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Scientists at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have co-opted traditional acupuncture techniques to provide longer term pain relief.
April 23, 2012, 10:09 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
By stimulating electrodes in the brain and arm of two temporarily paralyzed monkeys, researchers were able to restore their ability to grasp and move a rubber ball around.
April 21, 2012, 1:01 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
The Eatery iPhone app keeps a photographic diary of your meals, providing personalized crowd-sourced eating assessments for you and an endless supply of food habit data for health statisticians.
April 19, 2012, 11:12 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
The new test offers an objective way to identify early-onset major depression, which has been hard to diagnose because of normal mood swings coming from healthy hormonal changes.
April 18, 2012, 3:23 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Poor urban neighborhoods actually have more supermarkets than wealthier areas, and food access doesn’t even correlate to child obesity. People in these neighborhoods are still unhealthy, but...
April 18, 2012, 1:18 PM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
Physicians are 1.52 times more likely to prescribe antidepressants to white people than Latino people.
April 17, 2012, 9:43 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
Using brain scans and DNA samples from over 20,000 people, an international team discovered 2 interesting genetic variants: one affects IQ and brain size, another affects memory.
April 16, 2012, 10:28 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Plastic surgeons saw a 71% increase in chin tucks between 2010 and 2011. And they say they have social media concerns to thanks for their boom in business.
April 16, 2012, 5:00 PM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
Texas A&M researchers see “pharm animals” as a less expensive way to produce millions of vaccines.
April 16, 2012, 12:15 PM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
By modifying memories of past drug use with a procedure called ‘extinction,’ scientists have a new way to help ex-heroin addicts avoid relapsing. And without the use of memory-blocking...
April 13, 2012, 8:36 PM PDT | By Janet Fang