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Scientists Track Activity in Rappers’ Brains

Scientists Track Activity in Rappers’ Brains

MRIs show areas allowing free expression light up, while other regions quiet down. Unique patterns of brain activity occur when rappers spontaneously improvise lyrics, a technique known as freestyling. continue reading »

Georgia Immigration Law Causing Headaches for Doctors, Nurses

Georgia Immigration Law Causing Headaches for Doctors, Nurses

As part of Georgia’s new immigration law, health care workers are required to prove their citizenship or legal residency in order to renew their medical licenses. Unfortunately, this requirement comes at a time when staff at the secretary of state’s office was just cut by 40 percent. continue reading »

Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Material might someday be used for artificial limbs, researchers say. Scientists say they have created a touch-sensitive plastic "skin" that can heal itself when torn or cut. continue reading »

U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report

U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report

Still, almost half a million babies are born too soon, according to the March of Dimes. For the fifth year in a row, the preterm birth rate in the United States has dropped. continue reading »

Undiagnosed Eye Problems Plague Some U.S. Veterans

Undiagnosed Eye Problems Plague Some U.S. Veterans

Those with brain injury, PTSD often have chronic vision troubles, studies say. Undiagnosed, chronic vision problems are common in U.S. veterans with traumatic brain injury continue reading »

University of Miami Conducts Largest Study of Heart Attacks & Strokes Amongst Hispanics

University of Miami Conducts Largest Study of Heart Attacks & Strokes Amongst Hispanics

A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicated that many Hispanic/Latino adults living in the United States are at high risk for heart attack or stroke continue reading »

Another Study Links ‘Sexting’ to Sexual Activity in Teens

Another Study Links ‘Sexting’ to Sexual Activity in Teens

But Dutch researchers find those at risk are in the minority. A new study of Dutch teens finds that few of them frequently engage in risky online activity related to sex, such as sending naked photos to strangers continue reading »

Does Black Tea Reduce Diabetes Risk?

Does Black Tea Reduce Diabetes Risk?

Study found lower rates of type 2 disease in countries where beverage is most popular. Rates of type 2 diabetes are lower in countries where many people drink black tea, a finding that suppo continue reading »

Discovery Familia Tackles Childhood Obesity In A New Original Production

Discovery Familia Tackles Childhood Obesity In A New Original Production

During National Diabetes Month this November, the network premieres "Crecer en forma con Jeannette Torres" along with a series of public service announcements to increase awareness of this disease continue reading »

Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

Shedding pounds through diet alone or diet and exercise aided shuteye, researchers say. Losing weight can help people who are overweight get a better night's sleep, according to a new study. continue reading »