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Researchers create SPERM from SKIN cells

Researchers create SPERM from SKIN cells

Sperm engineered from human skin cells might offer hope to those men who suffer from infertility, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, found that after being implanted into the testes of mice, the samples generated into early-stage sperm cells. Scientists said that although “cell precursors” were insufficient to support conception, the breakthrough suggests ... Read More »

Many parents not following safe infant sleep practices, Study

Many parents not following safe infant sleep practices, Study

For the past two decades parents have been urged to place babies on their backs in hopes of reducing the prevalence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but many have not gotten the message. The recent study also suggests healthcare providers have not worked hard enough to get the message out, an American Academy of Pediatrics news release reported. Supine ... Read More »

Diners Find Expensive Food Tastier, Study Says

Diners Find Expensive Food Tastier, Study Says

Dinner at the Four Seasons will always taste better than those scoffed down at a Chinatown hole-in-the-wall, new research suggests. The latest findings reveal expensive food is more delicious than bargain meals that people will think that meals taste better if they’re pricey. Researchers found that people who pay more for their meals think the food tastes better than if ... Read More »

Diabetes Has Increased in US Youth, Study Finds

Diabetes Has Increased in US Youth, Study Finds

The number of children diagnosed with type one diabetes spiked significantly over the past decade. Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Heath studied the number of children diagnosed with types on and two diabetes from 2001 to 2009. They found during that time the number of children with insulin-dependent type one diabetes went up 20%. Children afflicted with type ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s variation may often go unrecognized: Study show

Alzheimer's variation may often go unrecognized

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that approximately 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, a common form of dementia marked by memory loss. Yet diagnosing the health issue may not always be so simple. A recent study conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Florida examines the discovery of an atypical type of Alzhiemer’s–one that neuroscientists claim is not ... Read More »

Iowa Repeals Harsh HIV Criminalization Law (Video)

Iowa Repeals Harsh HIV Criminalization Law

Iowa’s legislative session wrapped up with both chambers unanimously approving changes to the current HIV transmission law. Under current legislation, those with HIV face 25-years in prison if they don’t disclose to a partner that they have the virus. The law applies even if the disease isn’t transmitted and if someone with HIV can’t prove that they disclosed their positive ... Read More »

Liisa Galea : Moms’ brains permanently altered by pregnancy

Mom’s brain is different

UBC Psychology Professor Liisa Galea on ‘baby brain’ and other ways that motherhood changes a woman’s brain chemistry Motherhood permanently alters the brain, exposing moms to different health risks than women without children, says UBC neuroscientist Liisa Galea. Galea says understanding the long-term effects of motherhood will improve medical care and treatment for mothers. Read More »