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The US organ transplant system is outdated – and costing lives. An overhaul is underway.

Every year, 6,000 people die waiting for a transplant. The U.S. organ transplant system is antiquated – and updating it could save thousands of lives.     


Diplo says he ran a marathon while on LSD. Experts say he's tripping.

Diplo says he ran a marathon while on LSD. You're not alone in wondering if that's a good idea. Here's what medical experts say about psychedelic use.


Are you getting enough REM sleep? The answer might be in your dreams.

REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is a stage of semi-deep sleep. How much deep sleep do you need? And is it good for you? The experts explain.     


Navy son surprises mom in business meeting after 2 years apart

Nakesha Brown, who's attending a meeting at work, has no idea her son, Ezekeil, is sitting right across from her after two years away in the Navy.     


'Public health crisis': Autism rates rise again, with 1 in 36 children diagnosed

Many factors are likely to contribute to rising autism rates, including that diagnoses among kids of color have been catching up to white children.


Dealing with annoying spam texts on iPhone might be easier than you think

Spam calls, emails and texts are something that plague many of us, but there is an easy way to deal with it.


Zach Braff, Florence Pugh and when it's OK to be friends with your ex

The keys to staying friends with an ex include setting boundaries, taking time for yourself and knowing when it's OK to call it quits.


More than half a million UTIs linked to contaminated meat in US each year, study finds

Scientists collected samples from raw chicken, turkey, and pork to help determine what E. coli strains were causing urinary tract infections.     


TikTok wellness influencers are obsessed with magnesium. Health experts actually agree with them.

Magnesium supplements are all the rage on TikTok. Here's what nutrition experts have to say about whether or not you should be taking them.


Are sugar substitutes healthy? Research doesn't yet offer comforting answers.

New data about the health effects of a sugar substitute leads to one more question: are sweeteners really healthier than the real thing?


Erythritol, sucralose and aspartame: How sugar substitutes stack up

From artificial sweeteners like aspartame to natural ones like stevia, honey and erythritol, sugar substitutes are everywhere.     


Do solar farms hurt property values? Most Americans don't have anything to worry about, study finds

A study from a federal lab found utility-scale solar farms don't significantly affect nearby property values – and the effect was only in rural areas.     


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