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Fear of the dentist: what is dental phobia and dental anxiety?

How a phobia of the dentist can ruin your smile.

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Parkinson’s: four unusual signs you may be at risk

Changes in bowel habits occur up to 20 years before the onset of Parkinson’s.

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Feel like time is flying? Here’s how to slow it down

Living fully in the moment can help us savour every experience and stop time passing ever more quickly.

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Antibiotics: beneficial side effects are starting to come to light

There’s more to antibiotics than meets the eye.

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Did Anne Boleyn really try to speak after being beheaded?

How long does the brain remain conscious after decapitation?

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Nicotine replacement: when quitting cigarettes, consider using more nicotine, not less

A recent Cochrane review came to a surprising conclusion.

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Caster Semenya v IAAF: ruling will have big implications for women’s participation in sport

Arbitration case between athlete Caster Semenya and the IAAF centres on eligibility to compete based on testosterone – but there are other factors in play.

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Testosterone: why defining a ‘normal’ level is hard to do

So-called normal levels of testosterone are approximations, but can help researchers investigate disease and treatments.

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DNA analysis finds that type of grass pollen, not total count, could be important for allergy sufferers

Pollen counts focus on the amount of grains in the air, but it could be the species that are more important.

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Does a year in space make you older or younger?

Does a year in space make you older or younger? Are space twin Scott and Earth twin Mark no longer identical? Robert Markowitz/NASA Susan Bailey, Colorado State University Daily life aboard the International Space Station moves fast. Really fast. Traveling at approximately 17,000 miles per hour, 300 miles above the Earth, astronauts watch 16 sunrises and sunsets every “day” while floating around in a box with a handful of people they depend on for survival. One need look no further than Hollywood blockbusters like “The Martian,” “Gravity” and “Interstellar” for futuristic visions of life beyond Earth as we venture longer and deeper into outer space. But what about the human body’s response to real-life spaceflight – what are the health effects? Will space travelers age at different rates than those…

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