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Treating chronic hypertension in early pregnancy benefits parents, babies

Study shows pregnant adults less likely to experience preterm births or other serious problems with treatment. U.S. National Institutes of Health Adults treated with medication for high...
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Missouri city is a hot spot of toxic air pollution and...

State Launches Cancer Study After ProPublica Identifies Toxic Air Pollution Hot Spot by Lisa Song ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The...
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What is the new COVID-19 variant BA.2, and will it cause...

Prakash Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina and Mitzi Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina A new omicron subvariant of the virus that causes COVID-19, BA.2, is...
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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Español (Spanish) On This Page What is Alzheimer's Disease? Who has it? What we know? Recognizing signs of Alzheimer's ...
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How poisonous mercury gets from coal-fired power plants into the fish...

How poisonous mercury gets from coal-fired power plants into the fish you eat Gabriel Filippelli, IUPUI People fishing along the banks of the White River as it...
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Poverty reduction alters infant brain activity

Brian Doctrow, Ph.D. - U.S. National Institutes of Health At a Glance Cash transfers to low-income mothers led to changes in their infants' brain activity. ...
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CDC Reports Increase in Human Rabies Cases Linked to Bats in...

Three U.S. rabies deaths in just five weeks US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC is raising awareness of the risks of rabies from bats...
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Some cancers are preventable with a vaccine – a virologist explains

Ronald C. Desrosiers, University of Miami One-fifth. Nearly 20% of cancers worldwide are caused by a virus. These viruses don’t cause cancer until long after they...
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Artificial Intelligence identifies dead cells under the microscope 100 times faster...

New AI technique identifies dead cells under the microscope 100 times faster than people can – potentially accelerating research on neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s Jeremy Linsley,...
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Myocarditis: COVID-19 is a much bigger risk to the heart than...

Glen Pyle, University of Guelph and Jennifer H Huang, Oregon Health & Science University The heart has played a central role in COVID-19 since the...

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