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Health risks associated with energy drinks can outweigh short-term benefits

— By Tania Fitzgeorge-Balfour

As energy drink consumption continues to grow worldwide there is a need to thoroughly examine their advertised benefits, nutritional content and any negative effects on public health. 598 more words


Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment

– By Marcus Banks

Engineered tissue containing human stem cells has allowed paraplegic rats to walk independently and regain sensory perception. The implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords. 488 more words


Age, gender, and personality predict risk of distracted driving

— By Conn Hastings

New research finds that gender, personality and how often people drive are all potentially linked to distraction during driving. The study, recently published in… 670 more words


Whincup, SVG eager for Newcastle finale

Red Bull Holden Racing drivers Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen say they are eager for the Supercars championship finale at Newcastle this weekend.

Both drivers are mathematically in with a chance of winning the Supercars championship title, however, van Gisbergen – who is 276-points adrift of standings leader Whincup, with 300-points on offer this weekend – has already stated he’s willing to take one for the team to get his stable-mate over the line. 457 more words

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Game of the Week: Arsenal vs Spurs

Even the most optimistic of Arsenal fans will feel uneasy as they make their way to the Emirates Saturday lunchtime. Whilst it may take more than a few high placed seasons to suggest there has been a total shift in power in North London, there is no denying that currently, Spurs have the better team. 222 more words

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Do violent communities foster violent children?

— By the University of Basel

Children and adolescents regularly confronted with violence in their community have a greater tendency to show antisocial behavior. This finding was reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the University Psychiatric Hospital Basel. 498 more words


Lost in time and space: How challenges change the way you think

Challenging situations — both positive and negative — make it harder for the brain to understand what’s happening around you.

— By Angharad Brewer Gillham… 639 more words