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Obese Patients Face Higher Radiation Exposure From CT Scans—But New Technology Can Help

Existing technique could accelerate metabolism to fight obesity

Researchers identify a protein in fat and liver cells that can be altered to increase energy expenditures By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells'...

Tiny particles may pose big DNA risk

Some nanoparticles commonly added to consumer products can significantly damage DNA. Thousands of consumer products — including cosmetics, sunscreens, and clothing — contain nanoparticles added...

Antimicrobial from soaps promotes bacteria buildup in human noses

An antimicrobial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes may be finding its way inside human noses where it promotes the colonization...

Evidence shows need to regulate antimicrobial ingredients in consumer products

Does the widespread and still proliferating use of antimicrobial household products cause more harm than good to consumers and the environment? Evidence compiled in...

Researchers find anti-suicidal properties of ketamine

In patients with treatment resistant depression who were experiencing suicidal thoughts, experts at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs...

FDA approves first medical device to prevent migraines

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the first device as a preventative treatment for migraine headaches. This is also the...

Smartphones become ‘eye-phones’ with low-cost devices

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front...

E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction for U.S. Teens

E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according...

Insomniac’s brain ‘like a light switch that is always on’

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have made an important discovery about people with chronic insomnia—the part of their brains that controls movement are more active...

Defense Technology Lets Muscles Control Prosthetic Hand

After years of intense research and support from Defense Department agencies and a private foundation, a Marine who lost his right hand in Afghanistan...

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