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    Warning! Junk foods can harm a teen’s brain

    The adolescent brain has a hard time resisting junk food. But high-fat, high-sugar diets can interfere with learning and pose risks to mental health.

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    Teen athletes with even mild COVID-19 can develop heart problems

    COVID-positive student athletes, some with no symptoms, have developed heart inflammation and more. They are new reasons to limit coronavirus exposure.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 appears nearly 95 percent effective

    A second coronavirus vaccine appears super effective in preventing people from being sickened by COVID-19.

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  4. Brain

    Kids use more of the brain than adults do to process language

    The brain continues to grow and mature throughout childhood. One big change occurs in which parts of the brain turn on as someone processes language.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What is a spike protein?

    These proteins, which give coronaviruses their name, also help them to infect cells.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    New Pfizer vaccine appears 90 percent effective against COVID-19

    Preliminary finds show one of the new coronavirus vaccines appears 90 percent effective at reducing symptomatic COVID-19 infections.

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    When physicians and veterinarians team up, all species benefit

    When doctors for people and those for animals share their expertise, they can discover new ways to take better medical care of all species.

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    Many student athletes face risk of concussions that heal slowly

    High school girls and those with a history of concussions appear to take longest to recover.

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    COVID-19 risk linked to vaping, but addicted kids find it hard to stop

    Coronavirus risk offers a good reason to quit smoking e-cigarettes, except that’s really hard. And lots of kids were trying even before the pandemic hit.

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