people die per year due to increased intake of sweetened beverages.
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Dog senses woman’s breast cancer (BBC video, not April Fools)

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BBC: “We now know that dogs like max are smelling the tiny volatile chemicals given off by cancerous tumors.”
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