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As the opioid epidemic continues, the holidays bring need to support those in grief

As the opioid epidemic continues, the holidays bring need to support those in grief

For all the warm memories and goodwill shared during the holiday season, for many it is a time of acute grief. The American opioid crisis is rightfully understood as the ...

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Drug development is no longer just for Big Pharma. Researchers at Bio-X explain

Drug development is no longer just for Big Pharma. Researchers at Bio-X explain

I am a graduate student and resident in the field of neurosurgery and would like to share an unusual and very personal story of developing a drug. Developmental biologist ...

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Are your grandparents getting tipsy at the holiday party?

Are your grandparents getting tipsy at the holiday party?

November and December are defined by parties and social events. And in the U.S., alcohol is synonymous with socializing, with Americans particularly likely to overindulge ...

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How to handle the return of a long-lost family member during the holidays

How to handle the return of a long-lost family member during the holidays

Humans are social animals who crave connection with others. It’s a drive that seems hard-wired into our systems so that when we experience rejection or estrangement from ...

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Why the Texas ruling on Obamacare is on shaky legal ground

Why the Texas ruling on Obamacare is on shaky legal ground

A Texas judge has ruled that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. For now, his decision has no immediate effect except to toss another fire bomb at a law that has ...

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Can your heart grow three sizes? A doctor reads ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

Can your heart grow three sizes? A doctor reads ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

At the beginning of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the green, pot-bellied, feline-faced Grinch is a bitter, foul-tempered misanthrope whose heart is “two ...

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Is the FDA being Grinch-like in raising concerns about raw cookie dough?

Is the FDA being Grinch-like in raising concerns about raw cookie dough?

For many people, the holiday ritual of baking cookies isn’t complete without also eating some of the raw dough. In my family, questions like “Who gets to lick the ...

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What the US could learn from Thailand about health care coverage

What the US could learn from Thailand about health care coverage

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) draws to a close on Dec. 15. Yet, recent assaults on the ACA by the Trump administration stand in marked ...

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Think teens need the sex talk? Older adults may need it even more

Think teens need the sex talk? Older adults may need it even more

Humans are sexual beings. This urge does not stop when the clock strikes 60. Or even 90. Young adults may deny older relatives are having sex, but sexual activity is a ...

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Cannabis use in teens not a gateway to conduct problems, study suggests – but risks still exist

Cannabis use in teens not a gateway to conduct problems, study suggests – but risks still exist

With the legalization of cannabis for adults becoming increasingly widespread, more adolescents will be trying the drug. And parents will be wondering what the ...

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