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Obesity gene? Suppressing this variant could be key to weight loss

More than five years ago, a group of researchers from Norway and several other countries found an important clue in ...
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‘That’s not easy’: Figuring out who gets first shot at a coronavirus vaccine

Even if scientists do develop a safe, broadly effective vaccine, nobody knows how to give it to billions of people ...
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Viewpoint: Children face threat of severe coronavirus complications. But risk isn’t high enough to justify lockdowns

Horrific stories are emerging of children developing rashes, cardiac abnormalities and other inflammatory symptoms that are linked to the novel ...
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Defying conventional wisdom: How did these Italian sisters live past 100?

Recently in my endless email about COVID-19 popped up a new paper analyzing the health of two Italian sisters who ...
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How the stigma surrounding addiction keeps people from seeking treatment

Stigma is a problem with health conditions ranging from cancer and HIV to many mental illnesses. Some gains have been ...
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New coronavirus test problem: Not enough people seeking tests in some states

Four months into the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, tests for the virus finally are becoming widely available, a crucial step toward ...
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Exploring coronavirus patient DNA for answers: Why are some people hurt worse than others?

Thousands of UK patients who have fallen ill with coronavirus will have their genomes read in a major study to ...
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How coronavirus wreaks havoc on the body, organ by organ

Covid-19 has confounded the expectations of doctors. Patients suffer from a bewildering variety of complications. They urinate blood, complain of ...
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Coronavirus survivors’ plasma offers ‘modest’ recovery boost for infected patients, small study suggests

A small study of patients who were severely ill from the coronavirus hints that treatment with antibodies from recovered patients ...
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Drug factories: GMOs and gene editing are poised to transform medicine. Here’s how.

On the hunt for plant-produced vaccines ...
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Even one can of soda a day could increase risk of heart disease, study says

Even one serving daily of a sugary soft drink is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease. That's according to ...
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How long is sex supposed to last? ‘Normal’ might be shorter than you think it should be

In a Norwegian study published in the Journal of Public Health in 2009, 27 percent of men reported having premature ...
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Why evangelical Christians fear—and may reject—a coronavirus vaccine

“Of course,” [Evangelical Christian Laura Popham] said, she’s worried about contracting COVID-19. But she’s more worried about a possible vaccine ...
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We need a quick, cheap test for coronavirus antibodies. It also needs to be accurate

An inexpensive coronavirus test that millions of Americans could use at a pharmacy, in a workplace or even at home ...
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Viewpoint: US government’s coronavirus response a ‘living nightmare’

It sounds like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has become completely dysfunctional. The Secretary, Dr. Azar (ex-lobbyist ...
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Understanding why the coronavirus can make some people so sick

Why is the coronavirus deadlier than the flu? ...
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Podcast: Ban ‘factory farming’? GMO mosquitoes coming this summer; anti-biotech groups aren’t ‘grassroots’

As clinical trials begin of several candidate coronavirus vaccines, a former FDA scientist says the agency could speed up its ...
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Johnson & Johnson halts talcum powder sales in the US and Canada, citing declining demand in the face of cancer lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talcum-based baby powder in the United States and Canada after being ordered to pay ...
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Nationwide coronavirus antibody test in Israel to assess herd immunity and vulnerability to 2nd wave

Israel, whose aggressive response to the coronavirus has held its fatality rate to a fraction of those of the United ...
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What we can learn from Sweden’s controversial—and seemingly effective—coronavirus strategy

Life in lockdown is slowly becoming a rather grim norm for millions of citizens across the globe as the response ...
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GMO eggplant contains 30 times more beta-carotene to help battle vitamin A deficiency

.... Osaka Prefecture University announced that it has succeeded in developing eggplants that contain about 30 times more beta-carotene, which ...
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Can the coronavirus be transmitted sexually? Small study suggests it’s possible

The coronavirus disease COVID-19 could be transmitted through sexual intercourse, a new study has concluded, prompting fears of a new ...
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Mini-capsule technology controls mosquitoes without insecticides

Effective mosquito control without the use of insecticides can now be achieved by soaking an egg-filled mini capsule in water, ...
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Banning Aaron Ginn: Social media sites censoring coronavirus critics who claim lockdown strategy lacks a ‘scientific basis’

Does a pandemic demand the strong medicine of censorship? Social-media companies seem to think so. They’re taking steps to control ...
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Coronavirus immunity passports could create a world of ‘us and them’. But here’s why they make sense

Dividing groups of people into “us” and “them” isn’t usually a good idea, but in the scary new world of ...
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Video: What makes opioids so addictive

In the 1980s and 90s, pharmaceutical companies began to market opioid painkillers aggressively, while actively downplaying their addictive potential. The ...
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Vitamin D appears to reduce complications and lower probably of dying from coronavirus

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin are calling on the government in Ireland to change recommendations for vitamin D supplements. A ...