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2018 preview: Opioids will kill tens of thousands more people

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As the prescription painkiller crisis worsens in the US, many more are expected to die as people turn to drugs more powerful than heroin

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Source: www.newscientist.com

3D-printed implant mends broken legs by turning into real bone

Added: 18.01.2018 0:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Metal plates and pins for broken bones could be a thing of the past, with porous 3D implants as strong as the real thing used instead

Source: www.newscientist.com

Video gaming disorder to be officially recognised for first time

Added: 18.01.2018 0:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Obsessively playing video games can be so detrimental that the World Health Organization is going to recognise it as a mental health condition

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Shocking drop in life expectancy shows US still in bad health

Added: 18.01.2018 0:19 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Amid a glut of drug overdoses, gun deaths and suicide, shorter lives and poorer health are becoming the new norm in the US. It's alarming, says Laudan Aron

Source: www.newscientist.com

Bad colds may have delayed this year’s flu epidemic in UK

Added: 18.01.2018 0:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Many people in the UK have been coming down with nasty colds, and this may have delayed the bad flu epidemic that’s been predicted to hit this year

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Source: www.newscientist.com

2018 preview: Bioelectricity tweak can regenerate missing limbs

Added: 17.01.2018 23:52 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A bold plan to regrow lost body parts in mammals could be realised by cracking the body’s bioelectric code

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Booby-trapped obstacle course trains older people not to fall

Added: 17.01.2018 23:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A quarter of older adults who break their hip die within a year. Alice Klein went to try out an obstacle course designed to help them stay on their feet

Source: www.newscientist.com

Exclusive: Most premature baby ever to survive born at 22 weeks

Added: 17.01.2018 23:19 | 0 views | 0 comments


A baby born more than four months before her due date has been revealed as the youngest premature baby ever to survive. The girl is now a healthy 5-year-old

Source: www.newscientist.com

One-off CRISPR treatment slows genetic hearing loss in mice

Added: 17.01.2018 23:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

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An inherited form of progressive deafness has been slowed in mice using CRISPR. The approach might lead to treatments for inherited deafness in people

Source: www.newscientist.com

How Trump’s ‘ban’ on science words could harm public health

Added: 17.01.2018 22:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Reports that the leading US public health agency is banned from using words like "vulnerable" suggest a worrying belief in not fixing inequality

Source: www.newscientist.com

Hijacked sperm carry chemo drugs to cervical cancer cells

Added: 17.01.2018 22:34 | 0 views | 0 comments


There’s a new use for sperm – delivering cancer drugs to tumours of the female reproductive tract. This targeted approach may avoid the side effects of chemo

Tags: Targus, Cancer
Source: www.newscientist.com

The body’s killer immune cells also feed fetuses in the womb

Added: 17.01.2018 22:19 | 0 views | 0 comments


Natural killer cells – which destroy cancer cells and pathogens – also help early fetuses grow, a finding that may lead to treatments to prevent miscarriage

Tags: Cancer, feed
Source: www.newscientist.com

Stopping rabies in its tracks

Added: 17.01.2018 22:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A co-ordinated approach to vaccination is stopping the disease spreading in Nepal

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Source: www.newscientist.com

England’s shift to opt-out organ donation will save many lives

Added: 17.01.2018 21:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

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It was always a travesty that hundreds of people die due to a lack of transplant organs. An opt-out donation scheme in England was long overdue, says John Chisholm

Source: www.newscientist.com

A family in Italy doesn’t feel pain because of a gene mutation

Added: 17.01.2018 21:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Six members of the same family have a reduced sensitivity to pain, meaning they don’t notice when they break bones. Now the gene responsible has been identified

Tags: Italy
Source: www.newscientist.com

TB, or not TB? At last, a urine test can diagnose it quickly

Added: 17.01.2018 21:19 | 0 views | 0 comments

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For the first time, a urine test has been developed that reliably detects tuberculosis – a valuable weapon in the fight against an infection that kills millions

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Restarting dead people’s hearts lets doctors reuse their organs

Added: 17.01.2018 21:03 | 0 views | 0 comments


With a growing shortage of organ donors, doctors are now considering restarting dead people's hearts or even taking organs from patients who are technically alive

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Joke Christmas medical journal papers make unfunny bad science

Added: 17.01.2018 20:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Respected medical journal the BMJ has a long history of publishing silly papers at Christmas, but the joke is wearing thin - and actually harming science

Source: www.newscientist.com

Fentanyl considered for execution cocktail by two US states

Added: 17.01.2018 20:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Nevada and Nebraska are considering using the opioid drug fentanyl to carry out death penalty executions

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Weaponised microwave may be behind alleged sonic attacks in Cuba

Added: 17.01.2018 20:19 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Headaches, nausea and hearing loss felt by US diplomats in Cuba might be the result of a beam of pulsed microwaves in which the microwaves are heard as sound

Tags: Cuba
Source: www.newscientist.com

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