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The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Family separation is traumatic, and traumatic experiences can launch a predisposition to addiction or mental illness into an actual disorder.
Maia Szalavitz
6.20.18
immigration
immigration

Here Are All the Doctors' Groups That Have Denounced Trump's Family Separation Policy

Multiple medical groups have warned of the mental and physical health risks of taking immigrant kids away from their parents.
Susan Rinkunas
6.18.18
the anti-science presidency
the anti-science presidency

Trump’s New Head of Family Planning Is an Anti-Choice Extremist

As the former president and CEO of Life Network, Diane Foley used to run crisis pregnancy centers, which exist to convince women not to have abortions. Foley now has final say on which groups will be awarded Title X family planning grants.
Susan Rinkunas
6.5.18
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

1 in 5 Young People Who Died in 2016 Overdosed on Opioids

In 2001, opioids were a factor in 4.2 percent of deaths among people ages 25 to 34. By 2016, that number had nearly quadrupled to 20 percent.
Jesse Hicks
6.1.18
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yikes

Birth Control Pills Recalled Due to Possible Risk of Unintended Pregnancy

A doctor noticed that the pills in a sample pack were in the wrong order.
Susan Rinkunas
5.30.18
Meducation
Meducation

Even the Maker of Ambien Says Ambien Doesn’t Cause Racism

After posting racist comments, Roseanne Barr said she was "Ambien tweeting."
Susan Rinkunas
5.30.18
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yikes

The CDC Says Synthetic Weed May Be Contaminated With Rat Poison

They found that, of the 202 reported cases of unexplained bleeding nationwide, 95 patients tested positive for brodifacoum, a chemical used as rat poison.
Jesse Hicks
5.29.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Trump’s Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood Could Put Women’s Lives at Risk

The proposed change to the Title X family planning program is known as the "Protect Life Rule," which is deeply ironic as the policy shows little regard for the health and lives of the patients who rely on it.
Susan Rinkunas
5.18.18
STDs
STDs

Bill Gates Says Trump Doesn't Know the Difference Between HPV and HIV

"I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other."
Mike Darling
5.18.18
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

This Is How You ‘Grow’ an Ear on Someone’s Arm

A soldier lost her left ear in a car crash so doctors grew her a new one on her arm.
Jesse Hicks
5.11.18
abortion
abortion

A Woman Died From a Botched Abortion After Other Providers Couldn’t Help Her

Even in liberal states like New York, restrictions on abortion can have unintended consequences.
Sarika Chawla
5.7.18
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yikes

How to Avoid the Disease-Carrying Insects That Will Be Everywhere This Summer

The number of reported illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites has more than tripled since 2004.
Carson Kessler
5.4.18