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No golden smiles: More than half of 2012 Olympic athletes had bad teeth

Many elite athletes who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games had levels of oral health similar to those of poverty-stricken communities, a study said Monday. Researchers at University College London examined the teeth and gums of 302 athletes who visited a dental clinic at the London 2012 Olympic Village. The…

Brain power can decline from age 45: study

Cognitive skills can start to fall from the age of 45, not from around the age of 60 as is commonly thought, according to research published on Friday by the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Researchers led by Archana Singh-Manoux from the Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in…

Scientists find way to map brain’s complexity

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists say they have moved a step closer to developing a computer model of the brain after finding a way to map both the connections and functions of nerve cells in the brain together for the first time. In a study in the journal Nature on Sunday,…

Not “hard wiring”, please

It’s a story that, like a lot of media coverage of science and research, is getting linked everywhere because it confirms pre-existing prejudices. Here’s the story: Scientists have found that people with conservative views have brains with larger amygdalas, almond shaped areas in the centre of the brain often associated…

Have You Drawn The Wrong Conclusion Today?

The Wall Street Journal, in its eternal attempts to prove to the rest of us that the only proper way to go through life is rich and dumb, has a piece up today which makes the contention that health insurance makes us fat. Americans who have health insurance, either private…

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