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Eventually, everybody dies. But that doesn’t mean that scientists shouldn’t work to help people live the longest, most enjoyable life possible.

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An Italian doctor wants to transplant a quadriplegic patient’s head onto a donor body. Is this is the next leap in regenerative medicine, or just a whacked-out idea from a latter-day Dr. Frankenstein.

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The first monaural stethoscope was invented by physician Rene Laennec in France in 1816. This small and sturdy device greatly improved the physician's ability to listen to internal body sounds. This is a replica, produced in 1929 for the History of Medicine Museum in Toronto, of the earliest wooden model stethoscope.

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There are a lot of studies that talk about the health benefits of breakfast. But some of them require a closer look. They don’t necessarily show that breakfast causes good health.

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If you combine alcohol with energy drinks, you might end up with a long-term problem: addiction. In fact, energy drink cocktails can affect the teenage brain similarly to cocaine.

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Mercury pollution from southern Canada can travel all the way to the Arctic. There, mercury can impact aquatic food webs, and all the species who depend on them—including humans.

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Scientists think that genetically engineered gut bacteria could help fight obesity.

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People can act in racist ways or make racist comments without consciously meaning to. Thankfully, your brain contains the machinery necessary to correct implicit racial biases. All it takes is a little mental effort!

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Remember the dermal regenerators Commander Riker used on Star Trek? Just wave it over a skin wound for instant healing! Well, real-world scientists are working on similar devices that use sound waves.

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You have attitudes about nearly everything, including people, places, things, and experiences. Researchers have found that your attitudes are based on three key factors: evaluation, potency and activity (EPA).

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