July 05, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Confused about what to eat? Science can help

Science can help you decide which diet works best for you. wavebreakmedia/shutterstock.com Do you feel like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want science-based information about diet but don’t know whom or what to believe? If you’re nodding in agreement, you’re not alone: More than 80% of Americans

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July 03, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Drugs on a coil free patients from the burden of taking pills for treating infectious diseases

A prototype of the pills-on-a-coil prototype that delivers medicine while it sits in the gut. Malvika Verma and Karan Vishwanath, CC BY-SA One of the universal truths of health care is drugs don’t work if people don’t take them. But there are new devices in development that may help patients

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July 02, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Every dog has its day, but it’s not the Fourth of July

Dogs often react with great fear to July 4th celebrations. Border collies such as this dog are especially sensitive to loud noises. Leigh Prather/Shutterstock.com The Fourth of July can be a miserable day for dogs. The fireworks make scaredy-cats out of many canines. That’s because dogs, like humans, are hardwired

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July 02, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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George Washington’s biggest battle? With his dentures, made from hippo ivory and maybe slaves’ teeth

George Washington faced many challenges regarding his teeth National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC We have all heard the tales about George Washington chopping down a cherry tree, throwing a silver dollar across the Potomac River and, of course, wearing wooden teeth. They are all just myths, but one thing

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July 02, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Will they ever wake up? New study on consciousness after brain injury shows ‘maybe’

A new study on consciousness could help answer the question”will they ever wake up?” create jobs 51/shutterstock.com Acute brain injury can result in significant damage and loss of consciousness, warranting life support and admission to an intensive care unit. A complex journey toward recovery begins, sometimes involving daily life-and-death battles.

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July 01, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Sugar substitutes: Is one better or worse for diabetes? For weight loss? An expert explains

Sugar and artificial sweeteners comes in many shapes and colors. New Africa/Shutterstock.com Wandering through the grocery store, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the numerous brands and health claims on the dozens of sugar substitutes. It can be particularly confusing for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes who must keep

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