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Gut bacteria influence brain development

Complex interplay: the gut-immune-brain axis The early development of the gut, the brain and the immune system are closely interrelated....
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This deworming drug won’t treat COVID-19, but it might kill you, CDC warns

Calls to poison control centers regarding exposure to ivermectin have increased five-fold in recent months. Thousands of Americans may be...
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COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness dropped to 66% against delta, CDC finds

But health professionals say you should still get vaccinated. The delta variant has dealt a blow to COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness,...
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How a Salmonella outbreak ravaged a Michigan restaurant for 11 years

The restaurant had to be closed and the building where it was located is barred from housing food production. A...
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COVID-19 during pregnancy linked to preterm birth

COVID-19 may increase the risk of giving birth prematurely, according to the largest study to date on this link. The...
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What is postpartum depression?

Many parents experience postpartum depression. Here's what it looks like and how it can be treated. Postpartum depression is clinically...
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3 men die in manure pit: Here’s why it’s a ‘death trap.’

Manure pits produce toxic gases that can be deadly. Three men in Ohio died this week after entering a manure...
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Do identical twins have identical fingerprints?

Your fingerprints are different from those of everyone else on Earth. The whorls and ridges on your fingertips are determined...
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2 types of flu viruses may have gone extinct

There's been so little flu transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic that some types of flu viruses may have disappeared. There's...
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11 children diagnosed with new form of ALS

Researchers may have identified a potential treatment for the rare condition. Six years ago, a teenager from Italy traveled to...
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Coronavirus variants to be named using Greek letters, WHO says

Coronavirus variants of concern and variants of interest will now be named using a system similar to hurricane naming, wherein...
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Signs of labor: 6 clues baby is coming soon

Here are the most common signs of labor and ways you can try to promote labor. The signs of labor...
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Woman gets 6 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at once

The woman was mistakenly injected with an entire vial of the vaccine. A woman in Italy accidentally received six doses...
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Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are 90% effective in ‘real-world’ study

The study included nearly 4,000 U.S. health care and frontline workers. Two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19...
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Does coffee really stunt kids’ growth?

The science is firm, but the myth persists. One reason coffee isn't usually given to kids may be the widely...
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COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in pregnancy, new study shows

The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines trigger strong immune responses in pregnant and breastfeeding women, equivalent to that of other...
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What is DNA?

Here's a look at what DNA is made of, how it works, who discovered it and other interesting DNA facts....
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85% of COVID-19 long-haulers have multiple brain-related symptoms

Many COVID-19 "long haulers" experience at least four lingering neurological symptoms, such as brain fog, headache and the loss of...
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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine data may be outdated, US safety board says

The Data Safety and Monitoring Board expressed concerns over AstraZeneca data. An independent group of medical experts in the U.S....
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More than 50 new environmental chemicals detected in people

The chemicals were discovered in a study of pregnant women and their newborns. Researchers have detected more than 50 new...
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