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40% of LGBTQ youths contemplated suicide over the past year

Forty percent of young LGBTQ people have considered suicide in the last year; that rises to more than half for ...
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How COVID-19 kills

Nine of every 10 students worldwide shut out of their schools at one point. More than 7 million flights grounded ...
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Video: Death by COVID: The projected grim toll in historical context

The latest statistics, as of July 10, show COVID-19-related deaths in U.S. are just under 1,000 per day nationally, which is ...
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In effort to block Philippines’ GMO Golden Rice, activists falsely link nutrition-enhanced staple to COVID

Anti-biotech groups in the Philippines are trying to link the COVID-19 pandemic to Golden Rice as part of a week-long ...
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Climate change and urbanization blamed for sharp increase in human-biting disease-carrying mosquitoes

[Aedes aegypti] is responsible for spreading Zika, dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya in various regions around the world. Although A. aegypti currently ...
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Why do some children who eat enough calories still end up stunted?

Even when given enough to eat, [malnourished children] end up shorter than their peers and are saddled with cognitive deficits, ...
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Vindication? As global coronavirus hot spots surge, Sweden’s case load plunges

Sweden’s latest Covid-19 figures suggest it’s rapidly bringing the virus under control. “That Sweden has come down to these levels ...
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‘Tantalizing solutions’: How we are developing the next generation of cancer drugs

Cancer treatments have always been linked to a specific part of the body — these drugs for breast cancer, and ...
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When it comes to medicine, how we define slippery concepts like race, gender and age matters

The foundation of medical research, which is considered the gold standard, is the Randomized Controlled Trial when individuals are matched ...
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Billions of people rely on rice for sustenance. Genetic engineering makes it more nutritious

Rice is a key source of carbohydrate and B vitamins. However, rice consumption as a major food is not sufficient ...
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CDC: US could prevent top-thirds of maternal deaths

[A] report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [says] the United States could prevent two-thirds of maternal deaths ...
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Inflammation-fighting foods could help you weather lockdown-induced anxiety, depression

Uma Naidoo is a nutritional psychiatrist and author of the new book “This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable ...
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Aristolochic acids: Natural insecticides found in medicinal plants cause of mysterious kidney disease?

The plant, Aristolochia clematitis—more commonly known as birthwort—can surely be called beautiful, but within it lurks a poison. Over the ...
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World War II Jewish Warsaw ghetto in provides blueprint for how US might contain coronavirus

A paper published on [July 24] in Science Advances reports on a sophisticated mathematical analysis that shows how personal hygiene, quarantines, social distancing and ...
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Science around coronavirus reinfection remains unsettled

[A] Vox article written by a primary care doctor in Washington D.C. laid out an imminent and frightening pandemic scenario, based on ...
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Having your period can be painful, messy, expensive – and optional?

Menstruation has now become an elective bodily process. “Once your periods are established, we can turn them off,” Sophia Yen, ...
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‘A huge amount of wasted effort’: Most COVID-19 studies too small to yield real results

1,200 clinical trials aimed at testing treatment and prevention strategies against Covid-19 [have been designed] since the start of January ...
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Universal treatment for rare diseases? Cure for sickle cell, immune deficiencies created from umbilical cord blood

[I]nfusing umbilical cord blood — a readily available source of stem cells — safely and effectively treated 44 children born ...
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Glyphosate weedkiller unlikely to impact ovarian function, studies find

Exposure to the chemical glyphosate changed the level of some ovarian proteins in mice but did not impact ovarian steroid ...
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What’s happening to viruses, bacteria and mites that exist in our socially-isolated home islands?

We may feel isolated now, in our homes, or apart in parks, or behind plexiglass shields in stores. But we are ...
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Who are COVID-19 ‘super spreaders’ and how do they transmit the virus so widely

Growing evidence shows most infected people aren’t spreading the virus. But whether you become a superspreader probably depends more on ...
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Viewpoint: Red meat increases cancer risk? Maybe, but staying healthy isn’t as simple as avoiding steak

Summer is a great time to grill steaks and hamburgers…they were definitely featured in our Fourth of July BBQ! We ...
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Millennials vulnerable to spikes in numerous diseases led by colorectal cancer

The rates of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are up 14% among commercially-insured adults ages 22-37, according to a Blue Cross ...
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There are 6 different varieties of coronavirus, each with varying symptoms and severities

Analysis of thousands of cases by artificial intelligence software has revealed different "clusters" of symptoms and ranked them in order ...
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COVID-19 is causing silent epidemics — societal and medical crises

As the nation emerges in fits and starts from the lockdowns spurred by the first wave of COVID-19 illnesses, we’re ...
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Birth rates expected to crash by half in coming decades in some countries, driven by educated, working women

Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century. And 23 nations - ...
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It’s disease-carrying mosquito season, but coronavirus cripples response

Monitoring and killing mosquitoes is a key public health task used to curb the spread of deadly disease. In recent ...
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Early COVID-19 hotspots like New York City and northern Italy may be edging towards herd immunity

There are reasons to think the novel coronavirus began spreading earlier than previously understood, raising the possibility that herd immunity ...
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