Humans

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  1. Brain

    Surprise! Exam scores benefit from months of regular sleep

    Getting enough consistent, quality sleep accounted for nearly a fourth of the differences in students’ exam scores in class.

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  2. Microbes

    Drug-resistant germs kill some 35,000 Americans each year

    The new mortality rate may be way low, some experts say. Also troubling are two new germs that have emerged as big and urgent threats.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Today’s nico-teen addicts: What role does ‘juuling’ play?

    New data show that the most popular type of U.S. vapes deliver nicotine especially efficiently — boosting risk of addiction.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Vaping emerges as possible trigger for seizures

    Anonymous accounts have been filed with the FDA reporting seizures in teens after vaping. These were linked most often to JUUL and related pods.

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  5. Brain

    As teens gain weight, they find high-fat foods less pleasurable

    Teens who gained excess weight showed less activity in the brain’s reward center when viewing or tasting foods with lots of fat.

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  6. Life

    Scientists Say: Nutrient

    Nutrients provide living things, from bacteria to animals, with the energy and materials to grow. But too much of a nutrient can sometimes cause harm.

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  7. Brain

    Sleep may jumpstart the brain’s power washing system

    Waves of fluid wash into the human brain during sleep. That’s good. They just may help clean out toxic proteins.

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  8. Animals

    Scientists Say: Papillae

    These small nubs stick out from a body part. They include things such as tongue bumps with taste buds and the structures under the skin that help grow hair.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Health risks are scaring some teen vapers into considering quitting

    As teens learn of serious — and sometimes lethal — risks associated with vaping, many are looking to quit their e-cig use. The challenge is finding groups able to help them.

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