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The 2021 Nobel Prize for medicine helps unravel mysteries about how...

Steven D. Munger, University of Florida Humans rely on our senses to tell us about the world. Which way is that waterfall? Is it day...

The Latest on COVID-19 Boosters

Dr. Francis Collins US National Institutes of Health More than 180 million Americans, including more than 80 percent of people over age 65, are fully vaccinated...
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50 years ago, the first CT scan let doctors see inside...

50 years ago, the first CT scan let doctors see inside a living skull – thanks to an eccentric engineer at the Beatles’ record company Edmund...
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A healthy diet and exercise are not a substitute for vaccination

Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine? A research scientist and fitness enthusiast explains why the answer is no Richard Bloomer,...
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Should teens taking ADHD, anxiety and depression drugs consume energy drinks...

Lina Begdache, Binghamton University, State University of New York About 6.1 million children in the U.S., more than 9% of all kids and teens, have...
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Even mild cases of COVID-19 cause changes in the brain

Preliminary research finds that even mild cases of COVID-19 leave a mark on the brain – but it’s not yet clear how long it lasts Jessica...
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A pediatrician explains a spike in ear infections after Covid restrictions...

Abigail Kumral, University of Virginia As a pediatrician, I see children in my clinic daily for ear infections. Because these are associated with viral upper...
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Hormone links exercise with cognitive benefits

Brian Doctrow, Ph.D. - U.S. National Institutes of Health At a Glance Researchers found that irisin, an exercise-induced hormone, improves cognitive performance in mice. The...
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Exposure to toxic dust causing chronic health conditions for 9/11 survivors

9/11 survivors’ exposure to toxic dust and the chronic health conditions that followed offer lessons that are still too often unheeded Roberto Lucchini, Florida International University The...
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How fructose may contribute to obesity and cancer

—Brian Doctrow, Ph.D., U.S. National Institutes of Health At a Glance Researchers found that high levels of dietary fructose alter the gut to increase nutrient...

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