articles tagged: medicine
world of weird things podcast: big bad pharma
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world of weird things podcast: big bad pharma

Big Pharma may not do much to endear itself to patients and the general public, but the last thing it wants to do is sit on cures for serious diseases. Here's why.

how invincible salmonella may give you the worst food poisoning ever
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how invincible salmonella may give you the worst food poisoning ever

A strain of salmonella immune to antibiotics of last resort has been found in the United States. This should be a wakeup call for both Big Pharma scientists and government regulators.

3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do
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3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do

A new breakthrough from Israel shows that while we still have a long way to go before we can 3D print organs on command, we’re definitely headed in the right direction.

how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis
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how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis

A woman who inherited a rare genetic mutation is giving doctors and scientists an unprecedented glimpse in how we process pain, fear, and anxiety, and how we could treat all three.

how theranos could’ve saved itself, and why it didn’t
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how theranos could’ve saved itself, and why it didn’t

Perhaps the worst thing about Theranos is not the lies, the fraud, or the failure. It’s that the company and its portable lab could have been salvaged and improved lives if its CEO didn’t drown in her own hype.

how hustle culture is slowly, and very literally, killing you
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how hustle culture is slowly, and very literally, killing you

Today’s office and gig culture are glorifying workaholism and a non-stop “hustle ‘till you make it, sleep when you’re dead” attitude. It’s not just socially toxic. It’s damaging to your health and psyche.

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.

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