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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Health Research; Goodbye to sunburn thanks to sunburn indicator ♦ Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain ♦ Age-specific brain changes in autism

Goodbye to sunburn thanks to sunburn indicator Researchers have developed a strip of plastic, containing 'smart' ink, which turns colourless from an initial blue colour just before exposure to too much ultraviolet light from the sun, prompting you to move into the shade before you burn
Research aims to reduce healthcare disparities The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) population has been largely understudied by the medical community. Researchers found that the LGBTQI community experience health disparities with being at an elevated risk for multiple types of cancer.
Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new research. "Many people suffer from chronic pain, and the level of pain experienced can be higher than would be expected from actual tissue damage. Our research raises the interesting possibility that pain levels could be manipulated by applying additional stimuli, and by moving one part of the body relative to others
Discovering age-specific brain changes in autism Individuals with autism spectrum disorder exhibit different patterns of brain connectivity when compared to typically developing individuals, scientists report, and those patterns adjust as the individual ages, research shows.

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