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  1. Did Your Gut Bacteria Evolve Over Millions of Years?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | HON

    Their findings suggest evolution has had a greater impact on human gut bacteria than previously known, said study co-leader Howard Ochman, a professor of integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin. "It's surprising that our gut microbes, which we could get from many sources in the environment, have actually been co-evolving inside us for such a long time," Ochman said in a university news release.


  2. Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | HON

    People with serious mental illness who are victims of violence or exposed to stressful events are more likely to engage in a violent crime in the week following the trauma, a new study contends. Some stressful events -- such as being violently victimized, injured in an accident, losing one's parents or self-harming -- act as "triggers," said study co-author Dr. Seena Fazel.


  3. Scientists Spot 'Switch' That Helps Sperm Penetrate EggRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | HON

    The "switch" that triggers the sudden tail whip that sperm use to penetrate and fertilize an egg has been pinpointed by researchers. The finding could help identify a possible cause of male infertility.


  4. Want a 2nd Date? 'Welcoming' Body Language May Be KeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | HON

    Sit up straight to get a date? That's the message of a new study that suggests good posture and welcoming body language boost the odds of a romantic spark in online or speed dating. The key is to not appear withdrawn, said study lead author Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk.


  5. Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study SuggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | HON

    Switching to chemical-free cosmetics and shampoos quickly lowers levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the bodies of teen girls, a new study reports. Chemicals widely used in personal care products -- including phthalates, parabens, triclosan and oxybenzone -- have been shown to interfere with the hormone system in animals, the researchers explained.


  6. Guys, Want to Be a Leader? Muscle UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | HON

    A muscular physique can improve a man's image as a potential leader, but only if he doesn't come across as a bully, a new study suggests. The researchers asked men and women to rate people's status and leadership qualities based on photographs.


  7. Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' BreathingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | HON

    Previous research has looked at the harmful effect of organophosphate pesticides -- chemicals that target the nervous system -- on adult agricultural workers. This new study looked at children living in an agricultural area where the organophosphates are used.


  8. Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene EditingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | HON

    What if faulty genes in your DNA could be easily corrected, avoiding the ravages of diseases like cystic fibrosis or certain cancers? That is the promise of gene editing, a new technique being heralded as an enormous advancement in genetic engineering. Scientists say its speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness make it an excellent tool for replacing rogue genes that cause human suffering and early death.


  9. Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2015Read the original story

    Dec 1, 2015 | HON

    Profit was put ahead of patients when Gilead Sciences priced a breakthrough hepatitis C drug at $1,000-per-pill, says a U.S. Senate Finance Committee report released Tuesday. The committee said the California-based company focused on maximizing revenue even though its own research showed that charging less for the drug would benefit more patients with the liver-damaging disease, the Associated Press reported.


  10. Study Challenges Theory That Birth Order Determines PersonalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | HON

    Birth order does not influence any of the "big five" personality traits -- extroversion, emotional stability, agreeableness, conscientiousness or openness to experience, said lead researcher Julia Rohrer, a graduate student at the University of Leipzig in Germany. She and her colleagues reviewed data on more than 20,000 adults from the United States, Great Britain and Germany to arrive at their conclusions.


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