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Improve the Food, Not Just the Food Label (Op-Ed)
April 24th, 2014
A recent proposal aims to change the information we see on food labels. But what's really needed is an improvement to the quality of the food, not just the food labels.
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Vaccination Has Saved 732,000 Children's Lives Since 1994
vaccination, vaccine, needle, doctor
April 24th, 2014
About 322 million illnesses and more than 732,000 deaths among U.S. children have been prevented in the past 20 years due to routine vaccinations, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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4 Ways to Avoid Feeling 'Hangry' (and Save Your Marriage)
A couple sits on a couch looking away from each other.
April 23rd, 2014
That "hangry" feeling you get, when you've waited too long between meals, can bring trouble in relationships, a new study suggests. Here's how to avoid the drops in blood sugar levels that can lead to feeling hangry.
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Pet Bearded Dragons Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in US
April 24th, 2014
A salmonella outbreak that has so far sickened 132 people in 31 states over the last two years has now been traced to a source — pet lizards called breaded dragons, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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For Fecal Transplants, Frozen Poop Just as Good
This micrograph shows Clostridium difficile bacteria.
April 24th, 2014
The devastating intestine infection called Clostridium difficile can be treated with a so-called "poop transplant," and now new research shows that frozen poop may work just well with fresh fecal matter.
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Not So Harmless? Pot Linked to Heart Problems
A marijuana leaf, and a joint
April 23rd, 2014
Pot may not have a chill, calming effect on everyone – evidence is emerging that for some people, smoking marijuana could increase the risk of heart problems, doctors say.
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Not Just for Sex: Why the Y Chromosome Hasn't Vanished
X and Y Chromosomes
April 23rd, 2014
Men have lost most of the genes originally included on the Y chromosome during evolution, but those genes essential for survival have persevered. These genes may contribute to differences between men and women with certain diseases, researchers said.
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Tapping Electrical Signals: Turning Thought Into Action
University of Rhode Island Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Walt Besio, epilepsy, electrodes, diagnosis
April 24th, 2014
Biomedical engineer Walt Besio uses his brother's paralysis as motivation to invent technology to help people with disabilities return to a more normal life.
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The Truth About Marijuana: Health Risks Trivialized (Op-Ed)
A marijuana leaf, and a joint
April 23rd, 2014
Marijuana may not be the "safe" drug many think it is.
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