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Mayo Clinic Minute: Where is the kidney stone belt?

Mayo Clinic Minute: Where is the kidney stone belt?

Where you live, what you eat and how much you drink may tell health care professionals more about your risk of developing kidney stones than you think. Dr. Ivan Porter II, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, describes intense weather areas, such as the South... »

What’s behind the FDA’s controversial strategy for evaluating new COVID boosters

What’s behind the FDA’s controversial strategy for evaluating new COVID boosters

Some scientists are alarmed that the agency plans to evaluate the next generation of boosters by reviewing mouse studies alone. Others say there’s no time to waste waiting for human trials. (Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) »

Boston Children’s Hospital says it’s gotten violent threats over care for transgender children

Boston Children’s Hospital says it’s gotten violent threats over care for transgender children

Boston Children’s Hospital, which calls itself “home to the first pediatric and adolescent transgender health program in the United States,” says it has faced a “large volume” of threats of violence for offering that kin... »

Maternal Mortality Risks: What You Can Do to Help

Maternal Mortality Risks: What You Can Do to Help

The maternal mortality rate for Black women in the U.S. is nearly three times higher than it is for white women. If you’re a pregnant Black woman, what can you do to help protect yourself and your baby? »

No Need to Rip It Off Like a Bandage With This Wound Cover

No Need to Rip It Off Like a Bandage With This Wound Cover

A new band-aid is being designed to stick twice as well to skin, but hurt half as much to pull off. Scientists are tapping into the main ingredient in school glue to make this possible. »

Blood-Sucking Leeches: Quack Medicine or Medical Miracle?

Blood-Sucking Leeches: Quack Medicine or Medical Miracle?

Leeching was once quackery of the worst sort. But the leech has been quietly making a comeback in the field of reconstructive microsurgery »

Adding salt at the table could increase your risk for early death, study says

Adding salt at the table could increase your risk for early death, study says

Adding that sprinkle of salt may help make your meal feel complete, but it could be adding to your risk for premature death, according to a new study. Experts explain how to cut back on salt while still enjoying the foods you love. »

Monkeypox case reported in man whose ‘primary risk factor’ was close, nonsexual contact at a crowded outdoor event

Monkeypox case reported in man whose ‘primary risk factor’ was close, nonsexual contact at a crowded outdoor event

Most monkeypox cases in the current outbreak have been linked to sexual activity, but research published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers new insight into other ways it may be spreading. »

Consuming green vegetables, supplements suppresses inflammatory bowel disease

Consuming green vegetables, supplements suppresses inflammatory bowel disease

The dietary supplement chlorophyllin alleviates inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to researchers from the Center for Diabetes and Metabolism Research at Sichuan University in China and... »

How Weather Apps Could Predict Your COVID Risk

How Weather Apps Could Predict Your COVID Risk

The same technology used to forecast the weather could estimate your likelihood of COVID infection. The motive? Obliterating lockdowns for good. »