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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.

climate change could kill over 500,000 people per year by 2030
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climate change could kill over 500,000 people per year by 2030

We knew people would die as climate change got progressively worse. Now we have a realistic idea of just how many, and plenty of hints that these statistics are underestimated.

despite rampant internet fear mongering, artificial sweeteners are safe
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despite rampant internet fear mongering, artificial sweeteners are safe

Alt med cranks have been scaring millions about the supposed harm of artificial sweeteners. A systematic review of 13,000 studies shows they’re either lying or ignorant.

bad sleep in senior citizens could be an early symptom of alzheimer’s
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bad sleep in senior citizens could be an early symptom of alzheimer’s

We’ve all had a rough night and woke up even more tired than we went to bed. But if you’re in your 60s and that’s becoming a common occurrence, it may be a dangerous sign.

our war on microbes may be giving us cancer
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our war on microbes may be giving us cancer

Modern houses tend to be clean, so clean that they may be undermining our immune systems, and alongside our addiction to antibiotics, giving us a wide variety of health problems.

coffee, booze, and extra weight won’t help you live longer. so what will?
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coffee, booze, and extra weight won’t help you live longer. so what will?

According to media reports, a recent study found the recipe for a longer life: to be a little overweight and enjoy your beer and lattes. But there’s a secret ingredient they’re missing...

italy’s five star movement goes full mental anti-vaxxer
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italy’s five star movement goes full mental anti-vaxxer

Evidence-based medicine, vaccination, and good science are out in Italy. Alt med scams, snake oil, and anti-vaccination propaganda are in.

the scientific and ethical disaster that is the chinese crispr scandal
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the scientific and ethical disaster that is the chinese crispr scandal

He Jiankui tried to create two human beings resistant to HIV. Instead he triggered an international scandal with his methods and work experts describe as amateurish and shoddy.

screening for cancer with a microscopic amount of gold
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screening for cancer with a microscopic amount of gold

Researchers may have found a cheap, easy, and far less invasive way to screen for cancer than conventional scans and biopsies. But there’s still a lot to test before it makes its way to your doctor’s office.

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