If you make impulsive choices you should blame your parents—it’s genetic

'Delay discounting' is the tendency, given the choice, to take a smaller reward that is available immediately, instead of a larger reward that will be delivered in the future. According to a report presented today at the American College of Neuropsycho...

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Filling in gaps in the history of earth’s magnetic field

The Marcellus Shale is famous as a formation being explored for natural gas resources. That exploration has also offered some insight into an age-old problem: where was the continent of North America 400 million years ago?

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Combining adult stem cells with hormone may speed bone fracture healing

A combination of adult stem cells and parathyroid hormone significantly increased new bone formation in laboratory animals and may speed the healing process for human bone fractures caused by osteoporosis, a new study shows.

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Long nights and lazy days could send you to an early grave

Sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise, according to new findings to emerge from the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study.

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Chewbaaka migrated from North America

The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is now at home on the African plains, but it started a migration 100,000 years ago from North America towards its current habitat. The research, published in the open-access journal Genome Biology, found that the migratio...

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Concerns over excessive testing of patients with type 2 diabetes

Over half of patients with controlled type 2 diabetes have many more tests than is currently recommended by national guidelines, and this has been associated with overtreatment of the condition, suggests a large US study published in The BMJ this week.

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Overtesting for diabetes patients reaps negative rewards

In a study released online today in The BMJ, researchers from Mayo Clinic report a national trend toward overtesting glycated hemoglobin levels in adult patients with type 2 diabetes.Overtesting causes redundancy and waste says the study team, adding u...

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