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Light versus dark – the color of the turkey meat is due to the job of the muscle

As families gather together this holiday season, the lucky ones will avoid impassioned discussions about religion and politics. But another argument is almost inevitable: white...

Brain activity predicts which mice will become compulsive drinkers

Some individuals consume alcohol their entire adult life without developing an alcohol use disorder....

Democrats debate health care, farmers and minimum wage: 4 essential reads – and a chart

The top candidates vying to be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020 took the stage in Atlanta for their fifth televised debate on Nov. 20. With 10 participants and only...

Why saying 'OK boomer' at work is considered age discrimination – but millennial put-downs aren't

The phrase “OK boomer” has become a catch-all put-down that Generation Zers and young millennials...

Community colleges open the door to selective universities

New research shows a small portion of community college students are able to transfer to selective schools. Jennifer G. Lang/Shutterstock.com When it comes to getting into a selective...

Why the nation should screen all students for trauma like California does

As the first person to hold the new role of Surgeon General of California, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is...

Nail salon workers suffer chemical exposures that can be like working at a garage or a refinery

Anyone who has walked past a nail salon is familiar with the noxious odors that emanate from acrylic nails, polishes and removers. Customers getting manicures and pedicures endure...

How to boost recycling: Reward consumers with discounts, deals and social connections

You finish that last sip of morning coffee and stare at the empty paper cup in your hand. Should it...

Some smokers credit e-cigarettes with saving their lives – does that matter?

In a major blow to the vaping industry, the American Medical Association has called for a ban on e-cigarettes and vaping products that the FDA doesn’t deem tobacco cessation...

Long wait times in ERs drive up costs, signal health care distress

Wait times in emergency rooms are so out of control that researchers recently tested whether aromatherapy...

Light versus dark – the color of the turkey meat is due to the job of the muscle

As families gather together this holiday season, the lucky ones will avoid impassioned discussions about religion and politics. But another argument is almost inevitable: white...

Brain activity predicts which mice will become compulsive drinkers

Some individuals consume alcohol their entire adult life without developing an alcohol use disorder....