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The US is taking a bite out of its food insecurity – here’s one way to scrap the problem altogether

Starting in October 2021, SNAP benefits will be 25% higher than before the pandemic due to a lasting policy change. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesThe U.S. Department of ...
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How religious fervor and anti-regulation zealotry laid the groundwork for America’s $36 billion supplement industry

More than half of Americans regularly take supplements. James Keyser/Getty ImagesSpend any time watching television or scrolling through social media, and you’ll inevitably see advertisements for pills, powders and potions ...
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New technology can create treatment against drug-resistant bacteria in under a week and adapt to antibiotic resistance

Effective delivery of PNA therapies may offer a way to treat multidrug-resistant infections and other diseases. sorbetto/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty ImagesThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic ...
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Lyme disease protection: No vaccine yet, but an antibody shot could soon provide a season of immunity

Ticks can carry bacteria that cause Lyme disease. jwilkinson/iStock via Getty Images PlusLyme disease has become an insidious epidemic in the United States. Caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite ...
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Male fertility is declining – studies show that environmental toxins could be a reason

For decades, sperm counts and sperm health have been declining. Carol Yepes/Moment via Getty ImagesIn the U.S., nearly 1 in 8 couples struggles with infertility. Unfortunately, physicians like me who ...
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How to avoid food-borne illness – a nutritionist explains

After the meal, putting food away quickly is key to keeping it free from pathogens. Getty Images / Thomas BarwickSummer means cookouts, picnics and backyard barbecues. But a generous spread ...
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Designing less addictive opioids, through chemistry

One potential way to make opioids less addictive is to make them target injured tissue rather than the healthy brain. PM Images/Photodisk via Getty ImagesWhat if there was a way ...
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Scientists discover drug candidates for treating liver fibrosis among pesticides

Skoltech biologists and their colleagues from Koltzov Institute of Developmental Biology, Russia, and the Chemistry Department of Taras Shevchenko University in Ukraine have discovered fairly unlikely drug candidates for treating ...
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3 tips for preventing heat stroke

Seattle experienced record high temperatures in June 2021. AP Photo/John FroschauerAs a primary care physician who often treats patients with heat-related illnesses, I know all too well how heat waves ...
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Research that shines light on how cells recover from threats may lead to new insights into Alzheimer’s and ALS

Ubiquitin tags in cells serve different functions depending on stress conditions. Michael Hughes, CC BY-NDThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Our bodies ...
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