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Natalie Jacewicz

The pandemic has brought many new terms into daily usage. Here are definitions of some of the words used in discussion of the novel coronavirus and how to stem its spread.
Scientists went on a hunt for human guinea pigs to test out a new vaccine — and they got them!
You’re born with roughly 9,000 taste buds, and they’re very good at regenerating — which is why you can recover the ability to taste just days after burning your tongue. But that changes as we age.
The world of infectious diseases has more than a few words and phrases you might want to know more about. We’ve got definitions for 11 key terms.
Jurors often are reluctant to acquit someone who committed a crime while mentally ill, or to find that person guilty. So they take a third option: guilty but mentally ill. It’s far from perfect.
Having a serious mental diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean that juries will consider an insanity defense. Some states have changed their laws to exclude people with antisocial personality disorder.
After more than 100 consumers complained about symptoms like itchiness and balding, the FDA says hair conditioner is a potential culprit. But doctors warn against jumping to conclusions.
The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, “Seriously, why?”
Older siblings may be annoying know-it-alls, but research suggests they may also help younger siblings build up stronger immune systems. And that may help reduce the risk of asthma and allergies.
Millennials profess to care about ethical sourcing when grocery shopping. But a study of chocoholics ages 18-35 shows just how different values and behavior can sometimes be.
Less manual labor may be why today’s young adults have weaker grips than their counterparts did 30 years ago. The change augurs limper handshakes and fewer opened jars for 20-somethings.