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FDA approves a device for weight loss

In a bid to increase treatments for the nation's 79 million obese adults, the Food and Drug Administration has approved U.S. marketing of an implantable device that stimulates weight loss by manipulating key appetite signals passing between the brain and the gut.<p>The new device is the Maestro …

Weight Loss

Why Bill Gates Is Investing In Chicken-Less Eggs

The egg of the future may not involve a chicken at all. In fact, in the high-tech food lab at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco, the chicken-less egg substitute has already been hatched.<p>"We're trying to take the animal totally out of the equation," Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Hampton Creek …

Electric shock makes others look more attractive

<b>CALTECH (US) —</b> People judged faces as more attractive after their brains were stimulated with a weak electrical current.<p>Scientists say the results …

The Brain

New Human Body Part Discovered

Time to rewrite the textbooks!<p>The newest addition to human anatomy is just 15 microns thick, but its discovery will make eye surgery safer and simpler. Harminder Dua, a professor at the University of Nottingham, recently found a new layer in the human cornea, and he's calling it (can you guess?) …

Blood-sucking parasites called deer keds spreading in Norway

A high moose population density and mild autumn weather result in a higher prevalence of deer keds (louse fly parasite). A great deal of pine forest …

Inhaled chemo kills more lung tumors

<b>RUTGERS (US) —</b> Delivering chemotherapy through inhalation significantly improves the rate of successfully treating cancer tumors in the lungs, new …

Cancer

Someone should tell this girl that this can't be done

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