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What to look for in mosquito repellents

There's an old joke that mosquitoes are like family: They are annoying, but they carry your blood.


Tips to prevent injuries while biking

Bicycling is a great way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're a recreational rider or a daily commuter, it's important to protect your hands and wrists. Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon specializing ...


Run streaks: Is it actually safe to run every day?

Running is a great form of exercise that has numerous benefits for our health. For instance, people who consistently run at least an hour a week throughout their lives tend to live three years longer and have fewer chronic ...


How air pollution affects the digestive system

Fine air particles, less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5), are a major air pollutant linked to various health problems. These particles can travel deep into the lungs and even enter the bloodstream when inhaled. Recent ...


Pandemic agreement talks end without a deal

Negotiations on a landmark global agreement on handling future pandemics ended Friday without a deal—though countries said they wanted to keep pushing for an accord.


Five key points in proposed pandemic agreement

Countries are trying to finalize a global agreement on how to prepare for and avert pandemics by Friday evening, after two years of negotiations triggered by the horrors of COVID-19.


Pandemic agreement talks come to the crunch

Countries trying to thrash out a global agreement on handling future pandemics are hoping to seal the deal Friday after weeks of creeping progress in exhausting talks.


When to seek care for pelvic pain

Pelvic pain is common, affecting 15% of women of reproductive age. Pinpointing its cause, whether it's endometriosis, ovarian cysts or musculoskeletal issues, can be a challenge.


Study reveals alarming levels of drug residue on US currency

A new study led by Thomas Jefferson University researchers has found that American currency carries much more than germs on its surface. The study used a new method of analysis to examine one-dollar bills collected from 13 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vigilance needed to avert spread of bird flu to humans

Health experts are calling for tighter biosecurity measures in global poultry production, from farms to markets, to monitor bird flu (avian influenza) following its spread among dairy cows in the United States.