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Mark Zuckerberg Will Fund Scientists With ‘New Ideas’ to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with the modest goal of curing all diseases before the end of the century. Read More >>

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Alcohol Plays a Much Bigger Role in Causing Dementia Than We Thought

It’s hardly a surprise that too much alcohol is bad for the body, including the brain. But a new study published Tuesday in The Lancet suggests that even doctors are underestimating its impact on our risk of developing dementia. Read More >>

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Carbon and Dust Fitness RPG Mixes Role-Playing, Exercise, and Kicking Ass in Space

By now, about 80 per cent of people have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions. Luckily, resolutions don’t mean crap and you can try to reach your goal again whenever the hell you want. For those who’ve been wanting to work on their physical health, Darebee has released its highly-anticipated space opera fitness role-playing game, Carbon and Dust, which by the way is totally free. Read More >>

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Woman Arrested for Slagging Off an Ambulance

An angry woman has been arrested for allegedly shouting at a paramedic crew and leaving an aggressive note on the windscreen of an ambulance parked near her house, in which she warned the driver of the "van" that they had no right to be parked where they were parked. Read More >>

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Bed Bugs Are Pooping Histamine Into Our Homes—And Possibly Making Us Sick

There are few living things on earth that can set our nerves more on edge than the aptly named bed bug (Cimex lectularius). Even if you’ve never had the displeasure of being their unwilling blood bank, you probably know someone who has. Since at least the 1990s, bed bugs have started to resist the pesticides we’ve long used against them and stormed back from near-extinction to once again become a common household pest. Read More >>

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Here’s The Disturbing Selfie of Dental Students at Yale With Severed Cadaver Heads

In June of last year, dental students and a University of Connecticut orthodontics professor took a selfie with severed cadaver heads during a medical training workshop at Yale University, Connecticut, which, according to the Associated Press, “focused on dental-related facial deformities.” The wire broke the story on Monday but declined to publish the photo because the person who took it “would not give the AP permission to publish it for fear of being expelled.” Read More >>

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Kidney Stones Are Getting Diagnosed More, but We’re Not Entirely Sure Why

Passing on a kidney stone is one of the most physically painful things a person can go through this side of childbirth. And a new study published this week in Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that they’re seemingly becoming more common. But by how much, and why, we’re still not really sure. Read More >>

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After Eight Days of Itchy Eyes, Woman Finds 14 Worms

It’s a medical discovery you’d hate to be part of: A 26-year-old woman in the US is believed to be the first human ever reported to be infected with a certain species of eye worm. Read More >>

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Banning Mermaids Will Just Force Them Underground

A lady who describes herself as being a mermaid — because she owns the relevant wearable tail accessory — has claimed unfair discrimination by swimming pools in Bristol, which have banned her and her kind from swimming in the city's leisure facilities. Read More >>

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New Drugs Extend Lives of Men With Resistant Form Of Prostate Cancer

As a general rule, cancer patients have to worry about the possibility that their cancer will return with a vengeance, no matter how successful their initial treatment course may have been. But some men with prostate cancer are left in an even more nerve-wracking state of uncertainty. Their cancer appears practically frozen, not spreading elsewhere but also not responding any further to treatment. Sadly, some patients will eventually develop a full-blown, incurable, and ultimately fatal cancer. Read More >>

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Scientists Have Mapped Out How Our Genes Might Lead to Mental Illness

It’s often said mental illness runs in the family. But while that’s true, scientists have had very little luck actually understanding how our genes influence our risk of developing major depression or schizophrenia. New research published Friday in Science seems to provide something big needed for that greater insight: A roadmap of how genes are expressed differently in the brains of people with one of five major psychiatric disorders. Read More >>

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The 2018 Winter Olympics Is Now Hosting a Norovirus Outbreak

The stomach flu has touched ground on the 2018 Winter Olympics, which begin in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Thursday, and officials are pulling out the stops to keep it from derailing the games. Read More >>

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Report: Yale Dental Students, Staff Took Selfie With Severed Heads

Dental school grad students and a University of Connecticut orthodontics professor took a selfie “with two severed heads used for medical research at a training workshop at Yale University” in 2017, the Associated Press reported on Monday. Read More >>

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Health Watchdog Wants Vaping Dens in Hospitals

Public Health England has carried out a monster review of the e-cigarette world, and has decided they're so much better for the health of smokers that vaping products should be sold in hospital shops and their use embraced on the premises, as an aid to assisting those who can't fully quit to transition to the electronic world. Read More >>

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The Philippines Halts Mass Use of Dengue Fever Vaccine, Saying It May Be Linked to Three Deaths

On Friday, Filipino authorities tied at least three deaths to the 2016 deployment of Dengvaxia, the world’s first dengue fever vaccine, Reuters reported. Read More >>