articles tagged: medicine
how stem cells could help solve the opioid epidemic
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how stem cells could help solve the opioid epidemic

Politicians and the public want short-term solutions to the opioid epidemic. But they aren't tackling its root cause: legitimate chronic pain.

why the jury is still out on medical marijuana
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why the jury is still out on medical marijuana

Marijuana appears to have real medicinal value, but to determine what it can really do, we have to go beyond anecdotes from medical pot users and do far more rigorous studies.

what’s wrong with right to try laws
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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.

when doctors catch a really dangerous case of chemophobia
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when doctors catch a really dangerous case of chemophobia

If you didn't want the COO of one the world's top hospitals to sound like Jenny McCarthy on a rampage, unfortunately, you're out of luck.

why “starting a conversation” isn’t always the best idea in medicine
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why “starting a conversation” isn’t always the best idea in medicine

Maybe a medical conference is not the best place to elevate the profiles of snake oil salespeople...

why we can’t grow a mature, implantable heart for you just yet
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why we can’t grow a mature, implantable heart for you just yet

We can't print fully functioning human organs suitable for transplantation just yet, but new experiments are getting close.

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.

the medical questions of studying the transgendered
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the medical questions of studying the transgendered

Instead of erasing and pathologizing transgenderism, we should be studying it to unlock answers to long standing questions about sex and gender.

pay no attention to the man behind the curtain?
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pay no attention to the man behind the curtain?

Medical experts are appalled with Dr. Oz for making a career out of giving simplistic, scientifically unverifiable and unproven questions to complicated questions about people's health.

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