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Uninsured rate among young adults has plummeted in the last decade, report finds

The number of young adults without health insurance has plummeted since 2011, largely thanks to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, which allowed more adults to qualify for the

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Disgusted? Good. It could be beneficial to your health, a new study shows

Eww, gross! There’s no need to feel there’s something wrong with you if you recoil when foodie friends talk about the interesting delicacies they’ve tried: still-beating cobra hearts, soft-boiled fetal

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Lifelong discrimination linked to high blood pressure in black people

Black people but not in Hispanic, Chinese or white people, a new study suggests. Previous research has linked lifelong discrimination to the development of high blood pressure, also known as

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New drug molecules hold promise for treating fatal child disease

Scientists have identified a way to “rescue” muscle cells that have genetically mutated, paving the way to a possible new treatment for rare childhood illness such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Scientists launch a pre-emptive strike on deadly post-transplant infection

A potential new treatment to protect immunosuppressed patients from human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) has been discovered by scientists at the University of Cambridge. Their study shows that certain epigenetic inhibitors expose

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Researchers identify biochemical process responsible for producing toxic tau

Tau is a protein that helps stabilize the internal skeleton of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain. Groups of toxic tau protein, termed tau oligomers, drive disease progression and memory

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Depressed and out of work? Therapy may help you find a job

If depression is making it more difficult for some unemployed people to land a job, one type of therapy may help, research suggests. In a new study, 41% of unemployed

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