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Are jokesters screwing up our data on gay teenagers?

Are jokesters screwing up our data on gay teenagers?

Teens are mischievous, not to be trusted. You’ve probably heard the trope before – maybe you even believe it yourself. But is the stereotype now warping our trust of ...

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The opioid epidemic in 6 essential reads

The opioid epidemic in 6 essential reads

Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to opioids. The opioid crisis appears to be getting worse, not better. According to The New York ...

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How Obamacare may morph into Medicaid

How Obamacare may morph into Medicaid

The slow-motion consideration by Congress and the president to change the Affordable Care Act is likely to produce surprising results. The insurance market does not go ...

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Finally, something to shout about

Finally, something to shout about

Tourette syndrome is a mysterious medical curiosity that has puzzled doctors for more than a century. People who have it suffer from tics and other behavioral problems, ...

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The crucial role of Medicaid in America’s health care system

The crucial role of Medicaid in America’s health care system

Despite many assertions to the contrary, Senate leaders are now saying they want to vote on the replacement bill for Obamacare before the month is out. Front and center ...

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Why restoring morale is important to mental health in difficult times

Why restoring morale is important to mental health in difficult times

The term demoralization was originally coined in the 1970s by a psychiatrist who was seeing patients that didn’t quite meet full criteria for major depression. ...

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How Trump’s global health budget endangers Americans

How Trump’s global health budget endangers Americans

Pandemics – global outbreaks of infectious diseases like the 1918 influenza that killed 40 million people and the 2009 H1N1 virus, which caused up to 203,000 fatalities – ...

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HIV/AIDS funding is an investment worth protecting

HIV/AIDS funding is an investment worth protecting

A recent study by the Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration found that young people living with HIV have about the same life expectancy as the general population. ...

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Is the developed world we’ve created giving us cancer?

Is the developed world we’ve created giving us cancer?

I had assumed that the small lump in my breast was a blocked milk duct from nursing my seven-month-old son. The news that I had stage 2 breast cancer stunned. “But it’s ...

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As scientists train the immune
system to fight cancer, others look to combat costs

As scientists train the immune system to fight cancer, others look to combat costs

Poison, radiation or surgery. For decades now, these have been the only weapons available in the war against cancer. But everyone who has known cancer up close – ...

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