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Mongolian Couple Die of Plague after Eating Raw Marmot

May 17, 2019

A couple in Western Mongolia have died of bubonic plague after eating raw marmot, “The Guardian” reported. There are people who believe eating the innards of the rodent is good for their health. Although people ignore health warnings not to eat uncooked meat, raw marmot can carry the plague germ Yersinia pestis. Plague is known for causing the Black Death in the 14th century—but was it that simple? […]

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Burger King to Launch Vegan Whopper Nationwide by Year’s End

May 10, 2019

Fast food chain Burger King will offer its vegan Impossible Whopper nationwide by the end of 2019, Business Insider said. The news comes after an April trial run in St. Louis for the plant-based alternative to cheeseburgers. Can it help curb our meat habit? […]

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Court Rules High-Testosterone Females Must Curb Hormone to Compete

May 6, 2019

A court decision forces female athletes with naturally high testosterone to face difficult decisions, “The New York Times” reported May 1. The highest international sports court ruled that women with high testosterone levels must either chemically suppress their hormones or compete against men. Learn more about the body’s hormonal system and the strength of muscles. […]

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Massachusetts Startup Sells Live Bacteria Products

May 4, 2019

AOBiome Therapeutics Inc. has raised $100 million to sell germs as topical products, a Bloomberg article said. The company is currently seeking FDA approval to sell pharmaceutical-grade topical live bacteria. Many microbial species are beneficial to humans. […]

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Woman in German Hospital Awakens from 27-Year Coma

May 2, 2019

Munira Abdulla woke up from 27 years of being comatose due to an accident, according to Sky News. Abdulla was age 32 when her car was struck by a school bus. The prognosis for patients who experience long-term comas is usually less favorable. […]

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Americans among Most Stressed in World, Gallup Poll Says

May 1, 2019

A recent survey suggests Americans are some of the most stressed people in the world, “The New York Times” reports. In addition, Americans’ stress levels are the highest they’ve been in a decade. However, evolving tech is here to help. […]

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Poor Diets Responsible for More Deaths than Smoking, Study Finds

April 12, 2019

A recent global study published in “The Lancet” shows that diet-related deaths outranked smoking-related deaths in 2017. Eleven million deaths among adults were from dietary risks, the report said. The path to obesity and tips to change course can mean life or death. […]

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Longer, Harsher Allergy Season Expected This Year

April 10, 2019

Doctors are claiming that allergy season will last longer and be more severe this year, CBS Philadelphia reports. This is due to the extended pollen blooming season likely caused by climate change. How do allergies affect your body? […]

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Woman in Scotland Feels Almost No Pain, Doctors Say

April 8, 2019

An arthritic woman in Scotland reports feeling virtually no pain after two separate surgeries, according to “Scientific American.” Her diagnosis suggests a new gene mutation with potential for treating acute and chronic pain. Usually, of course, a person’s body acutely perceives pain and needs medication to alleviate it. […]

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