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3.22.19

The Fraught History of Dissociative Identity Disorder

The condition was formerly known as “multiple personality disorder,” and the medical field is still in disagreement on whether it's real. But does "real" matter when a diagnosis can help?

1.9.19

A Sanity Checklist for 2019

From sleeping well to logging off every once in a while.

8.17.18

Saying Goodbye to Aretha Franklin

We celebrate the queen of soul, and the impact she had on our music and culture.

11.21.17

We Asked Sapiosexuals What Turns Them On

Signs of intelligent life are spreading among young singles.

11.13.17

Widow Meets the Man Who Received Face Transplant From Her Husband

After her husband died by suicide, a man disfigured by his own attempt received his face.

10.3.17

Your Hangovers Really Are Getting Worse With Age

And it's not just your liver falling down on the job.

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9.27.17

Dogs Who Live With Smokers Are More Likely to Die Younger

Dogs from smokers' homes showed signs of DNA damage.

7.24.17

Do You Ever Actually ‘Recover’ From a Mental Illness?

When someone says their cancer is in remission, we understand it's not cured. But we tend to lack that grasp of nuance when the disease is psychological.

7.11.17
5.21.17

A Medieval Cow Bile Stew Could Teach Us How to Fight Modern Infections

Ancient texts may be more valuable to researchers than we thought.

5.20.17

Woman Paralyzed After Eating Gas Station Nachos

Doctors believe she developed botulism from the cheese.

5.16.17

HIV Is a Matter of National Security

What Trump means for the future of infectious disease.

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