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the oncology revolution that wasn’t
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the oncology revolution that wasn’t

IBM was going to use Watson to find new treatments for cancer and help oncologists provide better care for their patients. They ended up doing neither and revealing the machine’s Achilles heel.

should we stop worrying and learn to irradiate public spaces?
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should we stop worrying and learn to irradiate public spaces?

An 80 year old method of sterilizing surfaces with radiation without harming humans or animals might be the key to controlling flu pandemics. But it using it could come with a catch...

the state of california vs. coffee
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the state of california vs. coffee

A California law mandating disclosure of any potentially cancer-causing chemicals is starting to cross the line from useful advice into eye-rolling alarmism.

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.

computers confirm, mommy blogs are a hazard to your health
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computers confirm, mommy blogs are a hazard to your health

Mommy blogs are filled with so much disinformation and scaremongering, they should be officially labeled an infectious disease vector.

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.

viruses that fight cancer, coming to an oncologist near you
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viruses that fight cancer, coming to an oncologist near you

The first cancer-fighting gene therapy has been approved by the FDA, a major step towards turning cancers into manageable diseases.

how scientists triggered the internet aporkalypse, and why you can still enjoy your bacon
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how scientists triggered the internet aporkalypse, and why you can still enjoy your bacon

Media reports about the carcinogenic properties of bacon have been greatly exaggerated thanks to the extremely confusing way IARC classifies studies.

why sitting won’t kill you and standing won’t save you
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why sitting won’t kill you and standing won’t save you

A study tracking the benefits of standing desks shows no difference in health outcomes between sitting and standing at the office.

what do we do with what elephants taught us about preventing cancers?
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what do we do with what elephants taught us about preventing cancers?

We finally know why elephants are more resistant to cancers than humans. Can we use the same strategy they do?

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