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Is Complaining Good or Bad For You?
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:00 GMT
Pop psychology tells us that complaining is a sort of catharsis—that by getting our feelings out rather than bottling them up, we’ll feel better. But it turns out this is largely a myth.
U.S. Defense Agencies Grapple with Gene Drives
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT
The technology can quickly spread genetic modifications
Schools Are Turning to Virtual Doctors for Sick Kids
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:15:00 GMT
Telemedicine is getting an audition at more schools
Bacteria Can Be Resistant to Brand-New Antibiotics
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:20:00 GMT
Exposure to existing antibiotics can imbue infectious bacteria with resistance that also kicks in against new drugs related to the originals. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Why the Most Powerful Treatment for Diabetes Turns Out to Be Surgery
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:30:00 GMT
Surgery that shortens intestines gets rid of the illness, and new evidence shows the gut—not simply insulin—may be responsible
Mice Show Signs of Mental Disorder after Injections of Cells from Schizophrenia Patient
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:30:00 GMT
The work may offer new insights into the disease’s origins
First Human Embryos Edited in the U.S., Scientists Say
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:45:00 GMT
Reports suggest researchers have altered DNA and made few errors
Is Guaranteed Income for All the Answer to Joblessness and Poverty?
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:45:00 GMT
Experts disagree, but a number of experiments could offer insight
When Older Drugs are Better Drugs
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Pharmaceutical firms want doctors to use the newest medications on the market—but that’s not always the right choice
3 Myths (and 1 Truth) About Grain-Fed Beef
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT
There's a lot to consider when deciding what kind of meat to buy--or even whether to eat meat at all. The least we can do is start with accurate information.
Here's What to Expect after the Senate Health Bill Vote
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:30:00 GMT
This is where it gets complicated
What Do We Know about the Brain Cancer Plaguing Sen. John McCain?
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:15:00 GMT
An oncology expert discusses treatment options for aggressive glioblastoma
Medicine's Movable Feast: What Jumping Genes Can Teach Us about Treating Disease
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Ancient viruses “fossilized” in the genome may contribute to maladies from autoimmune diseases to schizophrenia
U.S. Called for New Marijuana Research Bids--but Granted No Approvals
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:15:00 GMT
25 applications are still under review
Psychiatry Group Says Members Can Comment on Trump's Mental Health
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:45:00 GMT
The decision overturns decades-old norms
Cost of Medical Care for Transgender Service Members Would Be Minimal, Studies Show
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:00:00 GMT
President Trump announced that the military would no longer allow transgender people to serve, citing “tremendous medical costs”
Brain's Stem Cells Slow Ageing in Mice
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:45:00 GMT
Transplanted cells offer middle-aged rodents an increased lifespan
Robust Emergency Fund Needed to Respond to Future Disease Outbreaks
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:30:00 GMT
But the U.S. can minimize the danger with a robust health emergency fund
Forget Sharks: 7 Things in the Water Swimmers Should Actually Fear
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:15:00 GMT
Shark attacks are rare, but watch out for these nasty parasites
Biologics: The Pricey Drugs Transforming Medicine
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Rather than being designed by chemists, this class of pharmaceuticals is produced by living cells. Here's where they come from and how they work
Scientists Can See Zika Coming by Tracking the Climate
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:30:00 GMT
High temperatures help mosquitos and the virus reproduce; rain has less effect than thought
Should Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Always Include Finishing a Prescribed Medication?
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:30:00 GMT
A group of experts takes a controversial stance on how to control superbugs
5 Things to Know about the Experimental Therapy for Charlie Gard
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:00:00 GMT
The British baby has a rare, lethal disease
Sperm Count Dropping in Western World
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:45:00 GMT
The trend has occurred over 40 years
Are Dogs Probiotic?
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Recent studies raise new questions about how much pets can help—and hurt—human health
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