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‘I’ve saved 38 days of ‘wasted time’ in five years by not showering. What else happened?’

Science Friday | 
If you spent 30 minutes per day showering and applying products, over the course of a long life—100 years, for ...
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Why going for herd immunity to fight COVID won’t work

Atlantic | 
The idea of abandoning preventive measures and letting the virus infect people has already gotten traction in [US] administration. [Recently, ...
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Prebiotics: How best to protect your skin and why daily showers may not be a good idea

Atlantic | 
Now couldn’t be a weirder time to question washing. I’ve spent the past three years reporting on how our notions ...
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‘Diagnostic conundrum’: COVID-19 pandemic has given us a lot of clinically depressed people

Atlantic | 
As a rough average, during pre-pandemic life, 5 to 7 percent of people met the criteria for a diagnosis of ...
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Human hibernation eyed as solution for severe trauma, weight loss and deep-space travel

Atlantic | 
A small group of scientists is taking human hibernation extremely seriously. They are studying the basic mechanisms with an eye ...
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Can we cure baldness with stem cell-based ‘hair farms’?

Atlantic | 
The physiology of balding has long vexed even the most entrepreneurial of scientists. Despite a rare confluence of commercial forces ...
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How the right diet could slow cancer growth through ‘metabolic therapy’

Atlantic | 
Doctors are starting to think more about specific nutrients that feed tumor cells. That is, how what we eat affects ...
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This funny-looking helmet could treat depression by ‘rewiring’ the brain

Atlantic | 
[Recent] weeks have been frenetic for Bre Hushaw, who is now known to millions of people as the girl in ...
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Sanders’, activists’ anti-corporate views on GMOs ‘obscuring a level-headed approach’

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . [T]he ...
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Atlantic latest liberal publication to oppose mandatory GMO labeling

Atlantic | 
On Thursday, July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban states from requiring special labels ...

Why do so many Americans fear Ebola, but reject vaccines?

Atlantic | 
Sitting and talking about the 10,000 people so-far killed by Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, it's easy to feel ...
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How Food Babe mobilized an army against GMOs and chemicals

Atlantic | 
Over the past three years, Vani Hari has rapidly become one of the most popular voices on nutrition in mainstream ...
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Glowing bunnies: Why they matter

Atlantic | 
The technique behind glowing rabbits may someday create animals that make biological pharmaceutical products ...