Health

Early COVID-19 research is riddled with poor methods and low-quality results − a problem for science the pandemic worsened but didn’t create

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Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers flooded journals with studies about the then-novel coronavirus. Many publications streamlined the peer-review process ...

Your heart changes in size and shape with exercise – this can lead to heart problems for some athletes and gym rats

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Exercise has long been recognized by clinicians, scientists and public health officials as an important way to maintain health throughout ...

Nitazenes are a powerful class of street drugs emerging across the US

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Two deaths in Boulder County, Colorado, in 2023 are the latest in the U.S. to be blamed on the powerful ...

Candidates’ aging brains are factors in the presidential race − 4 essential reads

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The leading contenders in the 2024 presidential election are two of the three oldest people ever to serve as president. ...

Israeli siege has placed Gazans at risk of starvation − prewar policies made them vulnerable in the first place

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The stories of hunger emerging from war-ravaged Gaza are stark: People resorting to grinding barely edible cattle feed to make ...

Global health research suffers from a power imbalance − decolonizing mentorship can help level the playing field

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Mentorship is a cornerstone of the infrastructure supporting global health. Transferring knowledge, developing skills and cultivating a supportive professional environment ...

Dietary supplements and protein powders fall under a ‘wild west’ of products that necessitate caveats and caution

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Dietary supplements are a big business. The industry made almost US$39 billion in revenue in 2022, and with very little ...

Breastfeeding benefits mothers as much as babies, but public health messaging often only tells half of the story

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Four babies are born every second in the world, and there are only two options for their first food at ...

About a third of employees have faced bullying at work – here’s how to recognize and deal with it

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The phenomenon of bullying, harassment and sexual abuse in workplaces throughout North America is widespread and harmful to both individuals ...

What do your blood test results mean? A toxicologist explains the basics of how to interpret them

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Your blood serves numerous roles to maintain your health. To carry out these functions, blood contains a multitude of components, ...

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