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The Benefits of Reading Out Loud

Why adults should read aloud to one another, and a few recommendations to get you started. [...]

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What to Know About the HPV Vaccine and Cancer Prevention

New research shows many eligible people are not getting the shots. [...]

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How a Nutrition Expert Really Eats

We asked a nutrition professor and dietitian how she keeps up healthy habits without stressing about food. [...]

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Why Some Seniors Are Giving Up on Romance

Why some older people who have given up looking for romantic love say they feel self-assured and satisfied on their own. [...]

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Could You Pass the Presidential Physical Fitness Test Today?

Whether you loved it or loathed it as a kid, the exercises can still be a revealing measure of health — now that no one’s forcing you to do them. [...]

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Does Beer Before Liquor Actually Make You Sicker?

We asked alcohol researchers to explain what will — and won’t — prevent a hangover. [...]

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How Sleep Affects Your Mood: The Link Between Insomnia and Mental Health

Poor sleep can make anxiety, depression and other mental health issues worse. Here’s what to do about it. [...]

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Is Red Wine Actually Good for You? How the Drink Affects Heart Health

For a glorious decade or two, the drink was lauded as good for the heart. What happened? [...]

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Major Embryo Shipping Company Halts Business in Alabama

The decision means I.V.F. patients who want to transfer frozen embryos to another state may not be able to do so. [...]

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NY AG Urges Stricter Asthma Drug Warnings Due to Children’s Mental Health Risks

The A.G., Letitia James, called on the F.D.A. to redouble efforts to alert doctors about potential side effects of Singulair and to consider discouraging use of the drug for children. [...]

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Abortion Laws, Accidents and Lax Rules Now Imperil Fertility Industry

Fertility clinics are routinely sued by patients for errors that destroy embryos, as happened in Alabama. An effort to define them legally as “unborn children” has raised the stakes. [...]

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Wendy Williams Has Frontotemporal Dementia and Aphasia, Representatives Say

Representatives for the former daytime talk show host announced her diagnoses two days before the release of a two-part documentary about her health issues. [...]

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Menthol Cigarette Bans Can Reduce Smoking Rates, Study Finds

As public health groups pressure the Biden administration to impose a ban on menthol cigarettes, research suggests similar moves in other countries have led to lower smoking rates. [...]

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Abortion Shield Laws: A New War Between the States

Doctors in six states where abortion is legal are using new laws to send abortion pills to tens of thousands of women in states where it is illegal. [...]

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Alabama Says Embryos in a Lab Are Children. What Are the Implications?

A ruling by the state’s Supreme Court could change common practices at fertility clinics in the state and possibly nationwide. [...]

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‘Modern Love Podcast’: A Politics Reporter Walks Into a Singles Mixer

Politics and speed dating: What could go wrong? Astead Herndon, host of “The Run-Up,” talks to Anna Martin about his recent reporting excursion. [...]

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N.I.H. researchers found notable differences between the immune systems and other physiological functions of patients with ME/CFS and those of healthy patients. [...]

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At 70, This Instagram Influencer Shows That It’s Never Too Late

Lyn Slater, 70, was deemed the Accidental Icon by a college fashion student. She now has nearly one million followers on social media and is upending notions of aging. [...]

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75 Hard Has a Cultish Following. Is It Worth All the Effort?

Thousands of people each year partake in the 75-day program meant to build “mental toughness,” according to its creator, but health experts caution the program may be too rigid and [...]

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Are Single or Partnered Young Adults Happier?

The latest study suggests your perception of partnerships, rather than your relationship status, determines your happiness. [...]

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Autism App Targets the "Holy Grail" of Communication

Syntax is especially difficult for many autistic people with severe language impairment. Researchers just released the first tool to use AI to teach more complex communication. [...]

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Five Approaches for Conquering a Partner's Selfishness

Be encouraged if your partner frustrates you by showing selfishness. This is different from narcissism, which is more entrenched. Selfishness can changed by practicing generosity. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
What Does Body Temperature Have to Do With Depression?

People with depression seem to run hotter. Researchers have several theories as to why, which may inform future treatment options. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
Principles of Hope and Meaning

Emotions give intensity to hope and meaning, while lack of emotion drains intensity from them. [...]

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Why Family Storytelling Is Good for Us

Sharing stories with and about our families connects us to a deep sense of human frailty that, ironically, makes us stronger. [...]

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The Number-One Reason Conflicts Do Not Resolve

Reactivity invites behavior that hardens positions and, in the end, makes resolutions less likely. Here's what you need instead. [...]

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Is Ketamine Safe?

Questions answered about ketamine and its place in psychiatry. [...]

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Understanding and Healing Perfectionism

Struggling with perfectionism? Understanding the root emotions will ease this symptom. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
5 Types of Dreams and Their Secret Messages

Every dream delivers a secret message. Apply these tools to find out what yours mean. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
Can Negative Emotions Be Useful?

Ever wish you could just get rid of negative emotions? Not so fast! Anxiety, sadness, and anger can provide us with important information and motivate us to take action. [...]

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Can America Rebrand College From "Partying" to "Purpose"?

Excessive drinking and substance use on college campuses does not have to be the norm—an examination of collegiate recovery communities can help inform how to rebrand college. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
Pivot to the Positive

Snarky comments are subtle put-downs that elevate one person above another person. Here's a healthy way to respond. [...]

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6 Ways to Prevent Your High-Performing Team From Burning Out

The reality is that burnout is not only about the individual; it can signal that systemic changes are needed within an organization. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
LLMs and the Life-Long Learner

LLMs can evolve the landscape of continuous learning, empowering individuals to navigate the dynamic terrains of modern careers with curiosity, adaptability, and engagement. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
Let Your Children Be Bored

We dread the experience of our children being bored. We try to entertain them, but in doing so, we deny them the opportunity to tolerate and find creative solutions on [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
The Uses and Abuses of Shaming

Shame has a proper role to play in a society that values compassion and fairness. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
Why People Get Emotionally Triggered

Understanding the science behind what happens to us when we have an emotional reaction can help us learn how to control it and react in a calmer, more balanced way. [...]

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7 Factors to Consider for Making Better Decisions

Optimal decision-making is focused not only on the “here and now,” but also takes into consideration future consequences of decisions (or seeing the big picture). [...]

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2023-25 MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence cohort announced

Thirteen postdocs join program that emphasizes community and prioritizes professional development. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
MIT Solve announces 2024 Global Challenges and Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Over $1 million in prize funding available for tech-enabled solutions to the 2024 Global Challenges. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Stitch3D is powering a new wave of 3D data collaboration

The company, founded by Clark Yuan MBA ’22, has developed a cloud platform that makes 3D data sharing, visualizing, and editing easy. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
A passion for innovation and education

Leon Sandler reflects on 18 years of helping MIT faculty make their research have real-world impact. [...]

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Anantha Chandrakasan named MIT’s inaugural chief innovation and strategy officer

While continuing to serve as dean of engineering, Chandrakasan will play a pivotal role in advancing President Kornbluth’s priorities. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Safer skies with self-flying helicopters

Autonomous helicopters made by Rotor Technologies, a startup led by MIT alumni, take the human out of risky commercial missions. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
3 Questions: The Climate Project at MIT

Richard Lester describes an emerging new initiative that will back climate efforts at the Institute and find outside partnerships to drive actionable innovation. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
MIT students win national materials design competition

At the ASM Materials Education Foundation’s 2023 Undergraduate Design Competition, seniors Louise Anderfaas and Darsh Grewal design a super-strong aluminum plate for applications such as planes and cars. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Six MIT students selected as spring 2024 MIT-Pillar AI Collective Fellows

The graduate students will aim to commercialize innovations in AI, machine learning, and data science. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
MADMEC winner creates “temporary tattoos” for T-shirts

Me-Shirts, winner of the annual MIT materials science competition, has developed a biodegradable material than can be easily added and removed from shirts. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
A chronicler of the biotech boom

MIT historian of science Robin Wolfe Scheffler takes a close look at the progress of biomedical research in the U.S. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Noubar Afeyan PhD ’87 to deliver MIT’s 2024 Commencement address

The inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist has co-founded and developed over 70 life-science and technology startups. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
New MIT.nano equipment to accelerate innovation in “tough tech” sectors

The advanced fabrication tools will enable the next generation of microelectronics and microsystems while bridging the gap from the lab to commercialization. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
MIT Faculty Founder Initiative announces finalists for second competition

Twelve researchers selected as finalists for 2023-24 MIT-Royalty Pharma Prize Competition to support female entrepreneurs in biotech. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Q&A: A blueprint for sustainable innovation

Atacama Biomaterials, co-founded by Paloma Gonzalez-Rojas SM ’15, PhD ’21, combines architecture, machine learning, and chemical engineering to create eco-friendly materials. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
This nonprofit is proving that creating good jobs is good business

The Good Jobs Institute, founded by MIT Sloan’s Zeynep Ton, helps companies improve frontline jobs and company performance. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
MIT community members elected to the National Academy of Inventors for 2023

MIT Koch Institute researchers Daniel Anderson and Ana Jaklenec, plus 11 MIT alumni, are honored for inventions that have made a tangible impact on society. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
MIT in the media: 2023 in review

MIT community members made headlines with key research advances and their efforts to tackle pressing challenges. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
MIT’s tiny technologies go to Washington

Cancer nanomedicine was on display at the 2023 White House Demo Day. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
AI meets climate: MIT Energy and Climate Hack 2023

The Energy and Climate Hack presented opportunities for students and companies to collaborate and develop innovative solutions. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Mosquito-spreading drones could slash the spread of disease

If you're trying to disperse 300,000 disease-fighting mosquitos per day, using a drone may well be your best bet for doing so. The technology has already been tested in Brazil, [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
MIT takes a hands-on approach to tactile learning

Some folks prefer to get a grip on things to better understand concepts. Researchers have developed smart gloves for tactile learners that use haptic feedback and AI to teach users [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Google's new HQ goes off the rails for big CO2 savings

Google has commissioned the ambitious transformation of a 1930s rail terminal into a new headquarters in New York City. Named St. John's Terminal, the building has been massively upgraded, including [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Potato chip breakthrough crunches cancer risk for healthier snack

In what many of us would consider a true public service to one of the world's best food groups, scientists have flicked the switch on a mechanism that causes cold-stored [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Using your nose to regenerate knees eroded by osteoarthritis

Having already demonstrated that a small amount of cartilage taken from the nose can be used to repair injured knees, researchers will soon commence a clinical trial to investigate whether [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Stubborn liver cancer may have met its match in century-old TB vaccine

A single injection of the 102-year-old tuberculosis vaccine, BCG, has proven effective at triggering an immune response in mice and shrank their liver cancer tumors, according to research by UC [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Type 2 stamps classic VW camper-inspired steel on new pop-top trailer

You won't find a new Volkswagen pop-up camper van on the US market, but you can find a VW-inspired pop-up camping trailer. In fact, you've had that option for over [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Software tweak doubles computer processing speed, halves energy use

Existing processors in PCs, smartphones and other devices can be supercharged for enormous power and efficiency gains using a new parallel processing software framework designed to eliminate bottlenecks and use [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
US returns to the Moon after half a century with nail-biter landing

The United States has returned to the Moon after over 50 years. At 6:24 pm EST, the robotic Odysseus touched down autonomously on the lunar surface, followed by a tense [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Bloodborne pathogens quickly ID'd by melting their DNA

A new technique, which involves melting bacterial DNA found in blood samples, could deliver diagnoses of potentially fatal infections faster than ever before. Results may be obtained in a few [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Review: Toyota's all-electric bZ4X suffers from an identity crisis

As Toyota’s first serious foray into electric vehicles, most of us expected the bZ4X to be ... well, something else. Instead, what we got was a confusingly-named station wagon crossover [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
60-second hammock stand lets you lounge anywhere

Even if you've got less than a minute to spare, that's still enough time to set up this hammock stand. That's the claim made by Wyoming-based outdoor gear company Yobogear [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Xiaomi launches Leica camera masquerading as a smartphone

Xiaomi's latest flagship handset has launched in China ahead of an expected Mobile World Congress appearance in Barcelona next week. The 14 Ultra's headline feature is a Leica main camera [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Spacious 45-foot family home-on-wheels stretches out over quad axles

Measuring 45-ft (13.7-m)-long, the Tellico is the largest home on wheels we've seen to date. This sizable family residence offers a remarkably spacious apartment-like interior, as well as a substantial [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Ingenious Neanderthals had glue as part of their prehistoric tool kits

Neanderthals were gluing handles onto their tools over 100,000 years ago, possibly making the species even smarter than previously thought. So says a new study that discovered the use of [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Radioactive ‘fruit sugar’ lights up cancer and inflammation

A radioactive form of fructose, a natural sugar found in fruit, given to mice lit up areas of cancer and inflammation on a diagnostic medical scan. The researchers say the [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Iconic BT Tower undergoing radical transformation into luxury hotel

London's 177-m (581-ft)-tall BT Tower has been a lot of things over the years – a telecommunications tower, a revolving restaurant, and even the target of a bombing attack. It's [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Yo, cuz! Jawless sea creatures share brain development with us

The formation of a part of the human brain responsible for regulating vital functions is triggered in an identical way in the sea lamprey, a new study has found. The [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
How to watch the US Moon landing live

Want to watch as the US has another go on Thursday at the first private Moon landing? NASA and Intuitive Machines have teamed up with a live feed as the [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Synthetic antibody could be key to a universal antivenom

Scientists have made a synthetic antibody that can prevent paralysis and death inflicted by the venom of elapids, a large family of mostly deadly snakes found around the world. The [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News

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Offshoring emissions through used vehicle exports

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 20 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41558-024-01943-1International trade of used vehicles lacks regulation on emissions standards. This study shows that vehicles exported from Great Britain generate substantially higher [...]

Nature Climate Change
Political economy of just urban transition

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 16 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41558-024-01942-2Local governments need extensive funding to realize transformative climate ambitions and this raises the spectre of privileging outside interests over just transitions. [...]

Nature Climate Change
Municipal finance shapes urban climate action and justice

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 16 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41558-024-01924-4City fiscal and budgetary decisions play an essential role in the success of urban climate action. Using US cities as a case [...]

Nature Climate Change
Over-reliance on water infrastructure can hinder climate resilience in pastoral drylands

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 16 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41558-024-01929-zBuilding additional water infrastructure such as wells is a key strategy to mitigate the impacts of severe droughts, particularly in drylands. This [...]

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Study: To restore grasslands, it’s time to get wild

It’s easy to understand why ambitious reforestation campaigns capture public attention. Earth’s forests are absolutely vital to staving off a climate crisis and protecting nature. But what about grasslands? [...]

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Study: As climate crisis escalates, so too could human-elephant clashes

When humans and elephants come into contact, the results can be deadly — and if climate change and habitat loss continue, a new study finds, things could get even worse. [...]

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Study: How nature can fight climate change — and how it can't

Not long ago, the idea that nature could be humanity's ally against climate change was not widely known. In recent years that idea has increasingly moved into the mainstream. Perhaps [...]

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‘Climate-smart’ farming boosts forests, food security in Madagascar

In Madagascar, a sustainable agriculture program aims to help farmers adapt to the increasing droughts and intense cyclones of a warming planet. According to a new report, those efforts are [...]

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Stroke Risk in Black Americans: Expert Q&A

The risk of having a stroke, and dying of one, is higher for Black Americans than for other racial and ethnic groups. Find out why – and what helps prevent [...]

WebMD Health
CDC Could Cut COVID Isolation Time: What It Could Mean

The agency appears to be walking a fine line between reducing COVID transmission, including the JN.1 variant, and the reality that many people struggle to forgo work or school for [...]

WebMD Health
Wegovy for Obesity in Kids?

There are many obesity treatments approved for kids. But aside from bariatric surgery, clinicians have few tools as effective as semaglutide. [...]

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Beyond the Shots: Focusing on Gut Health Can Aid Weight Loss

It might not produce results as dramatic as regular injections, but you can get everything you need in a grocery store, for far less money -- and this approach has [...]

WebMD Health
How to Build a Support Network for Schizophrenia Care

Schizophrenia caregiver support is essential to avoid burnout. Learn how to build a support network when you're a mental-health caregiver. [...]

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Hospitals Turn to Farm-Fresh Food for Better Health

Learn how some U.S. hospitals are giving patients’ food an upgrade from local farms. [...]

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Abortion Laws, Accidents and Lax Rules Now Imperil Fertility Industry

Fertility clinics are routinely sued by patients for errors that destroy embryos, as happened in Alabama. An effort to define them legally as “unborn children” has raised the stakes. [...]

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Abortion Shield Laws: A New War Between the States

Doctors in six states where abortion is legal are using new laws to send abortion pills to tens of thousands of women in states where it is illegal. [...]

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Menthol Cigarette Bans Can Reduce Smoking Rates, Study Finds

As public health groups pressure the Biden administration to impose a ban on menthol cigarettes, research suggests similar moves in other countries have led to lower smoking rates. [...]

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Alabama Says Embryos in a Lab Are Children. What Are the Implications?

A ruling by the state’s Supreme Court could change common practices at fertility clinics in the state and possibly nationwide. [...]

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N.I.H. researchers found notable differences between the immune systems and other physiological functions of patients with ME/CFS and those of healthy patients. [...]

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Alabama Rules Frozen Embryos Are Children, Raising Questions About Fertility Care

The ruling raises worrisome legal issues for would-be parents far beyond Alabama whose hopes for children may depend on in vitro fertilization. [...]

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The science of IVF: What to know about Alabama's 'extrauterine children' ruling

Why are so many frozen embryos created? And how is the Alabama Supreme Court ruling likely to affect IVF in the future? Here's what you need to know. [...]

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Clues to a better understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome emerge from a major study

After seven years of research, the findings shed light on the long-neglected illness. Scientists say the results could lead to future trials for potential treatments. [...]

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E-bike head trauma soars as helmet use falls, study finds

A new study shows that nearly 8,000 e-bike riders sought hospital care for head injuries in 2022. It's a huge increase and the majority of the injured riders were not [...]

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In Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, heroin is far from 'chic'

A young poet and writer who lost his father to opioid addiction says there's nothing cool about what the drugs did to his dad. So why are peers trying to [...]

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Bayer makes a deal on popular contraceptive with Mark Cuban's online pharmacy

Bayer is adding two of its name-brand drugs to the roster of Cost Plus Drugs: the birth control pill Yaz and the menopause treatment Climara. [...]

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Millions of women are 'under-muscled.' These foods help build strength

We start to lose muscle in our 30s, and the loss accelerates with age, putting us at risk of frailty later in life. But what you eat — specifically how [...]

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Two very rare Covid vaccine side-effects detected in global study of 99 million

Results confirm how uncommon known complications are as researchers confirm benefits from vaccines still ‘vastly outweigh the risks’Two new but exceptionally rare Covid-19 vaccine side effects – a neurological disorder [...]

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Long Covid ‘brain fog’ may be due to leaky blood-brain barrier, study finds

If barrier controlling substances entering and exiting brain is off balance, it can drive changes in neural functionFrom forgetfulness to difficulties concentrating, many people who have long Covid experience “brain [...]

Coronavirus | The Guardian

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