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New target for condition that makes touch feel like torture

Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified a subset of nerve cells that mediates a form of chronic, touch-evoked pain called tactile allodynia, a condition...
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Claim that raw milk reduces lactose intolerance doesn’t pass smell test

Some sour news for lactose-intolerant people who hoped that raw milk might prove easier to stomach than pasteurized milk: A pilot study from the...

Ever-so-slight delay improves decision-making accuracy

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing the onset of a decision by a mere...

Anti-psychotic medications offer new hope in the battle against brain cancer

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs possess tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive...

Black boys viewed as older, less innocent than whites

Police likelier to use force against black children when officers 'dehumanize' blacks, study says Black boys as young as 10 may not be viewed in...

Female docs spend more time than males on parenting, household tasks

A new study finds gender differences in parenting and household labor persist among a group of highly motivated physician-researchers in the early stages of...

Schizophrenics at greater risk of getting diseases

People suffering from schizophrenia are at greater risk of developing autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis. This is the conclusion of new...

Hypnosis cuts fatigue in breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy showed decreased fatigue as a result of cognitive behavioral therapy plus hypnosis (CBTH), according to a study recently published...

Technique allows for radiation-free detection of tumors

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford have developed a way to scan young cancer patients’ bodies for tumors without exposing...

Exercise may preserve vision in older adults

Moderate aerobic exercise helps to preserve the structure and function of nerve cells in the retina after damage, researchers at the Emory Eye Center...

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