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Eating oily fish 'halves rheumatoid arthritis risk'

<b>Eating at least one portion of oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel, a week can halve the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, experts believe.</b><p>The findings come from a study of more than 32,000 Swedish women and they offer another reason to follow the established dietary advice of regularly …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

'Epilepsy in a dish' finds new mutation - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — Using stem cells, researchers have created a miniature testing ground for …

Blood test checks response to aspirin therapy - Futurity

DUKE (US) — A new blood test under development shows which patients will respond to …

This Is What Experiencing A Hot Flash Looks Like

Is it hot in here?<p>Ah, the joys of womanhood. When the female body decides that baby-making time is over, many women experience hot flashes--the occasional onset of skin redness, sweating, increased heart rate and in general feeling like you've just been teleported onto the sun's surface. Yet …

Mysteries of 'obesity gene' revealed, could yield new ways to fight hunger

An obesity gene that affects one in every six people could be partially treated thanks to a new study that's finally determined how it works. Researchers led by Rachel Batterham at University College London were looking into an obesity gene, known as FTO, and found that it caused people with a …