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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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Drinking and smoking ‘of any level’ while pregnant may harm baby’s development, study says

If you're stressed or wanting to enjoy virtual happy hour with friends while pregnant, having a glass of wine every ...
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Not all children are safe from COVID-19: Mysterious childhood illness similar to Kawasaki disease linked to coronavirus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory to thousands of doctors across the country [May ...
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Skeletons of Africans enslaved in Mexico reveal extreme hardships of the Atlantic slave trade

In a study published [April 30] in the journal Current Biology, scientists tell the stories of three 16th-century enslaved Africans ...
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‘Crazy beast’ fossil shows how weird evolution can get

Researchers have uncovered the fossil of an early mammal named the "crazy beast" that lived 66 million years ago on ...
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If coronavirus vaccines don’t work, what’s plan B?

As countries lie frozen in lockdown and billions of people lose their livelihoods, public figures are teasing a breakthrough that ...
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Can you get reinfected? 2% of recovered coronavirus patients in South Korea test positive for the disease

In South Korea, health officials are trying to solve a mystery: why 163 people who recovered from coronavirus have retested ...
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Discovery of microbes under ocean floor suggests life could thrive in ‘extreme environments’ like Mars

When scientists find microbial life thriving in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, it gives them hope that ...
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Was it a bat? A lab leak? A bioweapon? Virus hunters battle cornovarius origin speculation

A vacuum of knowledge about the origins of the new coronavirus ravaging the world has provided fertile ground for all ...
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This can ‘never ever’ happen again: Cleveland fertility clinic sued over 4,000 lost eggs

Almost two years ago, a freezer malfunction at an Ohio fertility clinic may have destroyed hundreds of patients' chances at ...
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DNA cracks 1980 cold case: Gene analysis leads to arrest of Florida’s ‘Pillowcase rapist’

Authorities believe a Florida man arrested last weekend is the so-called Pillowcase Rapist and is responsible for a string of ...
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US cancer death rates fall for 26th year in a row. 2.2% marks largest single-year drop

The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States continued to decline for the 26th year in a ...
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DNA to be collected from migrants in custody through Trump administration pilot program

The Trump administration will begin collecting DNA samples from some migrants in US Customs and Border Protection custody as part ...
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Once-a-month birth control pill could be possible with innovative design

Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on developing a contraceptive pill that only needs to be taken once a ...
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In South Africa, being intersex is considered bad luck. This young woman is fighting back

Babalwa Mtshawu never experienced puberty. When she was growing up she didn't get her period or grow breasts like the ...
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1983 sex assault mystery solved by DNA testing

A Florida woman who woke up to a stranger sexually assaulting her 36 years ago may finally get justice after ...
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526 ‘abnormal’ teeth found in 7-year-old boy’s mouth in India extracted by surgeons

A 7-year-old boy complaining of jaw pain was found to have 526 teeth inside his mouth, according to the hospital ...
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2 million years ago, we lost this gene. That may be why humans are so prone to heart attacks

One-third of global deaths are due to cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis, when arteries are clogged with fat deposits. Although ...
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Anorexia linked to metabolism in DNA study, opening new treatment avenues

The way we treat anorexia may be changing, thanks to a new study linking the illness to metabolism. The study, ...
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IVF nightmare: Fertility clinic glitch results in babies being born to wrong parents

Anni and Ashot Manukyan wanted their daughter to have a younger sibling, so they used a fertility clinic to try ...
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First baby born in the US from transplanted uterus of deceased donor

In a first for the United States, a clinic has delivered a healthy baby from the transplanted uterus of a ...
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Night owls may have a greater risk of breast cancer, study says. But altering sleep habits is unlikely to change that.

Sleep traits could be a risk factor for breast cancer, new research suggests. Women who said they preferred to get ...
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Drugs used for depression, epilepsy may increase risk of dementia, study shows

Scientists have long found a possible link between anticholinergic drugs and an increased risk of dementia.  A study published in ...
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Nature’s Viagra? Seahorse’s future threatened by Chinese sex drug obsession

In Chinese medicine, seahorses are believed to have Viagra-like powers. Hong Kong is the world's largest trading hub for the ...
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Olympian Caster Semenya cleared to compete as a woman without taking testosterone-reducing drugs

Runner Caster Semenya will be allowed to compete without having to take testosterone-reducing medication after a Swiss court ordered the ...
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Human Genome Project pioneer now on a quest to solve chronic fatigue syndrome

[Ron] Davis, who is 77, leads a lab that invented much of the technology that powered the Human Genome Project. Now ...
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Autism diagnosis for children as young as 14 months could boost treatment potential

When screening for autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests that children can be reliably diagnosed with autism at an ...
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Newly identified type of dementia could be ‘more common than Alzheimer’s’

Doctors have newly outlined a type of dementia that could be more common than Alzheimer's among the oldest adults, according ...