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These Common Medications Can Make Heat Waves More Dangerous

Certain antidepressants, blood pressure pills and other drugs make you more susceptible to heat-related illness. Here’s what to know. [...]

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Disrupted Adderall Access Poses Risks After A.D.H.D. Startup Executives Charged with Fraud

Patients using Done or similar telehealth platforms may experience disruptions in care, health officials warned. [...]

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I Had a Difficult Childhood. It Made Me an Amazing Employee.

A writer reflects on the moment she understood the roots of her workaholism. [...]

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The 5-Day Friendship Challenge

Strengthen your bonds and find out what kind of friend you are with this weeklong friendship tuneup. [...]

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I Just Went on Vacation. How Am I Still Burned Out?

Time away can make work stress even more apparent. Here’s what to do about it. [...]

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The Rage, Secrecy and Pain of a Family Torn Apart by Addiction

A Delaware family sees itself in the Hunter Biden story. [...]

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A 20-Minute Core Workout for Strength and Stability

This series of exercises focuses on important muscles in the legs and torso we use every day. No equipment (and very little space) necessary. [...]

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Pregnant, Addicted and Fighting the Pull of Drugs

Many pregnant women who struggle with drugs put off prenatal care, feeling ashamed and judged. But as fatal overdoses rise, some clinics see pregnancy as an ideal time to help [...]

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Medical Experts Alarmed by Out-of-Hospital Cesareans in Florida

A new state law will permit surgeons to perform cesarean deliveries in “advanced birth centers,” despite the risk of complications. [...]

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A new emotion has taken over Riley’s teenage mind. And she has lessons for us all. [...]

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The Woman Who Could Smell Parkinson’s

She first noticed the scent on her husband. Now her abilities are helping unlock new research in early disease detection. [...]

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In Homes With Children, Even Loaded Guns Are Often Left Unsecured

Firearms often are not stored safely in U.S. homes, a federal survey found. At the same time, gun-related suicides and injuries to children are on the rise. [...]

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The Disturbing Truth About Hair Relaxers

They’ve been linked to reproductive disorders and cancers. Why are they still being marketed so aggressively to Black women? [...]

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The Friendship Challenge: How Nostalgia Can Help Revive Relationships

Today’s challenge: Put that sprawling photo library to good use. [...]

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The Friendship Challenge: How to Make Time for Your Friends

Today’s challenge: Use your calendar to balance friendships and other priorities. [...]

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Is the Sugar Substitute Xylitol Healthy to Use?

New research suggests the sweetener xylitol is linked to health issues. Here’s what to know. [...]

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Urinary Incontinence: How to Manage It When You Leave Home

Effective treatments and products can help manage this stressful condition. [...]

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A Column in Which Age Takes Center Stage

For Paula Span, a columnist for The Times’s Health section, the subject of aging doesn’t age. [...]

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The Friendship Challenge: How to Refresh Your Relationships

Today’s challenge: ‘Repot’ a relationship and connect with an old friend in a new way. [...]

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Thyroid Dysfunction May Be Linked to Personality

The hormonal system plays a central role in cognition and personality formation. An imbalance in hormone secretion and functions may have mental consequences. [...]

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Translating Psychoanalytic Terms Into Everyday Life: Containment

Containment is a psychoanalytic term that has to do with the parent's ability to tolerate their baby's strong feelings. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
What Motivates Stalkers? The Purpose Behind the Pursuit

Research on stalking reveals the fuel that kindles dangerous fire. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
Are Extraverts Less Intelligent?

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis to resolve mixed findings on extraversion and intelligence. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
Boost Your Sexual Confidence

Boost your sexual confidence by embracing body positivity and self-love. Discover practical tips and psychological insights to transform your intimate life. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
7 Reasons People Send Mixed Signals In Relationships

Mixed signals can be baffling, maddening, and yet excruciatingly compelling. Here's how to make sense of the behavior and brace yourself for drawing a line. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
The New and Improved Dad

Today's dads do a lot more than tell bad jokes. [...]

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Share the Invisible Family Load

Acknowledging the invisible requirements of family life may be an important first step toward creating a system that works for your family this summer and all year round. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
Trying Too Hard to Relax? No Worries!

When it comes to relaxation, are you trying too hard? Four creative and intuitive ways to cope with stress, worry, and anxiety. [...]

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3 Ways to Bring Back That Loving Feeling

Do you wish you could return to a time when your relationship felt closer? Here are three practical steps to bring that spark back to your intimate relationship. [...]

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Can Therapists Be Trained for Cultural Competence?

Researchers in Germany tested the effectiveness of a transcultural therapy training course and found mixed results. What worked and what didn't? [...]

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Alcohol Moderation Made Easy—the Hidden Power of Emotions

Are you struggling to moderate your alcohol consumption? It might be time to rethink your approach. An emotional goal can make all the difference. [...]

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Parental Envy: The Silent Thief of Joy and Fulfillment

Narcissistic parental envy harms children and leads to attachment wounds, unfulfilled ambitions, and a lack of joy in life. What drives parents and how to deal with it? [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
Cultures of Disruption Are Destroying Modern Workplaces

Our current working cultures of disruption are making us ill and unproductive. We need to take urgent collective action to re-design our workplaces so that we can thrive. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
Pixar’s Inside Out 2: Sense of Self, Emotions, and Memories

A Personal Perspective: Pixar's Inside Out 2 is a wonderful sequel to 2015's Oscar-winning Inside Out. What does it teach us about the inner life and sense of self? [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
The Two Distinct Types of Low Sexual Desire

Research shows there are distinct types of low sexual desire and not all couples who experience low sexual desire are dissatisfied with their relationships. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
The Unwavering Impact of Fatherhood on Father’s Day

Let's debunk the myth of Father's Day not being as important as Mother's Day, and show them that we are here to support them. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
TikTok and ADHD Misinformation

If you are using social media as your source of information, read this first. Only one in five ADHD-related TikTok videos studied was deemed based on "useful" information. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
What Role Can Psychology Play in Impact Investing?

The ambition to do good by doing business is not new; however, it is realized in impact investing. Social psychology can help foster effective processes in impact investing. [...]

Psychology Today: The Latest
A new way to spot life-threatening infections in cancer patients

Leuko, founded by a research team at MIT, is giving doctors a noninvasive way to monitor cancer patients’ health during chemotherapy — no blood tests needed. [...]

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MIT Faculty Founder Initiative announces three winners of entrepreneurship awards

Twelve finalists participated in initiative and 2023-24 MIT-Royalty Pharma Prize Competition, designed to support female biotech pioneers. [...]

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Mouth-based touchpad enables people living with paralysis to interact with computers

The startup Augmental allows users to operate phones and other devices using their tongue, mouth, and head gestures. [...]

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Noubar Afeyan PhD ’87 gives new MIT graduates a special assignment

The inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist encourages the Class of 2024 to “accept impossible missions” and “lead with imagination” in uncertain times. [...]

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MIT scholars will take commercial break with entrepreneurial scholarship

Propelled by MIT mentors and colleagues, two Kavanaugh Fellows will spend a year getting their innovative technologies ready for the market. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Making steel with electricity

MIT spinout Boston Metal is commercializing a new method for making steel and other metals, to help clean up the emissions-intensive industry. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
H2 underground

At the 2024 MIT Energy Iniative Spring Symposium, experts weighed whether hydrogen stored in the earth might be a practical energy source of the future. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
2024 MAD Design Fellows announced

The 10 Design Fellows are MIT graduate students working at the intersection of design and multiple disciplines across the Institute. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
3 Questions: Technology roadmapping in teaching and industry

Professor Olivier de Weck's approach combines quantitative engineering analysis and strategic thinking to drive innovation. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Taking RNAi from interesting science to impactful new treatments

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, founded by MIT professors and former postdocs, has turned the promise of RNAi research into a new class of powerful therapies. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
“Pathways to Invention” documentary debuts on PBS, streaming

An award-winning documentary co-produced by the Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates invention, innovation, and curiosity. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Seizing solar’s bright future

With laser-based precision tools for measuring and tuning materials, MIT spinout Optigon aims to rev up the energy transition. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
President Sally Kornbluth and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman discuss the future of AI

The conversation in Kresge Auditorium touched on the promise and perils of the rapidly evolving technology. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
HPI-MIT design research collaboration creates powerful teams

Together, the Hasso Plattner Institute and MIT are working toward novel solutions to the world’s problems as part of the Designing for Sustainability research program. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana visits the Legatum Center at MIT

His delegation’s trip to campus included a conference on entrepreneurship and a meeting with Institute President Sally Kornbluth. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
3 Questions: Paul Cheek on tactics for new startups

The Trust Center executive director has penned a new book that gives entrepreneurs a sequence of actions to get their ventures out into the world. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
MITdesignX and MISTI in Dubai

The Institute’s “mind and hand” ethos has found a home in the United Arab Emirates. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Offering clean energy around the clock

MIT spinout 247Solar is building high-temperature concentrated solar power systems that use overnight thermal energy storage to provide power and heat. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
MIT faculty, instructors, students experiment with generative AI in teaching and learning

At MIT’s Festival of Learning 2024, panelists stressed the importance of developing critical thinking skills while leveraging technologies like generative AI. [...]

MIT News - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Micro-collapsible bike helmet packs flat, inflates in 30 seconds

Using a series of inflatable ribs, the all-new Ventete aH-1 bicycle helmet folds like an accordion when deflated to carry as easily as a laptop. When it's time to saddle [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
US$400k helmet turns fighter jets transparent for 360-degree vision

Roughly $1.7 trillion dollars has been invested in the 5th generation multi-role F-35 program. Technologically, it's the most advanced fighter plane on the planet, boasting stealth technology to avoid detection [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Hydrogen fuel-cell ebikes can be 'recharged' in seconds

While most ebikes on the road today will come with a battery pack, some are riding down the hydrogen fuel-cell cycle path. HydroRide not only has fuel-cell ebikes available, but [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
'Beer spas' are becoming big business across the US

Would you take a dip in beer, all in the name of health and wellbeing? The answer appears to be an overwhelming 'yes,' with this curious European tradition well and [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Killer Toyota micro-camper provides trapdoor access to rustic abode

Not every German-turned-American expedition vehicle builder at Overland Expo West 2024 was vying for a "most massive vehicle of show" title. New entrant World Travel Vehicles (WTV) out of Durango, [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Lovork camping lantern uses add-on modules to perform eight functions

Nobody likes carrying any more gear than necessary when camping ... even if they're just "car camping." Lovork's new Modular Camping Lantern is designed with that fact in mind, as [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Compact timber home rises on stilts over the Paraná Delta

Argentinian architectural studio Berson-Sardin has recently completed the Casa Libélula project, situated in the Delta Río Paraná. The 95-sq-m (1,022-sq-ft) home takes inspiration from the delicate elegance of a dragonfly [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Artificial amber stores data in DNA long-term

DNA is a much denser data storage medium than anything humans can design, but the problem is that it’s fragile. So now scientists have taken another page out of nature’s [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Choice makes touch significantly more pleasant

Touch is an important communication tool in interpersonal relationships, whether intimate or professional. Studies have shown that pleasant touch, like you’d get from a cuddle, hug, or holding hands, improves [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Plasma fireballs from black holes are now being made here on Earth

Supermassive black holes have been known to belch gigantic beams of plasma into space – and now scientists have managed to recreate these fireballs in a lab at CERN.Continue ReadingCategory: [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Video: First look at DARPA's massive Manta Ray drone in action

Northrop Grumman has revealed more details on its robotic Manta Ray submersible in some new videos. These include a 4K 360° tour of the first test dive and a rundown [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Microbiome-sampling pill makes an end-to-end map of your gut health

Research continues to highlight the important role that the gut microbiome plays in maintaining health, both physical and mental. However, the primary method currently used to assess the microbiome – [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Zwift ventures into the real world, with its first-ever stationary bike

While Zwift is the biggest name in massive multiplayer online cycling platforms, Wahoo Fitness is one of the biggest in indoor trainers. The two companies have now joined forces to [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Video: Chefee may be that futuristic "home robot chef" we were all promised

Meal kit delivery services are proving to be quite popular, but … you still have to cook the ingredients yourself. The Chefee home robotic chef is intended to take things [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Archer's Midnight air taxi completes first transition flight

After nailing its first full-size electric take-off and landing (eVTOL) transition in 2022 with the Maker technology demonstrator, Archer Aviation has revealed that its Midnight aircraft has successfully transitioned from [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Video: Humanoid chauffeur put in the driving seat for robotaxi future

Japanese researchers have released footage of a humanoid robot called Musashi sitting in the driving seat of an electric micro-car to examine a possible future direction for autonomous vehicle technologies.Continue [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
North America's longest cable-stayed bridge links USA and Canada

After four years of construction, work is nearing completion on North America's longest cable-stayed bridge. Providing an additional connection between the USA and Canada, the Gordie Howe International Bridge's main [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Hair loss reversed with drug-loaded microneedle patches for alopecia

Scientists at Harvard have developed a promising new treatment to reverse hair loss associated with alopecia. Painless microneedle patches loaded with an immune regulating drug regrew hair in mice with [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Kidneys in space: Why a trip to Mars could end in dialysis

Our interest in Mars has really taken off recently. The Red Planet has become a goal of human exploration – and settlement if you’re Elon Musk – because it’s the [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News
Solid-state battery from US cell maker hits new milestone

While Chinese manufacturers have burst out in front of the pack with semi-solid-state battery achievements, other manufacturers around the world are working hard to get their own cells developed and [...]

New Atlas - New Technology & Science News

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Extreme weather events do not increase political parties' environmental attention

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 13 June 2024; doi:10.1038/s41558-024-02024-zAddressing the consequences of climate change requires political attention and leadership. However, this study shows that apart from Green parties, political parties [...]

Nature Climate Change
Child brains respond to climate change

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 12 June 2024; doi:10.1038/s41558-024-02029-8Maternal exposure to ambient heat during pregnancy has been shown to increase the risk for several adverse birth outcomes. Now research reveals [...]

Nature Climate Change
Early life cold and heat exposure impacts white matter development in children

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 12 June 2024; doi:10.1038/s41558-024-02027-wUsing magnetic resonance imaging assessment of 2,681 children from the Netherlands, the authors investigate effects of cold and heat exposure during pregnancy, [...]

Nature Climate Change
A decrease in radiative forcing and equivalent effective chlorine from hydrochlorofluorocarbons

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 11 June 2024; doi:10.1038/s41558-024-02038-7Hydrochlorofluorocarbons are important ozone-depleting substances. Here the authors show that the radiative forcing and equivalent effective chlorine from hydrochlorofluorocarbons has decreased in [...]

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Methuselah: Still the world's oldest tree?

In eastern California, a Great Basin bristlecone pine known as Methuselah has long been considered Earth’s oldest living thing. But in Chile, a new challenger has emerged that could be [...]

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Experts: To protect high seas, take heed of climate change

A landmark treaty to protect the world’s oceans could go into effect soon — but experts argue it must consider climate change if it is going to succeed. [...]

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Underfoot and under threat: Climate change hurts soil's 'essential workers'

It’s easy to take what happens under our feet for granted.Whether you know it or not, thousands of species of mites and springtails are scurrying about the soil like tiny [...]

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News spotlight: Nature’s decline is driving a surge in diseases

Our health is personal, but health risks are not. Around the world, entire populations — both human and wildlife — are facing new health challenges, all driven by the same [...]

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Federal Experts Talk Bird Flu ‘What Ifs’ in WebMD Live Event

WebMD brought together experts from four federal agencies to talk prevention, monitoring, and what the “what ifs” of bird flu might look like. [...]

WebMD Health
What’s Next in Health Care for Older Adults: Questions and Answers With John Whyte, MD

As WebMD’s chief medical officer, John Whyte, MD, is in a unique position to see both the current state of medical care for America’s older adults and the way things [...]

WebMD Health
Get the Care You Need in a COVID-19 World

What to expect at the doctor’s office, hospitals, and long-term care facilities, the future of telemedicine, and how to get the best care during COVID-19. [...]

WebMD Health
Behind the Spike in Colorectal Cancer Among Young Americans

Colorectal cancer cases increased a whopping 333% among 15- to 19-year-olds and 185% among 20- to 24-year-olds from 1999 to 2020. [...]

WebMD Health
How to Build a Support Network for Schizophrenia Care

Schizophrenia caregiver support is essential to avoid burnout. Learn how to build a support network when you're a mental-health caregiver. [...]

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Medical Experts Alarmed by Out-of-Hospital Cesareans in Florida

A new state law will permit surgeons to perform cesarean deliveries in “advanced birth centers,” despite the risk of complications. [...]

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In Homes With Children, Even Loaded Guns Are Often Left Unsecured

Firearms often are not stored safely in U.S. homes, a federal survey found. At the same time, gun-related suicides and injuries to children are on the rise. [...]

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Four Astronauts Spent 3 Days in Space. Here’s What It Did to Their Bodies and Minds.

An extensive examination of medical data gathered from the private Inspiration4 mission in 2021 revealed temporary cognitive declines and genetic changes in the crew. [...]

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The modest benefits of the treatment, donanemab, made by Eli Lilly, outweigh the risks, the panel concluded unanimously. [...]

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Law Enforcement Unit Formed to Crack Down on Illegal E-Cigarettes

Agents from various federal agencies will focus on unauthorized candy-flavored and nicotine-laden vapes that have flooded the U.S. market from overseas. [...]

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Personal Conflicts, Even Violence, Are Not Uncommon in Long-Term Care

Arguments, verbal abuse and aggression are not unusual in elder care settings. Better staffing and training can ease the tensions, experts say. [...]

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From ‘romantasy’ to reality TV, why we love guilty pleasures so much

Neuroscientists say the pleasure response helps us survive as a species. So why do we feel embarrassed by some of the things we love the most? [...]

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People with HIV are aging, and the challenges are piling up

Advances in medicine mean more people are living longer with HIV. But aging with HIV comes with increased health risks, and this growing population needs specialized care that's hard to [...]

NPR: Shots - Health News
In 'Good Energy,' a doctor lays out how to measure and boost your metabolic health

In her new book, Dr. Casey Means argues that good metabolic function is key to preventing chronic disease. And she shares a prescription for boosting yours. [...]

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Abortion providers back to ‘business as usual’ after high court's mifepristone ruling

The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling upholds access to mifepristone, a drug used in more than 60% of abortions. The decision shocked some doctors and abortion rights advocates. [...]

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Trouble for ecstasy? What MDMA’s FDA setback could mean for psychedelics

Psychedelics researchers and investors are still reeling from last week’s no vote for MDMA by a panel of advisers to the FDA. [...]

NPR: Shots - Health News
This new brain-mapping device could make neurosurgery safer

A flexible film bristling with tiny sensors could make surgery safer for patients with a brain tumor or severe epilepsy. [...]

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UK attractions try to win back visitors as post-Covid ‘revenge spending’ ends

Alton Towers and Legoland owner alters tactics after period of VAT cuts and people spending cash saved during lockdownsThe period of post-Covid “revenge spending” has ended, leaving businesses having to [...]

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Anthony Fauci says he turned down $7m jobs because ‘I cared’ about US

Former infectious disease head says big pharma tried to poach him while he was nation’s Covid chiefBefore Anthony Fauci retired from his lengthy run as the US government’s top infectious [...]

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