Health

At least one in four US residential yards exceed new EPA lead soil level guideline

Roughly one in four U.S. households have soil exceeding the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s lead screening levels of 200…

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Rigorous new study debunks misconceptions about anemia, education

In low- and middle-income countries, anemia reduction efforts are often touted as a way to improve educational outcomes and reduce…

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Wooden surfaces may have natural antiviral properties

Viruses, including the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, can get passed from person to person via contaminated surfaces. But can some…

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Treatment for autoimmune disorder acts on balance of immune cell types

Autoimmune diseases cannot currently be cured, only treated, and this is also true for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, which affects…

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Impacts of space travel on astronauts’ eye health

As space travel becomes more common, it is important to consider the impacts of space flight and altered gravity on…

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‘Time cells’ in the brain are critical for complex learning, study shows

A sense of time is fundamental to how we understand, recall, and interact with the world. Tasks ranging from holding…

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Women who experience depression during pregnancy or after birth have higher risk of cardiovascular disease

Women diagnosed with perinatal depression are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease in the following 20 years compared to women…

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A new tuberculosis vaccine candidate recombinant protein with additional post-translational modifications occurring in Mycobacterium tuberculosis cells

Tuberculosis is still one of the deadliest infectious diseases, causing over one million deaths each year worldwide. Additionally, about one-fourth…

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Unlocking heart health: Advancing noninvasive monitoring in chimpanzees

Measuring the heart rate of great apes in captivity is essential for both health management and animal studies. However, existing…

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How Heat Affects the Brain

In July 2016, a heat wave hit Boston, with daytime temperatures averaging 92 degrees for five days in a row.…

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