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  • May 21, 2024
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How cockroaches spread around the world and became the survival experts we know today

They are six-legged, furry invaders that just won't die no matter how hard you try. Cockroaches are experts at surviving indoors, hiding in kitchen pipes or musty drawers. But that's…

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  • May 21, 2024
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How to find help for a drug or mental health crisis

The number of fatal overdoses in the US fell in 2023 for the first time in five years, according to preliminary estimates recently released by the Centers for Disease Control…

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  • May 21, 2024
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Deaths of despair among Americans of color are skyrocketing.

Nakeya Fields has seen how the stresses that come with being black — racial injustice, financial strain, social isolation — can leave people feeling hopeless and push some into substance…

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  • May 20, 2024
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Listening to 'pink noise' can improve sleep and memory, early research shows

Pink noise, brown noise and other colorful variations are gaining popularity as an alternative to white noise for relaxation. Pink noise, characterized by a lower pitch and resembling natural sounds…

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  • May 20, 2024
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Pregnant? Researchers want you to know more about fluoride

Adding fluoride to drinking water is widely considered a public health triumph. That's what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cavity prevention strategy stands alongside the development of…

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  • May 20, 2024
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SpaceX plans to launch 90 rockets from Vandenberg by 2026

SpaceX plans to launch 90 rockets into space from a military base in Santa Barbara County by 2026, tripling the number of explosions rocking the coastal community — and raising…

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  • May 20, 2024
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This UCLA doctor wants to beat an ‘anatomical atlas’ made by Nazis

As Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar pondered how to fix the human heart, he was given a gift laced with horror. Shivkumar, a cardiac electrophysiologist known as “Shiv” to friends and co-workers…

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  • May 19, 2024
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Opinion: What's going on if we let apps and AI run the ER?

My resident describes our next emergency room patient: a 32-year-old woman with severe, crampy mid-abdominal pain, vomiting, and occasional loose stools. The symptoms have been present for almost a week…

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  • May 17, 2024
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Hiltzik: De vervolging van EcoHealth bereikt een climax

Iedereen die zich bekommert om het belang van wetenschap bij het maken van overheidsbeleid, moest diep ontmoedigd raken door de hoorzitting over de oorsprong van COVID-19, georganiseerd door een door…

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  • May 17, 2024
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California's public health spending, which has increased during COVID, is on a chopping block

When a doctor in Pasadena reported in October that a hospitalized patient was exhibiting classic symptoms of dengue fever, such as vomiting, rash and bone and joint pain, local disease…