11,000 Years of Isolation: Remote Village Has Unusual Gut Bacteria
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April 17th, 2015
A medical checkup of people living in remote villages deep in the Amazon rainforest in Venezuela has uncovered striking details about these villagers' microbiomes, the bacteria living on and in their bodies, a new study finds.
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Sofia Vergara Lawsuit: Who Owns Frozen Embryos?
April 16th, 2015
The fight between actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb over the fate of the couple's frozen embryos may hinge on one question, an expert says.
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Older Mothers Tend to Have Bigger Gap Between Pregnancies
A pregnant woman sits on a hillside near a city.
April 16th, 2015
American women have about a two-year gap between pregnancies, and older women tend to have their children further apart, a new report finds.
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Is Freezing Your Eggs Worth the Cost?
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April 17th, 2015
Egg freezing is expensive, but for some women, it may be cheaper than alternative ways of getting pregnant later on. So at what age is egg freezing no longer cost-effective? A new study holds clues.
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What Your Poop Says About Your Lifestyle
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April 16th, 2015
The poop of people living in modernized countries differs from that of people who live in nonindustrialized countries in a key way, researchers say.
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Rita Wilson's Cancer Diagnosis: When to Get a Second Opinion
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
April 15th, 2015
Actress Rita Wilson attributes her the early cancer diagnosis of her breast cancer to the fact that she getting got a second opinion, a step that experts say is particularly important to take when the consequences of a medical test or treatment are seriou
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Fatal Brain Disease in US Man Likely Came from UK Beef
Brain with Creutzfeldt jakob disease
April 15th, 2015
A man in the United States developed a rare and fatal brain disease tied to eating his consumption of beef more than a decade earlier, according to a new report of the case.
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Scary Inhaler Accident: What a Woman Learned from It
Earring bronchus X-ray
April 17th, 2015
A woman in Australia had an unexpected medical emergency on New Year's Eve after she accidentally inhaled one of her earrings, according to a new case report.
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'$5 Insanity': 5 Crazy Facts About Flakka
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April 16th, 2015
A synthetic drug called Flakka, or alpha-PVP, can lead people who overdose to have violent delusions and superhuman strength.
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