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Scientific American: Health & Medicine

Science news and technology updates from Scientific American

Should You Be Going Barefoot More Often?

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT

Get-Fit Guy spent some time chatting with Vivobarefoot CEO Galahad Clark about the importance of going barefoot and the health science presented the new documentary Shoespiracy

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Can Lifelong, Invasive Screening Eradicate Cancer?

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 18:00:00 GMT

A prominent oncologist urges continuous testing of everyone from birth onward with implanted devices that detect cancerous cells before they spread

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The U.S. Needs a Mental Health Czar

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:00:00 GMT

A psychologist general, on par with the surgeon general, would ease our minds

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The Straight Dope on CBD

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:00:00 GMT

The compound is found in everything from coffee to cookies, but the research on its efficacy is scant

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Health Officials Claim Breakthrough on Vaping Illness Culprit

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 21:15:00 GMT

The CDC says vitamin E acetate turned up in every sample of lung fluid from 29 patients

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The U.S. Congress Has Started to Revive Gun Violence Research--and Must Follow Through

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:00:00 GMT

A new bill promises millions of dollars for lifesaving studies, and scientists should use it wisely

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The Stressful Discovery of Type A Personality  

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:00:00 GMT

How worn-out upholstery in doctors’ waiting rooms revealed common psychological traits

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Behind the Scenes of a Radical New Cancer Cure

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 20:00:00 GMT

I’ve now treated several patients with the new cancer gene therapy called CAR-T, but there’s still a lot to learn

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Targeting Gut Microbes May Help Stroke Recovery

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:45:00 GMT

Growing evidence from mouse studies suggests that a healthy microbiome might improve poststroke outcomes

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Superslippery Toilets Squash Water Wastage

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:00:00 GMT

A slick coating, inspired by the carnivorous pitcher plant, could halve the liquid needed for flushing

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Plasma Scalpel Takes On Cancer

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:45:00 GMT

New tool enters a pivotal pilot study

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CDC Report Finds 35,000 Americans Die of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Each Year

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:15:00 GMT

While the number of deaths has gone down since 2013, new infections—such as the deadly Candida auris—have appeared

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Blindness in Kashmir

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:00:00 GMT

A doctor mourns a wholly avoidable epidemic of visual and moral impairment

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Are Pricey New Drugs Better Than Old Ones?

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:00:00 GMT

Most of the time we don't know if they are better than the old ones

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Children Are Particularly Vulnerable to Climate Change's Health Impacts

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:30:00 GMT

Global warming is already affecting public health, and efforts to address the problem are inadequate, a new report says

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Pay More Attention to Climate Perils People with Disabilities Face, Experts Warn

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:45:00 GMT

Increased disease exposure and extreme weather events pose heightened risks for already vulnerable communities

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The Invisible Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Most people know it’s a problem for athletes and soldiers—but it affects victims of domestic violence even more

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How Mass Spectrometry Can Help Limit Reproducibility Problems

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 17:00:00 GMT

Technology comes to the aid against a drain on resources in medical research

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Aversion to Broccoli May Have Genetic Roots

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:30:00 GMT

Study subjects with a gene variant that heightened their sensitivity to bitterness tended to eat fewer vegetables than people who didn’t mind bitter flavors. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Medicine's Power Problem

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 12:00:00 GMT

It’s not just “superstar” doctors who get away with abuse of patients, medical trainees and other hospital staff

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Are Probiotics Safe for Your Immune System?

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 21:00:00 GMT

There are some situations where beneficial bacteria (either from foods or supplements) can post a threat to the host

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Ebola Vaccine Approved in Europe in Landmark Moment

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:00:00 GMT

The approval of Merck’s vaccine comes after decades of research aimed at preventing the deadly disease

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Are We Doing Everything We Can to Treat Infertility?

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 17:00:00 GMT

To aid couples along the path to conception, a higher-tech approach is needed

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Apple Launches Virtual Health Studies Aiming to Enroll Hundreds of Thousands of Customers

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:15:00 GMT

Amid privacy concerns, the tech giant plans to monitor mobility, menstruation and hearing via users’ Apple watches and iPhones

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As CBD Skyrockets in Popularity, Scientists Scramble to Understand How It's Metabolized

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:00:00 GMT

Everything from bacon consumption to kidney function can skew cannabidiol dosing

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