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According to an article in CBS Health, there are many activities that can help with mental acuity as we age. The study, spearheaded by the Mayo Clinic, found that a number of pastimes contributed to fending off dementia and keeping the brain sharp. Although using computer programs and participating in many...
According to CBS News, a young Australian woman has been partially paralyzed by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which was likely contracted by using a makeup brush borrowed from a friend whom recently had a staph infection on her face. The young mother has suffered damage to her spine,...
According to NPR Health's Shots Blog, "an experimental substance derived from scorpion venom" is being prepared to be tested in the first human subject. The substance appears to be able to travel to cancerous brain tissue and cause it to glow, essentially allowing surgeons to operate more effectively. A team...