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The CDC calls their misuse “one of the most serious public health problems in the United States”
It leads to violence against, and the trafficking of, Native women
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The most studied media empire topics in the last 20 years, and arguably the most popular, lie in the fantastical realm -- aliens, vampires, dual realities...and drug dealers.
The relationship between food and a gastro-intestinal disease might sound simple. But new research is revealing that what we put into our bodies can cause a cascade of complex interactions among various systems—from metabolism to the immune system—that keep us well or make us sick.And it appears that a popular component of the classic Western diet—saturated fats—has likely contributed to the increase in colitis cases.Colitis, swelling of the large intestine that can cause pain and diarrhea, seems to run in families, but not everyone with the genetic risk gets it...
If you follow Compound Eye, you are probably aware that we have been extremely boring since early May. So boring were we, in fact, that we haven't actually posted anything.We apologize for the dearth...
In 1981, a 30-year-old man was driving home from work on his motorcycle. Maybe it was too dark. Maybe he was going too quickly. Maybe there was something on the road.
This is a story about how a small island in the tropical pacific was proposed as a dumpsite for trash from the 2011 Japan tsunami. The story of Pagan Island involves the chemistry of Greece’s Pantheon, Jack Abramoff, sweatshops, and a bat so big it’s called a flying fox...
The use of uppers to help study for exams—an uncondoned practice that dates back decades—came under renewed scrutiny with a recent front-page story in the New York Times that highlighted the prevalence of the practice...
In the series, "Worth Pitching?" I'll describe research I've come across in the course of science journalism and whether or not I pitched the idea to editors as a story.
In Tyson Schoeber’s class at Nootka Elementary School in Vancouver, 15 fourth through seventh graders struggle to read, write or do math at a level near that of their peers in other classes...
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