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Archive Monthly Archives: September 2012

Women with endometriosis more attractive?

Study suggests women with severe forms of endometriosis are more attractive (Medical Xpress)—In a truly odd study undertaken by a group of OB/GYN researchers in Italy, volunteer women were judged to

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Saving Medicare with rapamycin(?)

How to save Medicare: the anti-aging remedy Mikhail V. BlagosklonnyDepartment of Cell Stress Biology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USAAbstract The unprecedented progress in aging research

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Hydrogen Medicine

Recent progress toward hydrogen medicine: potential of molecular hydrogen for preventive and therapeutic applications. Ohta S.Source Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Institute of Development

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Human biodiversity in adiposity

First, the study: Racial differences in abdominal depot-specific adiposity in white and African American adults Katzmarzyk PT, Bray GA, Greenway FL, Johnson WD, Newton RL Jr, Ravussin E, Ryan DH, Smith

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PubMed refuses to index Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine

The National Library of Medicine, the U.S. government-funded organization that oversees PubMed, has turned down the 40-year-old, peer-reviewed Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine for indexing for the sixth

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Sound Mind in a Fat Baby

Survival of the fattest: fat babies were the key to evolution of the large human brain. Cunnane SC, Crawford MA.Source Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, M5S 3E2, Toronto, Canada.

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Breast milk, omega-3 fatty acids, and IQ

Breast milk and subsequent intelligence quotient in children born preterm Lucas A, Morley R, Cole TJ, Lister G, Leeson-Payne C.Source MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge, UK.Abstract There is considerable

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Male Genital Mutilation

At Scientific American, Jesse Bering objects to calling circumcision “mutilation”, apparently believing that the word is somehow offensive. What he’s really doing, of course, is trying

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East African distance runners

Kenyan and Ethiopian distance runners: what makes them so good? Wilber RL, Pitsiladis YP.Source Athlete Performance Laboratory, United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, CO, USA.Abstract Since

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Eating disorders and the extreme female brain

Eating disorders and the extreme female brain Research by evolutionary psychologists Jennifer Bremser at Alfred State College and Gordon Gallup from the University at Albany, implicates eating disorders

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Cooling glove “better than steroids”

Stanford researchers’ cooling glove ‘better than steroids’ – and helps solve physiological mystery, too

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Vitamin D increases testosterone levels in men

Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men. Abstract The male reproductive tract has been identified as a target tissue for vitamin D, and previous data suggest an association of

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Use of n-acetylcysteine in mental illness

N-acetylcysteine as a potentially useful medication to prevent conversion to schizophrenia in at-risk individuals. Abstract Abstract Schizophrenia is a chronic and often severe psychotic disorder. Its

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The Myth of Promiscuity

The Myth of Promiscuity (pdf) is a review of Lynn Saxon’s Sex at Dusk, which is itself a reply to the book Sex at Dawn. This review is a must-read for anyone interested in either evolutionary psychology

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