articles tagged: health
what’s wrong with right to try laws
# science

what’s wrong with right to try laws

Giving terminally ill patients a chance to try experimental drugs also means protecting them from scammers.

when scientific ignorance turns deadly for everyone, literally
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when scientific ignorance turns deadly for everyone, literally

Years of constant nagging about growing antibiotic resistance and its dire consequences, the public and industry still act as if they're blissfully unaware and are overusing antibiotics at an alarming rate.

does evolution slack off in the bedroom?
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does evolution slack off in the bedroom?

A widely covered study alleges that humans lost the penile bone and a certain measure of endurance in mating. But that finding seems to be at odds with other studies.

what plague doctors can teach us about doing science
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what plague doctors can teach us about doing science

Plague doctors have been wrongly put in the pantheon of quacks. In reality, they created the biohazard suit as we know it.

how not to get facts get in the way of righteously angry clickbait
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how not to get facts get in the way of righteously angry clickbait

Clickbait punditry is selling a story about a study into male birth control whose participants wimped out. But that's not at all what happened...

the city of berkley wants you to fear your smartphone
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the city of berkley wants you to fear your smartphone

The City of Berkley took on science and the science lost because it was represented by a trade group that argued about free speech rights instead.

why there’s still a clear line between organ donation and organ harvesting
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why there’s still a clear line between organ donation and organ harvesting

Technology that can keep organs preserved and functioning outside a body are raising some thorny moral questions for ethicists.

when science, technology, and money clash
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when science, technology, and money clash

Why is Theranos so secretive about its technology? It may be because it has no incentive to disclose its methods...

wiring your brain the painless and easy way
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wiring your brain the painless and easy way

Researchers test a neural mesh that envelops the brain in electrodes without invasive, complex surgery in an exciting step forward in human-machine interfaces.

how to keep your employees happy
# science

how to keep your employees happy

Studies into the health of workers and middle managers leads to the inescapable conclusion that today's work culture is making us miserable and unhealthy.

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