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Harm Reduction

An Influential Think Tank Suggested That Harm Reduction Doesn't Work

The Brookings Institution claimed that syringe exchange programs and overdose-reversing drugs will make the addiction crisis worse—ignoring decades of public health data. With record opioid overdose deaths, getting these recommendations right matters.
Maia Szalavitz
5 days ago
Fighting Words

Insurance Is Supposed to Cover Addiction Treatment, But It's Still a Nightmare

The barriers insurance companies place in the way of treatment are killing people.
Maia Szalavitz
12.10.18
Disparities

The Lingering Effects of Wildfires Will Disproportionately Hurt People of Color

The health impacts of wildfire aftermath can be far-reaching—and they're an often overlooked part of racial health disparities.
L. Parshley
12.7.18
mental health

Lifting Weights Has a Surprising Effect on Mental Health

In a new paper, researchers took a closer look at the connection between depression, anxiety, and working out.
Christian Finn
12.5.18
psychology

Echoists Are Basically the Opposite of Narcissists

Compliments and special attention tend to make them cringe.
Julie Stewart
12.4.18
Sleep

This Is Why You Can't Go Back to Sleep When You Want To

And why you can’t wake up when you have to.
Jesse Hicks
11.29.18
Phys Ed

How to Get in Shape Without Cutting Out Alcohol

No, you don't have to give up drinking entirely to burn fat.
Christian Finn
11.28.18
periods

A Guide to Getting Into Menstrual Cups

The long-lasting, reusable blood funnels have a rabid fan base. Here's everything you need to know about using a tiny chalice for your periods.
Claire Lampen
11.28.18
STDs

Truvada May Be Getting Unfairly Blamed for the Spread of STDs

PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STDs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.
Bryn Nelson
11.27.18
healthcare

The Tonic Guide to Healthcare

A comprehensive, easy-to-follow FAQ about getting medical care, whether you have good insurance, bad insurance, or no insurance at all.
Tonic Editors
11.19.18
diet

'Vegaphobia' Is the Dislike of Vegans

More and more people are on plant-based diets, and more and more people resent vegans and vegetarians.
Tani Khara
11.19.18
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
11.15.18
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