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Three reasons the US is not ready for the next pandemic

Three reasons the US is not ready for the next pandemic

One hundred years after the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918, global health leadership stands at a crossroads. The United States continues to expand its policy of ...

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Could different cultures teach us something about dementia?

Could different cultures teach us something about dementia?

Picture two different families, each dealing with a diagnosis of dementia in one of its members. In one case, the patient is a retired executive, whose family tries as ...

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Approval of first ‘RNA interference’ drug – why the excitement?

Approval of first ‘RNA interference’ drug – why the excitement?

Small interfering RNA sounds like something from a science fiction novel rather than a revolutionary type of medicine. But this odd-sounding new drug offers a novel ...

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Is there such a thing as a stress-free school lunch? Here’s how to pack one

Is there such a thing as a stress-free school lunch? Here’s how to pack one

With the school year starting again, it’s time to start to think about the routine of packing school lunches. For many time-pressed parents, this is a formidable task. ...

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Could addressing the facts during prenatal visits help?

Could addressing the facts during prenatal visits help?

During pregnancy, expectant parents spend countless hours sifting through online resources to make the “right” medical choices for their baby. In addition to decorating a ...

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Cuatro cosas que puedes hacer para protegerte de la gripe

Cuatro cosas que puedes hacer para protegerte de la gripe

Esta temporada de gripe o influenza ha sido particularmente seria, habiendo provocado varios muertes en México, Brasil y otros países sudamericanos y comenzado después de ...

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A junk solution to a real problem

A junk solution to a real problem

After failing to overturn most of the Affordable Care Act in a very public fight, President Donald Trump has been steadily working behind the scenes to further destabilize ...

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How the media falls short in reporting epidemics

How the media falls short in reporting epidemics

Lethal infectious diseases are making headlines again, with 17 confirmed new Ebola cases reported in Congo as of August 8. The news brings back the memories of Americans’ ...

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We are guinea pigs in a worldwide experiment on microplastics

We are guinea pigs in a worldwide experiment on microplastics

One of the main problems with plastics is that although we may only need them fleetingly – seconds in the case of microbeads in personal care products, or minutes as in ...

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2 reasons why we should be worried about the plastics that surround us

2 reasons why we should be worried about the plastics that surround us

Today, nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults and 21 percent of youth are obese. This trend is on the upswing and the worldwide population is becoming more obese – which is ...

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