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...
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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...
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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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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...

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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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...
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Why your generic drugs may not be safe and the FDA...

C. Michael White, University of Connecticut Generic prescription drugs have saved the U.S. about US$1.7 trillion over the past decade. The Food and Drug Administration...
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Rural Americans struggle for health care access

Simon F. Haeder, Pennsylvania State University Living in rural America certainly comes with a number of benefits. There is less crime, access to the outdoors,...
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How does a piece of bread cause a migraine?

Lauren Green, University of Southern California Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world and causes suffering for tens of millions of people....

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