New gun technology could distinguish between good guys, bad guys

ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Friend or foe? A local start-up is using new technology to help cops tell the difference between good guys and bad guys. They’re called “intelligent guns,” but the intelligent part is just one piece that clips onto the gun. Serious Simulations CEO and Founder Christopher Chambers says this little piece […]

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Your cash could grow faster in these savings accounts

FilippoBacci | E+ | Getty Images As stock market returns taper, you may want to consider an alternative home for some of your money. Yields on certain certificates of deposits and savings accounts are on the ascent, a trend that is likely to pick up if the Federal Reserve acts as expected and raises rates […]

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New blood test could predict second heart attack risk

A blood test that quickly and easily detects whether a person is at the risk of a secondary heart attack is being developed by scientists. The researchers at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease […]

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Testosterone therapy could be the cure for drastic weight loss in cancer patients

Testosterone therapy can help prevent weight loss or loss of body mass in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and help improve their quality of life. Many cancer patients suffer from a loss of body mass known as cachexia. Approximately 20% of cancer-related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia, which in cancer patients is often characterised by a rapid or severe […]

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Gut microbes could lead to depression in obesity

Turns out, gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center studied mice that become obese when put on a high-fat diet. The Joslin scientists found that mice on a high-fat diet showed significantly more signs of anxiety, depression and obsessive behaviour than animals on standard diets. “As endocrinologists, […]

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Parkinson’s disease, this new virus could be the reason behind it

According to the study conducted by the American Society for Microbiology, bacteriophages play a certain role in the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The researchers, led by George Tetz, showed that the abundance of lytic Lactococcus phages was higher in PD patients when compared to healthy individuals. This abundance led to a 10-fold reduction in […]

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