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The difference a year makes

Could a child’s birthday put him or her at risk for an ADHD misdiagnosis? The answer appears to be yes, at least...

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Plot twist: Mitochondrial DNA can come from both parents

The vast majority of our DNA—the chromosomes in the nucleus of each cell—is just what you’d expect: a mix of...

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What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?

The Chain of Office of the Dutch city of Leiden is a broad and colorful ceremonial necklace that, draped around the...

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Health risks increase for babies born to fathers aged 45 or over

Babies whose fathers are 45 years old or over are more likely to be less healthy at birth, according to a study of more...

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Parkinson’s disease may start in the appendix and travel to the brain

Parkinson’s disease may start in the appendix, not the brain. People are less likely to get the condition if they had...

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It Might Stress You Out to Know What Stress Is Doing to Your Brain

If you’re already feeling stressed out, sorry, but there’s one more thing you might need to worry about: A...

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Breathing through the nose aids memory storage

The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilized). If we breathe...

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You CAN Eat Carbs and Lose Weight

Weight loss plans seem to fall into two categories: outrageous fad diets that make big promises about dropping pounds...

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Don’t treat e-cigarettes like cigarettes, say experts

“Cigarette” might appear in the term “e-cigarette” but that is as far as their similarities...

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Molecule capable of halting and reverting Parkinson’s neurodegeneration identified

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common incurable neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s...

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