studies

Harm Reduction

Does Smoking Heroin Really Cause Brain Damage?

Recent reports that smoking heroin (and an associated risk of brain damage) is increasing among young people aren't looking at the full picture.
Troy Farah
8.10.18
yikes

Smoking One Cigarette a Day Is Way Worse than Experts Thought

There is no such thing as safe smoking whatsoever, this study concludes.
Troy Farah
1.24.18
gun violence

Mandatory Gun Waiting Periods Could Save Hundreds of Lives Each Year

And if all 50 states delayed access to handguns after purchase, we could save hundreds more.
Michelle Malia
10.17.17
Whoa

An Unlikely Weapon Against Aggressive Brain Cancer: The Zika Virus

Zika, doing something good for humanity for a change.
Jesse Hicks
9.5.17
You're Smarter Than That

Four Science Journals Got Duped Into Publishing a Fake Star Wars Study

The authors were Dr. Lucas McGeorge and Dr. Annette Kin.
Jesse Hicks
7.25.17
the final frontier

Researchers Will Pay Brave Men $17,000 to Stay in Bed for 60 Days

It's for the good of space research.
Susan Rinkunas
4.5.17
Meducation

How Big Pharma Makes You Think You Have Sex Problems

"It's not just about branding the drug. It's branding the condition."
Ross Benes
3.30.17
You're Smarter Than That

Can You Tell if a Health Story Is Total BS?

Apply these tests the next time your uncle shares a Breitbart link.
Alexandra Ossola
3.9.17
Meducation

How the Post Office Could Solve Abortion Access

A new program could get abortion meds to women in the most remote parts of the country.
Lizzy Hill
11.23.16
Meducation

Researchers Say That Smartphones Are Causing ADHD-Like Symptoms in Adults

It's not good enough to just put your phone away in your bag.
Jake Kivanc
5.25.16
Sobriety Check

Frat Bros Are Basically Immune to Alcohol Interventions, Says Study

After compiling more than 20 years of research, psychologists have concluded that members of frats are deeply adverse to both alcohol education and intervention. They just want to keep drinking.
Helen Donahue
5.23.16
Meducation

My Life As a Full-Time Human Guinea Pig

There are worse ways to make a living than getting paid to piss in a bucket.
Sophie Saint Thomas
4.27.16