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Why it can be hard to stop eating even when you’re...

Tera Fazzino, University of Kansas and Kaitlyn Rohde, University of Kansas All foods are not created equal. Most are palatable, or tasty to eat, which...

Permanent hair dye and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of...
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Newly identified flu antibodies could improve vaccines and treatments

Original Publication: 11/05/2019 - National Institutes of Health Each year, millions of people get influenza, or flu. During the 2017-2018 flu season, 959,000 people in...
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Climate change poses lifelong threat to children’s health

By Fatima Arkin Climate change is already damaging the health of the world’s children and threatens a lifelong impact unless countries meet the Paris...

Your big brain makes you human

Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Vanderbilt University Here’s something new to consider being thankful for at the dinner table: the long evolutionary journey that gave you your big...
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Diabetic foot wounds kill millions, but high-tech solutions and teamwork are...

David G. Armstrong, University of Southern California What if someone told you that there’s a disease you could catch where you couldn’t feel any symptoms...

Brain activity predicts which mice will become compulsive drinkers

Cody A. Siciliano, Vanderbilt University Some individuals consume alcohol their entire adult life without developing an alcohol use disorder. Others, however, quickly transition to compulsive...

Why the CDC warns antibiotic-resistant fungal infections are an urgent health...

This is a medical illustration of an drug-resistant fungus, Aspergillus fumigatus. Stephanie Rossow/CDC Cornelius (Neil) J. Clancy, University of Pittsburgh In 2013 I took care of a...

How gene-edited white blood cells are helping fight cancer

Scientists are using gene editing to make better cancer treatments.Piyush K. Jain, University of Florida For the first time in the United States, a gene...

Bioterrorism: We are Not Ready

Salad bars and water systems are easy targets for bioterrorists -- and America's monitoring system is woefully inadequate Ana Santos Rutschman, Saint Louis University In October...

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