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mind

The Power of the Nocebo Effect

Nocebo is the evil twin of the placebo effect—and my constant companion. I set out to find out what it is, and how I could learn to harness the more positive effects of medical mind games.
Shayla Love
3.27.19
mental health

The Dark Truths Behind Our Obsession With Self-Care

What this growing trend reveals about the flaws in mental healthcare.
Shayla Love
12.11.18
mind

Meditation Is a Powerful Mental Tool—and For Some People It Goes Terribly Wrong

"I just felt shattered. I had a job, a wife, and two beautiful children, and yet I felt that I would never experience joy again.”
Shayla Love
11.14.18
Doctor's Note

The Cat Who Could Predict Death

Over several years, Oscar the cat had curled up next to 50 patients. Every one of them died shortly thereafter. How could doctors reproduce this ability?
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
9.25.18
antibiotics

This Woman Is Exploring Deep Caves to Find Ancient Antibiotic Resistance

"Hazel’s like the Lara Croft of microbiology.”
Shayla Love
4.18.18
anxiety

How to Talk to Someone You Can't Stand

If more people learned the art, we'd have a lot less sound and fury in this country.
Jay Heinrichs
11.8.17
united states of addiction

What's the Holdup on the Heroin Vaccine?

He was supposed to fly to see his parents for Christmas break. He never made it on the plane. By the time they found him in his dorm, he was gone.
Arielle Pardes
6.22.17
united states of addiction

Heroin Has Never Discriminated

But America's reaction to addiction sure has.
Letizia Adams
6.14.17
How Not to Die

States May Be Intentionally Poisoning Each Other With Toxic Air

Canada is looking better every day.
Aaron Reuben
6.8.17
Meducation

Painkiller Addictions are the Easiest to Hide​

“The people I hid it from were the ones that were going to help me the most."
Emily Cassel
6.2.17
Body Language

In Every Murder, There Are Thousands of Tiny Witnesses

Insects have helped forensic scientists solve crimes for hundreds of years.
Shayla Love
5.26.17
healthcare

Turkey Will Now Let Syrian Doctors Treat Refugees Legally

After working illegally in their new country of residence, select MDs will get accredited.
Daniel Shkolnik
5.22.17
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