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Researchers detect protozoa in drinking water that cause diarrheal outbreaks

Researchers from the University of Zaragoza have analyzed drinking water and detected oocysts of Cryptosporidium and cysts of Giardia, two protozoa that cause outbreaks of diarrhea in humans.

Study provides better knowledge about healthcare burden of mitochondrial diseases

Mitochondrial diseases are a diverse group of disorders caused by mutated genes that impair energy production in a patient's cells, often with severe effects.

Medically managed non-surgical method can help achieve weight loss and better health

Weight loss, as well as maintaining a healthy weight, is a challenge that can sometimes seem insurmountable.

Mildly stressing muscle metabolism reverses diabetes and obesity in mice

Mildly stressing muscle metabolism boosts levels of a beneficial hormone that prevents obesity and diabetes in mice, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa.

Wise Guys program targets young men to curb teenage pregnancy

In 2015, there were nearly 10,000 teenage pregnancies in North Carolina. "Teen parents are less likely to finish high school, less likely to be well employed, and less likely to be in committed and stable relationships," said Rick Brown, Youth Education Program Director at Children's Home Society of North Carolina.

Adolescents with BMI at high-normal range have greater risk of death from cardiovascular diseases

While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases.