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The CDC has finally loosened Covid isolation guidelines. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

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Who fakes cancer research? Apparently, lots of people.

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Driving at ridiculous speeds should be physically impossible

Should Big Pharma pay poor countries for finding new diseases?

A guide to starting your mental health journey

What kids lose without snow days

Mascuzynity: How a nicotine pouch explains the new ethos of young conservative men

Living in an abortion ban state is bad for mental health

Why we fear uncertainty — and why we shouldn’t

How to handle the winter blues, no matter where you live

Hospitals are supposed to be safe. Not in Gaza.

How discredited health claims find a second life on TikTok

A brief history of Silicon Valley’s fascination with drugs

The death of the world’s best marathon runner is part of a troubling global trend

We have treatments for opioid addiction that work. So why is the problem getting worse?

Can effective altruism stay effective?

What to do when you’re completely overwhelmed by climate anxiety

Are you catastrophizing? Here’s how to stop assuming the worst.

From Gaza to Sudan, conflict is driving a rise in hunger worldwide

Why men are secretive about prostate cancer

The US uses endangered monkeys to test drugs. This law could free them.

You’re probably eating way too much protein

Zyn, the nicotine pouch at the center of a brewing culture war, explained

Psychedelics are outperforming trauma researchers’ expectations. But why?

Why I’m glad my newborn received a false positive test for a rare genetic disorder

Why would anyone be against lifesaving malaria bednets?

A deadly new outbreak is testing Africa’s ambitious public health efforts

The complicated lives and deaths of TikTok’s illness influencers

Ultraviolet light can kill almost all the viruses in a room. Why isn’t it everywhere?

How Black churches could lead the way on teen mental health

America is retreating from global health leadership at the worst possible time

How political gridlock could kill the best global health program the US ever passed

When one twin goes vegan and the other doesn’t

My year of Dry January

Are you a headache person? You don’t have to suffer in silence.

Maybe, just maybe, psychedelics are the “master key” for unlocking everything from blindness to stroke to anorexia

Yes, everyone is sick right now. So what can you do about it?

Morning light is crucial for happiness. Here’s how to get it — even if you hate mornings.

Pregnancy care deserts are growing. Indigenous babies are at risk.

There’s more than one way to feel lonely

The best advice we got in 2023

Alcohol overuse causes 140,000 American deaths annually. Why is it so undertreated?

Why treatment for severe mental illness looks radically different for rich and poor people

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