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We Need New Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT

They're essential to coming up with better treatments, and a new initiative could provide them

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Why Haven't We Cured the Common Cold Yet?

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Researchers think they’re close to a cure for the common cold, but they first need to solve a complex problem that’s perplexed scientists for decades

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Going Barefoot and 8 Other Ways to Improve Balance

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Balance is something we don’t think much about after we learn it (as a child) or start to lose it (as a senior), but balance is crucial to healthy living

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Precision Medicine Comes of Age

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:45:00 GMT

After years of research, therapies tailored to the genomes of individual patients are reaching maturity

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Getting the Upper Hand on Superbugs

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 17:00:00 GMT

We need an entirely new class of antibiotic, which scientists have been unable to create for more than 50 years. Until now, that is.

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Health Officials Rush to Protect Seniors, the Most Vulnerable Group, from Hurricane Florence

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:00:00 GMT

Evacuations may prove particularly challenging for nursing homes and people who receive care at home

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Data Confirm Semiautomatic Rifles Linked to More Deaths, Injuries

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMT

An analysis of FBI records supports anecdotal evidence in policy debate on gun control

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Exercise, Eat Well, Help Others: Altruism's Surprisingly Strong Health Impact

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT

The benefits of giving rather than receiving are more than just spiritual

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Researchers to Release Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in Africa for First Time

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Up to 10,000 bugs could be deployed

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What Is a Fecal Transplant?

Sat, 08 Sep 2018 12:30:00 GMT

What is a fecal transplant and who would want one? It all boils down to your gut microbiota

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From Fish to Humans, A Microplastic Invasion May Be Taking a Toll

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:45:00 GMT

Tiny bits of plastic have seeped into soil, fish and air, posing a threat to animal and human health

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Is Drinking Milk Unnatural?

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Some claim that drinking the milk of other animals is both unnatural and unhealthy. How do the arguments for and against consuming milk stack up?

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What Role Should Race Play in Medicine?

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Rather than a risk factor, it’s better conceptualized as a risk marker of vulnerability, bias or systemic disadvantage

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CRISPR Gene Editing Shows Promise for Treating a Fatal Muscle Disease

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Results from a dog trial may help push new Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapy toward human trials

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The So-Called Right to Try Law Gives Patients False Hope

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT

A new law to let dying patients access unapproved drugs raises false hope

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RNA Expert Wins "American Nobel"

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT

Interview: Joan Argetsinger Steitz weighs in on #MeToo and working with James Watson

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10 Tips to Supercharge Your Running Routine

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT

By rethinking our running habits we can maximize running’s benefits and minimize its shortcomings

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Study Cracks Open the Secrets of Genetic Mutations That Boost Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:30:00 GMT

Scientists scoured variants of BRCA1 to determine which are pathogenic

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Too Good to Be True? A Nonaddictive Opioid without Lethal Side Effects Shows Promise

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:45:00 GMT

A still-experimental drug demonstrates the qualities of an ideal painkiller in a test in monkeys

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What Is Gymnema Sylvestre and Can It Kill Sugar Cravings?

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Gymnemic acid binds to the taste receptors on your tongue that perceive sweetness. As a result, it makes sweet things taste a lot less sweet

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Number of New Heroin Users Drops, but Overdose Deaths Continue to Climb

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:50:00 GMT

Government data provides fresh snapshot of annual drug-use behavior

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Here's the Data behind Apple's New Heart-Monitoring App

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:15:00 GMT

The FDA is reviewing evidence from hundreds of people that used the company’s watch

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Why Sex and Gender Matter in Migraine

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Men and women experience the attacks differently due to both physiology and sociology

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Hearing Aids Are Finally Entering the 21st Century

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT

This outdated, expensive tech is getting a big makeover

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Advanced Diagnostics for Personalized Medicine

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:30:00 GMT

A new generation of tools could help end one-size-fits-all therapeutics

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