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Scoliosis stems from one gene variation

Scoliosis stems from one gene variation

Largely misunderstood, many genes have been implicated in causing scoliosis. The gene that causes this genetic condition has now been pinpointed by researchers at the University of Montreal as POC5. Scoliosis affects more than 7 million Americans, and while 20 percent of the cases stem from a mix of tumors, trauma, or neurological dysfunction, the cause is unknown in upwards of…

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Kobe Bryant Out with Back Issue

Kobe Bryant Out with Back Issue

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers sat out against the Miami Heat in Tuesday’s 101-88 loss. “I had trouble walking. I’ve been dealing with the back a little bit during training camp. Today I couldn’t shake it free,” said 37-year-old Bryant of his back. This was the first game Bryant missed in what could be his last NBA season.…

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5 Side Effects from your smartphone

5 Side Effects from your smartphone

Are you addicted to your smartphone? While it can be a lifesaver at times, it can also be a pain in the neck, literally. Here are 5 unwanted side effects of using your smartphone all the time: Cell Phone Elbow and Text Claw – “Text Claw” is a nonmedical term for sore muscles and finger cramping due to continuous texting,…

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18 Secrets for a Longer Life

18 Secrets for a Longer Life

Want to live a long, healthy life? Check out these 18 secrets below to a longer life. Protect your DNA – As we grow older, the ends of our chromosomes, called telomeres, become shorter which makes you more vulnerable to disease. Lifestyle changes boosted an enzyme that increases telomere length. Other studies suggest diet and exercise can protect telomeres. Be…

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10 cool facts about your spine

10 cool facts about your spine

Your spine is actually more interesting than you think. It is also considered one of the most important parts of the human body, if not THE most important. Check out these cool facts about the human spine and its interesting characteristics: It’s Not Very Thick – Surprisingly the spinal cord is only 1 centimeter thick. It stops growing after the age of five.…

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