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Virtual Reality Offers Benefits for Parkinson’s Disease Patients

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After practicing with a virtual reality system for six weeks, people with Parkinson’s disease demonstrated improved obstacle negotiation and balance along with more confidence navigating around obstacles in their path.

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Study Suggests ‘Rest Is Best’ for Carpal Tunnel and Similar Injuries

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In a new study conducted in rats, researchers found rest was nearly as effective as an experimental drug at reducing discomfort and regaining function after an injury from repeated moderate-strain activity. The findings are relevant to treating carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, tendinosis and low back pain.

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Marijuana for Morning Sickness? It’s Not Great for Baby’s Brain

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A new study, conducted in rats, sheds light on how cannabis exposure affects the brain of a developing fetus.

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Teeth Whitening Products Can Harm Protein-Rich Tooth Layer

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Americans spend more than a billion dollars on teeth whitening products each year. Although these products can make smiles brighter, new research shows that they might also be causing tooth damage.

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Combining Opioids and Marijuana May Be Advantageous for Pain Sufferers

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New findings suggest using opioids and marijuana together could offer a safe way to cut opioid dosage among patients suffering from pain and thereby reduce their risk of becoming addicted to opioids.

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Could Eating Garlic Reduce Aging-Related Memory Problems?

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Consuming garlic helps counteract age-related changes in gut bacteria associated with memory problems, according to a new study conducted with mice. The benefit comes from allyl sulfide, a compound in garlic known for its health benefits.

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Slug Glue Reveals Clues for Making Better Medical Adhesives

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The Dusky Arion slug produces a defensive glue that fouls the mouthparts of any would-be predator. Two new studies reveal more about how this glue achieves its strong sticking power and flexibility, insights that could be used to create better medical adhesives.

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Study Shows Dogs Can Accurately Sniff Out Cancer in Blood

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A new study has shown that dogs can use their highly evolved sense of smell to pick out blood samples from people with cancer with almost 97 percent accuracy. The results could lead to new cancer-screening approaches that are inexpensive and accurate without being invasive.

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Antioxidants Protect Cells from Harmful Water Contaminant

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Antioxidants such as vitamin C could help reduce harmful effects from hexavalent chromium, according to a new study performed with human cells. The contaminant, which is often produced by industrial processes, was featured in the biographical movie Erin Brockovich.

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Gum Bacteria Implicated in Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases

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Researchers are reporting new findings on how bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia.

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