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Weekly Health Quiz: Poop, Pie and a Heart-Healthy Diet - The New York Times

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This new coronavirus "variant of concern," first identified in southern Africa, is raising concern among scientists and putting all of us on edge:

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"Sensory specific satiety" helps explain why after a large turkey dinner, for instance, we often:

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New guidance from the American Heart Association enourages people to consume more of these foods as part of a heart-healthy pattern of eating:

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This popular beverage triggers a bowel movement in many people, though scientists aren't sure why:

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Virgil Abloh, the celebrated fashion designer, died at age 41 after being diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare cancer affecting this organ:

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About what percentage of the world population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine?

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A new treatment using stem cells appears to have cured a 64-year-old man of this autoimmune disorder, which typically causes symptoms starting in childhood: