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Teachers get ‘High’ Unknowingly

When a group of preschool teachers in Los Angeles began to feel giddiness, mood changes, and an intense surge of hunger after eating freshly baked brownies health investigators knew it wasn’t a case of food poisoning.  All this happened when one of the teachers bought homemade brownies from what she believed to be a ‘church’ [...]

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Hair Pigmentation: Why does it Gray?

Ever wonder why hair begins to go gray with old age?  Well there are a few different theories to why it happens, but how it happens can be explained more thoroughly with some basic biology. The Process of Hair Pigmentation Like our skin, hair get’s its natural pigment from the formation of melanin.  Melanin consists [...]

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Neurotouch: The New Era

An interesting new discovery I made on the net in the area of neurosurgery is Neurotouch, allowing surgeons to ‘practice’ a brain surgery via a 3-d simulator.  More in the video below. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDHqWcK3XNo Share and Enjoy:

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Biological Advantage in H1N1 Virus over Seasonal Flu

While the symptoms, side-effects, and, even the medication used for both the H1N1 Influenza Virus and seasonal flu are typically the same, a new study conducted on ferrets suggests that the 2009 novel H1N1 virus may have an biological advantage over the seasonal influenza flu.  Aside from the fact that humans are not naturally immune [...]

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Smallest Laser makes DNA Manipulation Possible

Laser research has become a growing area in the field of medicine, and the latest breakthrough will prove just why.  Scientists in the United States have made the world’s smallest semiconductor laser that can focus light in an area smaller then a single protein molecule. Dr. Xiang Zhang, director of University of California Berkely’s Nanoscale [...]

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Medical Scans, Radiation & Cancer?

Every year thousands of Americans are diagnosed with cancer.  According to the ACS, around 1500 individuals are predicted to die from cancer on a daily basis in 2009, and the statistics have been generally accurate thus far.  One leading cause is due to the large amounts of carcinogens that society is introduced to on a [...]

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H1N1 Prevention: Do Masks Really Work?

The H1N1 Influenza, more commonly known as the Swine flu, has swept across the globe, leaving behind it not only death but a heightened fear of procuring the lethal virus.  Newscasts constantly display hundreds of people wearing masks in an attempt to protect themselves from airborne droplets holding the virus, but do these masks really work? As [...]

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First ‘Internet Addiction’ Center Opens in U.S.

We have all seen Brittany Spears take trips to her local rehab on MTV, and may personally know someone that has been admitted to a rehabilitation center for drug or alcohol addiction.  There are numerous rehab clinics around the United States; however, for the first time a center has been opened with a primary focus [...]

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Hangover 101: Cures & Prevention

The partying and binge drinking was fun last night but the after effects you’re going to feel in the morning certainly won’t be.  Thousands of people around the world suffer from the nausea, vomiting, headaches, and dehydration brought forth by hangovers.  There are a lucky few that are naturally resistant to hangovers, however, for the [...]

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Toothache 101 and Remedies

Ever been struck by a toothache?  If not consider yourself lucky, because they are nothing but pain and misery.  A toothache is usually caused when the central region of the tooth, known as the pulp, becomes irritated or inflamed.  The pulp is the location of several nerve endings, therefore, inflammation and injury near the pulp [...]

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