Cytomegalovirus belongs to the same virus family,
Herpesviridae, as cold sores and chickenpox.
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Although testing for CMV during pregnancy isn’t routine and there isn’t universal screening for infants, there are steps pregnant people can take to protect themselves and their newborns.
Coming of age brings new challenges for central characters who are discovering their own sexuality.
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A scholar of young adult fiction presents a fresh list of LGBTQ ‘must-reads’ for the summer of 2023.
Uber wealth couples are rather traditional when it comes to who works and who doesn’t.
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While most heterosexual couples are dual-earners, super rich couples continue to have gender-traditional arrangements in which the man is the sole breadwinner.
A prayer altar in the main gathering hall at the temple Wat Ratchapradit in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Theravada Buddhism is the dominant religious system in several parts of South and Southeast Asia, but there is a rich diversity of beliefs and practices in this tradition.
Puerto Rican singer Residente performs in Havana in 2010. His back reads, ‘We receive flowers and bullets in the very same heart.’
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Latino artists have been forging their own paths in hip-hop for decades, giving voice to young peoples’ pain, faith and demands for change.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has billed the deal as a victory for his party.
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The White House and House Republicans agreed to a deal just days before the US is expected to default.
Business deals by foreign countries in the U.S. can be reviewed by the government for national security risks.
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President Joe Biden signed an executive order in 2022 tightening the rules for foreign investment in the US.
IBM executive Christina Montgomery, cognitive scientist Gary Marcus and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman prepared to testify before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee.
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Figuring out how to regulate AI is a difficult challenge, and that’s even before tackling the problem of the small number of big companies that control the technology.
A dancer at ‘The Fairy Tale Ball’ in Madrid in October 2022.
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Nighttime is much more than a source of danger or an occasion to party – it’s a portal into a different world, with rhythms, challenges and lifestyles of its own.
Supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan celebrate in Istanbul on May 28, 2023.
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Long-term Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was reelected with 52% of the vote. Will he push the country further down an autocratic, anti-West path?
What if prehistoric men and women joined forces in hunting parties?
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If hunter-gatherers went beyond nose-to-tail eating to include the undigested plant matter in a prey animal’s stomach, assumptions about gendered division of labor start to fall apart.
Rapper Eko Fresh performs during a fundraising concert in Hamburg, Germany, on Dec. 6, 2022.
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Born out of the pain and anger in Black American communities, rap music struck a similar chord throughout Europe, as immigrants struggle to retain their ethnic identities on the margins of society.
Opioid neurotransmitters are located in many areas of the body, including the brain, spine and gut.
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Unlike opioid drugs like morphine and fentanyl that travel throughout the body, the opioids your body produces are released in small quantities to specific locations.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, left, meets with President Joe Biden to discuss the debt limit in the White House on May 22, 2023.
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Brinkmanship means coming to the edge of potential default on the US debt ceiling. Are lawmakers negotiating the debt limit representing the wishes and interests of their voters?
Jimmy Donaldson, aka MrBeast, leaned into charity to get a massive following.
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The person with the most YouTube followers calls himself ‘YouTube’s biggest philanthropist.’
Study groups and quizzes can help, but one studying technique stands out above the rest.
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The road to becoming a champion speller is made easier with support from family and friends, but ultimately it depends on an individual student’s commitment to learning, a scholar writes.
The sky’s not always the limit.
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Republicans and Democrats have negotiated a draft deal that may avert a financial crisis, but why does the US have a debt ceiling in the first place?
Tina Turner performs onstage during the 50th annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2008, in Los Angeles.
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Turner was introduced to Nichiren Buddhism in 1973, and its teachings provided inspiration for some of the final projects of her career.
Biden speaks to reporters about the tentative accord.
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The deal would raise the ceiling for two years, cap some federal spending and impose new work requirements on certain federal benefits. It still needs the blessing of Congress.
Many ecologically important wetlands, like these in Kulm, N.D., lack surface connections to navigable waterways.
In Sackett v. EPA, a suit filed by two homeowners who filled in wetlands on their property, the Supreme Court has drastically narrowed the definition of which wetlands qualify for federal protection.