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Does TCM boost fertility?

January 18, 2012

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Dateline: 25 November 2011 // Posted by: B. Monahan Source: Daily Mail Story: “Chinese medicine could double the chances of childless couples conceiving” Summary: According to this article, couples with fertility problems are twice as likely to get pregnant using traditional Chinese medicine as western drugs scientists have discovered. It is stated that a discovery of […]

Are stressed moms more likely to have daughters?

January 18, 2012

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Dateline: 17 October 2011 // Posted by: Gareth Keane Source: Daily Mail Story: “Why stressed-out women are more likely to have girls” Summary: Scientists in Oxford University in conjunction with scientists working in the US claim to have found that women who are stressed in the weeks and months leading up to pregnancy have significantly higher odds of […]

An apparition in the cliffs?

January 18, 2012

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Dateline: 12 November 2011 // Posted by: James Galvin Source: Irish Central, Daily Mail, Drogheda Independent Story: “Christ on a cliff! American tourist pictures Jesus on holiday in Ireland” Summary: An American tourist on holiday in Ireland claimed to see the face of Jesus Christ on the side of the famous tourist attraction, the Cliffs of Moher. […]

Is this an alien skull?

January 17, 2012

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Dateline: 19 November 2011 // Posted by: Loren Burke Source: Daily Mail Story: “Is this an alien skull? Mystery of giant-headed mummy found in Peru” Summary: An elongated mummified skull has been found in Peru along with more skeletal remains. It has Spanish and Russian scientists baffled. According to the article, they believe it has come from an […]

Dogs and men: A toxic combination?

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 3 November 2011 // Posted by: Cillian Ryan Source: Discovery News, Daily Mail, AllPetNews.com, The Science Bit Story: “Dogs Walked By Men Are More Aggressive” Summary: A new study published in the academic journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science claims that dogs walked by men are four times more likely to threaten and bite other dogs and that […]

Ghost story

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 22November 2011 // Posted by: Bitofaheel Source: Daily Mail Story: “Terror of family who claim their five-year old son is haunted by the ‘man with grey skin'” Summary: This story takes place in Bridlington, Yorkshire,in the United Kingdom. Dave Gerrity claims his son is being pestered by a ghost. He claims an image of this ‘grey-faced’ ghost […]

Does Thanksgiving make your brain feel better?

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 18 November 2011 // Posted by: Peter Floyd Source: Daily Mail Story: “Thanksgiving DOES pay off: Why our bodies and brains pay us back for being grateful” Summary: The article describes how the act of thanking people can directly trigger happiness. The (American) tradition of “Thanksgiving” is apparently very good for people as the act of thanking […]

A pill for grey hair?

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 3 October 2011 // Posted by: xoxo Gossip Girl Source: Daily Mail Story: “Once-a-day pill means you will never have to go grey” Summary: Scientists with beauty giant L’Oreal believe that a pill containing extracts from an unnamed fruit could prevent the onset of grey hair. They intend to design a pill containing this plant extracts which […]

Is sleep a form of ‘overnight therapy’?

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 23 November 2011 // Posted by: Sinead Kearns Source: Irish Independent, Daily Mail Story: “Can dreaming really make all our worst memories fade away?” Summary: This story was reported in various news outlets and it concerned researchers at the University of California in Berkeley including Els van der Helm and Mathew Walker. The report indicates how these […]

Stroke “causes” change in sexuality?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 9 November 2011 // Posted by: Ciaran Murray Source: Daily Mail, The Sun, Huffington Post Story: “Burly rugby player has a stroke after freak gym accident…wakes up gay and becomes a hairdresser” Summary: When a 19-year-old rugby player had a stroke after a freak training accident he awoke from his coma with an extraordinary claim. He claimed […]

Brain scanner reads dreams? Dream on…

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 28 October 2011 // Posted by: Mac Source: Daily Mail Story: “Brain scanner ‘reads’ people’s dreams- accurately enough to see what they are dreaming about” Summary: Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have predicted that it is highly possible that within the next few years we will be able to clearly and easily observe a […]

Baby-bottle plastic causes aggression?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 24 October 2011 // Posted by: Raquel Avila Source: Daily Mail, ThirdAge.com Story: “Gender-bending chemical that ‘makes girls as young as three, aggressive and hyperactive” Summary: A newly published paper in the journal Pediatrics links Bisphenol A with problematic behaviour in 3-year-old girls. Bisphenol A is a common chemical  used in many products such as baby bottles, […]

Psychopathic speech?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 20 October 2011 // Posted by: Laura O’Connor Source: Daily Mail, also reported on Science Daily Story: “Want to find a psychopath? Listen carefully…” Summary: According to the article, psychopathy can be identified by analysing a person’s speech patterns. Research has shown that people who use words such as “um” and “ah”,  display a lack of emotion, […]

Magnets on the brain

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 1 November 2011 // Posted by: JBergII Source: Daily Mail Story: “Could zapping the brain with magnets help you overcome aggression and social anxiety?” Summary: Daily Mail correspondent Simon Tomlinson reported on 1 November that scientists have revealed that magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain could control human emotion. A study published in Current Biology using TMS reported […]

Does oral contraception make you choose “Dads” over “cads”?

December 22, 2011

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Dateline: 12 October 2011 // Posted by: Barbie Source: Daily Mail Story: “Does the pill make you choose a boring lover? Scientists find women who take the contraceptive pick caring and reliable men” Summary: The article reports that scientists have found that women who take the contraceptive pills “ tend to choose reliable, caring and stead chaps […]

Yet another vaccination scare

December 22, 2011

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Dateline: 15 November 2011 // Posted by: Julie Source: The Daily Mail, and others. Story: “Girl, 13, left in ‘waking coma’ and sleeps for 23 hours a day after severe reaction to cervical cancer jabs” Summary: After receiving a vaccination that would help protect Lucy Hinks from cervical cancer, her parents believe that it is was the cause […]

Mirror therapy for pain?

December 22, 2011

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Dateline: 15 November 2011 // Posted by: Kaitlin Hanley Source: Los Angeles Times; Huffington Post; Daily Mail; The Guardian Story: “Optical illusion dampens arthritis pain” Summary: A new study reported at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference suggests that mirror therapy, often used as treatment for those who have had an amputation, can also be effective in treating arthritis.  […]

Can dogs ‘smell cancer’?

December 19, 2011

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Dateline: 16 November 2011 // Posted by: Carlos Perez Source: Daily Mail Story: “The dogs that can detect cancer: Meet the four-legged ‘bio-detectives’ who are pioneering a health revolution” Summary: Dogs’ most powerful sense, their sense of smell, is commonly used in drug detection, human rescues, and so on. Now, a group of scientists claim that dogs […]

The Kraken sleeps on…

December 19, 2011

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Dateline: 10 October 2011 // Posted by: Chelsea Gruenwald Source: Science News, LiveScience, The Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Geological Society of America, National Geographic, Wired Story: “Giant ‘Kraken’ Lair Discovered: Cunning Sea Monster That Preyed on Ichthyosaurs” Summary: A group of mysteriously arranged fossils in Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Nevada has baffled paleontologists for nearly a century. Why these […]

Do phones make you sick?

December 19, 2011

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Dateline: 9 September 2011 // Posted by: Aine Connaire Source: Daily Mail Story: “Mobile Phones could be ‘health time bomb’: More than 200 academic studies link use with serious illnesses” Summary: The article describes a recently published report which alleges that the British Government is underplaying the potentially huge health risks posed by mobile phones, especially to […]

High on traffic

November 29, 2011

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Dateline: 10 November 2011 // Posted by: Deirdre Metcalf Source: Daily Mail Story: “Car fumes are a mild narcotic that help us cope with city stress, claims scientist” Summary: Carbon monoxide (CO) is well known as an odorless, poisonous gas that is fatal to humans.  However, a recent study by Professor Itzhak Schnell of Tel Aviv […]

Are ghosts “all in the mind”?

November 28, 2011

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Dateline: 2 November 2011 // Posted by: Aware521 Source: Daily Mail, BBC News, and more. Story: “Do Ghosts Exist or is it ‘All in the Mind?’” Summary: In May of 2003, the BBC reported on research by psychologists from the UK who examined the reports of over 600 volunteers at two of the UK’s most haunted […]

Lest we forget…a pill that deletes bad memories?

October 21, 2011

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Dateline: 4 October 2011 // Posted by: Miriam Ondarre Source: Daily Mail Story: “Pill that can wipe away bad memories?” Summary: Scientists have discovered a protein within the mice brains that might be essential in the memory storing process. This protein responsible for the amount of memories we store in our brains is called lipocalin-2. Apparently, […]