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Viewpoint: ‘Untold human death and suffering’: What could be the impact of the Trump administration plan to reach herd immunity

Viewpoint: ‘Untold human death and suffering’: What could be the impact of the Trump administration plan to reach herd immunity

Nature | 
“Surrendering to the virus” is not a defensible plan, says Kristian Andersen, an immunologist at the Scripps Research Institute in ...
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‘Failures aren’t for lack of trying’: The quest to find a drug for Alzheimer’s

Washington Post | 
In February, pharmaceutical companies Roche and Eli Lilly announced that two experimental drugs they had developed for Alzheimer’s disease had ...
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Rise of perfectionism and its toll on our mental health

Vox | 
Once an issue that affected a select few, perfectionism is now a growing cultural phenomenon, fueled by modern parenting and ...
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Why almost all psychologists are ideologically liberal, and why it matters

FiveThirtyEight | 
When New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt asked about a thousand attendees at the annual meeting of the Society for ...
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Viewpoint: Consumers gain little from 23andMe’s screening for BRCA cancer genes

FiveThirtyEight | 
This month [March], the FDA granted the genetics company 23andMe permission to offer direct-to-consumer testing for three of the more than 1,000 ...
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‘Sham surgeries’: Placebo effect could be harnessed for good

FiveThirtyEight | 
Seen through different eyes, the process of modern surgery may look more more spiritual than scientific, said orthopedic surgeon Stuart Green, ...
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New England Journal of Medicine: Mammogram screenings has led to surge in unnecessary surgeries

FiveThirtyEight | 
A study published ... by the The New England Journal of Medicine added to a growing body of evidence that ...
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Sex testing should not be designed to suppress Caster Semenya’s born talent

FiveThirtyEight | 
[Caster] Semenya’s case is the latest saga in sport’s checkered history of sex testing, a task that is purportedly aimed ...

Is psychology’s reproducibility problem a setback, or part of scientific process?

FiveThirtyEight | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As science grapples with ...

Proving Zika link to microcephaly will take a lot more research

FiveThirtyEight | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For weeks, Zika virus ...

Why studies linking diet to health are almost always flawed.

FiveThirtyEight | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Whatever you’re worried about, ...
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Confused when you should get a mammogram? Here’s why

FiveThirtyEight | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  If you’re a woman ...

Why your convictions probably aren’t as strong as you think they are

FiveThirtyEight | 
Paul Offit likes to tell a story about how his wife, pediatrician Bonnie Offit, was about to give a child ...

Is there a scientific basis to the paleo diet?

Washington Post | 
The problem with modern diets is that they rely too heavily on modern, processed foods. If only we emulated the ...