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If you cut the leg off a salamander, it grows back. Humans, however, can’t manage the trick. The reasons are far from simple, and to some extent are still a bit of a mystery. “We actually regenerate really well; our epidermis, for example,” David Gardiner, professor of developmental and cell …

Millions of Americans say they engage in extreme binge drinking — or downing at least eight to 10 drinks containing alcohol on a single occasion — and the behavior appears to be on the rise in the U.S., according to a new report. The findings are concerning because this high …

The purpose and process of a law The world of law could be intimidating without the proper reference points. The purpose of law is not following rules but to create a moral understanding between people in our society. Laws are created with the purpose of regulating our behavior, this is …

Did your husband really like your bridesmaids? The answer could be linked to how long your marriage may last. Researchers studying marriage and friendships found that among white couples, when husbands disapproved of their wives’ friends during the first year of marriage, the couples were more likely to end up …

A recent measles outbreak that has thus far sickened dozens of Somali-Americans in Minnesota — nearly all of them children — can be traced to anti-vaccination campaigns that targeted Somali-Americans and suggested that vaccines are linked to autism, health officials said. On Friday (May 12), the Minnesota Department of Health …

Who is the person you feel closest to, the one you call to share cheers with when your child gets a college acceptance or tears when your work project is sent back to the drawing board?  When the dog breaks a leg and you need to go to the vet, who …

Study found serious side effects often arose after medications OK’d for sale WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Safety problems emerge with nearly one in three prescription drugs after they’ve been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a new study reveals. Researchers examined data on drugs approved …

Multitasking may reduce your productivity, and now a new study shows that this may happen because multitasking interferes with certain types of brain activity. The results suggest that it is better to work on one task at a time than try to complete many tasks at once, the researchers said. …

Marijuana’s main psychoactive compound, THC, may improve memory, according to a new study in mice. However, more research is needed to see whether these findings would apply to people, the researchers said. The researchers found that old mice in the study experienced “a dramatic improvement in cognitive functions” after the …

Microdosing, or taking tiny doses of psychedelic drugs, is rising in popularity, with users saying it boosts their mood, focus and productivity. But there’s been little scientific study of the practice — until now. Researchers in the United Kingdom say they plan to conduct the first rigorous scientific study on …