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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
Eat This

This Island Started Eating Like America and Now They're Plagued With Diabetes

Blame soda, candy and...Spam.
David Walter
5.3.17
How Not to Die

The Creepy, Insane, and Undeniably Romantic World of Cryonics

I went into it a skeptic—and I still don’t think it’ll work. And yet I’m sold.
Zoe Cormier
4.26.17
suicide

What It's Like to Live in a Mental Healthcare Desert

One state that needs resources the most has the least.
Letizia Adams
4.7.17
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