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Research Finally Supports the Effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous

For decades, critics have questioned the lack of clinical evidence behind AA's faith-based 12-step method.
Julia Ries
3.11.20
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Rich White Texans Are Running With Anti-Vax Misinformation

Texas permits “philosophical objection" to get kids out of vaccination, and is one of the only states that doesn’t require education on the associated risks of skipping them.
Julia Ries
3.10.20
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Research Casts Doubt on Cannabis as a Reliable Pain and Insomnia Treatment

New studies on medical cannabis and cancer highlight the lack of credible science about how weed really impacts our health.
Julia Ries
1.21.20
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Judges Are Denying Teen Abortions for Their Own Moral Reasons

In 37 states, an underage person seeking an abortion without their guardians' approval has to go to court, where a judge may refuse their case based on personal belief.
Julia Ries
1.16.20
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Medically Speaking, There’s Such a Thing as Sleeping Too Much

The increased stroke risk associated with excessive sleeping and napping, it seems, has to do mostly with living a sedentary lifestyle.
Julia Ries
12.11.19
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Even if You Hate Sports, They Can Help You Concentrate

Physical activity might help drown out some of the background noise in your brain.
Julia Ries
12.9.19
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Hair Dyes and Straighteners Linked to Higher Cancer Rates Among Black Women

The majority of health studies about chemical hair products have included white women only, even though Black women use these products more.
Julia Ries
12.4.19
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Health Risks of Eating Disorders Are Still Being Discovered—And Overlooked

A new study finds eating disorders are highly correlated with problems during pregnancies.
Julia Ries
11.20.19
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Encouraging Teamwork, Not Winning, Helps Kids Get Into Sports

A new study shows that young athletes prioritize trying their best, working hard, being active, and playing well together.
Julia Ries
11.14.19
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Stress Over Your Family Can Make or Break Your Long-Term Health

A new study says your romantic relationship doesn't have as big an impact on your "longevity" as siblings and parents do.
Julia Ries
11.7.19
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When Your Brain Is Overstimulated, It Can Forget Things You Just Saw

Visual crashes boil down to a glitch in the way we recognize and understand images.
Julia Ries
10.23.19
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At-Home DNA Testing Kits May Give You Unreliable Health Information

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies like 23AndMe and AncestryDNA that try to predict health issues are sometimes downright wrong, according to a new study.
Julia Ries
10.16.19
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