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A Foetus Can Hear Inside The Mother’s Womb As From Week 24

Have you ever wondered as to when does a foetus actually start hearing? We all hear of how babies respond to sounds from within their mother’s womb, from voices to music. Do they really hear, and if yes, when does it all begin? The development of a foetus occurs in stages, as is the tradition

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Memory of Ancestors’ Heart Attacks Remain in Genes

If your ancestors had heart attacks, this information will be saved in your genes, says a new study published in in the journal Human Molecular Genetics. Conducted by researchers from Uppsala University, the study shows that the memory of a heart attack is stored as genetic information. This occurs as a result of epigenetic changes

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Twins Live Longer Than The General Population

Twins live longer than people who don’t have twins, says a new study published in PLOS ONE. Born with a companion seems to have its fair share of advantages, even to the extent of possibly having a longer lifespan. A new study based on data obtained from the Danish Twin Registry (one of the oldest

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Scientists Have Successfully Used Beams of Light To Restore Heartbeat

Beams of light might be a good substitute for electric shocks in heart patients. Patients suffering from a heart rhythm disorder known as arrhythmia might find some relief thanks to recent technological headway. A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins and Germany’s University of Bonn have used experiments on mice and human heart models to

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Total Abstinence From Alcohol Is Better To Treat Alcohol-Dependent Patients

Total abstinence from alcohol might be the better way to treat people from alcohol dependence (as opposed to only drinking in moderation), says a new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. The study was conducted by researchers from Sweden‘s University of Gothenburg working in collaboration with London Business School, Shanghai Jiao

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Working More Than 25 Hours Per Week Is Killing You If You Are Above 40

Do you happen to be a working person who is also over 40? If so, you might want to consider this new study published for the Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series, arguing that more than 25 working hours can be detrimental to one’s cognition. Working too much is insalubrious for the health – this is a

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Human Activities Lead to Evolution of New Species

If human activities can lead to the premature extinction of species, they can also cause the appearance of new ones. While this might sound awesome, a team of scientists from the University of Copenhagen explain that this is not actually a good news. Their paper is published in Proceedings of Royal Society B. New species can

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You Have A Superpower: You Can Sense Magnetic Fields!

Do you know that we all have a superpower? We can sense magnetic fields. What if humans could find their direction thanks to the ability of detecting magnetic fields just like some animals can? If this might sound like sci-fi to you, know that a scientists from the US claims to have actually found evidence

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Stress and Cancer Linked Through Special Routes

Stress has been linked with cancer in a number of studies. A new research provides further support to the possible association between the two: stress might be promoting the spread of cancer. Can stress cause cancer? The answer to this question remains an evasive one, in spite of the growing body of research on the

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The Use of a Condom Depends On How Hot A Man Finds His Girl

The more attractive is a woman to a man, the less interest will the latter show to use a condom, says a new study published in BMJ Open. Safe sex goes out the window when a man finds his female partner attractive, suggests a new study conducted by a team of researchers from the University

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Diabetic Teenagers Have Less Gray Matter Volume in Brain

Diabetes comes with a series of consequences. It is marked by a range of changes that happen in the body of the people suffering from the condition. A new study adds one more to the list: changes in the volume of gray matter in the brain that are linked with speech and memory. The paper was

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Scientists Discover Enzyme Protecting Against Alzheimer’s

An enzyme known for its protective effects on the brain might also protect from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, says a new study available on PLOS Biology. Researchers from Indiana University have found that the enzyme known as nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyl transferase 2 (NMNAT2) which is said to shield the brain from oxidative stress can also provide

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