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Fixed in a Flash: The Utopian Future of Health Care, as Seen in Science Fiction

Why our sci-fi dreams of the future of medicine are indistinguishable from magic.
Brian Merchant
7.17.15
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The UK’s Plan to Sequence 100,000 Human Genomes

Using one new technology as both a clinical and research tool.
Victoria Turk
7.17.15
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Amphetamine of the Year

Some doctors are afraid Vyvanse, originally prescribed for ADHD, will be abused now that it's also being used to treat binge eating disorder.
Alana Massey
7.17.15
Radio Motherboard

Radio Motherboard: What Have We Learned from the Ebola Outbreak?

It’s been more than a year and a half since the biggest Ebola outbreak in history began, and it’s still ongoing.
Adrianne Jeffries
7.17.15
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The Drone Doctors

A group of US medical doctors are specializing in the unique health challenges faced by operators of remotely-piloted aircraft.
Brian Anderson
7.17.15
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The Anti-Aging Pill Scientists Want to Test in Humans

A group of scientists wants to run human trials to see if a diabetes medication could also reduce age-related diseases.
Alice Tchernookova
7.17.15
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Modern Medicine Does Not Know Why My Father-in-Law Lost His Leg

Hunting for the reason for a mysterious infection.
Rollin Bishop
7.17.15
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Baiting Mosquitoes with Fake Blood

A Kentucky scientist has a plan to eradicate malaria.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.17.15
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Achilles' Wrists: Meet the Doctor Who Is Saving eSports Careers

Trigger finger? Carpal tunnel? Help is here.
Emanuel Maiberg
7.16.15
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How to Test the Potency of Pot-Infused Foods

It turns out the labels on edible products—when they even exist—are often inaccurate, and testing is actually very hard to do.
Brian Owens
7.16.15
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Parasites by Post: The Online Black Market for Therapeutic Worms

Some swear by Helminthic therapy, infesting themselves with parasitic worms to treat autoimmune and inflammatory conditions—except the treatment is far from doctor approved.
Daniel Viola
7.16.15
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​The Anti-Smoking Network

How quitting smoking restored my faith in the internet.
Brian Merchant
7.16.15
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