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USDA urged to name turkey brands linked to salmonella outbreak

Public health and regulatory officials are under pressure to identify the turkey brands linked to the recent salmonella outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the outbreak started in November 2017. As of Nov. 5, 2018, 164 people in 35 states have been infected. Sixty-three people have been hospitalized and one person […]

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Small molecules: From beaker to solved 3D structure in minutes

In a new study that one scientist called jaw-dropping, a joint UCLA/Caltech team has shown that it is possible to obtain the structures of small molecules, such as certain hormones and medications, in as little as 30 minutes. That’s hours and even days less than was possible before. The team used a technique called micro-electron […]

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Diabetes: Symptoms, treatment, and early diagnosis

In the United States, the estimated number of people over 18 years of age with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes is 30.2 million. The figure represents between 27.9 and 32.7 percent of the population. Without ongoing, careful management, diabetes can lead to a buildup of sugars in the blood, which can increase the risk of dangerous […]

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Tobacco availability raises smoking in pregnancy

Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas with lots of shops selling cigarettes, a study shows. Pregnant women living in Scottish neighbourhoods with the highest availability of tobacco products are 70 per cent more likely to smoke than if they live in areas where no tobacco is sold, researchers […]

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Okay, Let’s Be Real: Have You Ever Used A Dental Dam?

I don’t have to tell you how important it is to use protection during sex—but you know what’s also important? Using protection during oral sex. That’s because—surprise—oral sex still carries the risk of sexually transmitted infections (like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes, among others). Enter, the dental dam—an unfortunately-named device. While you can just use a […]

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HEALTH NOTES: App allows deaf people to ‘hear’ conversations

HEALTH NOTES: App allows deaf people to ‘hear’ conversations Deaf people will be able to ‘hear’ in group conversations by using a revolutionary new wearable device. The gadget – half the size of an iPhone – beams in nanoseconds a transcript of conversations to a paired smartphone app. A deaf person then reads the conversation […]