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Breast Cancer Spreads More Aggressively at Night, Startling New Study Finds

Breast Cancer Spreads More Aggressively at Night, Startling New Study Finds

When people with metastatic breast cancer close their eyes at night, the cancer wakes up and begins to spread. That is the surprising finding of an article published in Nature this week that overturns the assumption that breast cancer metastasis occurs at the same rate throughout the day. The result may change the way doctors …

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Research Suggests There's a Big Overlooked Benefit of Having Dyslexia

Research Suggests There’s a Big Overlooked Benefit of Having Dyslexia

The modern world is linked by threads of written language. For those with dyslexia, the endless jumble of words can seem like an obstacle to survival. Long framed as a learning disorder, the neurological condition that makes it so hard to decode text could also benefit individuals and their community in a world full of …

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Polio Virus Has Been Detected in London's Sewage

Polio Virus Has Been Detected in London’s Sewage

A type of vaccine-derived poliovirus has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said on Wednesday, adding that further testing was underway. No human cases of polio have been found in Britain, where the crippling disease was completely eradicated two decades ago. The WHO said in a statement …

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Being Predictable Is The Key to Nurturing Your Child's Brain Development

Being Predictable Is The Key to Nurturing Your Child’s Brain Development

Scientists have long known that the experiences you have during infancy and childhood play a significant role in how your brain matures and how you behave as an adult. But figuring out why this is happening has been difficult. For the past 15 years, my team and I have been studying infant brain development to …

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An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

Typhoid fever may be rare in developed countries, but this ancient threat, thought to have existed for millennia, remains a major danger in our modern world. According to new research, the bacterium that causes typhoid fever is developing strong drug resistance and is rapidly replacing strains that are not resistant. Currently, antibiotics are the only …

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Americans Are Wasting Billions Every Year on Useless Supplements, Scientists Warn

Americans Are Wasting Billions Every Year on Useless Supplements, Scientists Warn

For years, scientists have been saying there isn’t much evidence to recommend vitamin supplements for most people, and a growing body of research suggests that most pills are useless and don’t necessarily make us healthier. However, the message has not arrived. More than half of US adults take dietary supplements regularly, fueling an industry worth …

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Skin Mites That Mate on Our Faces at Night Are Slowly Merging With Humans

Skin Mites That Mate on Our Faces at Night Are Slowly Merging With Humans

If you are reading this, you are probably not alone. Most people on Earth are habitats for mites that spend most of their brief lives buried, headfirst, in our hair follicles, mostly on the face. In fact, humans are the only habitat for follicular demodex. They are born from us, they feed on us, they …

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Scientists Detect Intriguing Differences in The Eyes of Children With Autism And ADHD

Scientists Detect Intriguing Differences in The Eyes of Children With Autism And ADHD

When it comes to neurodevelopmental conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the earlier and more accurate the diagnosis, the better; it means more time for treatment and symptom control, and often a diagnosis gives people a much better understanding of themselves. However, ADHD and ASD, like many mental …

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