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Scientists develop first-of-its-kind implant that relieves pain without drugs

Scientists develop first-of-its-kind implant that relieves pain without drugs

Researchers at the Northwestern University have developed a device that sounds straight out of science fiction: a small, soft, flexible first-of-its-kind implant that relieves pain on demand, without the use of drugs and dissolves. The biocompatible, water-soluble device could provide a much-needed alternative to opioids and other highly addictive medications. As per the researchers, the …

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Does Coffee Help You Live Longer? It's Complicated

Does Coffee Help You Live Longer? It’s Complicated

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Another week, another coffee-is-good-for-you study that’s caught people’s attention. New research found a link between regular coffee consumption and a reduced risk of death. While the findings are the latest to suggest that coffee is perfectly fine to drink, they’re not necessarily strong proof that your daily cup of joe …

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Staying 'Conscious' Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

Staying ‘Conscious’ Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

General anesthesia is a marvelous thing, knocking us out and blocking our sense of pain in a matter of seconds before surgery. But in rare cases, some people are responsive to their surrounds under general anesthesia, yet they cannot remember what happened afterwards.   This is called ‘connected consciousness‘, and now the largest study of …

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A study of 4.5million children in Nordic countries found that 1.5 per cent of youngsters born to mothers not taking medication were autistic, while 0.8 per cent had learning disabilities. But the rates soared among mothers taking topiramate (pictured), with 4.3 per cent of youngsters having autism and 3.1 per cent being diagnosed with learning difficulties by the age of eight

Pregnant women taking epilepsy drugs up to 2.5-times more likely to have child with autism

Women who take epilepsy drugs during pregnancy may be significantly more likely to have a child with autism or learning difficulties, research suggests.  A study of of 4.5million children found rates of the conditions were twice as high in youngsters whose mothers were on topiramate or valproate. The overall incidence of autism and learning disabilities in children …

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