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Bleck! Could fake mucus fight dangerous bugs?

Snot, phlegm and other forms of mucus may not be everyone’s favorite subject, but scientists say synthetic mucus might help save lives. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said the lab-made goo could help combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. By replicating mucus’ natural ability to control dangerous bacteria, the hope is to find new ways to […]
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Autism linked to many other health issues

Autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S.  Challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communications are some of the issues people with autism may experience. But what many don’t know is that those with autism often struggle with an array of other health problems, too. A new report from the […]
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“Stealthing” during sex raises legal, ethical concerns

A new research paper sheds light on the disturbing practice of “stealthing” — the intentional removal of a condom during sex without a partner’s consent. The paper, written by Alexandra Brodsky and published in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, has garnered much attention on social media, with reactions ranging from appalled outrage to […]
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Opioid-related deaths may be underestimated

America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. Some opioid-related deaths may be missed when people die from pneumonia and other infectious diseases spurred on by drug abuse. Their death certificates may only list the infection as the […]
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Common nutrient may play role in heart issues

A nutrient in meat and eggs may conspire with gut bacteria to make the blood more prone to clotting, a small study suggests. The nutrient is called choline. Researchers found that when they gave 18 healthy volunteers choline supplements, it boosted their production of a chemical called TMAO. That, in turn, increased their blood cells’ […]
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Are you raising an emotional eater?

Soothing your kids with food may stop the tears in the short-term. But researchers warn it can lead to unhealthy eating patterns long-term. Parents who are “emotional feeders” can encourage “emotional eating” — a habit linked to weight gain and eating disorders, the Norwegian-British study found. “There is now even stronger evidence that parental feeding […]
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Can you walk your way to better brain health?

Walking leads to a significant increase in blood flow to the brain, according to a new study Getty Images/iStockphoto Just put one foot in front of the other and you’ll boost your brain at the same time. That’s the conclusion of a small study that found the impact of a foot while walking sends pressure […]
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School helps teens fight opioids, substance abuse

When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation’s grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers. She was just 14. Youth is a drawback when it comes to kicking drugs. Only half of U.S. treatment centers accept teenagers […]
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Trump administration dismisses Obama-era Surgeon General

 Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy in a 2014 file photo. AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File photo Last Updated Apr 22, 2017 6:05 PM EDT President Donald Trump’s administration has dismissed Obama-era Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and replaced him with the deputy surgeon general, a nurse. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services says Murthy […]
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States with the best child vaccine rates

Vaccines have made huge inroads over recent decades – dramatically shrinking the numbers of people affected by potentially deadly diseases such as measles, whooping cough, influenza and polio. But an additional 1.5 million deaths could be prevented across the globe if more people were immunized, says the World Health Organization. U.S. medical experts spoke with […]