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Plain tobacco packaging 'may cut smokers by 300,000 in UK'
A study review gives its best estimate of how standard packs could impact on smoking.
26 Apr 2017 at 7:59pm

Baby girl back with family after removal of parasitic twin
Six weeks after a risky but successful surgery in the United States to remove her parasitic twin, an 11-month-old called baby Dominique has been reunited with her family in Cote d'Ivoire.
28 Apr 2017 at 7:36am

Homeless at 14, she's saving youth from the same fate
Formerly homeless, Mariuma Ben Yosef now operates Shanti House, which provides temporary housing and long-term support for homeless and at-risk youth ages 14 to 21. The program has helped 46,000 young people so far.
27 Apr 2017 at 3:15pm

Will sludge-color packaging deter smokers?
Can the sight of a greenish-brown color really be enough to deter smokers from reaching for their next pack of cigarettes?
26 Apr 2017 at 7:16pm


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Ties: An Older Dad, Down for the Count
My daughter?s adolescence arrived with my 60th year, and the girl had a mean left jab. Were we both getting too old for horseplay?
28 Apr 2017 at 6:00am

Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke
People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or dementia.
26 Apr 2017 at 1:25pm


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Discrimination Can Have Negative Effects on Physical, Mental Health: Expert
"Stress can cause not only emotional and mental stress, but also physical stress that can result in things like hypertension, cardiac disease, chronic illness."
28 Apr 2017 at 8:52am


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Ties: An Older Dad, Down for the Count
My daughter?s adolescence arrived with my 60th year, and the girl had a mean left jab. Were we both getting too old for horseplay?
28 Apr 2017 at 6:00am

Diet Sodas Tied to Dementia and Stroke
People who drank one to six artificially sweetened drinks a week had a higher risk of stroke or dementia.
26 Apr 2017 at 1:25pm

Imaging an atomic soliton train
27 Apr 2017 at 1:26pm

Formation of matter-wave soliton trains by modulational instability

Nonlinear systems can exhibit a rich set of dynamics that are inherently sensitive to their initial conditions. One such example is modulational instability, which is believed to be one of the most prevalent instabilities in nature. By exploiting a shallow zero-crossing of a Feshbach resonance, we characterize modulational instability and its role in the formation of matter-wave soliton trains from a Bose-Einstein condensate. We examine the universal scaling laws exhibited by the system and, thr...


27 Apr 2017 at 1:26pm

Intersection of diverse neuronal genomes and neuropsychiatric disease: The Br...

Neuropsychiatric disorders have a complex genetic architecture. Human genetic population-based studies have identified numerous heritable sequence and structural genomic variants associated with susceptibility to neuropsychiatric disease. However, these germline variants do not fully account for disease risk. During brain development, progenitor cells undergo billions of cell divisions to generate the ~80 billion neurons in the brain. The failure to accurately repair DNA damage arising during re...


27 Apr 2017 at 1:26pm

Seniors May Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines
By 85, many could use a hand, study finds
28 Apr 2017 at 2:15pm

'Brain Age' May Help Predict When You'll Die
An 'older' mind is linked to signs of physical and mental problems, study contends
27 Apr 2017 at 4:15pm

Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD
Link with the psychiatric disorder is more apparent for women, study contends
26 Apr 2017 at 10:15am


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