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Life Science Sun Apr 22 2018 04:00:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Hans Asperger, a pioneer in autism research whose name is used to describe high-functioning people with the disorder, had a previously unknown dark past that included sending children with disabilities to a Nazi regime "euthanasia" program.
People who migrate are at heightened risk of anxiety disorders, and these mental health problems may linger and get more severe through subsequent generations
A greenhouse at Canapa Mundi, a three-day trade fair in Rome hat showcased hemp-based products in February.The new cannabis product has created a booming but unregulated economy in Italy. Is it a bubble waiting to be burst?
A stunning meteor shower and the end of the world are both expected to show up over the weekend.
Trees repeatedly move their branches up and down during the night, and this may reflect water being pumped along the branches just like a human pulse
A syringe holding an experimental Zika vaccine at the University of Maryland Medical Center. A controversial study in which volunteers are to be infected with Zika has prompted calls for more stringent review of human-challenge trials.A vaccine study
Having a single concussion may increase a person's risk for Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests but the overall risk of developing the disease still remains low.
Several types of dangerous bacteria, carrying genes that our antibiotics cannot fight, are travelling the world hidden in ships' ballast tanks
Rosie ODonnell at the Tony Awards in 2014. In 2012 she failed to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and waited a day before seeing her doctor.Its not always easy to tell if you have heart disease or have had a heart attack.
An unidentified species of squid recently performed an unusual "twisted" ballet.
The Universal Cancer Databank will let anyone with cancer share their medical and genetic data with researchers globally, with the aim of speeding up new treatments
Some runners turn to marijuana to provide a mental or physical boost.
Most plants were expected to grow more as CO2 levels rise, but a 20-year experiment suggests that the extra CO2 is somehow stunting plant growth, which could make climate change worse
The drugs active ingredient, cannabidiol, is one of the chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant but it does not make people high.Epidiolex was developed to treat two rare and devastating forms of the disease. It contains a chemical compound fo
CRISPR technology is a simple yet powerful tool for editing genomes. It allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function.
A smart glasses app may help children with autism to focus on and interact with other people by overlaying bullseye targets and cartoon faces
An outbreak of infections linked to bagged romaine lettuce has left salad lovers confused. Here are answers to common questions about leafy greens.
Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that involves discomfort or pain in teeth when encountering certain substances and temperatures.
Male insects have been genetically engineered to climax on command, and it seems they get a real buzz out of it perhaps even a fly orgasm
Prince in Paris in 2009. In dealing with chronic hip pain, he apparently became addicted to painkillers and died of an overdose in 2016.The authorities in Minnesota said that no one would be prosecuted in the musicians 2016 death from a fentanyl over
Using entangled photons, scientists want to create a 'quantum radar' that can detect stealth bombers.
Blowflies repeatedly blow bubbles of saliva, which look like brown bubble gum and it turns out this odd behaviour helps them keep cool
Hans Asperger in Vienna in 1971. According to a new report, Dr. Asperger participated in the Third Reichs child-euthanasia program.The Austrian doctor collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new
Wildfires can fuel "dirty" thunderstorms that fill the stratosphere with as much smoke as a volcanic eruption.
Family doctors who offer homeopathy - not recommended by the NHS - are also more likely topractice other bad habits such as the overuse of antibiotics
A Bajau diver spearfishes in Sulawesi. A study suggests these sea-dwelling people have evolved adaptions to deep diving.The Bajau, who spend most of their time on the ocean, are among the best divers in the world. Evolution is remaking them, a new st
Consumers are being warned to avoid even more romaine lettuce products.
An implant of genetically engineered skin cells has been designed to grow darker in colour when it detects early breast, prostate and colon cancers
A romaine lettuce field near Somerton, Ariz., in 2016. To pinpoint the exact source of the E. coli, investigators would need samples of the tainted lettuce itself.At least 53 people have been infected so far, and more than half have been hospitalized
Catholic priests have flocked to Rome for this year's exorcism training. Here's what that entails.
The reef has been so severely damaged by record ocean heat that it has had no chance to recover fully - and may never be the same again.
Participants at a Day One art workshop explored how relationships are portrayed in the media.While the Me Too movement has largely focused on adults, sexual harassment can leave deep and lasting scars on children and teens too.
For the first time, researchers re-created the high-pressure water ice likely found in the interiors of Uranus and Neptune.
Two-thirds of child refugees whose age is disputed turn out to be adults, according to the UK government but there's no definitive way to determine age
Jrme Hamon, left, the first man in the world to receive two full-face transplants, with Dr. Laurent Lantieri at the Georges-Pompidou European Hospital in Paris.Jrme Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after hi
The U.K. man who caught the "worst ever" case of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea has been cured.
Two-thirds of child refugees whose age is disputed turn out to be adults, according to the UK government but there's no definitive way to determine age
Prescriptions for opioid painkillers have been falling in recent years. At the same time, prescriptions for medications to treat opioid addiction are rising sharply.New data suggests progress in efforts to curb the epidemic but raises questions about
Stunning new microscope images reveal human cancer cells slinking through blood cells and show molecules coursing through a zebrafish embryo's tiny ear canal.
Drugs designed to cut the risk of heart disease are being talked down amid a worrying lack of use by people who could benefit from them, says Anthony Warner
Hongmao Medical Tonic, supposedly a curative blend of 67 ingredients, on sale at a pharmacy in Shanghai.A doctor who suggested an alcohol-based tonic was dangerous was detained for 3 months, and then freed as a public hero.
A measurement of the fine structure constant puts significant limitations on the existence of these dark partners to ordinary light particles.
As countries get richer, their citizens live longer. Weve long thought that rising wealth was responsible for this, but it turns out education is the cause
Traumatic brain injuries may lead to the development of Parkinsons disease, a new study suggests.
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You might think you can get by on 5 or 6 hours sleep a night, but people who get less than 7 hours are more likely to have mood or mental health problems
People who were married were more likely than single people to have melanoma detected in the earlier, more treatable, stages.
The drug, which contains cannabidiol, may soon gain official U.S. approval to treat severe forms of epilepsy.
Millions of healthy people have been recast as sick under new blood pressure rules, which could trigger unnecessary anxiety and medication use