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Colorectal cancer is becoming a Gen Z problem

Colorectal cancer is becoming a Gen Z problem

How each successive generation became increasingly susceptible to one of the "deadliest" cancersImage: Generated with Bing AIEven half a century after the National Cancer Act — the opening salvo of Richard Nixon's "War on Cancer" — came into effect, cancer continues...

The disproportionate burden of autoimmune diseases in women

Nearly 80 percent of autoimmune sufferers are female — the X chromosome might hold the secretImage: Generated with Bing AIThe immune system heals wounds, detects and destroys aged cells, fights off a broad range of microbial cells, and clears out toxic and allergenic...

India’s nuclear power overhaul

How the country plans to add 20 new nuclear power reactors to its green energy arsenal.Illustration: Generated with Bing AIIndia is pouring billions of dollars — received primarily through pledges from private investors and international alliances — into its nuclear...

The science of living longer is getting serious

Tech royalty is heartily pumping millions into the science of living longer while others hope to coax regulators.Image: UnsplashGrowing older is inevitable, and only a select few get to spend their late life free of deteriorated bodies and minds. Pop a handful of...

Why an adult ADHD diagnosis is more common than ever

How adult ADHD is misunderstood, exploited and stigmatized.Illustration: Generated with Bing AIDrug shortages are becoming increasingly common in the U.S. and are lasting longer than usual. The persistent Adderall shortage, however, hints at something beyond supply...

People aren’t as worried about getting COVID anymore

Uptake of the updated COVID shots has been lagging, and surveys report that several American adults don't plan on getting vaccinated. Many experts consider this to be the recipe for crisis.Illustration: Generated with Bing AIThe Covid-19 pandemic was an eye-opener....

A vibrating pill promises “gentler” weight-loss

Experts are looking for alternatives to perpetual Ozempic injections, and a vibrating pill might be just that.Image: PexelsEngineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a vibrating pill, called Vibrating Ingestible BioElectronic Stimulator...

Could Ozempic do more than just weight loss?

Ozempic leads to "miraculous" weight-loss, but what if it could cure much more than obesity?Image: Generated with Bing AIThe idea that being overweight can instantly be fixed is infectious, and Hollywood’s approval of these anti-obesity medications has “taken Ozempic...

How a blood test could predict your rate of aging

A team of researchers believes that they can predict if you're aging too fast through a relatively simple blood test.Photo: Pexels our body’s main organs age at a different rate, and measuring these changes through a blood test could help predict...

How To Start Running: A Beginner’s Guide

Learn how to start running, get better, and everything in between . Illustration: The LamenHumans began running some two million years ago — and it served as a transformative moment in human history as we outran other species in the race of adaptation and natural...

Morning erections are a sign of good health

Morning erections are a sign of good health, and it's the lack of "morning wood" that should get you worried.Photo: Unsplash fficially known as "nocturnal penile tumescence" or NPTs, morning erections are an indication that you're in good health....