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'Bottle Of Lies' Exposes The Dark Side Of The Generic Drug Boom

Sunday, May 12, 2019

A new book investigates the history of unsafe and deceptive practices by some generic drug manufacturers, and explains why U.S. regulators struggle to keep up with a global industry.

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How Did We Get Here? 7 Things To Know About Measles

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The U.S. is in the midst of a record-breaking measles epidemic. What brought us here, who is most at risk and what do you need to know now?

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Is Measles Here To Stay?

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Vaccination eliminated measles from the U.S. nearly 20 years ago. But with this year's record-setting outbreak, are we close to measles making a sustained comeback?

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How Do Mosquitoes Taste DEET? Hint: It's Not With Their Mouthparts

Thursday, April 25, 2019

It's the only repellent that drives mosquitoes away when they come in contact with it. A new study has a theory about why that is.

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Meal Kits Have A Smaller Carbon Footprint Than Grocery Shopping, Study Says

Monday, April 22, 2019

While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.

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The Beauty And The Power Of African Blacksmiths

Sunday, April 21, 2019

An exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art highlights the remarkable skills and creativity of iron workers from over 100 ethnic groups across the continent.

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Does Empathy Have A Dark Side?

Friday, April 12, 2019

It's good to feel empathy, right? Not always, according to a forthcoming book. Humans are empathetic beings, and we sometimes harm others, not out of a failure of empathy, but because of it.

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He Thought His City Was Prepared For Big Storms. Then Cyclone Idai Hit

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Beira, a coastal city in Mozambique, had a system in place to protect against flooding. Still, it was destroyed by the cyclone. Mayor Daviz Simango reflects on what went wrong.

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Scientists Test Whether Brain Stimulation Could Help Sharpen Aging Memory

Monday, April 08, 2019

Memory faltering as you age? Parts of your brain that used to work in sync may be out of step. A study shows that a precise jolt of electricity can bring these parts back together, boosting memory.

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Why The Semi-Nomadic Himba Are So Good At Thinking Outside The Box

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Researchers came up with a test to see if people are flexible thinkers. And they gave it to Westerners and to Himba people in Namibia. The results might surprise you.

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Growing Corn Is A Major Contributor To Air Pollution, Study Finds

Monday, April 01, 2019

A study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. In some regions, the per-bushel health costs exceed the corn's market price.

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Are We Ready For An Implant That Can Change Our Moods?

Friday, March 29, 2019

Deep brain stimulation offers relief from some neurological problems and is being tested for mood disorders. But the treatment — an implant in the brain — raises ethical questions.

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Scientists Look For Antibiotic-Resistant Germs In Raw Sewage

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

To track the spread of bacteria that resist antibiotics, researchers are trying wastewater testing to get a fast, accurate picture.

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Pregnant Behind Bars: What We Do And Don't Know About Pregnancy And Incarceration

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Pregnant women in prison face difficult circumstances, and data on their pregnancies has been scarce. New research lays the groundwork for addressing this neglected public health issue.

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Human Genomics Research Has A Diversity Problem

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Studies on the genetics of human diseases have focused largely on people of European descent. Researchers say this lack of diversity is bad science and exacerbates health inequities.

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Study Finds Racial Gap Between Who Causes Air Pollution And Who Breathes It

Monday, March 11, 2019

Blacks and Hispanics are exposed to higher levels of air pollution than whites, yet whites consume more of the goods and services that cause it, according to new research.

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An Antibody-Inspired Small Molecule Could Make For A Better Flu Treatment

Thursday, March 07, 2019

To outsmart influenza, researchers are leveraging the biological information encoded in infection-fighting antibodies to design new drugs. One attempt neutralizes near-lethal levels of flu in mice.

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Promising New Bed Net Strategy To Zap Malaria Parasite In Mosquitoes

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Progress against malaria has stalled. Now a team is trying a new tactic.

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Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

Monday, February 25, 2019

Research suggests the more of your childhood that is spent surrounded by green spaces, the lower your risk of developing mental illness in adulthood, whether in the city or the country.

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Life Lessons From Grandma: Eat Last, Ignore Naysayers, Stop Texting!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

In our recent story on the evolutionary benefits of grandmothers, we asked our audience: How did you and your grandma help your family survive and thrive? Readers share their stories.

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