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Shorter shifts lead to better-rested doctors

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a...

New opioid speeds up recovery without increasing pain sensitivity or risk of chronic pain

Morphine and other opioid-based painkillers are very effective at treating pain initially, but studies have shown that the drugs can make patients more pain-sensitive,...

Marijuana use episodes linked to partner intimacy experiences

Marijuana use episodes among couples who frequently use the drug increase the likelihood of experiencing intimacy events, according to the results of a University...

Soft, social robot brings coziness to homes — and classrooms

A few years ago, when social robots began appearing in stores and homes, Guy Hoffman wondered why they all looked so much alike. A new social...

Scientists break record for highest-temperature superconductor

University of Chicago scientists are part of an international research team that has discovered superconductivity--the ability to conduct electricity perfectly--at the highest temperatures ever...

Strange Martian mineral deposit likely sourced from volcanic explosions

Ashfall from ancient volcanic explosions is the likely source of a strange mineral deposit near the landing site for NASA's next Mars rover, a...

People in higher social class have an exaggerated belief that they are better than...

People who see themselves as being in a higher social class may tend to have an exaggerated belief that they are more adept than...

Economists find net benefit in soda tax

A team of economists has concluded that soda taxes serve as a "net good," an assessment based on an analysis of health benefits and...

New Finnish study: Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption do not increase the risk of...

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one...

Broccoli and Brussels sprouts: cancer foes

New research has linked a compound found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables to one of the body’s most potent tumor-suppressing genes. The...