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How US policy is shifting toward nutrition for better health

How US policy is shifting toward nutrition for better health

In this new year, millions of Americans will make resolutions about healthier eating. In 2019, could U.S. government leaders further resolve to improve healthier eating as ...

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Why victims of Catholic priests need to hear more than confessions

Why victims of Catholic priests need to hear more than confessions

Pope Francis has criticized U.S. Catholic bishops for how they handled the pervasive sexual abuse of children by predatory priests. He even called for a new management ...

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The shutdown will harm the health and safety of Americans, even after it’s long over

The shutdown will harm the health and safety of Americans, even after it’s long over

With the U.S. federal government shutdown now the longest in history, it’s important to understand what a shutdown means for the health and safety of Americans. The good ...

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How to train the body’s own cells to combat antibiotic resistance

How to train the body’s own cells to combat antibiotic resistance

Drug-resistant superbugs have threatened human health for decades. The situation is getting worse because of the shortage of new antibiotics. But what if we changed the ...

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What is the polio-like illness paralyzing US children?

What is the polio-like illness paralyzing US children?

I experienced déjà vu when I took care of a child with acute flaccid myelitis in 2014, one of the first cases of its kind at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in many ...

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How fear goes tribal, allowing us to be manipulated

How fear goes tribal, allowing us to be manipulated

Fear is arguably as old as life. It is deeply ingrained in the living organisms that have survived extinction through billions of years of evolution. Its roots are deep in ...

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How to increase your chances of sticking with your resolutions

How to increase your chances of sticking with your resolutions

The beginning of every new year comes with resolutions and plans for behavior change. Often the quest to improve health behaviors, such as losing weight, increasing ...

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Let them eat more fat? Researcher argues that a balance of types of fat is the key

Let them eat more fat? Researcher argues that a balance of types of fat is the key

Public health guidelines, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, have long emphasized reducing dietary fat intake, but nutritionists and other health scientists now ...

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When it comes to brain tumors, a patient’s sex matters

When it comes to brain tumors, a patient’s sex matters

Have you ever wondered why, in most species, males are larger and more ornamented than females? It’s an evolutionarily determined aspect of biology, but what does it mean ...

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How childbearing varies across US women in 3 charts

How childbearing varies across US women in 3 charts

Falling U.S. fertility rates have been making headlines. These reports tend to focus on a single measure: the average number of children that women have, nationally. ...

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