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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.

why hot tea doesn’t actually double your risk of cancer
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why hot tea doesn’t actually double your risk of cancer

If you like your tea nice and hot, you may be worried about misleading popular science headlines telling you that you’re doubling your risk of cancer. You’re not. But you’ll still want to pay attention to the research.

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.

did we cure hiv? actually, we don’t know…
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did we cure hiv? actually, we don’t know…

After more than a decade, doctors think they were finally able to replicate the case of the Berlin patient, the only man known to be cured of HIV. But the London patient offers more questions than answers.

why you can’t “hack yourself” to live for two centuries
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why you can’t “hack yourself” to live for two centuries

Biohacking is the next big craze for those obsessed with taking charge of their health beyond just diet and exercise. But while it sounds like science, there’s no evidence it actually works.

when confronted with measles, anti-vaxxers and their kids get vaccinated
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when confronted with measles, anti-vaxxers and their kids get vaccinated

It’s one thing to speculate about how evil vaccines are and dismiss the illnesses they’re meant to prevent. But after seeing the effects of measles and whooping cough up close, parents and teenagers are losing their anti-vaxx attitudes.

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.

why it’s so hard to study psychedelics for mental health treatment
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why it’s so hard to study psychedelics for mental health treatment

As recreational drugs show promise in medical, and possibly professional settings, research is being held back by laws crafted around vindictive politics rather than science.

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.

trickle down pseudoscience: why mlms jumped into the supplement game
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trickle down pseudoscience: why mlms jumped into the supplement game

MLMs prey on human vulnerabilities to hijack the health industry. And they have a lot of help in high places.

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