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High tsunami danger in Alaska, perhaps elsewhere

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Scientists probing under the seafloor off Alaska have mapped a geologic structure that they say signals potential for a major tsunami in an area that normally would be considered benign. They say the feature closely resembles one that produced the 2011 Tohoku tsunami off Japan, killing some 20,00...

Cause of phantom limb pain in amputees, and potential treatment, identified

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Researchers have discovered that a 'reorganisation' of the wiring of the brain is the underlying cause of phantom limb pain, which occurs in the vast majority of individuals who have had limbs amputated, and a potential method of treating it which uses artificial intelligence techniques.

Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster

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Elderly people who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors after the 2011 tsunami in Japan were more likely to experience increased symptoms of dementia than those who were able to stay in their homes, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan S...

People in Miyagi coastal areas continue to show higher levels of depressive tendencies

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Depressive symptoms continue to be higher in coastal areas than inland areas of Miyagi, following the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, new research shows.

Lasers, magnetism allow glimpses of the human brain at work

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To the untrained eye, it looked like a seismograph recording of a violent earthquake or the gyrations of a very volatile day on Wall Street—jagged peaks and valleys in red, blue and green, displayed on a wall. But the story it told was not about geology or economics.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ad...

The successful ovulation of 100 eggs from 1 female mouse

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The average number of eggs for genetically modified mice (knockout mice) obtained using previous methods of superovulation induction is about 20 but in reality the number is often much smaller, about 10 or less. However, researchers at Kumamoto University have developed a method of ultra-superovu...

Government emails reveal Fukushima radiation could cause thryoid cancer to skyrocket in Americans / By J. D. Heyes - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) Censored and heavily redacted emails[PDF] from U.S. government scientists and officials reveal that there were major concerns among American policymakers shortly after the devastating Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in March 2011 that there would be...

Stop taking statin drugs - high cholesterol leads to longer life / By Talya Dagan - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) High cholesterol levels are believed to lead to heart conditions and early death. Statin drugs to lower LDL cholesterol are prescribed to more than 13 million Americans, and almost all men over the age of 60. Research published in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism...

Mining the microbial dark matter

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Microbiologists are finding new ways to explore the vast universe of unknown microbes in the hunt for antibiotics.Nature 522 270 doi: 10.1038/522270aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Sperm From Ovaries

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With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm.

Reproducibility: Use mouse biobanks or lose them

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Now that genetic engineering of mice is so easy, centralized repositories are essential, argue Kent Lloyd and colleagues.Nature 522 151 doi: 10.1038/522151a

Soy supplements don't improve asthma

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Despite previous findings suggesting a link between soy intake and decreased asthma severity, a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Network shows soy supplements do not improve lung function for patients with asthma.

Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in heart failure

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24 May 2015: Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in elderly heart failure patients, reveals research presented today at Heart Failure 2015 by Hiroshi Saito, a physiotherapist at Kameda Medical Centre in Kamogawa, Japan. Patients with cognitive impairment had a 7.5 times greater risk of ca...

The astonishing radioprotective effects of MISO explained: Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Chernobyl survivors speak out... eat to live! / By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor - - Reading time 7 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) One of the most amazing chapters in the true history of healing foods comes from the final chapter of World War II, in the aftermath of the United States' dropping of two atomic bombs on civilian populations in Japan. Millions of innocent civilians were exposed to extreme...Ads from...

The Oldest Old Are Astonishingly Healthy

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People in their late 90s or older are often fitter than those 20 years younger. Traditional views of aging may need rethinking Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Why do we sleep?

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New research gives an insight into why we sleep

Drug extends survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

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A drug developed 50 years ago and abandoned because it was considered to be too toxic has gained a second life in an international clinical trial. Research led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute showed the drug and a potentiating agent lengthened the lives of patients with metastatic c...

New blood test quickly reveals severity of radiation injury

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A novel blood test could greatly improve triage of victims of radiation accidents by rapidly predicting who will survive, who will die, and who should receive immediate medical countermeasures, according to scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise wit...

Are you going too far in your quest to keep well?

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Feel perpetually guilty that you're not doing enough to stay healthy? Wellness is all the rage – but we don't really know what it is. That's got to change

Physicists observe attosecond real-time restructuring of electron cloud in molecule

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The recombination of electron shells in molecules, taking just a few dozen attoseconds (a billionth of a billionth of a second) can now be viewed 'live,' thanks to a new method.

Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

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Matcha green tea is taking off in America, but the Japanese have been drinking it for eight centuries. What happens when commercialism meets tradition?