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psychology

Narcissistic Traits Might Differ Depending on How You Vote

A recent study looks at personality traits like exhibitionism and entitlement in Republicans and Democrats.
Jesse Hicks
2 days ago
addiction

The Hell of Getting Methadone When You’re Away from Home

While most people on daily meds for chronic conditions don’t think twice about traveling, people who take methadone describe the experience as a stressful, tedious slog that takes weeks of preparation.
Zachary Siegel
2 days ago
mind

All the Ways Hypnosis Could Actually Help You

From easing pain to helping you feel less anxious, we looked at the science supporting the benefits of hypnotherapy.
Julie Stewart
3 days ago
mental health

Judges Are Forcing People to Get Mental Health Treatment But We Still Don't Know if It Works

Nearly every state in the US allows courts to force people with severe mental illnesses into outpatient treatment. But critics argue these controversial intervention programs don't address underlying problems in behavioral health services.
Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
5 days ago
school

Thinking You're Bad at Math Causes a Specific Type of Anxiety

Many of us may need to overcome what's known as "math trauma."
Jennifer Ruef
11.12.18
healthcare guides

24 Health Insurance Terms Explained in Plain English

Learn what premiums, deductibles, copays are and how they work together.
Susan Rinkunas
11.9.18
Phys Ed

Does Exercising Before Breakfast Help You Burn More Fat?

Critics like to say that fasted cardio is a catabolic menace that will strip away the muscle you’ve worked so hard to build.
Christian Finn
11.7.18
Drugs

What You Need to Know About Combining Cocaine and Alcohol

While common, the combination of the two drugs can be toxic and highly dangerous.
Julie Stewart
11.5.18
disability

This Single Mom Trained Five Hours a Day for the NYC Marathon

She’s also a grad student, employed full-time, and hopes to qualify for the Paralympics.
Michelle Wheeler
11.2.18
Drugs

Prescription Drugs Made Overseas Are a Risk to Your Health

The manufacture and distribution of medicines is a global industry, tainted by fake and substandard products. Not only might these drugs not work as expected, but some are even contributing to antimicrobial resistance.
Srinath Perur
10.30.18
STDs

Primary Care Doctors Aren't Doing Enough to Fight the Spread of STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases are often asymptomatic​, so screening is essential. “If providers don’t ask the questions and don’t apply the screening recommendations, the majority of STDs will be missed.”
Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
10.26.18
Health

Should You Be Worried About Whether Your Tap Water Is Safe?

When it comes to clean water, the most important factor is where you live.
Richard Morgan
10.24.18