Placebo | Birth Defects | Paxlovid & Omicron Effects | Cancer Myths | Healthy Foods & Aging

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Thursday, January 26, 2023


The Powerful Placebo

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Sometimes, when you expect a treatment to work, it will. Scientists are looking for ways to harness this effect for medical treatments. (From NIH News in Health)

National Birth Defects Awareness Month

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Learn how abnormalities present at birth can cause physical disability, intellectual and developmental disorders, and other health problems. (From NIH’s NICHD)

Paxlovid Reduces Serious Risks From Omicron Variants

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The antiviral treatment Paxlovid reduced the risk of hospitalization or death from SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants in older adults by 44%. (From NIH Research Matters)

Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

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Get the latest science-based information about some common cancer misconceptions. Learn the facts so you can make informed health decisions. (From NIH’s NCI)

5 Tips for Choosing Healthier Foods as You Age

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Read and share this infographic about making smart food choices for healthy aging. (From NIH’s NIA)