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‘Anecdote and feeling over science and fact’: Exploring President Trump’s embrace of controversial anti-malarial drug

As he stares down a pandemic, economic collapse and a political crisis of his own, President Trump thinks he may ...
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Racing for a COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t mean we’ll have one this year

Jacqueline Alemany | 
THE CORONA-VACCINE RACE: The desperate search for a vaccine for covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is in ...
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‘Deep structural problems’: Examining the US failure to quickly develop a coronavirus test

On a Jan. 15 conference call, a leading scientist at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assured local ...
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DNA tests can guide breast cancer treatment, while also raising questions we can’t yet answer

Sarah Richards | 
In a new era of precision medicine, the role of genetics is becoming increasingly critical to determine who might benefit ...
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Aging America: In 30 years, 13.8 million people in the US may have Alzheimer’s

Linda Searing | 
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common dementia among older adults, now affects about 5.8 million U.S. residents 65 and older — ...
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The coronavirus isn’t mutating quickly. That could mean a one-time vaccination against it

Joel Achenbach | 
The coronavirus is not mutating significantly as it circulates through the human population, according to scientists who are closely studying ...
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Promising coronavirus treatment effort blocked by fetal tissue research ban

Amy Goldstein | 
A senior scientist at a government biomedical research laboratory has been thwarted in his efforts to conduct experiments on possible ...

‘A new thing to worry about’: Coronavirus adds stress for people with anxiety disorders

Bonnie Berkowitz | 
For some of the millions of Americans with post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder or other forms of debilitating anxiety, coronavirus ...
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We still have time to slow the spread: 4 things to know about the coronavirus

Megan McArdle | 
The experts are telling us that here in the United States, we can avoid hitting that threshold where sizable regions ...
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If naps don’t work for you, it could be genetics

Allison Hirchlag | 
Naturally, I’ve always been a little jealous of the people who take naps and wake up feeling like a million ...
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‘Illusion of causality’ and why we trust our own experiences more than science

Tamar Haspel | 
Did you cut out sugar and feel more energetic, take vitamin C and stop getting colds, switch to eating only ...

Why this woman played the violin during her brain surgery

Hannah Knowles | 
Eyes closed, Dagmar Turner ran through scales as doctors huddled behind her to peer into her open brain. A violinist ...
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How beer brewers and marijuana growers are teaming up to help address the climate crisis

Jennifer Oldham | 
The state of Colorado and three small businesses are trying a novel approach to reduce carbon emissions that sounds like ...
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Viewpoint: How the ‘green lobby’ has partnered with the fishing industry to keep sustainable GMO salmon off our plates for 25 years

Mitch Daniels | 
What should one make of the following set of facts? A federal government, urged on by self-designated advocates for the ...

Humans are ‘biologically built’ to seek out friends

Barbara King | 
We humans are biologically built to seek friends, and we can see suggestions of our evolutionary past in the social ...
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US life expectancy edges upward as cancer death rate drops

Joel Achenbach | 
The number of fatal drug overdoses declined for the first time in 28 years, and U.S. life expectancy at birth ticked upward for the ...
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Hand sanitizers can’t ‘work miracles’: Purell warned by FDA to cut back on marketing claims

Kim Bellware | 
The makers of Purell are pruning their marketing strategy after the Food and Drug Administration slapped the company with a ...
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Why the US is ‘not nearly as prepared as we need to be’ to deal with China’s coronavirus

Lena Sun, Lenny Bernstein | 
Now, with word of the first U.S. patient to contract the new virus that has killed 17 people in China comes the ...
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Kellogg’s to cut wheat, oats treated with Bayer’s Roundup herbicide from supply chain by 2025

Laura Reiley | 
Kellogg’s, the multinational food manufacturer based in Battle Creek, Mich., is taking a stand. But very quietly. At the end ...
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Chronic inflammation a silent threat that can ‘damage DNA and lead to heart disease, cancer’

Marlene Cimons | 
Chronic inflammation begins without an apparent cause — and doesn’t stop. The immune system becomes activated, but the inflammatory response ...
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We’ve been dealing with measles for at least 2,000 years, genetic analysis suggests

Erin Blakemore | 
In the 10th century, Persian physician Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi wrote about patients with fever, anxiety and full-body rashes — ...

Fetal tissue research restrictions disrupting studies into major diseases, including AIDS, Down syndrome, diabetes

Amy Goldstein | 
A recent Trump administration decision to limit funding of research that uses fetal tissue is already disrupting research into major ...
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Underdiagnosed mutation in African American populations increases risk of heart failure

Lateshia Beachum | 
An underdiagnosed genetic mutation in people of African descent carries an increased risk for heart failure, according to a study ...
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5 common myths about testosterone debunked

Katrina Karkazis, Rebecca Jordan-Young | 
Many of the claims go well beyond or even directly against the scientific evidence about what scientists call “T.” Myth ...

Can deep brain stimulation treat opioid addiction?

Lenny Bernstein | 
A surgeon has implanted electrodes in the brain of a patient suffering from severe opioid use disorder, hoping to cure ...
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Two new drug-resistant superbugs added to CDC’s list of ‘most urgent threats’

Lena Sun | 
Drug-resistant germs and related infections sicken about 3 million people and kill about 48,000 every year in the United States, ...
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Bangladesh could approve GMO Golden Rice in November 2019—after 10-year delay caused by regulation, activism

Ed Regis | 
By [November 15], Bangladesh’s agriculture minister is expected to announce the approval of “golden rice" for sale and use, making ...

Meet the ‘flavorists’: Food chemists who make plant-based Beyond, Impossible burgers taste like ‘meat’

Laura Reiley | 
Marie Wright dips four long strips of paper, the kind you’d sniff a perfume sample from in Sephora, into bottles ...