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6 Health Stories to Read this Week: Cancer, Kissing, Coffee and More

Posted on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

From a device that shows promise in lengthening the lives of patients with glioblastomas to using magnets to decrease concussions on the football field, this week is full of good (or at least very interesting) science and health news.

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Tags: cancer, research, The Senses

Drug Development to Cancer Treatment: 5 Things the Nose Knows

Posted on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

If you were in elementary school more than twenty years ago, you learned that there were five senses and that management of those senses was highly localized. Your eyes see. Your tongue tastes. Your ears hear. Your skin feels, and your nose smells.

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Tags: The Senses

Hate Leafy Greens, Coffee, and Hoppy Beer? Blame Your Genes.

Posted on Thu, Oct 09, 2014 @ 03:55 PM

I love kale. And arugula, and black coffee, and brussels sprouts. To me, these foods' bitterness is pleasant and, in the veggies' cases, they strike me as subtly sweet. I am a nontaster according to recent health research. Others are very sensitive to bitter flavors and cringe at the mere thought of -- for instance -- eating a radish plucked fresh from the garden. 

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Tags: research, genes, health research, The Senses

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