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Going Barefoot and 8 Other Ways to Improve Balance

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Balance is something we don’t think much about after we learn it (as a child) or start to lose it (as a senior), but balance is crucial to healthy living

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We Need More Minorities in Clinical Trials

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:00:00 GMT

The trusted physician–patient relationship is a good way to recruit them

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Scientist Who Edited Babies' Genomes Faces Widespread Criticism

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 22:15:00 GMT

Experts say the risks of a controversial procedure outweigh the benefits for twin newborns

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Google Searches Could Predict Heroin Overdoses

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:45:00 GMT

Internet queries about opioids are linked to drug-related hospital admissions 

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Addressing Cultural Bias in Medicine

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT

We must overcome our inherent prejudices if we want to offer the best health care for all

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Why Are There So Few Autism Specialists?

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Lack of interest, training and pay may limit the supply

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The Widening Chasm between Research and Clinical Practice

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Medical progress depends on collaboration between physicians and scientists, and on professionals who are adept in both worlds

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Animals Can Help Us Rediscover Our Nutritional Wisdom

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Contemporary foods and cultures inhibit our body’s inborn ability to select nourishing diets

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What Do Americans Think about Food Additives and GMOs?

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:00:00 GMT

About half think they’re unhealthy; the other half aren’t especially concerned

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The Biology of Sugars Points to a Sweet Strategy for Treating Cancer

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:45:00 GMT

Long-ignored field attracts interest from companies trying to develop next-generation immune therapies

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Baby Gene Edits Could Affect a Range of Traits

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:15:00 GMT

The gene targeted for its role in HIV is linked to increased severity of other infectious diseases—and has implications for learning in mice

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Do You Need to Take Digestive Enzymes?

Sat, 24 Nov 2018 14:30:00 GMT

Can these supplements really help you digest your food better?

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NIH Plans to Spend Up to $20 Million on Search for Alternatives to Fetal Tissue for Research

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:30:00 GMT

The preliminary announcement comes in the wake of a Trump administration order that agency scientists to stop buying such tissue from humans

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More Than a Third of Female Suicides Are Committed by Indian Women

Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:00:00 GMT

The disturbingly high rate may arise from a disconnect between women’s ambitions and societal expectations, experts say

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2018

Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Disruptive solutions that are poised to change the world 

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The Crusade against Dangerous Food, Part 2

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 05:01:00 GMT

Pulitzer Priz?e–winning journalist Deborah Blum talks about her book The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the 20th Century. Part 2.

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The Crusade against Dangerous Food, Part 1

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 02:39:00 GMT

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Deborah Blum talks about her book The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the 20th Century. Part 1.

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How to Cultivate a Warm Computer-Side Manner

Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:00:00 GMT

There’s a right way for doctors to integrate technology into patient care

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Gene Therapy Tackles a Common Birth Defect: Deafness

Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:00:00 GMT

After false starts, researchers are making progress toward treating deafness with gene therapy

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What Are the Benefits of Drinking Aloe Juice?

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 14:30:00 GMT

Applying aloe vera gel to a burn can help the skin heal more quickly. But many people also advocate drinking the aloe vera juice

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With Brain Implants, Scientists Aim to Translate Thoughts into Speech

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Experts increasingly think a system that could help paralyzed patients is within reach

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV): What It Is and How to Improve It

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Researchers at Harvard University have gone as far as to say that measuring your Heart Rate Variability is “a visual insight into the most primitive part of your brain”

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We Need More Diversity in Our Genomic Databases

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:00:00 GMT

The ones we have now are too heavily skewed toward people of European descent

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Normal Body Temperature Is Surprisingly Less Than 98.6

Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Healthy body temps are surprisingly lower

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Could Medical Procedures Transmit Alzheimer's?

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:20:00 GMT

A protein associated with the degenerative disease was passed to eight patients decades ago in contaminated growth hormones

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