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Tyrann Mathieu: Mike Hughes has shown why he was a first-round pick

The Chiefs didn’t have to give up much to acquire cornerback Mike Hughes in a trade with the Vikings this offseason and the low price was a reflection of how

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Mental health around pregnancy differs depending on how couples conceived

Couples who conceived through IVF and other fertility treatments have opposite mental health trajectories around the time of pregnancy to couples who conceived naturally, according to a new study by

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Ivermectin treatment in humans for reducing malaria transmission

Malaria still kills millions. Researchers are excited by a new intervention: giving people a drug which kills mosquitoes that bite them. Incredibly, this is a reality, as the drug ivermectin,

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The loot box problem

Individuals with gambling problems and excessive gamers spend more on loot boxes than their peers, new research published in International Gambling Studies confirms. Loot boxes are virtual treasure chests—a randomised

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Wondering how to stay cool in a heatwave? Here’s what the experts say.

Dueling heatwaves on the East and West coasts of the United States have left millions of people baking in record-setting temperatures—and exposed to the potential harms of heat-related illnesses. To

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A good night’s sleep key for children with autism, study shows

A University of Canterbury (UC) study has found that a reduction in sleep problems for children on the autism spectrum vastly improves those children’s behavior and their parent’s wellbeing. The

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Predicting daydreaming and mind blanking

The occurrence of ‘slow waves’, a pattern of neural activity commonly associated with the transition to sleep, could predict whether someone is about to daydream or mind blank, and how

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Pumped to assist the heart with an artificial aorta

Scientists from EPFL and University of Bern have successfully implanted—in vivo—their first artificial tubular muscle that augments the aorta and assists cardiac function in pumping blood. Based on these results,

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Exxon must face Massachusetts lawsuit alleging climate change deceit

A Massachusetts state judge has rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s (XOM.N) bid to dismiss a lawsuit by state Attorney General Maura Healey accusing the oil company of misleading consumers and investors

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD enhancements detailed

Nintendo has released a trailer detailing the handful of enhancements coming to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. (No, it hasn’t patched in a proper overworld.) Instead, expect Fi

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