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The truth about sex

Satisfactory sexual intercourse for couples lasts from 3 to 13 minutes, contrary to popular fantasy about the need for hours of sexual activity.

The untrained eye

College-age men confuse friendly non-verbal cues with cues for sexual interest because the men have a less discerning eye than women - but their female peers aren't far behind.

Anti-restenosis drug

A new medication that researchers had hoped would reduce the risk of arterial renarrowing after stenting has turned in a disappointing performance.

Drug-coated balloon

An angioplasty balloon coated with a drug that reduces re-narrowing of the coronary arteries appears to be more effective than a drug-eluting stent.

Stroke brain cell damage

Researchers have identified a key player in the killing of brain cells after a stroke or a seizure - the protein asparagine endopeptidase.

Key to REM disorder

There is new promise on the horizon for those who suffer from REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) according to researchers.

Epilepsy's hub

An increased number of neuron hubs in the epileptic brain may be the root cause for the seizures that characterise the disorder.

Seeing may be believing

While people do tend to notice objects within their gaze, it is the assumptions they make about their environment that affects their perceptions.

Six organs removed

To get to a tumor, a organ transplant specialist said he first had to remove her stomach, pancreas, spleen, liver and small and large intestines.

When salmonella kills

Nearly half of all HIV-positive African adults who become infected with Salmonella die from what otherwise would be a seven-day bout of diarrhoea.

Strengthening T-Cells

When a certain protein was activated in mice, the animals eliminated existing tumours and were protected against developing new ones.

What women want

A new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals women's preferences can be influenced by their own attractiveness.

Assessing public health preparedness

Since 2001, state and local health departments in the United States (US) have accelerated efforts to prepare for high-impact public health emergencies.

Increased hepcidin expression

While circulating hepcidin levels were not associated with anaemia, it is positively associated with stage of colorectal disease.

Stress and the brain

Individuals who experience military combat obviously endure extreme stress, and this exposure leaves many diagnosed with PTSD.

Negative emotions and the brain

Reappraisal reduced negative emotion experience and suppression reduced disgust facial expressions, they markedly differed in their impact on brain activity.

Skeletal muscle disorder

A new UC Irvine study finds that lithium chloride can slow the development of inclusion body myositis, a skeletal muscle disease that affects the elderly.

Cystic fibrosis promise

New research holds promise for developing innovative therapies against cystic fibrosis and may also serve as a model for future therapies against the HIV virus.

Superbug infection in face lifts

A dangerous drug-resistant bacterial infection has been showing up in a small number of patients who undergo face-lifts, doctors reported on...

Processing images in brain

Scientists believe they have discovered a small part of the brain that processes both the images from a single eye and also the motion of our bodies.

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