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Why eating potatoes could help you ‘lose weight with little effort’: study

Carb lovers join! This delectable starch, long a guilty pleasure, just might be a secret weapon when trying to “lose weight with little effort.” Researchers have discovered the surprising health benefit of potatoes — as it turns out, these spuds are incredibly nutrient-dense and could be a crucial “part of a healthy diet,” according to …

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What’s behind worrying RSV surge in US children’s hospitals?

Children’s hospitals in parts of the US are seeing a surge in a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies. RSV cases fell dramatically two years ago as the pandemic shut down schools, day cares and businesses. With restrictions easing in the summer of 2021, doctors saw an alarming increase in …

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Cold and flu season is here, and people are showing up to work sick

A relic of pre-pandemic days is making its return to the workplace: the office cold. You might remember getting caught in its crosshairs — first, one person shows up with a cough and the sniffles, wearing it all sounds worse than it feels. Within weeks, like clockwork, the bug jumps from desk to desk until …

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A Harvard nutritionist shares 6 brain foods that will help your kids stay ‘sharp and focused’

The first few years of life set the foundation for brain health. Studies show that a nutritious diet in infancy is key to promoting a child’s long-term well-being, and the foods they eat can impact their cognition, temperament, motor skills and language development. As a nutritional psychiatrist, I’ve found that foods rich in omega-3 fatty …

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CDC estimates 3 in 4 kids have had coronavirus infections

NEW YORK (AP) — Three out of every four US children have been infected with the coronavirus and more than half of all Americans had signs of previous infections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers estimated in a report Tuesday. The researchers examined blood samples from more than 200,000 Americans and looked for virus-fighting …

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