Friendship Shirts Are the Back-to-School Trend We Can Get Behind

The first day of school can be nerve-wracking for any kid. It’s not enough to learn a new classroom and have to worry about learning new, harder math, finding friends can be the hardest part. You don’t even have to be “the new kid” to feel anxious; previous experiences with bullying or exclusion the year before could make even the […]

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Antibiotic-resistant genes are found in London’s rivers and ponds

Antibiotic-resistant genes are found in London’s rivers, canals and ponds including Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake as scientists say they spread in treated sewage water Experts from University College London found traces of the DNA around London Bacteria living around the DNA could effectively absorb their resistance  The highest levels of antibiotic-resistant genes were found in the River Thames The scientists […]

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How neuromuscular connections are maintained after nerve lesions

After nerve injury, the protein complex mTORC1 takes over an important function in skeletal muscle to maintain the neuromuscular junction, the synapse between the nerve and muscle fiber. Researchers at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum have now shown that the activation of mTORC1 must be tightly balanced for a proper response of the muscle to nerve injury. The study published […]

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Smart Diapers Are Here Because The Future Is Now

It seems we can do everything with our phones these days. The digital devices allow you to text, talk, shop and Snap. They also act as GPS systems, fitness trackers and entertainment devices. But did you know there’s an app to track your baby’s “output?” Yes, smart diapers are here to help alleviate one of your new parenting woes. The […]

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Record drug deaths in Scotland are a national scandal

Every early death, like that of Karen McDade who died in Dundee aged 43, is a tragedy for that person and their family. Sadly, an increasing number of families in Scotland are affected by these tragedies. In 2018, 1,187 people died as a result of drugs. This is a record, up 27% compared with 2018, and in just a decade […]

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Why Are Young Guys Suddenly Getting Colon Cancer?

Kimmie Ng, M.D., a Boston oncologist, started noticing an alarming trend in her work a few years ago. Men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s—runners, CrossFitters, lifelong nonsmokers—were streaming through her door at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They all appeared lively and strong—yet there they were, battling colorectal cancers, a family of diseases that can start in the colon or […]

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These Under-$20 Drugstore Sex Toys Are Ready Whenever You Are

Buying sex toys used to be an unpleasant experience, where you either had to wait and hope until one of your friends or acquaintances held an insufferable “passion party” (where they sold sex toys like Tupperware), or go to a back-alley brick and mortar “adult” store where everyone seemed embarrassed to be there, and everything was covered in a weird film. Thankfully, the internet […]

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Are opioids being inappropriately prescribed to treat gout?

Although there are effective treatments for gout, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, a new Arthritis Care & Research study found that opioids are commonly prescribed to patients with gout who seek treatment at emergency departments. In the study of 456 patients with acute gout discharged from emergency departments in Rhode Island, more than 28% received an opioid prescription. […]

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