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Scientists Discover How To Mend a Broken Heart

Researchers at the Salk Institute have found a way to heal damaged hearts, though the new discovery refers to physical cardiac damage, not the emotional kind.

Scientists have managed to repair the injured hearts of living mice by reactivating long dormant molecular machinery found in the animals’ cells, a finding that could help...
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Why Dark Chocolate Is So Beneficial For Your Health

The health benefits of eating dark chocolate have been extolled for centuries, but the exact reason has remained a mystery –– until now. Researchers reported recently that certain bacteria in the stomach gobble the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart.

Their findings were...
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Should You Worry?

When men donate sperm, they might worry about the results, but should people be concerned about receiving an organ donation from a deceased murderer? Surprisingly, a number of them are.

BBC News reports that neuroscientist Bruce Hood discovered this after surveying 20 students about how they would feel about such a donor if they needed a...

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A Broken Heart Really Can be Painful

A rejected lover's "broken heart" can feel as painful to the pain center in your brain as an actual physical injury. Psychologist Jaak Panksepp says, "Throughout history poets have written about the pain of a broken heart. It seems that such poetic insights into the human condition are now supported by neurophysiological findings."

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