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How Alcohol Affects Your Body

Everything in Moderation Alcohol can affect your body in different ways, depending on how much you drink. In general, experts say it’s OK to have up to one drink a day if you’re a woman or two if you’re a man. Overdo it, and you...
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Racial Bias May Impact Access to Heart Transplants

A new study shows that life-saving heart procedures were performed on white adults twice as often as on Black adults, causing researchers to suspect racial bias among clinical decision-makers. “The lives disabled or lost are simply too many,”...
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Here s How a Virus Moves in a Crowd so You Can Avoid It

The last time you were in a large crowd at a live event like a concert, did you wander from one place to the next? Or did you stay in one area for a while and move with the crowd to another spot? Your answer may offer insights into how likely it will...
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Millions of Kids Unvaccinated Against COVID-19 as School Year Approaches

As the school year is set to begin across the country, CNN reports that most children and teenagers are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and cases are rising again with the highly transmissible BA.5 variant. Public schools in Los Angeles, Chicago,...
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Is Australia s COVID, Flu ‘Twindemic’ A Warning for the U.S.?

An alarming spike in COVID-19 and flu cases in Australia could put the U.S. on track for what health experts call a “twindemic” – a dangerous viral one-two punch in the months ahead. It’s now winter in Australia, which is often...
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Two Omicron Subvariants Drive Summer Infections

Two Omicron subvariants — BA.4 and BA.5 — are propelling the growth of COVID-19 infections this summer as they become the dominant coronavirus strains in the U.S. These variants now make up 52.3% of infections, with BA.5 accounting for...
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Scientists Find Brain Mechanism Behind Age-Related Memory Loss

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have identified a mechanism in the brain behind age-related memory loss, expanding our knowledge of the inner workings of the aging brain and possibly opening the door to new Alzheimer’s treatments. The...
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Microplastics Help Viruses Spread Farther, Last Longer, Study Shows

Microplastics that get seemingly everywhere in the world’s water supply also help dangerous viruses spread by giving them a free ride for days, new research shows. “We found that viruses can attach to microplastics and that allows them...
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Roe v. Wade Overturned, Ending 50 Years of Abortion Protections

The U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn the federal constitutional right to abortion, turning the issue over to individual states to decide.      . About 25 million women of reproductive age will now live in states that...
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Patient Influencers’ Partnering With Drug, Medical Companies

In July 2020, reality star Khloe Kardashian appeared on the television show The View. During her segment, Kardashian, who has 255 million followers on Instagram, touted the benefit of migraine drug Nurtec ODT. She became a paid spokesperson for Biohaven...