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Hurricane Ian: Older adults have many reasons for not evacuating – here’s why it’s important to check on aging neighbors

Hurricane Ian pounded western Cuba on Sept. 26, 2022, on its way to the Florida coast. AP Photo/Ramon EspinosaAs mandatory evacuations for Hurricane Ian began in Florida and the warnings ...
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School start times and screen time late in the evening exacerbate sleep deprivation in US teenagers

Less than 30% of teenagers are getting the sleep they need. Mayur Kakade/Moment via Getty ImagesWith the school year underway around the U.S., parents and caregivers are once again faced ...
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Free preventive care under the ACA is under threat again – a ruling exempting PrEP from insurance coverage may extend nationwide and to other health services

PrEP is almost 100% effective in preventing HIV infection when taken as directed. The Times/Gallo Images via Getty Images EditorialMany Americans breathed a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court ...
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Yes, Black patients do want to help with medical research – here are ways to overcome the barriers that keep clinical trials from recruiting diverse populations

Creating a safe space for patients to ask questions and provide fully informed consent could help increase clinical trial recruitment. FatCamera/E+ via Getty ImagesClinical trial participants are predominantly white. Despite ...
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Will omicron-specific booster shots be more effective at combating COVID-19? 5 questions answered

In a matter of days, eligible people will be lining up to receive the newly formulated booster shot. filadendron/E+ via Getty ImagesOn Sept. 1, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control ...
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Slime is all around and inside you – new research on its origins offers insight into genetic evolution

Slime plays an essential role in the lives of snails, hagfish and people alike. Adrienne Bresnahan/Moment via Getty ImagesSlime is everywhere. It shapes the consistency of your bodily fluids, from ...
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Diet can influence mood, behavior and more – a neuroscientist explains

What we eat matters, and having just the right amount of essential nutrients is key to our overall health. Niusha Shodja and Saina Heshmati, Storylab, CC BY-NC-NDDuring the long seafaring ...
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What is listeria? A microbiologist explains the bacterium behind recent deadly food poisoning outbreaks

Investigators in Florida traced a listeria outbreak to ice cream. Graiki/Moment via Getty ImagesBacteria do, and will, end up in food. Everyone eats – intentionally or unintentionally – millions to ...
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How primary care is poised to support reproductive health and abortion in the post-Roe era

Primary care providers comprise nearly a third of the U.S. clinician workforce. Tetra Images/via Getty Images Just over a month after the Supreme Court struck down 50 years of federal ...
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Cigarette advertising aggressively targets kids in low- and middle-income countries, a new study finds

In some countries, cigarettes are prominently displayed at children's eye level. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, CC BY-NC-NDThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea ...
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