Is Nose Hair Essential to Fighting Off Colds and Other Viral Illnesses?

Expert advice on whether trimming or waxing your nose hairs might increase the risk of respiratory infections ...
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C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox

The Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines and may cause ...
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Biden Seeks to Revive Vaccine Effort With New Rules and Incentives

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday sought to revive the nation’s stalled push to vaccinate Americans against the surging Delta ...
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Behind the Masks, a Mystery: How Often Do the Vaccinated Spread the Virus?

The C.D.C.’s new masking advice was based in part on unpublished data showing that the virus can thrive in the ...
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V.A. Issues Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers, a First for a Federal Agency

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs will require 115,000 of its frontline health care workers to be vaccinated against ...
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Some Are Chasing Extra Vaccine Shots, While Scientists Debate

Many scientists say that vaccinated people probably won’t need booster shots anytime soon. Some are getting them anyway.They are going ...
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Do Mask Mandates Work?

For example, Florida, which last week accounted for more than 20 percent of Covid-19 cases reported in the United States, ...
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Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95

“I began to feel a kinship with the battered Bobo doll,” he wrote.In the end, his work won out, his ...
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When to Take a Mental Health Day

“I think the safe advice is not to be upfront,” said Andrew Kuller, a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital in ...
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Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88

“There was this tendency in the psychoanalytic world to imply that everything was psychodynamic,” he added, noting that some doctors ...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Masks, Heart Health and Olympic Sports

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news ...
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Citing new data, Pfizer outlined a case for booster shots, but there’s a debate over whether they’re needed.

Pfizer reported on Wednesday that the power of its two-dose Covid vaccine wanes slightly over time, but nonetheless offers lasting ...
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Cats Are So Not Appreciated. Think Again.

Leslie Lyons is a veterinarian and specialist in cat genetics. She is also a cat owner and general cat partisan ...
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Citing New Data, Pfizer Outlines Case for Booster Shots

Pfizer reported on Wednesday that the power of its two-dose Covid vaccine wanes slightly over time, but nonetheless offers lasting ...
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Nursing Homes May Face Steeper Safety Fines

As the Delta variant raises fresh concerns about the safety of the nation’s nursing homes, the Biden administration has quietly ...
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Vaccinated People Should Be Tested After Exposure Even Without Symptoms, C.D.C. Says

In addition to revising its mask guidance on Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also quietly updated its ...
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Women Surgeons at Greater Risk of Pregnancy Loss, Study Finds

Dr. Eveline Shue had always been a standout surgeon, but her most joyful moment at the hospital came when she ...
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How to Get Things Done When You Don’t Want to Do Anything

The drive to be your best can be hard to muster right about now. Here are some ways to get ...
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Inspired to Try an Olympic Sport? First Learn How to Fall.

Falling during skateboarding or other activities does not have to end in serious injury. Olympic athletes, coaches and scientists tell ...
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He Was Coughing Up Blood. But His Lungs Looked O.K.

Zigzag FibersIt was the EKG done in the emergency department that provided Wallach with the last clue he needed to ...
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Covid Variant Adds to Worker Anxieties

For much of the pandemic, Amazon has offered free on-site Covid testing for employees. It incorporated a variety of design ...
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C.D.C. Says Some Vaccinated Americans Should Wear Masks Again

Revising a decision made just two months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that people ...
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C.D.C. to Recommend Some Vaccinated People Wear Masks Indoors Again

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that people vaccinated against the coronavirus resume wearing masks in ...
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Purdue Pharma’s Creditors Overwhelmingly Endorse Bankruptcy Plan

A huge majority of more than 120,000 creditors of Purdue Pharma have voted to approve the company’s bankruptcy plan, a ...
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As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

As coronavirus cases resurge across the country, many inoculated Americans are losing patience with vaccine holdouts who, they say, are ...
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Lo que no sabes sobre las alergias a los alimentos

La reacción a los alimentos con polen, la aparición de síntomas en adultos y la reactividad cruzada son solo algunas ...
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Medical Groups Call for Vaccine Requirements for Health Care Workers

A group of nearly 60 major medical organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association, called on ...
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Makeup Products to Avoid during the Summer

The sultry days are in full swing, and this means that it is time to analyze the condition of your ...
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Atrial Fibrillation, A Common Heart Problem That’s Easy to Miss

Longer term, most patients with A-fib can be effectively and safely treated with medication, usually drugs called beta blockers and ...
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The Delta Variant Is the Symptom of a Bigger Threat: Vaccine Refusal

Of the 39 percent of adults who are unvaccinated, about half say they are completely unwilling. But even within that ...
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Fauci Sounds Alarm Over Low Covid Vaccination Rates

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci warned on Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic is now “going in the wrong direction” in the ...
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Fauci Wants to Make Vaccines for the Next Pandemic Before It Hits

In one sense, the world got lucky with the new coronavirus. By sheer chance, scientists just happened to have spent ...
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New study sheds light on function of sex chromosomes in turtles

IMAGE: The species of turtle involved in the study is Apalone spinifera, a species of freshwater turtles native to North ...
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The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online

Over the last decade, Dr. Mercola has built a vast operation to push natural health cures, disseminate anti-vaccination content and ...
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Why Some Americans Are Still Hesitant to Get Vaccinated

CHICAGO — They acknowledged that they could have showed up months ago. Many were satisfied that they were finally doing ...
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For Older Adults, Home Care Has Become Harder to Find

Its franchise operators employ about 7,000 home care aides, most over age 55. “We’re looking to add another 1,000 to ...
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Biden Officials Now Expect Vulnerable Americans to Need Booster Shots

WASHINGTON — Biden administration health officials increasingly think that vulnerable populations will need booster shots even as research continues into ...
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Israeli Data Suggests Possible Waning in Effectiveness of Pfizer Vaccine

As Israel struggles with a new surge of coronavirus cases, its health ministry reported on Thursday that although effectiveness of ...
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C.D.C. Warns of Superbug Fungus Outbreaks in 2 Cities

While C. auris has long been notoriously hard to treat, researchers for the first time identified five patients in Texas ...
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Purnell Choppin, 91, Dies; Researcher Laid Groundwork for Pandemic Fight

As well as his daughter, his wife, Joan, survives him.After he took over at the Hughes Institute, Dr. Choppin liked ...
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Missouri’s Medicaid Expansion Is On Again

The Missouri Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Medicaid expansion to go forward there, ruling unanimously Thursday that ...
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When Euphemisms (but Never Sharks) Attack

Shark scientists have been exhorting the public to call human-shark interactions something other than shark attacks, preferring less pejorative terms ...
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What to Do About Climate Despair

The antidote for anxiety is meaningful action ...
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Why do some people get severe COVID-19? The nose may know

The body's first encounter with SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19, happens in the nose and throat, or nasopharynx. A new ...
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Better healthcare management can reduce the risk of delirium among older adults

Elderly patients with neurological conditions are significantly more likely to develop delirium shortly after they are hospitalised. A new study ...
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What’s riskier for young soccer players, practice or game time?

For young soccer players, participating in repetitive technical training activities involving heading during practice may result in more total head ...
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New ‘atlas’ charts how antibodies attack spike protein variants

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 continues to evolve, immunologists and infectious diseases experts are eager to know whether ...
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Comprehensive clinical sequencing opens door to the promise of precision medicine

IMAGE: Co-corresponding authors Jinghui Zhang, Ph.D., St. Jude Department of Computational Biology chair, demonstrated that comprehensive genomic sequencing of all ...
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New insights into immune responses to malaria

Advanced technologies have been used to solve a long-standing mystery about why some people develop serious illness when they are ...
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UMass Amherst grad student awarded fellowship for food allergy research

IMAGE: Cassandra Suther is a UMass Amherst food science Ph.D. candidate. view more Credit: UMass Amherst University of Massachusetts Amherst ...
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AZ heroes study awarded $15M to continue, expand evaluation of COVID-19 immunity

A University of Arizona Health Sciences study of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and immunity among frontline workers has received a $15 ...
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Bacteria navigate on surfaces using a ‘sense of touch’

Many disease-causing bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa crawl on surfaces through a walk-like motility known as "twitching". Nanometers-wide filaments called ...
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Phase two CD19-antibody-drug conjugate trial demonstrates promise for aggressive lymphoma

IMAGE: Brian Hess, M.D., a Hollings researcher and lymphoma specialist, was key in bringing a phase 2 lymphoma clinical trial ...
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Early antiviral response in the nose may determine the course of COVID-19

At a glance: Researchers studied cells collected by nasal swabs at the moment of diagnosis for both mild and severe ...
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Blushing plants reveal when fungi are growing in their roots

IMAGE: Betalain coloured roots view more Credit: Temur Yunusov and Alfonso Timoneda Almost all crop plants form associations with a ...
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Novel imaging agent identifies biomarker for iron-targeted cancer therapies

IMAGE: LIP expansion is detectable in an orthotopic glioma model with 18F-TRX. A. 18FTRX PET/CT data showing radiotracer uptake in ...
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Using silicone wristbands to measure air quality

IMAGE: Participants in the study carried backpacks containing air-sampling equipment and a silicone wristband attached to it to analyze exposure ...
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Research identifies potential role of ‘junk DNA’ sequence in aging, cancer

IMAGE: Jiyue Zhu (second from left) talks to members of his research team inside his laboratory on the WSU Health ...
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Strategies for disseminating guidance to dentists during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alexandria, Va., USA - Ruth Lipman, American Dental Association (ADA) Science and Research Institute, Chicago, Ill., U.S., presented the poster ...
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New organ-on-a-chip finds crucial interaction between blood, ovarian cancer tumors

IMAGE: Dr. Abhishek Jain and his team at Texas A&M are collaborating with researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center and ...
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High school student presents on oral-health impact profile 5: analyzing a private practice adult population’s distribution

Alexandria, Va., USA - Hiba Nasir, Wayzata High School, Plymouth, Minn., presented the poster "Oral-Health Impact Profile 5: Analyzing A ...
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Neuroscientists posit that brain region is a key locus of learning

IMAGE: The Locus Coeruleus is deep in the brain but projects circuits throughout the organ. view more Credit: Sur Lab/ ...
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How the brain paints the beauty of a landscape

IMAGE: A research team from the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics investigated how our brains proceed from merely seeing ...
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Yale receives $15 Million to advance research utilization in Liberia’s health sector

Yale Receives $15 Million for Health Education Collaboration with the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences and Vanderbilt Institute ...
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American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology discusses updated American Cancer Society guidelines on cervical cancer screening

July 23, 2021 - Last year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) issued an updated set of guidelines for cervical cancer ...
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Featured articles from the journal CHEST®, July 2021

IMAGE: Visual abstract from the original research "Pulmonary Function and Radiologic Features in Survivors of Critical COVID-19: A 3-Month Prospective ...
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Advantages of intranasal vaccination against SARS-CoV-2

IMAGE: Fran Lund view more Credit: UAB BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - There are many reasons that an intranasal vaccine against the ...
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What Is HIPAA and How Does the Law Work?

As September beckons people back to the office and the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads rapidly across ...
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‘Not Out of the Woods’: C.D.C. Issues Warning to the Unvaccinated

WASHINGTON — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Thursday that the United States was ...
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Should People Who Took The Covid-19 Vaccine Start Wearing Masks Again?

“I don’t wear a mask hanging out with other vaccinated people,” said Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown ...
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The West Is Burning. Covid Is Surging. U.S. Politics Are Stagnant.

The sirens have gotten pretty hard to ignore.Wildfires are raging across the Western United States and Canada, spreading smoke so ...
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Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections

In any case, immune defenses primed by the vaccines should recognize the virus soon after infection and destroy it before ...
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Why Everyone Has the Worst Summer Cold Ever

Sue Huang, director of the World Health Organization’s National Influenza Centre at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, New ...
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A.I. Predicts the Shapes of Molecules to Come

For some years now John McGeehan, a biologist and the director of the Center for Enzyme Innovation in Portsmouth, England, ...
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I Tried 3 New Olympic Sports. Here’s What I Learned.

Shaking up your workout routine can come with a bevy of benefits, experts say, from stronger muscles to better relationships ...
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How to Channel Your Inner Olympic Coach

Here are a few tips to help motivate those around you to persevere and succeed ...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Fat, Weights and Foods

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news ...
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Biden Predicts F.D.A. Will Give Final Vaccine Approval by the Fall

“We’re going to be providing good opportunities and jobs for people who, in fact, are going to be reinvesting that ...
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NIH awards more than $20 million to international HIV database centers

IMAGE: Beaded AIDS Awareness pin. view more Credit: NIAID WHAT: The National Institutes of Health has renewed grants to seven ...
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Investigational magnetic device shrinks glioblastoma in first-in-world human test

IMAGE: Device helmet with 3 oncoscillators securely attached. The oncoscillators are connected to a controller box powered by a rechargeable ...
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During COVID-19, nurses face significant burnout risks, reports American Journal of Nursing

July 22, 2021 - Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 40 percent of nurses and other health care workers ...
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Soft skin patch could provide early warning for strokes, heart attacks

IMAGE: This soft, stretchy skin patch uses ultrasound to monitor blood flow to organs like the heart and brain. view ...
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Exploring how air pollution in indoor spaces affects human health

A West London-based project will investigate how pollutants in indoor spaces impact children with asthma Researchers will work with communities ...
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Mayo Clinic research suggests women over 65 be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new study by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, along with collaborators from the ...
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Advanced bladder cancers respond to immunotherapy regardless of gene mutation status

IMAGE: UNC Lineberger's William Kim, MD, and colleagues report their research demonstrated that patients with advanced bladder cancers whose tumors ...
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Perfecting collagen production in osteogenesis imperfecta

IMAGE: Meenal Mehrotra, assistant professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at MUSC Health and principal investigator on ...
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‘Good cholesterol’ may protect liver

IMAGE: A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that a type of "good cholesterol ...
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Tulane spin-out company to develop new treatment for pelvic organ prolapse

IMAGE: Tulane alumnus Nicholas Pashos, left, is teaming up with Tulane scientist Kristin Miller to improve treatment for women suffering ...
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Olympics Covid Cases Raise Tricky Questions About Testing

Moreover, questions about transmission remain unsettled. Vaccinated people with asymptomatic or breakthrough infections may still be able to pass the ...
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Drug Distributors and J.&J. Reach $26 Billion Deal to End Opioids Lawsuits

After two years of wrangling, the country’s three major drug distributors and a pharmaceutical giant have reached a $26 billion ...
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More Hospitals Impose Vaccine Mandates for Employees

More and more hospitals and major health systems are requiring employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine, citing rising caseloads fueled ...
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A Personal History of the C-Section

It would be a lie — or at least an incomplete truth — to deny that some part of me ...
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How Weight Training Burns Fat

Before and after that process, the researchers drew blood, biopsied tissues, centrifuged fluids and microscopically searched for vesicles and other ...
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In an ICU, a Photographer’s View of a Desperate Covid Fight

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.As ...
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We Need to Know How Menopause Changes Women’s Brains

During menopause, which marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles, her ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone, ...
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More exercise and fewer hours watching TV cuts sleep apnoea risk

Being more physically active and spending fewer hours per day sitting watching TV is linked to a substantially lower risk ...
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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro 2021 Recipient of AADR’s Honorary Membership

Alexandria, Va., USA - The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) announced Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro as the 2021 recipient AADR's ...
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Martha Somerman named 2021 Recipient of the AADR Jack Hein Public Service Award

Alexandria, Va., USA - The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) announced Martha Somerman, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., ...
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Nisha D’Silva wins AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award

Alexandria, Va., USA - The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) announced Nisha D'Silva, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as ...
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Ning Yunamed 2021 Recipient of the AADR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship

Alexandria, Va., USA - The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) announced Ning Yu, The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Mass., as ...
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