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Visual test linked to high IQUSA TODAYOptical illusions have a storied history in neuroscience, pointing out insights into how the brain works. A visual tests now finds impaired abilities to see large motions in high-IQ folks. Rochester. A simple visual task that measures the brain's unconscious ability ..
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US Teen Birth Rates Drop To New LowMedical News TodayTeen birth rates have dropped significantly, most notably among Hispanic teens, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among adolescents aged 15 to 19 years, the birth rate rate fell by close to one half from ..
Universal flu jab 'edges closer'BBC NewsA way of creating more effective vaccines which could protect against a broad range of flu viruses has been reported by US researchers. A different seasonal flu jab is produced every year as the virus is a constantly shifting target. This animal study, published ..
Got an Itch? Mouse Study May Help Explain WhyU.S. News & World ReportTHURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- The sensation of itching is hardwired into the nervous system and can be traced back to a small molecule released in the spinal cord, according to a new study in mice. Researchers say this molecule, known as ..
A Bitter/Sweet Shift in Cockroach DefensesNew York TimesEveryone knows that cockroaches are the ultimate survivors, with enough evolutionary tricks up their carapaces to have thrived for 350 million years and to have completely adapted to the human species. Enlarge This Image ..
Polish Man Gets Lifesaving Face TransplantABC NewsPatients usually have to wait several years before undergoing face transplant surgery, but after a work accident left a 33-year-old Polish man mauled and at risk for life-threatening infections, doctors needed to act fast. The man, identified only as Grzegorz, got ..
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US Teen Birth Rate Plummets: ReportU.S. News & World ReportTHURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Teen birth rates in the United States are dropping sharply, especially among Hispanic teens, according to a new government report. Overall, the rate of birth among teens aged 15 to 19 dropped by nearly one half ..
Ala. Mystery Illness May Be CoincidenceABC NewsA mystery illness has sickened seven people in southeastern Alabama, killing two of them, according to the state Health Department, but it's not clear whether the patients – or their symptoms – are connected. "At this time, there is no epidemiological link ..
Cornoavirus responsible for 44 cases, 22 deaths, UN saysCTV NewsGENEVA -- The World Health Organization says there are now 22 deaths worldwide out of 44 lab-confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. WHO officials have reported another fatal case of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS, ..
SAP in autism recruitment driveBBC NewsGerman software company SAP says it hopes to recruit hundreds of people with autism, saying they have a unique talent for information technology. The firm said that by 2020, 1% of its global workforce of 65,000 employees would be people with autism