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Woman’s fatal brain-eating infection linked to tap water

December 10th, 2018

People will try just about anything to combat a bad case of the sniffles. Whether it’s from a cold or allergies, a runny or stuffy nose is incredibly annoying, and one of the at-home treatments that’s gained traction in recent years is the use of a “neti pot” to run water through the sinuses. Doing …

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Your brain is noise-cancelling

September 13th, 2018

When you’re shopping for a new pair of headphones one of the best features to have is noise-cancelling technology. Drowning out the random noises around you lets you really sink into the music, or whatever else you’re listening to, but a new study suggests that the brain actually has some pretty fancy noise-cancelling power of …

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Can’t concentrate? Scientists say you should drink some water

July 30th, 2018

Ever have one of those days where you just can’t focus on anything? If you’re crawling through your work day and your brain just doesn’t feel as sharp as it should, water might be the answer. That advice comes from a new research effort that looked at the results of 33 different studies related to …

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Woman with chronic runny nose was actually leaking brain fluid

May 9th, 2018

In a case that is sure to make anyone with the sniffles second-guess what exactly is causing their congestion, a 52-year-old Nebraska woman who complained of a runny nose was recently diagnosed with a brain fluid leak. Kendra Jackson of Omaha believed she had a nagging cold that just wouldn’t go away, but after two …

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This startup wants to kill you and upload your consciousness to a computer, and people are already signing up

March 14th, 2018

While many new medical ventures like to hedge their impressive claims with warnings that sometimes things just don’t work out, one startup is declaring that their product will do something with 100% certainty: kill you. Nectome is a tiny company trying to do something monumentally huge by preserving your brain in digital form with unprecedented …