Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use

Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities struggle to address the problem.

17 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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GM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in Edinburgh

Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from BBC News

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Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified

Patients who complain they can't hear their friends at a noisy restaurant, but pass a hearing test in their doctor's office, may be describing hidden hearing loss.

17 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Common fungus may raise asthma risk

The presence of a fungus in the infant gut can signal development of asthma by age five.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from ScienceNews

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Gene editing can complement traditional food-animal improvements

Gene editing—one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology—enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes.

Sat 18 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Are face transplants still research, or regular care?

Is replacing a severely disfigured person's face with one from a dead donor ready to be called regular care, something insurers should cover? Mayo Clinic has raised that question by doing the ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Medical Xpress

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Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap

Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That's a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents ...

Sat 18 Feb 17 from Medical Xpress

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Barbie Hello Hologram is a tiny virtual friend for girls

Smart home speakers like the Echo and Google Home can tell you the weather, play music and look up stuff for you. However, they stop short of attaching a face to those actions, and ...

4 hours ago from Engadget

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You are what you eat: Old food shortens lifespan in animals

Mice, flies and yeast fed on food from old organisms had a shorter lifespan than animals fed on young organisms, perhaps because of faster accumulation of cellular damage

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Newscientist

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Low level vitamin D during remission contributes to relapse in ulcerative colitis patients

A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Medical Xpress

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