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Medical News Today: Study investigates how to turn stem cells into motor neurons

Stem cells can develop into many different types of cells, such as muscle cells, red blood cells, or neurons. Given their special regenerative ability, stem cells can be used to treat a wide range of diseases. A team of researchers ...

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Medical News Today: 'Uncombable hair' genes uncovered in new study

Most of us have experienced a bad hair day, where no amount of brushing can tame the tresses. For people with “uncombable hair syndrome,” this struggle is an everyday occurrence. Now, researchers have uncovered three genes that may be responsible ...

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Medical News Today: Women do have better memories than men, says study

It is official. Women have better memories than men. In a study published in the journal Menopause, women aged 45-55 years performed better in all memory measures, despite experiencing a decline around the menopause. Throughout life, women appear to have ...

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Medical News Today: Genes for dreaming, deep sleep identified in new study

By analyzing the genes and brain activity of more than 8,000 mice, researchers have identified two genes that control deep sleep and dreaming, opening the door to new treatments for sleep disorders. Researchers have discovered two genes that control dreaming ...

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Medical News Today: Why are women more vulnerable to eating disorders? Brain study sheds light

Eating disorders are much more common among women than men. Now, a new study may have uncovered a neurological explanation for this disparity. Researchers find that women are more likely than men to experience brain activity relating to negative body ...

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Study: Read more books, live a longer life

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 8 (UPI) — Everybody reads — how else to consume the endless stream of posts on Facebook and Twitter — but a new study suggests reading a book for as little as 30 minutes a day ...

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Eat less sugar to get rid of your sweet tooth: study

ffolas/Getty Images/iStockphoto Train your sweet tooth. Cut sugar to stop craving it. A small study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition asked participants who drank at least two sugar-sweetened beverages a day to reduce their sugar intake by ...

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Children of obese men may inherit obesity, study shows

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images More than 79 million adults are obese in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Blame your dad for being fat. Obese men carry sperm with modified genes that can be passed on ...

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Study shows that people who live alone eat junk

Maximkostenko/Getty Images/iStockphoto An Australian study found that people who live alone eat less fresh food. If you live alone, you probably eat like crap, according to a new study. Researchers in Australia found that people in solitary existences tend to ...

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CDC study finds that heavy drinking costs U.S. 249B a year

Sam Ryley/Getty Images/iStockphoto A CDC study found that drinking too much costs the U.S. economy around $ 249 billion a year. Glug-glug-glug — that’s the sound of America drinking away $ 249 billion a year. A study, released this week ...

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