On the morning of April 17th, 2019, fear of bacon filled the media. David Shaw comments on shortcomings in science journalism as demonstrated by new findings about bacon and cancer risk

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In exchange for an annual lump sum, German libraries, universities, and research institutes completed a nationwide agreement with the three largest scientific publishers making papers by German authors free to read around the world, while giving researchers in Germany access to all of the publishers’ online content

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“This policy is a tiny step forward, but falls far short of what’s needed,” said Jeanne Pinder, the founder and chief executive of Clear Health Costs, a consumer health research organization. “The posted prices are fanciful, inflated, difficult to decode and inconsistent, so it’s hard to see how an average person would find them useful.”

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has abruptly changed the focus of an annual fund-raising campaign amid a widening crisis that has already led to the resignation of its chief medical officer and a sweeping re-examination of its policies

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Mice Against Ticks

August 23, 2018

Q&A with a panel of experts, including our Ruth Faden, to discuss Mice Against Ticks, a community-guided project which aims to reduce the number disease-carrying ticks on Nantucket

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Microbiome testing companies have become a thing, offering consumers a chance to see a snapshot of the billions of microbes that reside in their bodies. Some promise even more from a swab: personalized advice on how to improve your health

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 44.7 million adults in the U.S. currently live with mental illness, 19.2 million of whom are receiving treatment in the form of counseling and prescription medication

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The advent of social media technology has opened many new avenues of research in population health, demographics, psychology, and the social sciences

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