Health & Medicine

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  1. Health & Medicine

    Cough! What happens when something goes down the wrong way

    Certain cells can sense water and acid on the way to the lungs, prompting reactions such as coughing and swallowing, research in mice shows.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Menstruation

    Menstruation is part of a roughly monthly cycle that helps a person’s body prepare for possible pregnancy.

  3. Health & Medicine

    New tool maps where U.S. heat can pose threats to your health

    The daily updated HeatRisk maps use color coding to show where the health threat from heat is highest. The website also offers tips for staying safe.

  4. Humans

    Common high-school textbooks promote unscientific views on gender

    Inaccurate descriptions of sex and gender may lead to sexism or prejudice toward people who don’t seem to represent gender norms.

  5. Health & Medicine

    How to help transgender and nonbinary teens bloom during puberty

    Gender-affirming medical care during puberty can help transgender and nonbinary teens end up with an adult body that matches their gender.

  6. Genetics

    A protein in sweat may protect people from Lyme disease

    That protein stopped the disease-causing bacterium from growing in lab dishes or infecting mice.

  7. Tech

    Bioelectronics research wins top award at 2024 Regeneron ISEF

    Three grand-award winners each took home at least $50,000. Hundreds more teens shared more than $9 million in prizes at the international competition.

  8. Brain

    Herbal medicine could help recovery after concussion

    A finalist at Regeneron ISEF found that a plant native to China could supplement a common pain reliever that comes with unwanted side effects.

  9. Physics

    The movie Frozen inspired the icy, 3-D printing of blood vessels

    Ice guides a 3-D printing method to make realistic, artificial blood vessels. One day, such vessels could be used in lab-grown organs.