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Should We Rethink Giving Routine Antibiotics to Preemies?

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe it may be necessary—even critical—to change how we…

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Do You Know about This Glaring Flaw in Pesticide Regulation?

It’s a big one, according to a new report from researchers at the University of California Los Angeles, and it…

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Need an Omega-3 Boost? Choose Organic Meats and Milk, Say Researchers

It’s no secret that Americans are not getting enough Omega-3 in their diets, but consuming organic meats and milk may…

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Fighting the Zika Virus with Mosquito Gut Bacteria

Researchers are comparing the strategy to a Trojan horse—one that may be able to help slow the spread of the…

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Kicking the Sugar Habit Not So Simple, Study Finds

Habits become habits for a reason. It happens over time, as repeated behavior slowly changes the circuitry of our brains…

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Doctors Swab C-Section Babies with Bacteria from Mom

It is widely believed that newborns receive their first dose of bacteria from their mothers as they travel through the…

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Being in Nature Soothes the Brain

Writer—and city dweller—Florence Williams recently agreed to a unique experiment: she headed into the wilderness with cognitive psychologist Dr. David…

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CDC Says Obesity Still on the Rise, Women Slightly Worse Off

For a short time, experts thought the U.S. obesity problem may have been stabilizing—and possibly heading toward a decline—but a…

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Early Exercise Bolsters Gut Bacteria, Improves Health Later

According to a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder, being physically active in our early years may benefit…

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Common Pesticide as Harmful as Secondhand Smoke to Kids

Despite years of studies linking a class of pesticides called organophosphates to significant health problems in humans, the chemicals are…

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Can Probiotics in Early Infancy Help Reduce Diabetes Risk?

Yes, say researchers at the University of South Florida in Tampa. In a recent study involving roughly 7,500 children in…

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Obesity Putting Kids as Young as 8 at Risk of Heart Disease

The results of a two-year study involving obese youth spotlight America’s growing weight problem. According to lead author Linyuan Jing…

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Taking Antibiotics Can Change Your Gut Bacteria for Months

Antibiotics are beneficial in many cases, but taking them for every little cough and sniffle may be leading us down…

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Lack of Gut Diversity in Infants Linked to Asthma Risk

With all the advances our modern world has provided, it seems we may be losing something in return. A new…

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BPA Exposure: Two New Studies Spotlight the Risks

Every day our bodies come into contact with hundreds of toxins—many of which are hazardous to human health—which is why…

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