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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Titanium necklaces in baseball: Home run or strikeout?

December 22, 2011

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Dateline: 28 October 2011 // Posted by: Anneliz Source: NewsChannel 5, KSDK (St Louis, Missouri) Story: “Titanium Necklaces Become Sensation” Summary: Ten years ago, Major League Baseball players from Japan began sporting titanium necklaces during play. These necklaces have now become all the rage in the United States, not just among Major League Baseball players but other professional […]

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 […]

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, […]