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Fertile Ground: The Long-Neglected Science of Female Reproductive Health

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:15:00 GMT

When the discussion of reproductive health is dominated by the political will to control it, gaps in medical research get overshadowed

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How Do I Know If My Tap Water Is Safe?

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Everyday Einstein explains what contaminates our water, how it gets there, and what we can do to test it

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(Grey's) Anatomy of an Opioid Crisis

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 11:30:00 GMT

The popular medical drama gets it right—with a little romance on the side, naturally

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A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether a Child Will Become Obese

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:00:00 GMT

A still-controversial test could be administered to toddlers to gauge their chances

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Inconceivable: The Science of Women's Reproductive Health

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMT

What we don’t know, why we don’t know it, and where we go from here

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4/20 Traffic Accidents Claim Curbed

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:37:00 GMT

A deeper data dive calls into question a 2018 study that found a spike in fatal traffic accidents apparently related to marijuana consumption on this date.  

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How Much Fat Can You Lose?

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 19:00:00 GMT

The faster you are losing weight, the less fat you're likely to be losing

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This Is Your Brain on Cholesterol

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Too much cholesterol can be bad for your heart. But could it be good for your brain? Nutrition Diva dives into the new research on the potential benefits of cholesterol

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Why Women—and Men—Need Better Birth Control

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMT

The IUD is held up as the gold standard of contraception. That says a lot about the slothful pace of innovation

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We Need New Ideas for Fighting Alzheimer's

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Treatments based on the “amyloid hypothesis” have failed; it’s time to focus on inflammation instead

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Genomic Surveillance Is a Key Weapon in the Fight against Malaria

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:00:00 GMT

It can flag drug-resistant pathogens long before patients show up in hospitals and clinics

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What Chickens Can Teach Hearing Researchers

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:09:00 GMT

At an event honoring Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, neuroscientists James Hudspeth and Robert Fettiplace talked about the physiology of hearing and the possibility of restoring hearing loss.  

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How Can We Increase Trust in Vaccines?

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:00:00 GMT

A look at India’s experience could provide an answer

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Behind the Buzz: How Ketamine Changes the Depressed Patient's Brain

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMT

The anesthetic-cum-party drug restores the ability to make connections among brain cells

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Don't Ignore Your Core

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 20:00:00 GMT

Get-Fit Guy explains why core strength is crucial and provides a core workout that will keep you fit, healthy and mobile

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Whitening Strips Alter Proteins in Teeth

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 20:10:00 GMT

Hydrogen peroxide in whitening treatments penetrates enamel and dentin, and alters tooth proteins. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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To Prevent Women from Dying in Childbirth, First Stop Blaming Them

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:00:00 GMT

Two-thirds of all U.S. maternal deaths are considered preventable. Racism—not race—is a critical factor

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A New Way to Detect Parkinson’s—by Smell

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:00:00 GMT

Discovery of odorous markers for neurodegenerative disease

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What Is the Point of a Period?

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Age-old taboos against menstruation have led to a lack of research on how women's cycles work, with serious consequences for their health

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New Zealand Acts to Reduce Mass Shootings. Why Won't the U.S.?

Sat, 06 Apr 2019 20:00:00 GMT

“Freedom loving” National Rifle Association thwarts Americans’ desire for tougher gun controls

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Liver Illness Strikes Latino Children Like a "Silent Tsunami"

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:45:00 GMT

Fatty liver disease, linked to gene interactions with a high-sugar diet, can cause cancer and organ failure

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Zapping Lead Pipes with Electricity Could Make Them Safer for Drinking Water

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:30:00 GMT

A new technology can rapidly rebuild a protective coating on existing lead pipes, but some consider this approach impractical

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Gluten-Free Restaurant Foods Are Often Mislabeled

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:20:00 GMT

One in three gluten-free dishes tested at restaurants contained gluten—especially GF pizzas and pastas. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:45:00 GMT

U.S. agencies warn doctors not to abruptly cut off the medications for long-time users

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Anti-Aging Discovery Could Lead to Restorative Skin Treatments

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:15:00 GMT

Loss of collagen protein depletes renewal cells that serve as skin’s fountain of youth

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