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People who have their evening meal before 9 pm or wait at least two hours before going to sleep have lower risk of breast and prostate cancer, finds new population‐based case‐control study.

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For decades, researchers believed early humans first settled in the Western Hemisphere around 13,500 years ago. However, the discovery of 150,000 'unique' stone tools northwest of Austin, Texas, now suggests humans were living on the continent as far back as 20,000 years ago

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Bioethics council rules heritable genome editing "ethically acceptable" in certain circumstances. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics report has laid out moral recommendations for the future of genome editing that can be passed between generations.

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Probiotics can protect against osteoporosis in older women according to a new double-blinded study. The women who ingested the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri had 55 % less bone loss compared to those who only received placebo.

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Low-Dose Ketamine May Be an Effective Alternative to Opioids - Opioids are commonly prescribed in the emergency department (ED). A new Academic Emergency Medicine meta-analysis found that low-dose ketamine is as effective as opioids for the control of acute pain in the ED.

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Human exposure to the environmental toxin aluminium has been linked, if tentatively, to autism spectrum disorder. The presence of aluminium in inflammatory cells in the meninges, vasculature, grey and white matter is a standout observation and could implicate aluminium in the aetiology of ASD.

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In a small study of military personnel who had suffered head trauma and had reported memory and mood problems, UCLA researchers found brain changes similar to those seen in retired football players who may have CTE, a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head

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Fitbits could be useful in gauging the performance status of cancer patients and predicting their health outcomes. In a recent study, researchers found that every additional 1,000 steps walked per day were associated with lower odds of adverse events and hazards for death.

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US national parks have just as much air pollution as major cities. Ozone starts to form when nitrogen oxide gases — often emitted by cars — or particulates from coal-fired power plants combine with organic compounds given off by vegetation such as trees

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Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements is often touted as a way simple way to protect your heart - but experts say the evidence that it does any good is flimsy at best. They say the chance of getting any meaningful benefit from taking omega-3 is one in 1,000.

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