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COVID-19 rapid tests can breed confusion

COVID-19 rapid tests can breed confusion – here’s how to make sense of the results and what to do, according to 3 testing experts Nathaniel Hafer,...
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Bacteria may be the culprit behind rheumatoid arthritis

Newly discovered species of bacteria in the microbiome may be a culprit behind rheumatoid arthritis Meagan Chriswell, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Rheumatoid arthritis affects...
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FDA Proposes Updated Definition of ‘Healthy’ Claim on Food Packages

Proposed definition of the word 'healthy' intended to Help Improve Diet, Reduce Chronic Disease US Food & Drug Administration Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Bionic pancreas improves type 1 diabetes management compared to standard insulin...

Next-generation technology maintains blood glucose levels by automatically delivering insulin. US National Institutes of Health A device known as a bionic pancreas, which uses next-generation technology...
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COVID-19 can cause lasting lung damage

3 ways long COVID patients’ respiration can suffer Jeffrey M. Sturek, University of Virginia and Alexandra Kadl, University of Virginia “I just can’t do what I used...
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Fears of a polio resurgence in the US have health officials...

A virologist explains the history of this dreaded disease Rosemary Rochford, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Fears of polio gripped the U.S. in the mid-20th century....
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How the omicron subvariant BA.5 became a master of disguise –...

Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Penn State The omicron subvariant known as BA.5 was first detected in South Africa in February 2022 and spread rapidly throughout the...

Protecting yourself from UV radiation

Español (Spanish) US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Taking steps to protect yourself from the sun is a year-round responsibility. Protect yourself and others from...
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Understanding the many ways that your internal clock affects your health

Your body has an internal clock that dictates when you eat, sleep and might have a heart attack – all based on time of day Shogo...
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What is monkeypox? A microbiologist explains what’s known about this smallpox cousin

Rodney E. Rohde, Texas State University On May 18, 2022, Massachusetts health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a single case...

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