Are COVID-19 Boosters Ethical, With Half the World Waiting for a First Shot? A Bioethicist Weighs In

Of the 5.76 billion doses of vaccine that have been administered globally, only 1.9% went to people in low-income countries

Your Health

Facebook Has Known for a Year and a Half That Instagram Is Bad for Teens Despite Claiming Otherwise – Here Are the Harms Researchers Have Been Documenting for Years

Studies consistently show that the more often teens use Instagram, the worse their overall well-being, self-esteem, life satisfaction, mood and body image

Your Wellness

What Happens When Your Foot Falls Asleep?

Where do those pins and needles come from?

Your Body

Women Face Motherhood Penalty in STEM Careers Long Before They Actually Become Mothers

Study finds that women in Ph.D STEM programs are often told they have to choose between family and career

Work & Money

Pandemic Unveils Growing Suicide Crisis for Communities of Color

Research shows that while suicide rates have dropped for white Americans in recent years, it is a growing crisis for communities of color

Self-Care & Mental Health

Apple Aims to Push More Patient Data to Doctors. But Who Can Gauge Its Impact on Health?

Some doctors appreciate seeing records of home-monitored blood pressure, exercise and the like between visits, others view the data as more of a burden than an asset

Science and Technology

Female Scientists Set Back by the Pandemic May Never Make up Lost Time

During the pandemic, women researchers bore the disproportionate burden of caregiving responsibilities, forcing a drop in their productivity. Research suggests the hit to women's reputations and their scientific impacts may set female scientists back by years, if not decades.

Science and Technology

Designing Less Addictive Opioids, Through Chemistry

One potential way to make opioids less addictive is to make them target injured tissue rather than the healthy brain

Medication Safety

Delta Variant Makes It Even More Important to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine, Even if You’ve Already Had the Coronavirus

Research shows people who were previously infected with coronavirus might be susceptible to the new strains, while people who were vaccinated were more likely to be protected

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25-Year-Long Study of Black Women Links Frequent Use of Lye-Based Hair Relaxers to a Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

The elevated risk for the heaviest users of lye-based hair products – which included about 20% of study participants – is concerning

Lifestyle

‘Cheating’s OK for Me, but Not for Thee’ – Inside the Messy Psychology of Sexual Double Standards

Each side is just as likely to play mental gymnastics when it comes to justifying their bad behavior

Sexual Health

What It’s Like to Care for a Child With Severe Eczema

My daughter has severe eczema and life-threatening food allergies. Keeping her safe is a family affair.

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The Neuroscience Behind Why Your Brain May Need Time to Adjust to ‘Un-Social Distancing’

If the idea of making small talk at a crowded happy hour sounds terrifying to you, you're not alone. Nearly half of Americans are uneasy about returning to in-person interaction regardless of vaccination status.

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