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Glyphosate found pregnant women living near farms

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, is showing up in pregnant women living near farm fields – that raises health concerns Cynthia Curl, Boise...
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Alzheimer’s research benefits a wide range of genetic studies

Alzheimer’s disease is partly genetic − studying the genes that delay decline in some may lead to treatments for all Steven DeKosky, University of Florida Diseases that run...
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A prescription for nutrition

Prescriptions for fruits and vegetables can improve the health of people with diabetes and other ailments, new study finds Kurt Hager, UMass Chan Medical School and...
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Cannabis smoke is not harmless

Many people think cannabis smoke is harmless − a physician explains how that belief can put people at risk Beth Cohen, University of California, San Francisco Though...
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How parents can help kids deal with back-to-school anxiety

Elizabeth Englander, Bridgewater State University As a child, I had a great deal of anxiety. If you’ve ever seen me speak in public, that might...
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Long COVID-19 linked to overactive immune response

Long COVID-19 and other chronic respiratory conditions after viral infections may stem from an overactive immune response in the lungs Harish Narasimhan, University of Virginia Viruses that...
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Omega-3 fatty acids appear promising for maintaining lung health

U.S. National Institutes of Health Omega-3 fatty acids, which are abundant in fish and fish oil supplements, appear promising for maintaining lung health, according to...
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Fiber is your body’s natural guide to weight management

...rather than cutting carbs out of your diet, eat them in their original fiber packaging instead Christopher Damman, University of Washington Fiber might just be the key...
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Avoid Harmful Algae and Cyanobacteria

Harmful algae and cyanobacteria, sometimes called blue-green algae, can produce toxins (poisons) that can make people and animals sick and affect the environment. Learn...
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Hair straightening chemicals associated with higher uterine cancer risk

NIH study finds Black women may be more affected due to higher use. US National Institutes of Health Women who used chemical hair straightening products were...

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