Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Were infected ticks tested as a biological weapon on the US public?

The House of Representatives has instructed the Pentagon to disclose whether it used ticks to infect the American public with Lyme disease between 1950 and 1975. The allegation comes from Chris Smith, the Republican representative ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Eureka! Gender affects how we judge competence, genius

Think of the word "genius," and a few images undoubtedly come to mind - perhaps a picture of Albert Einstein, of a scientist in a lab shouting "Eureka!" or of present-day theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

Health

A dark night is good for your health

Today most people do not get enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep an epidemic. While we are finally paying attention to the importance of sleep, the need for dark ...

Genetics

Genes and immune system shaped by childhood poverty, stress

(Medical Xpress)—A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress as an adult, and demographics such as age, sex and ethnicity, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Could compact fluorescent bulbs pose skin cancer risk?

(HealthDay) -- As the United States bakes under the summer sun, dermatologists often warn of cancer risks posed by ultraviolet (UV) sunlight. But research now points to a new and ubiquitous indoor source of these harmful ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers develop laser technology to fight cancer

Researchers at the Center for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma have developed a technology that goes on a "seek and destroy" mission for cancerous tumors. They have harnessed ...

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