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Self-inflating weight loss capsule is activated with a magnet

Self-inflating weight loss capsule is activated with a magnet

Researchers have developed a new weight loss capsule that self-inflates in the patient's stomach, helping them feel full without the need for an invasive inflation process. The capsule works, in part, with an external magnet that is passed over the patient's stomach, triggering the capsule to self-inflate. The same magnet is used to trigger the deflation process, after which point the capsule is safely passed.

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Measles outbreak just set a dangerous record

Measles outbreak just set a dangerous record

As of April 2019, the United States has exceeded its all-time high annual number of measles cases reported since the nation declared the disease eliminated in 2000. The latest figures come less than a week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the US was experiencing an atypically high number of cases in multiple parts of the country.

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Ten major e-cigarette brands found contaminated with dangerous toxins

Ten major e-cigarette brands found contaminated with dangerous toxins

A new study has some bad news for electronic cigarette users: many popular products available in the United States were found to be contaminated with harmful fungal and bacterial toxins. Among other things, researchers found trace amounts of glucan in 81-percent of popular e-cigarette liquid products. The contaminates may cause inflammation, lung issues, and more.

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The new WHO screen time for kids limits are super-strict

The new WHO screen time for kids limits are super-strict

Children under one year of age shouldn't have any screen time, the World Health Organization has decided, part of a wide-ranging set of guidelines for raising heathy kids that could well prove controversial. Although many parents have discovered that sitting an infant in front of a TV or tablet can prove a capable distraction, the potential health risks may be considerable.

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Study finds most people choose junk food to satisfy the munchies

Study finds most people choose junk food to satisfy the munchies

There's a certain stereotype associated with 'the munchies,' one that describes a person who, after getting suitably high, gravitates toward junk food to satisfy their increased appetite. A new study looked at whether there's an element of truth to this trope and the results are anything but surprising: most people experiencing 'the munchies' choose junk food over healthy alternatives.

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Pig brain lives outside corpse after beheading

Pig brain lives outside corpse after beheading

So you want to know more about how researchers brought a dead pig brain back to life outside its corpse. Today we're going to talk about this very subject, a pig-brain experiment the likes of which have brought about some ethical questions. This experiment began with researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, along with the severed heads of 32 pigs.

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Researchers reduced symptoms of Williams Syndrome in study

Researchers reduced symptoms of Williams Syndrome in study

A group of neuroscientists is working on animal studies with mice that are investigating a rare neurological condition called Williams Syndrome. In humans, Williams Syndrome is rare affecting about 1 in 10,000 babies born in the US. Babies suffering from this neurological disorder have a range of cognitive impairments, cardiovascular problems, and hypersociability.

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Research shows Greenland ice loss has accelerated rapidly

Research shows Greenland ice loss has accelerated rapidly

New data from research published this week focuses on the ice mass in Greenland. Greenland is the home to the second largest ice sheet in the world, and new research shows ice loss is accelerating rapidly. The study used information that was based on nearly 50-years of data.

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FDA approves nerve stimulation device to treat kids with ADHD

FDA approves nerve stimulation device to treat kids with ADHD

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first device designed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. The device is only available as a prescription, offering the public a non-drug alternative to treat the condition. Key to the device is technology that delivers mild stimulation to the patient's trigeminal nerve.

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Asteroid 16 Psyche: A quick primer as NASA enters Phase C

Asteroid 16 Psyche: A quick primer as NASA enters Phase C

Information on the NASA mission to 16 Psyche just became a whole lot more relevant, as we're less than a month away from a key bit of official review approval. In other words - we're still in the planning phase, but we're right at that point of no return, so to speak. The mission is aiming for an asteroid in our local major asteroid belt, an asteroid by the name 16 Psyche - and it's worth around $10,000 quadrillion USD because of the metal in contains.

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Stunning jellyfish galaxy could finally spill its star creation secrets

Stunning jellyfish galaxy could finally spill its star creation secrets

NASA is preparing to study a mesmerizing "jellyfish" galaxy in unprecedented detail, with the James Webb Space Telescope aiming to unlock the secrets of how - and why - it formed. ESO 137-001 doesn't have the most memorable name, but the distant galaxy has been the subject of longstanding investigation as astronomers explore the origins of stars.

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Researchers create massive concrete forms that can be moved by hand

Researchers create massive concrete forms that can be moved by hand

Usually, when big stone or concrete forms need to be moved, the moving happens with the help of a massive crane. A research firm caleld CEMEX global R&D worked with MIT researchers to create the giant stones that can be moved easily by hand with no heavy equipment needed. The stones can be stacked into different constructs depending on the need.

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