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HOW TO CREATE HUMAN BEINGS FROM SKIN CELLS – STEP BY STEP GUIDE

Stem cell research is one of my absolute favorite topics. This amazing field does not only reveal to us how our bodies function and develop, but also holds promising future applications that could help us treat severe diseases, which would not be treated otherwise. However, stem cell research can do …

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO BOOST YOUR INTELLIGENCE BY TRAINING?

Scientists achieved astonishing results when training a student with a memory training programme in a landmark experiment in 1982. After 44 weeks of practice, the student, dubbed SF, expanded his ability to remember digits from seven numbers to 82. However, this remarkable ability did not extend beyond digits – they also tried …

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NEW STUDY DESCRIBES HOW ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SPREADS THROUGHOUT THE BRAIN

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating brain illness that affects an estimated 47m people worldwide. It is the most common cause of dementia in the Western world. Despite this, there are currently no treatments that are effective in curing Alzheimer’s disease or preventing its relentless progression. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by the build-up …

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Coming Soon: A Once-Weekly Pill to Fight HIV?

Researchers say a once-a-week, slow-release pill may keep HIV infections under control and help prevent new HIV infections altogether. The pill in question is still early in development. But it contains the same highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) — the drug combination that revolutionized HIV treatment back in the mid-1990s. Those medications turned a …

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Is It Flu, Or Flu-Like? The Difference Matters

We’re in the middle of flu season, so if you get sick and head to the doctor for help, you might assume you have the flu. But what if your doctor instead diagnoses you with “flu-like illness?” What is the difference between  the flu and flu-like illness? The flu is “a contagious respiratory illness caused …

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Surprise Pregnancy: Could It Happen to You?

It happens more often than you might think. Almost half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. “If you’re a woman and haven’t gone through menopause yet, then it’s possible for you to get pregnant,” says Siobhan Dolan, MD, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at Albert Einstein College …

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Dental Implant Surgery

More people are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are a long-term solution because they are imbedded in your jawbone – just like your natural teeth. They even go your natural teeth one better since they can’t develop cavities. Plus, unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental …

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The Withdrawal Method: What Are My Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Can I Get Pregnant If He Pulls Out? Can you get pregnant if he pulls out? The short answer is yes, you can. The pull-out method, also called the withdrawal method, is not a reliable way to prevent pregnancy. But it works better than doing nothing. And it can be an option for …

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Forgot to Take Your Birth Control Pill?

If you just missed one, take it as soon as you remember. If you don’t remember until the next day, go ahead and take 2 pills that day. If you forget to take your pills for 2 days, take 2 pills the day you remember and 2 pills the next …

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Birth Control and the IUD (Intrauterine Device)

If you’re looking into your options for birth control, one method you may want to think about is the IUD. They’re not for everyone, but today’s IUDs are considered both effective and safe for most women. And they’re also long-lasting. What Is an IUD? “IUD” stands for “intrauterine device.” Shaped like a …

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