This patient was able to move his leg for the first time using implanted electrodes.

Study successfully uses electrode implants to help paraplegics move their legs

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The movements are clumsy, but considering that the patients had no prior ability to move their legs, it’s amazing.
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Study: HIV incidence 4x higher in people with mental health diagnoses

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This study points out that those patients with mental illness may not be getting screened for HIV appropriately.
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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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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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Stephen Colbert on the scary new UN report on climate change

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“Just like the wise Native Americans with the buffalo, I believe we should exploit every part of the planet.”
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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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Men with HIV may be at greater risk of heart attack

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Men with HIV tend to have a greater risk of developing soft plaques (and larger ones) in their coronary arteries.
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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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New UN climate report: Livability deteriorating now; ending carbon use is the only answer

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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change agrees — only Zero Carbon is the answer.
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The Earth is toast, per new UN report on climate change

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A new United Nations report finds that climate change already is affecting the world, and it will only get worse.
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