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A new study indicates that some exoplanets may have better conditions for life to thrive than Earth itself has. "This is a surprising conclusion", said...

Zinc in diet could protect against pneumonia

In a new study, researchers have uncovered a strong link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial cause of...

People with this kidney disease need to protect their mental health

In a new study, researchers found that psychiatric illnesses are common in children and adults with kidney failure. They also found hospitalizations for such illnesses...

Why brown fat could protect against obesity and diabetes

In a new study, researchers have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect against obesity and diabetes. The finding...

You might not want to mix these 5 things with birth control

Many forms of birth control are hormone-based--but not everything mixes well with those hormones. This week on Reactions, learn about some common products that could...

This smart electric scooter is more intelligent

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Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our...

This training could boost stroke survivors’ walking skills

In a new study, researchers found high-intensity step training that mimics real-world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional,...

Vaping could cause reactions in lungs that lead to disease

In a new study, researchers found vaping promotes the same cellular responses found in smokers who suffer from emphysema. They found that the lungs of...

Full-fat milk is OK if you’re healthy, but reduced-fat dairy is still best if...

The Heart Foundation now recommends full-fat milk, cheese and yogurt or reduced-fat options as part of its updated dietary advice released yesterday. This moves away...

Depression, anxiety linked to more opioid use after surgery

In a new study, researchers found that depression and anxiety in patients linked to more opioid use after surgery. The finding could help doctors mitigate...

This popular dietary supplement may help fight type 2 diabetes

In a new study, researchers found the extract of the leaves of Ginkgo biloba, a popular dietary supplement, may offer benefits in fighting type...

Scientists find the key to predicting who will develop Alzheimer’s

In a new study, researchers found it may be possible to predict if people with mild memory and thinking impairments will go onto develop...

Intermittent fasting may reduce inflammation and chronic inflammatory diseases

In a new study, researchers found that fasting may reduce inflammation and help treat chronic inflammatory diseases. The research was conducted by a team from...

This drug for inflammation may help stop spread of cancer

Most cancer-related deaths come from metastases, the spread of cancer cells from a primary tumor to surrounding tissues or distant organs. The cells that seed...

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In a recent study, researchers found potential human habitat on the moon. They found a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of...
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This metal may harm the brain, lead to Parkinson’s disease

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