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Young Inventors Work On Secret Proteins To Thwart Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Many of the most powerful antibiotics have lost their punch. Some Stanford students think they've found a different way to attack bacteria that the germs can't overcome.
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Hospital Units Tailored To Older Patients Can Help Prevent Decline

Elderly hospital patients often arrive sick and leave worse off. But some hospitals are preventing these sharp declines by treating the elderly in units that minimize bedrest and spur mobility.
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How The Microbes Inside Us Went From Enemies To Purported Superhealers

Science writer Ed Yong talks about his new book, which looks at diet and the microbiome and whether poop transplants and probiotics are all they're cracked up to be.
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WATCH: Lessons In Wound Healing From Our Favorite Fly

You may know the caddis fly as a fishing lure. But bioengineers hunting a better way to seal wounds and set bones say the larvae of these insects have a few tricks we should try to mimic.
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A Study Takes The Globe's Blood Pressure And Finds A Dramatic Rise

According to the research, hypertension is now a more common disease in low- and middle-income countries than in wealthy nations.
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Olympic Rings: Athletes Turn To Cupping In Search Of Competitive Edge

Despite limited research, the practice of cupping is popular with athletes including Michael Phelps, who had the procedure performed before his race in the Rio Olympics.
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N.H. Attorney General Accuses Drug Companies Of Blocking Opioid Probe

New Hampshire's attorney general claims five drug companies are stifling an investigation into how they market opioids. The allegations are the latest in a string of legal actions that aim to hold drug companies accountable for a spike in opioid abuse.
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Athletes Go For Gold With Red Spots Blazing

There's scant science to support the ancient Eastern therapy of cupping. But that hasn't stopped Olympians from trying it to ease pain and speed recovery.
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In Boston's 'Safe Space,' Surprising Insights Into Drug Highs

As doctors and nurses learn more about what the body goes through during drug use, they are changing the treatment they provide for patients on heroin and other drugs.
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Federal Officials Seek To Stop Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents

After ProPublica identified dozens of cases of dehumanizing photos posted on social media sites, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services unveiled a plan to increase oversight.

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