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supplement warning

Prescription drugs keep popping up in dietary supplements

October 13th, 2018

If you choose to take an over-the-counter supplement for weight loss, muscle building, or even sexual enhancement you probably trust what it says on the bottle. The labels are often filled with vitamins, minerals, and other substances meant to make you look or feel better, but you might also be getting something you never intended. …

elephant cancer

Mysterious ‘zombie gene’ prevents elephants from getting cancer

August 15th, 2018

Cancer is a big problem for humans, but it also affects countless other species on our planet. Elephants, however, have demonstrated an amazing ability to avoid the disease, and a new study may have finally figured out why: a “zombie gene” that kills off would-be cancer cells before they even have a chance to take …

valsartan recall

Blood pressure medication recalled because it gives you cancer instead

August 14th, 2018

If you’re on a drug for high blood pressure or heart failure, it’s pretty likely that you’re doing your best to keep your body in working order. However, some patients with heart issues have recently found themselves trading one life-threatening condition with the risk of another. An FDA investigation has triggered a recall of over …

new shape

Scientists discovered a completely new shape hiding in our cells

August 1st, 2018

Science news is filled with fresh discoveries of all kinds of things. It seems like every day there’s a new dinosaur, planet, or ancient creature being brought back to life. Now, researchers are announcing the discovery of another new thing, but this time it’s a new… shape. Just like the other “new” things that science …

color x-ray

Full-color 3D X-rays are the future, and here’s what they look like

July 13th, 2018

For all the advancements in body-scanning medical technology, X-rays still tend to be pretty boring to look at. They’re more accurate than ever, providing plenty of detail, but they’re just so… boring, right?  A company called MARS Bioimaging hopes to change that with X-rays that are not only fully 3D, like a CT scan, but …