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Insulin was discovered 100 years ago

Insulin was discovered 100 years ago – but it took a lot more than one scientific breakthrough to get a diabetes treatment to patients James...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Extreme Heat

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Español (Spanish) What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat? People suffer heat-related illness when...
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mRNA Vaccines May Pack More Persistent Punch Against COVID-19 Than Thought

Dr. Francis Collins - National Institutes of Health Many people, including me, have experienced a sense of gratitude and relief after receiving the new COVID-19...
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3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet

William A. Masters, Tufts University and Anna Herforth, Tufts University The COVID-19 pandemic has caused price spikes for corn, milk, beans and other commodities, but...
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Understanding the dangerous synergy of heat and humidity

Knowing how heat and humidity affect your body can help you stay safe during heat waves JohnEric W. Smith, Mississippi State University Less than a month into...
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Alarming Decline in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Prolonged delays in cancer screening due to the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to increase existing health disparities Centers For Disease Control and Prevention The total number of...
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Diabetes control worsened over the past decade

By Erin Bryant - National Institutes of Health At a Glance A study found that control over blood sugar and blood pressure has declined among...
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Exercise is free medicine for your brain

The exercise pill: How exercise keeps your brain healthy and protects it against depression and anxiety Arash Javanbakht, Wayne State University As with many other physicians, recommending...
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The many problems that come with palm oil

How palm oil became the world’s most hated, most used fat source Jonathan E. Robins, Michigan Technological University Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick,...
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World Sickle Cell Day – June 19th

World Sickle Cell Day This World Sickle Cell Day (observed every year on June 19), find new stories and resources about sickle cell disease! Sickle cell...

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