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Pandemic unleashes ‘startling’ rise in dog bites

Lockdowns gave people lots to growl about. Their dogs may have felt a bit more aggressive, too. A pediatric emergency department in Colorado saw nearly three times as many children

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New vaccine design reduces inflammation, enhances protection

Adjuvants are a key ingredient of many modern vaccines, working to unleash an immune response that helps protect the body from disease. Many scientists believe that adjuvants are they key

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Scientists decipher role of a stress response gene

Scientists have long known that chronic stress experienced early in life, or even chronic prenatal exposure to maternal stress hormones in the womb, can shorten lifespan and contribute to age-related

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Things to Do In Peru

With its diverse land and rich culture, Peru is the perfect country to travel. You can go hiking on a mountain more than 5,000 meters above sea level and a

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Case study describes unexpected diagnosis of one of the first cases of MIS-C in US

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April, a 14-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency department at Nemours Children’s Health System in Delaware with mysterious symptoms in what

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Substances with anti-cancer action are identified in Brazilian red propolis

Brazilian red propolis found in beehives along the coast and mangroves in the Northeast region contains two substances with anti-cancer properties. In laboratory tests, they considerably reduced the proliferation of

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In these tough times, focus on cultivating resilience

There’s no resilience gene to help us deal with adversity. Experts say it’s a skill to foster, a muscle to pump up. Six months into the twin calamities of a

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From Pee Wee to NCAA, does football early in life affect concussion recovery later?

A new study of NCAA football players has found that the age they first started playing tackle football may not affect their recovery after a concussion. The study is published

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