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People are getting more of the good bacteria that crowds out the bad bacteria in your gut. Probiotics can also reduce stress and aid weight loss.
Here's the skinny on some new science.
The newest frontier in the genetic revolution peaks into a baby's genetic code, but is full of ethical challenges, from how early to do so to how to make use of this health forecast without causing needless worry.
The National Institutes of Health is closing its doors to some new patients during the federal shutdown, namely patients who would participate in clinical trials.
High school health education classes that focus exclusively on topics of physical activity and nutrition may be a thing of the past. It turns out, integrating cognitive-behavioral components into health curricula makes for happier and healthier teens.
Colds are highly contagious and account for about 40 percent of time lost from work in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.
A new government study finds that cognitive-training computer games can reverse aging in the brain.
Efforts to map the brain will team government and private sector scientists who caution their work will take years. But the new knowledge of the human mind could yield treatments for an array of disorders, like paralysis and epilepsy.
Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is scheduled to talk about the impact automatic spending cuts would have on the National Institutes of Health.
Scientists are developing a universal vaccine that will offer protection against any and all flu strains. The work is under way at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health.
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