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Alzheimer's bacterial link reiterates the importance of our microbiome

A bacterium seems to cause Alzheimer’s as well as gum disease, hinting that our microbial denizens may be involved in many diseases we thought weren’t infectious A. Dowsett, Public Health England/Science Photo Library THE suggestion that a bacterium behind gum disease could be the long-elusive cause of Alzheimer’s is an early contender for most astounding… Read More »

Researchers see possible link between opioids, birth defect

NEW YORK – Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect. When a baby is born with its intestines hanging outside the stomach, due to a hole in the abdominal wall, it’s called gastroschisis. Most are repaired through surgery. MEASLES OUTBREAK STRIKES 16 IN WASHINGTON STATE, MOSTLY… Read More »

Link between social media and depression stronger in teen girls than boys, study says

There appears to be a connection between social media use and depressive symptoms in 14-year-olds, and that connection may be much stronger for girls than boys, according to a study published in the journal EClinicalMedicine on Thursday. “There’s an alarming difference,” said Yvonne Kelly, first author of the study and a professor of epidemiology and… Read More »