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Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

Nanofiber bandages could safely seal your next wound

Over-the-counter liquid bandages are great for sealing up minor cuts and scrapes, but sutures are still required to close most surgical incisions and deeper wounds. A group of scientists at the University of Maryland, however, have devised a way to apply a layer of 370 nanometer-wide biodegradable …

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to …

Dolphin-Squeak-To-English Translator Works In Real Time

You had me at "seaweed."<p>For the first time ever, a device has enabled people to translate a dolphin whistle in real time. The dolphin's first word was "sargassum," a type of seaweed.<p>"I was like whoa! We have a match. I was stunned," researcher Denise Herzing told New Scientist. At the time, in …

New pain pill's approval: 'Genuinely frightening'

A potent little painkiller is causing a big stir.<p>A coalition of more than 40 health care, consumer and addiction treatment groups is urging the Food and Drug Administration to revoke approval of the prescription drug Zohydro.<p>The hydrocodone-based drug is the latest in a long line of painkillers …

Depression, anxiety: What worked for me

For more than a decade of my life, I struggled with debilitating anxiety, panic attacks and depression. And, like millions of people around the world, I longed to discover a magic pill to cure my ills and promise me nirvana.<p>But, despite taking many medications, ongoing psychotherapy, …

Beard envy? Surgery may be the answer

Take a look at Hollywood's leading men, the White House press secretary and the hipsters strolling through Brooklyn. It's obvious beards are in, and the inability to grow thick warm fuzz can leave some men feeling left out in the cold.<p>At least, that's how it would seem from the reported uptick in …

CDC: Rare female-to-female HIV transmission

A Texas woman apparently contracted HIV through sexual contact with another woman, the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday, a rare female-to-female transmission of the virus.<p>Testing confirmed the 46-year-old woman with newly diagnosed HIV "had a virus virtually identical to that of her …

10 simple weight loss tips

Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian and nutritionist for the Chicago Cubs, is trying to change the meaning of the phrase, "Treat yo'self."<p>Most people treat themselves by indulging in a gallon of ice cream or by lounging around the house, watching TV. Blatner wants "treat yourself" to mean …

Suffer from migraines? Device worn on the head may prevent them

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first medical device for preventing migraines. It's called Cefaly and works by stimulating nerves beneath the forehead.<p>Shaped like a tiara, the battery-powered device's electrode is positioned just above the patients' eyes. It delivers an electric …

Allergies: For love of pets, and their owners

Love is about give and take -- and sometimes a supply of nose sprays, inhalers, pills and tissues.<p>For those of us with pet allergies -- that's about 10% of the population, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology -- entering a relationship with someone who already has a …

Shift workers beware: Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says

Are you a truck driver or shift worker planning to catch up on some sleep this weekend?<p>Cramming in extra hours of shut-eye may not make up for those lost pulling all-nighters, new research indicates.<p>The damage may already be done -- brain damage, that is, said neuroscientist Sigrid Veasey from the …

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Diabetes and TB: A growing threat

Working in public health for 14 years in Brownsville, Texas, in a border region with poor health conditions, has taught me a lot about how disease threats can get a boost from an unsuspected source.<p>For tuberculosis, this unsuspected source is now diabetes.<p>Tuberculosis is common globally but …

Study: Stress may reduce fertility

If you're trying to get pregnant, relax and try to keep your stress down. That sounds like good advice, which your doctor has probably given you, but there has been very little science to back it up - until now.<p>Researchers, publishing in the journal Human Reproduction, say they have put out the …