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17 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Fist bumps 'more hygienic than handshakes'

FIST BUMPS: Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, UK researchers have found.

Mon 28 Jul 14 from ABC Science

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West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

(AP)—The West African airline that transported a passenger sick with Ebola last week says it's now suspending flights to the two cities hardest hit by the disease.

21 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Running reduces risk of death regardless of duration, speed

Running for only a few minutes a day or at slow speeds may significantly reduce a person's risk of death from cardiovascular disease compared to someone who does not run, according to a study ...

Mon 28 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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First Impressions Are Mostly Based on Your Face

We've all met someone and almost instantly thought, "I could totally be friends with this person." We're not quite sure why we think that, but all it took was a few seconds to make that first ...

20 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Cancer screening with a simple "universal" blood test

Although many dread the prick of a blood test, most would find it a preferable testing method to invasive and expensive biopsies. That's why a blood test for cancer is the goal of many research ...

Mon 28 Jul 14 from Gizmag

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Schizophrenia's genetic architecture revealed (w/ Video)

Queensland scientists are closer to effective treatments for schizophrenia after uncovering dozens of sites across the human genome that are strongly associated with a genetic predisposition ...

Wed 23 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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Liberia closes borders and steps up Ebola screening

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the Ebola-hit country's land borders, with stringent medical checks being stepped up at airports and major trade ...

Mon 28 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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Hundreds of animals disappear as humans multiply

'SIXTH EXTINCTION': As the number of humans on Earth has nearly doubled over the past four decades, the number of bugs, slugs, worms and crustaceans has declined by 45 per cent, say researchers.

Thu 24 Jul 14 from ABC Science

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Dementia patients more likely to get implanted pacemakers, study says

People with dementia are more likely to get implanted pacemakers for heart rhythm irregularities, such as atrial fibrillation, than people who don't have cognitive difficulties, according to ...

Mon 28 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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