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Puppy love: Choosing the perfect pooch poses challenges similar to dating

Psychologists at Indiana University who study how people pick their spouses have turned their attention to another important relationship: choosing a canine companion. Their work,...

These neurons affect how much you do, or don’t, want to eat

Like a symphony, multiple brain regions work in concert to regulate the need to eat. University of Arizona researchers believe they have identified a...

Common antidepressants interact with opioid med to lessen pain relief

Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a study from University Hospitals...

Cholesterol medication could invite diabetes, study suggests

A study of thousands of patients' health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing...

Power of simple physical models for complex protein machines

The living cell can be viewed as a factory where protein machines are in charge of various processes, such as transport of material inside...

Lifelong ill-health after exposure to chemical weapons

People exposed to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) often incur chronic damage to their lungs, skin and eyes, for example. They also frequently succumb to...

Babies can learn link between language and ethnicity, study suggests

Eleven-month-old infants can learn to associate the language they hear with ethnicity, recent research from the University of British Columbia suggests. The study, published April...

Remote-controlled drug delivery implant size of grape may help chronic disease management

People with chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease may one day forego the daily regimen of pills and, instead, receive a scheduled...

Artificial intelligence could be ‘game changer’ in detecting, managing Alzheimer’s disease

Worldwide, about 44 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or a related form of dementia. Although 82 percent of seniors in the...

Sugary drink taxes reduce consumption, major review shows

A 10 per cent tax on sugary drinks has cut the purchase and consumption of sugary drinks by an average of 10 per cent...

Chronic conditions — not infectious diseases — are top 5 causes of early death...

Chronic diseases, such as stroke, ischemic heart disease, and lung cancer, now represent the leading causes of premature death in China, according to a...

Fake news ‘vaccine’ works: ‘Pre-bunking’ game reduces susceptibility to disinformation

An online game in which people play the role of propaganda producers to help them identify real world disinformation has been shown to increase...

Why money cannot ‘buy’ housework

If a man is handy with the vacuum cleaner, isn't averse to rustling up a lush family meal most nights after he's put on...

Applying the Goldilocks principle to DNA structure

The Goldilocks of fairy-tale fame knew something about porridge. It needed to be just right -- neither too hot nor too cold. Same with...

Settling the debate on serotonin’s role in sleep

Serotonin is a multipurpose molecule found throughout the brain, playing a role in memory, cognition, and feelings of happiness and other emotions. In particular,...

Interim scan during prostate cancer therapy helps guide treatment

New prostate cancer research shows that adding an interim scan during therapy can help guide a patient's treatment. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission...

Americans overestimate income for children from wealthy families

Americans overestimate the future income for children from wealthy and middle-income families, but underestimate that for children from poor ones, finds a new study...

Gene networks reveal transition from healthy to failing heart

Scientists investigating heart failure have been limited to studying diseased heart tissue in the lab -- understandably, as people don't tend to pluck out...

Understanding brain activity when you name what you see

You see an object, you think of its name and then you say it. This apparently simple activity engages a set of brain regions...

Big data says food is too sweet

New research from the Monell Center analyzed nearly 400,000 food reviews posted by Amazon customers to gain real-world insight into the food choices that...

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