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Goosebumps: Why do certain experiences give you goosebumps?

Goosebumps, chills, heebie-jeebies — whatever you call them — are an oddly pleasant sensation that most of us experience when cold, overcome with emotion or are sexually aroused. They cause small puckers to form on our flesh (reminiscent of a plucked goose) and send chills down our spines.But have you ever stopped to wonder why…

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Certain dietary patterns may raise risk for developing IBD

(HealthDay)—Dietary patterns are associated with the risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with an increased risk for Crohn disease (CD) seen in association with a Western dietary pattern and an increased risk for ulcerative colitis (UC) observed with a carnivorous pattern, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in the Journal of Crohn’s…

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This gene version is less likely to cause severe COVID-19

The new results show that people with a specific version of a gene are less likely to develop severe COVID-19. Earlier research had identified a specific group of genes, called the OAS1/2/3 gene cluster, as being involved in the risk for severe COVID-19. One version of a gene in that cluster –passed down from Neanderthals, appeared…

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Stalker 2 will let certain NFT owners become in-game NPCs

December 15, 2021 5:36 AM Image Credit: GSC Game World Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  GSC Game World, the developers of the upcoming Stalker 2, today announced…

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Only certain patients with chronic neck pain need invasive procedures to treat it

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The use of radiofrequency ablation—targeted heat from an electrical current to ease nerve pain—may be helpful for treating chronic neck pain, but only in patients meeting particular criteria, conclude evidence-based consensus guidelines, published online in the journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. And while the application of nerve blocks is likely…