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New evidence suggests birth defects not caused by Zika, prompting investigation into environmental factors

Naturalnews.com / By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) Government leaders in Brazil, the epicenter of the Zika virus outbreak that's being blamed on infected mosquitoes, are having second thoughts about its cause, new reports indicate. After noticing anomalous trends with regards to symptoms of the disease and where they're...

Benign bacteria block mosquitoes from transmitting Zika, chikungunya viruses

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have confirmed that a benign bacterium called Wolbachia pipientis can completely block transmission of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species responsible for passing the virus to humans. read more

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH: Hemp cannabidiol (CBD) product approved by Brazilian government for treatment of cancer

Naturalnews.com / By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor - - Reading time 4 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) In a stunning medical breakthrough for humanity, a hemp cannabidiol (CBD) product from Medical Marijuana, Inc. has been approved by the government of Brazil as a treatment for cancer. The product, called Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO), is also approved by Brazil as...

Massive deforestation found in Brazil's Cerrado

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Agricultural expansion in Brazil's Cerrado is quickly chewing up rainforests and savannas -- even altering the region's water cycle, a new study finds.

Zika caught 'killing' brain cells

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Zika virus kills the type of tissue found in the developing brain, researchers have shown.

The 'ugly truth' about Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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The reality of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Why do we sleep?

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New research gives an insight into why we sleep

New index reveals unexpected leaders in water, sanitation progress

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A new index shows which countries are leaders in improving access to water and sanitation for their citizens. Sub-Saharan Africa countries including Mali, South Africa, and Ethiopia are also among the top performers world-wide in spite of modest resources.

Exploring the Impacts of Genetic Variation on Tissue-Specific Expression

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Preliminary results from the Genotype-Tissue Expression project reveal that gene expression varies more across tissues than across individuals.

Withdrawal drug could help cannabis addicts kick the habit

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An extract of cannabis itself could be the perfect drug to treat the growing numbers of people who want to kick their habit but suffer withdrawal symptomsAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health?

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What modern life done to our digestive systemsAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Fat grafting for buttocks augmentation: Combined technique gives good results

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Have you ever dreamed of taking fat from one area where you had a little too much, and transferring to somewhere you wanted a little more? A Brazilian plastic surgery team has done just that, using a combined liposuction and fat grafting technique to augment and enhance the buttocks. Ads fro...

Population and birth rates: Claims about decline of the West are 'exaggerated'

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A new paper argues that some countries in Western Europe, and the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand now have birth rates that are now relatively close to replacement, that the underlying trend in Europe is upwards, and that population aging, although inevitable, is likely to be 'manageable'....

Deep national history of immigration predicts wide cultural comfort displaying emotion

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People who live in countries built on centuries of migration from a wide range of other countries are more emotionally expressive than people in more insular cultures, according to research. The study compared several social and demographic variables to the way people describe the rules for displ...

Brazil, Malaysia cancel GM mosquito trials citing risks and ineffectiveness

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(NaturalNews) Field trials in Bentong, a town in the state of Pahang, Malaysia, were conducted to determine if GM mosquitoes could help keep dengue at bay, with a final determination that such an attempt does not yield any benefits. In fact, the risks were found to be so great that...Ads from Ino...

Long non-coding RNA modulates colorectal cancer metabolism

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Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) are unusual in that they don’t encode proteins like normal RNA. Yet they do play a role in regulating cellular functions and interest cancer researchers. Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Is super-diverse Amazon microbiome something to strive for?

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The Yanomami people in the Venezuelan rainforest have the most diverse population of gut microbes ever seen, far more varied than Western guts. Does it matter?Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Unprecedented germ diversity found in remote Amazonian tribe

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In a remote part of the Venezuelan Amazon, scientists have discovered that members of a village isolated from the modern world have the most diverse colonies of bacteria ever reported living in and on the human body.

Hearing loss from noise may be in the genes

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Some people may be more genetically susceptible to hearing loss due to loud noises, a new study finds. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Soldiers are especially at risk. In 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs reported hearing lo...

Uniquely human 'pain of altruism' recruits help in childbirth

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Among all the costs of childbirth – routine obstetric care and complications, midwife fees and gratuities, hospital bills longer than the baby itself – pregnant women can expect another "cost," not covered by insurance or experienced by other animal species: high-decibel labor pain and a leng...

Mouthguards 'should be the norm in sport'

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The drive to make mouthguards the norm in sportAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader