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  • Walk now to walk through arthritis later

    Walk now to walk through arthritis later
    Feeling achy? Got creaky knees? Joint pain from osteoarthritis? They’ve got a new drug for that that and it’s completely free: walking. Scientists say taking as few as 6,000 steps per day may help older adults remain active in their golden...
  • Tiny new synthetic diamonds increase strength of girl's best friend

    Tiny new synthetic diamonds increase strength of girl's best friend
    Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they’re also prized by oil drillers, road crews and experimental physicists for their unparalleled ability to bore, grind and cut. Now scientists have synthesized microscopic diamonds that are harder,...
  • Trouble getting pregnant? Check your cholesterol

    Trouble getting pregnant? Check your cholesterol
    For couples looking to conceive a baby, one key roadblock could be hiding in plain sight: high lipids circulating in the bloodstream of either partner. High cholesterol readings, according to a study published Tuesday, are implicated in delayed...
  • Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says

    Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says
    Looks like good news may come in threes. The teenage pregnancy rate, birth rate and abortion rate have all dropped sharply since their respective  peaks in the 1990s, according to new research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization...
  • Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria

    Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria
    So what's the big stink over wood-aged cheese anyway? Is it deadly or just delicious? Artisanal cheese-makers raised a fuss recently when an FDA official suggested that wooden cheese shelves posed a public health risk because they were not "adequately...
  • New Mexico forecast: Cloudy with a 100% chance of grasshoppers

    New Mexico forecast: Cloudy with a 100% chance of grasshoppers
    An unusually warm winter has left Albuquerque with an army of grasshoppers, who are now flying high enough to mess with weather radar readings. With more eggs able to survive winter and hatch this spring, grasshoppers reached a point of infestation,...
  • Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare

    Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare
    Dozens of hospital workers who were sent home and told to remain in isolation have tested negative for the deadly virus MERS and been cleared to return to work in Indiana, where the nation's first case of the disease was confirmed earlier this month. ...
  • Asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs also cooled the Earth

    Asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs also cooled the Earth
    The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also caused a temporary but devastating "impact winter" -- darkening the sky, cooling the Earth and inhibiting photosynthesis, new research suggests. Sixty-six million years ago, a 6.2-mile-wide asteroid known...
  • Frog tongues flick with power and stick with ease

    Frog tongues flick with power and stick with ease
    Every predator needs to catch its prey. We humans use our hands, sharks and wolves use their jaws, but a few animals like frogs use something much stranger: their tongue. To understand just how frogs snatch their snacks, scientists made the first direct...
  • Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows

    Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows
    Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment. The broadest analysis...
  • Share of CSU students who now have healthcare exceeds expectations

    Share of CSU students who now have healthcare exceeds expectations
    New data show the number of students without health insurance on California State University campuses dropped by 60% after Obamacare enrollment, defying concerns that not enough young people would sign up for health insurance. The Affordable Care Act,...