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Beginning life as a grad student studying human genetics.

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This blood prick for cholesterol might just become obsolete if recent technology can be improved upon. [Image Credit: marthaslifetaketwo]

A photograph might soon be all you need to keep a tab on your cholesterol levels.

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fat-free chocolate

Researchers have found a way to replace 50% of the fat in chocolate to make it healthier, and just as delicious.

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The cholesterol in egg yolk is not very benign, according to a new study. Egg yolk consumption has been found to have strong links with atherosclerosis in Canadian patients.

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blood tests can be used in alzheimer's in stead of brain scans

The incidence of Alzheimer’s has steadily increased over the last decade, and researchers have now found a possible way to diagnose it in its earlier stages.

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The twisted coils on the curved surface of a fluorescent bulb lead to the protective phosphorus coating getting chipped off or cracked, meaning that we are getting exposed to malevolent UV rays.

Using Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs is touted as a big way to reduce energy consumption. Scientists have now found structural defects in these bulbs which makes them radiate UV light, meaning that we are no safer from UV exposure in our homes than outside in the sun.

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Sleep deprivation could mean more than just a bad day.

Sleep deprivation doesn’t just make you groggy and give you problems that can be solved by a strong dose of caffeine. It make you more susceptible to a variety of disorders including cancer and diabetes.

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HIV-rebbbon

Two cancer patients who were also positive for HIV have been cured of any trace of virus in their blood after bone transplants.

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A new chemical which temporarily restores vision to blind mice has been discovered. This is generating great excitement because of its potential to treat human blindness.

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Light at night can cause depression

Chronic exposure to light at night, even dim light, can lead to depressive symptoms.

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You don't need futuristic technologies to ensure you hold on to new memories. Just take a break. [Image Credit: hplus magazine: http://hplusmagazine.com/2010/03/01/your-personal-memory-device-you-could-have-one-today/]

The key to a good memory may be a short period of wakeful rest right after the new information is experienced.

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