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A new study has found that 20% of cancer patients experience PTSD following diagnosis. “There needs to be greater awareness that there is nothing wrong with getting help to manage the emotional upheaval.”
The rate of parents opting out of vaccines for their kids has plateaued in America
Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia, finds a randomized controlled trial (N = 2802).
The world's first cloned dog, Snuppy, has been cloned again. Three out of four "reclones" of Snuppy are alive and well. The researchers plan to monitor them for many years to determine if clones and "reclones" have health problems or shorter lifespans compared to regular animals.
Mental health apps are a cheap, effective self-help tool. The response from mental and emotional health app users: 90 percent reported increased motivation, confidence, intention and attitudes about being mentally and emotionally healthy.
Cannabis is safer for our roads than alcohol.
Stillbirth link to sleeping on your back - A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester.
NASA-funded study shows that astronauts' brains often change shape during space travel, in some cases moving upward in the skull and showing effects of increased pressure on the optic disc, leading to headaches, vision changes, and "brain fog"
Rock From Another Star System Is Unlike Anything Seen Before
Surgery no better than placebo for shoulder pain
Chrome offered a small link at the bottom of the New Tab page to tour the ISS. I just got distracted for hours exploring with it.
Scientists plucked a single-celled protist from the surface of an aquarium coral and found not only a new species but an entirely new lineage of eukaryote. They report their results in Current Biology this week.
A study has examined performance pressure in the workplace and the behaviours that result from it. They found when employees feel their job depends on meeting high benchmarks, some fudge results in order to stay employed.
Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid - BBC News
Raising the taxes of graduate students by as much as 300% will be a disaster for the USA
Researchers investigate whether it's really possible to boost intelligence by playing music, chess, video games. They reviewed three decades of research
Rock from deep space will cross Jupiter's orbit in May
A rise to near-modern oxygen levels 450 million years ago coincided with a big biodiversity boost
Low-income children are more likely to receive well-child care if their parents are enrolled in Medicaid, according to a new study.
Scientists used 3D-printers to create environments similar to those during the origin of life, with the objective of evolving protocells through them, and discovering how the environment shapes evolution
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Researchers have discovered the first methane-producing microbe that thrives in an oxygen-rich environment -- a finding that suggests global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere.
A walk at the mall or the park? New study shows, for moms and daughters, a walk in the park is best. Specifically spending time outside in nature—even just a 20-minute walk—together can help family members get along even better.
Astronomical observations of 'Oumuamua, the first asteroid of interstellar origin discovered in the Solar System (Arxiv Preprint)
Theory: Flexibility is at the heart of human intelligence
Nekminute: Whole-exome sequencing in ALS (MND) suggests NEK1 is a risk gene in Chinese people
Whales switch from right to left-handed when diving for food
Hi reddit! I’m Dr Todd Hartman, lecturer in Quantitative Methods, and I just published a paper on the effect living near a mass shooting in the US has on support for gun control. AMA!
Using analytics to prevent deadly infections Predicting sepsis allows for early intervention and saves lives
The microbiota continuum along the female reproductive tract and its relation to uterine-related diseases
Exoplanet hunters rethink search for alien life
Deep in The Ocean, There's a 'Shadow Zone' Where The Water Is 2,000 Years Old
Researchers have cast doubt on a widely-held belief that connects family income with cognitive , according to a new study. A popular theory holds that genes play a larger role in brain development for children from advantaged environments than in those from poorer backgrounds
Study on roundworms finds previously dismissed genetic mechanism that may contribute to nicotine dependence, and to the withdrawal effects that can make quitting smoking so difficult—clues that may carry over to the mammalian realm.
Scientists develop new system to study Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease using stem cells
Zika-related nerve damage caused by immune response to the virus
Researchers suggest plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warn that as the world warms, this may reduce the ability of Earth’s land surface to absorb emissions due to fossil fuel burning.
Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth
Spit test may diagnose, predict duration of concussion in kids
Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety.