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Teen’s scars tell a story of her frightening first 2 years

Madeline “Maddie” Ramon is used to being asked about the scars that can often be seen poking out the top of her shirt. “When I was younger, I had a

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Heading off the next pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic heads for a showdown with vaccines it’s expected to lose, many experts in the field of emerging infectious diseases are already focused on preventing the next

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Q&A: Top 10 workout myths

I eat fairly healthy, but I want to lose weight and improve my physical wellness in the new year. I’m finding a lot of conflicting information about the best workouts

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Experts agree on new global definition of ‘fermented foods’

Humans have consumed different types of fermented foods—from kimchi to yogurt—for thousands of years. Yet only recently, with the availability of new scientific techniques for analyzing their nutritional properties and

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Routine eye scans may give clues to cognitive decline in diabetes

As they age, people with diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders than are people without diabetes. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown

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A healthy heart may help delay or prevent dementia

New study shows targeting arterial stiffening earlier in a person’s lifespan could provide cognitive benefits in older age and may help to delay the onset of dementia. Researchers at the

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AI algorithms detect diabetic eye disease inconsistently

Diabetes continues to be the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults in the United States. But the current shortage of eye-care providers would make it impossible to

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