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Study Suggests ‘Rest Is Best’ for Carpal Tunnel and Similar Injuries
Rest offers relief for overuse-induced disorders without the side effects of drugs

Virtual Reality Offers Benefits for Parkinson’s Disease Patients
Training in virtual environment helps patients improve balance and avoid obstacles while walking 

Marijuana for Morning Sickness? It’s Not Great for Baby’s Brain
Study pinpoints how pot exposure during pregnancy can lead to problems with behavior and memory

Combining Opioids and Marijuana May Be Advantageous for Pain Sufferers
Study suggests using the two drugs together could reduce risk of dependency without causing cognitive problems

Teeth Whitening Products Can Harm Protein-Rich Tooth Layer
Researchers show active ingredient in whitening strips damages dentin

Could Eating Garlic Reduce Aging-Related Memory Problems?
New study finds that garlic protects memory by improving gut health

Antioxidants Protect Cells from Harmful Water Contaminant
Findings could lead to treatment that reduces health risks from exposure to hexavalent chromium

Slug Glue Reveals Clues for Making Better Medical Adhesives
Findings could lead to suture alternatives that are flexible and strong

Study Shows Dogs Can Accurately Sniff Out Cancer in Blood
Canine cancer detection could lead to new noninvasive, inexpensive ways to detect cancer

Gum Bacteria Implicated in Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases
Scientists trace path of bacterial toxins from the mouth to the brain and other tissues

Exercise During Pregnancy Protects Offspring from Obesity
Mouse study suggests exercise by normal-weight pregnant mothers boosts brown fat, metabolic health of children

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
In rats, rapastinel reverses signs of withdrawal with no side effects

Common Food Additive May Weaken Defenses Against Influenza
Study finds tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) impairs immune system, may make flu shot less effective

Scientists Find New Therapy Target for Drug-Induced Liver Failure
Higher thrombospondin-1 levels aid liver recovery after acetaminophen overdose in mice

New Hope for Preventing Dangerous Diabetes Complication
Neuronostatin offers potential therapeutic target for treating and avoiding low blood sugar

Preeclampsia Treatment for Mothers Also Benefits Offspring
Findings could lead to therapies that lower health risks for children born to women with preeclampsia

New Insights on the Form and Function of the Dolphin Clitoris
With a clitoris remarkably similar to that of humans, female dolphins may experience sexual pleasure

New Insights into How Fatty Liver Disease Progresses to Cancer
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease likely take different paths to liver cancer; findings could lead to new cancer prevention strategies

Patients Resistant to Breast Cancer Therapy Show Epigenetic Differences
Findings could one day help predict response to targeted breast cancer drugs

Spicy Compound from Chili Peppers Slows Lung Cancer Progression
Cell, animal studies show potential of capsaicin as lung cancer treatment

Experimental Biology Highlights – Environment and Public Health
New research on the natural world, environmental exposures, opioids and pregnancy

Experimental Biology Highlights – Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases and Medical News
Studies offer insights on development, prevention and treatment of leading diseases


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