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Footage shows people fleeing a deadly shooting near a mosque in Oman’s capital Muscat.
PM Netanyahu told to order West Bank annexation if the International Court of Justice rules against Israeli occupation.

Toxoplasma is a common parasite that causes birth defects – but the US doesn’t screen for it during pregnancy

Imagine the shock of your baby being born with a swollen brain, blindness and debilitating seizures. Now imagine learning that these devastating conditions could...

Stricter monitoring of tween and teen internet use may not always be better

A national conversation about potential links between smartphones and digital media and the ongoing teen mental health crisis has reached a fever pitch. Research does...

Navigating mental health treatment options can be overwhelming – a clinical psychologist explains why it’s worth the effort

The percentage of Americans seeking mental health treatment nearly doubled between 2004 and 2022, with almost a quarter of the population reporting that they...

Detroit’s legacy of housing inequity has caused long-term health impacts − these policies can help mitigate that harm

Detroiters who face rising rents, poor living conditions and systemic barriers to affordable and safe housing are at greater risk of poor health, our...

Abortion bans are changing what it means to be young in America

Adolescence and young adulthood is a time of identity formation, when young people figure out who they are and who they want to be....

Oral nicotine pouches deliver lower levels of toxic substances than smoking – but that doesn’t mean they’re safe

Oral nicotine pouches – like Zyn and Velo in the U.S. – appear to be less toxic than cigarettes and deliver comparable levels of...

Calls to US poison centers spiked after ‘magic mushrooms’ were decriminalized

Calls to poison control centers spiked across the U.S. for adolescents and young adults exposed to the hallucinogen psilocybin, according to our analysis of...

Surgeon general’s call for warning labels on social media underscores concerns for teen mental health

Amid growing concerns over the effects of social media on teen mental health, on June 17, 2024, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy called for...

Boost your immune system with this centuries-old health hack: Vaccines

There are a dizzying number of tips, hacks and recommendations on how to stay healthy, from dietary supplements to what color of clothes promotes...

Is Earth really getting too hot for people to survive? A scientist explains extreme heat and the role of climate change

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to...

Making art is a uniquely human act, and one that provides a wellspring of health benefits

When you think about the word “art,” what comes to mind? A child’s artwork pinned to the fridge? A favorite artist whose work always...

Raw milk health risks significantly outweigh any potential benefits − food scientists and nutritionists explain why

Despite an ongoing outbreak of bird flu in dairy cows, the popularity of raw milk has only risen. Advocates claim raw milk has superior...

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