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‘Fortunate accident’ may yield immunity weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

In what turned out to be one of the most important accidents of all time, Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming returned to his laboratory after a vacation in 1928 to find a clear zone surrounding a piece of mold that had infiltrated a petri dish full of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a common skin bacterium he […]

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Why Britney feels like your BFF: Understanding social media and parasocial relationships

Between the ages of 10 and 14, VJ Jones was very into the pop boy band One Direction. “The culture at that time was you follow their every move, you know when they got a new tattoo, you know when they have a new girlfriend, and you read fan fiction,” she said. “And you’re very […]

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Could ketogenic diet be helpful with brain cancer?

A modified ketogenic diet may be worth exploring for people with brain tumors, according to a new study published in the July 7, 2021, online issue of Neurology. The diet is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. The small study found that the diet was safe and feasible for people with brain tumors called […]

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Women who vape are more likely to have low birthweight babies, study shows

Women who use electronic cigarettes during pregnancy are 33% more likely than those who don’t to give birth to low-birthweight infants, according to a new study by a team of researchers from UCLA and other institutions. Low-birthweight babies—those weighing less than 5.5 pounds—often require specialized medical care and are at greater risk of early-life complications […]

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Study: Impulsiveness tied to faster eating in children, can lead to obesity

Children who eat slower are less likely to be extroverted and impulsive, according to a new study co-led by the University at Buffalo and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The research, which sought to uncover the relationship between temperament and eating behaviors in early childhood, also found that kids who were highly responsive to external food […]

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Q and A: Simplify health goals for success

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a mom of three kids under 10, and I have struggled with weight loss for years. I am challenged between family and work obligations to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I always start off strong, but then I get overwhelmed and stop. Last month, despite trying to eat right and working […]