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Did denisovans go to North America?

For a people from whom a 41,000-year-old finger bone fossil from a nine-year-old girl, along with a bracelet she wore, was (until recently) the only authenticated known artifacts, the mysterious Denisovans certainly received much publicity. Both scientific journals and popular-oriented scientific papers were quick to retrieve any academic or speculative news from the fields of anthropology and archeology tied to …

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Health department confirms measles case in Chicago, warning of possible exposure

CHICAGO – Health Officers confirmed a case of measles in Chicago on Saturday. The Chicago Department of Public Health says it works closely with the highest risks of contacting vulnerable people. Exposures may have occurred on May 16 on public transportation from the Hare International Airport to the University of Illinois Chicago campus, Millennium Park and stores on State Street …

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Health officials confirm measles case in Chicago

CHICAGO – Health officials Saturday confirmed a case of measles in Chicago. The Chicago Department of Public Health said a person with the infection was identified Friday. People across the city may have been exposed to measles Thursday or Friday on public transit, at retail stores and at the University of Illinois Chicago. May 16 on public transit from Chicago …

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Making your children go vegan can mean prison time in Belgium – Kvarts

On May 16, the Royal Academy of Belgium published a sentence that makes it possible to imprison parents who implement a vegan diet on their children. The Academy decided that veganism for children is "unethical" because it can lead to health problems for growing children, the Belgian publication Le Soir reports (link in French). The animal product-free diet is not …

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Processed foods can be addictive, "landmark" study claims

Chemicals hiding in our food? Fad diets can only work for so long. Many people initially lose, but tend to regain their weight and feel upset shortly afterwards. But the nutritionist Dr. David Friedman says that food is not the only weight-consuming sinner, because it is chemicals that hide in the food that prevents weight loss success. The one who …

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Processed food can be addictive, spiking calorie intake: study

"When you're pop, you can't quit" goes the old Pringles tagline. Whoever ever pulled up a bag of potato chips knows how difficult it can be to put it aside unfinished. A new study from the National Institutes of Health aims to understand why. The "landmark" research, as seen in the journal Cell Metabolism, shows that "untreated" foods can actually …

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This terrible disease: Ovarian cancer is deadly, but new tests, treatments start to emerge

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards May 18 at 10:00 AM For the past few years, as part of the University of Chicago Pritzker medical school obstetrics-gynecology rotation, with students at an optional lunchtime seminars hear from ovarian cancer survivors who share stories about the shock of diagnosis, painful treatments and constant worries about whether their cancer will come back. Last year, …

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Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young – WebMD

By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) – The rise in colon cases among younger adults seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows In the decade leading up to 2014, the number of cases of colon cancer among people under 50 increased by 3% a year in Denmark, …

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Northwest Montana whooping cough number, guidelines revised Friday | State and regional

Jumping host camps continued to climb across northwest Montana on Friday. The Missoula City-County Health Department had logged 119 cases of respiratory disease between mid-April and Friday afternoon. It has also revised its guidelines to exclude people with the infection. "We change and revise our control strategy when the outbreaks change," says Commander Ellen Leahy. Pertussis, more commonly known as …

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