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Signs there is a problem with your prostate

November is the time of the Movember movement, which encourages growing a mustache during the month to raise awareness of men’s health issues, like those involving the prostate. Dr. Matthew Tollefson, a Mayo Clinic urologic oncologist, explains how a growing prostate can cause problems. Prostate cancer affects more than 250,000 people in the U.S. with […]

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Charting the human brain with new tools

Researchers are developing a cell atlas—a comprehensive reference of all cell types, including their location, shape, and distribution—for the human brain. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2022, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. Having a complete cell atlas is […]

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Jury out on whether heated tobacco products are less harmful for health

The quality of evidence available about heated tobacco products is substandard and policymakers should be wary of claims made about their role in harm reduction, say the authors of a new study. Heated tobacco products (HTPs) are designed to heat tobacco to low temperatures. This produces an inhalable nicotine aerosol which purportedly reduces the amount […]

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Why do we feel bad when our beliefs don’t match our actions? Blame ‘cognitive dissonance’

Have you ever been out and about, perhaps tackling the Christmas shopping list, and felt a bit thirsty? You buy a drink—say, one that comes in a plastic bottle—and quench your thirst, only to find there’s no recycling nearby. What do you do? You could hang on to the empty bottle, or throw it in […]

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Teens’ research highlights lasting heart health effects of redlining

Science is about discovery. It’s about answering questions and, often, raising new ones. For Elise and Demir Dilci—16-year-old twins whose research was presented Sunday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Chicago—it was certainly all that. The two high school sophomores from Houston’s Awty International School set out to answer a single question and […]

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Study explores links between antidiabetic meds, multiple sclerosis risk

For patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), exposure to antihyperglycemic medications (A-HgMs) is associated with a decreased risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in those who are younger than 45 years and an increased risk for developing MS in those who are older than 45 years, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in […]

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Monoclonal antibodies preserve stem cells in mouse brains, bring promise for future studies

A new approach to stem cell therapy that uses antibodies instead of traditional immunosuppressant drugs robustly preserves cells in mouse brains and has potential to fast-track trials in humans, a Michigan Medicine study suggests. For this study, researchers used monoclonal antibodies to suppress the immune system in mice and compared the results to traditional immunosuppression […]