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As life expectancies rise, so are expectations for healthy aging

As life expectancies rise, so are expectations for healthy aging

The Fountain of Youth may still be a myth, but a longer life expectancy is now a reality. In fact, life expectancy at birth in the U.S. has risen by more than 30 years in ...

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How oldsters can avoid one of old age’s most dangerous events

How oldsters can avoid one of old age’s most dangerous events

Baby boomers, who once viewed themselves as the coolest generation in history, are now turning their thoughts away from such things as partying and touring alongside rock ...

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How many Americans really misuse opioids? Why scientists still aren’t sure

How many Americans really misuse opioids? Why scientists still aren’t sure

With rates of prescription opioid use disorder and opioid-involved overdose deaths on the rise, the U.S. opioid crisis appears to be continuing unabated. Data on overdose ...

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Sobering truths about lost learning

Sobering truths about lost learning

Tens of thousands of college students nationwide will cheer for their football teams this weekend. Some of those who show up for the game after tailgate drinking may not ...

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Sobering truths about lost learning for college students

Sobering truths about lost learning for college students

Tens of thousands of college students nationwide will cheer for their football teams this weekend. Some of those who show up for the game after tailgate drinking may not ...

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Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in

When my brother and I were kids back in the ‘80s, we loved going to Long John Silver’s. But it wasn’t just for the fish. It was for the vinegar – malt vinegar. We ...

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Researchers block cocaine craving and addiction with a special skin graft

Researchers block cocaine craving and addiction with a special skin graft

Addiction to any drug – be it alcohol, tobacco, opioids or illicit drugs, like cocaine – is a chronic disease that causes a compulsive drug-seeking behavior individuals ...

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Study shows BPA substitutes may cause same health issues as the original

Study shows BPA substitutes may cause same health issues as the original

The credibility of scientific findings hinges on their reproducibility. As a scientist, it is therefore disastrous when you are unable to replicate your own findings. Our ...

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After a century, insulin is still expensive – could DIYers change that?

After a century, insulin is still expensive – could DIYers change that?

Soon after Federick Banting discovered that insulin could be used to treat diabetes in 1921, he sold the patent to the University of Toronto for about a dollar. Banting ...

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Gene-editing technique CRISPR identifies dangerous breast cancer mutations

Gene-editing technique CRISPR identifies dangerous breast cancer mutations

More than 1 million women have had genetic testing of BRCA1 and BRCA2, genes in which mutations can dramatically increase the risk for early onset breast and ovarian ...

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