Health Highlights: Jan. 31, 2023

Marriage could be a buffer against dementia. Compared to married folk, divorced and unmarried adults were 50% to 73% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia, a new study has found. Read more

Is oxytocin really the 'love hormone'? It's been touted for years as the key to bonding, but rodents called prairie voles bonded and bred just fine, even when they were genetically engineered not to respond to the hormone. Read more

Smoking in pregnancy has declined by a third since 2016. The encouraging trend was seen across all age groups, races and disparate parts of the country, data collected to 2021 showed. Read more

President Biden to declare an end of the pandemic emergencies. Biden plans to extend the protections until May 11. After that, COVID-19 would be treated as an endemic threat, managed through more typical public health agencies. Read more

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