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Scientific American: Health & Medicine

Science news and technology updates from Scientific American

Bacterial "Tape Recorder" Could Keep Tabs on Bodily Functions

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:20:00 GMT

Scientists have used CRISPR to turn microbes into tiny recording devices

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To Fight Fatal Infections, Hospitals May Turn to Algorithms

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:30:00 GMT

Machine learning could speed up diagnoses and improve accuracy  

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A Trip to "the Poopy Lab" In the Interest of Drug Development

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

In one small, Canadian city there is now a model of a mechanical human colon

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Maternal Health Care Is Disappearing in Rural America

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Many women must travel an hour or longer to find a hospital where they can deliver their babies

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Mosquitoes Learn the Smell of Danger

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The bloodsuckers lose their appetite for attractive scents when they associate those aromas with a likelihood of being swatted. Karen Hopkin reports.

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Researchers Find No Strong Link between Prenatal Ultrasounds and Autism

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMT

New study provides more evidence early pregnancy scans are not tied to the disorder

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When to Worry about a Bruise

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Bruising is a common physical symptom. What causes bruising and how do you know when a bruise is something you should worry about?

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A Drug Widely Used to Treat PTSD Symptoms Has Failed a Rigorous Trial

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:45:00 GMT

The medication is currently prescribed for many veterans 

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How Fast Can a Marathon Be Run?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Is there an absolute minimum time to run a marathon? Will humans ever break the 2 hour mark? What does it take to set a world record marathon time? 

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Can Pesticides Affect Pregnancy?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

A recent study suggests pesticides in produce may interfere with your chances of getting pregnant. Let's explore its findings

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Science at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:00 GMT

Discover the physics of snowboarding, curling and skating, get inside the minds of athletes, and explore all things Olympics

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Senators Traded in Tobacco Stocks While Sitting on Health Committee

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:30:00 GMT

Lawmakers, unlike executive branch employees, are allowed to engage in such activity

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Matching DNA to a Diet Does Not Work

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:45:00 GMT

The results come from a rigorous, $8 million study

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More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence Shows

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:23:00 GMT

More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite?

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States Are Advancing Bills Designed to Lower Drug Costs with Importation Plans

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMT

The legislation seeks federal permission to buy drugs from Canada

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Why the Disease Definition of Addiction Does Far More Harm Than Good

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Among other problems, it has obstructed other channels of investigation, including the social, psychological and societal roots of addiction

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How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:30:00 GMT

It can reveal whether popular operations are actually effective

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The "Gesundheit Machine" Collects Campus Cooties in Race against a Fierce Flu

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Maryland researchers hope to trace how the virus spreads

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7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals 7 big beliefs healthy people share

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Olympic Clothing Designers Try to Beat the Cold with Technology

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

With electric self-warming jackets and new insulated fabrics, Team USA hopes to overcome record-setting chills

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Can Pregnancy Help Scientists Better Understand Cancer?

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Cancerous cells and placental ones appear to regulate the immune system in similar ways

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Sewage Shows the Way to a Novel Diabetes Vaccine

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Viruses found in contaminated water may protect against type 1 diabetes

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FDA Okays First Concussion Blood Test--but Some Experts Are Wary

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

The screening tool may not pick up minor concussions

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So, You Want Your Toddler to Grow Up to Win a Gold Medal

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT

Research shows the danger of too much early training

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Measuring the Magic of Healing

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 GMT

While researchers wrestle to define and capture “healing,” its power continues to mend hearts and souls—if not always bodies

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