How Not to Die

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There Are Nearly 1,000 Chemicals in Our Food That Have Never Been Tested for Safety

Why the FDA and the EPA aren't set up to protect us from contaminants in the food we eat.
Kristin Lawless
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4/20 Is Linked to an Increase in Deadly Car Crashes

For drivers under 21, the weed holiday is as deadly as Super Bowl Sunday.
Denny Watkins
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'Fast and the Furious' Movies Linked to People Driving Recklessly

According to an analysis of speeding tickets in Maryland.
Jesse Hicks
battle of the sexes

Men Don't Survive Harsh Conditions As Well As Women Do

Even as babies, females survived more during famine and epidemics than males.
Shayla Love
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How Doctors Keep Jehovah’s Witnesses Alive When They Refuse Blood Transfusions

“I was raised in a religion where blood transfusions were the worst possible thing you could ever do.”
Elizabeth Brown
oh good

The CDC Will Hold an Info Session on Nuclear War

This month's "grand rounds" topic for public health professionals is, uh, timely.
Jesse Hicks
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Making College Free Would Save Lives—and Money

Consider the evidence.
Vishal Khetpal
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A Hurricane Harvey First Responder Got Flesh-Eating Bacteria from the Floodwaters

J.R. Atkins didn’t lose a limb (or his life) because he spotted it early.
Jesse Hicks
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You Won't Feel It When the Eclipse Burns Your Eyeballs

And no, sunglasses are not the right protection.
Terena Bell
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Exactly What Happens When Your Body Is Exposed to Radiation

During nuclear fallout, doses reach the equivalent of 3 million chest x-rays.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
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Here's What People Do When There's No 9-1-1

Roadside business owners and housewives may be the answer to some of Bangladesh’s most prevalent medical emergencies.
Madeline Moitozo
united states of addiction

What's the Holdup on the Heroin Vaccine?

He was supposed to fly to see his parents for Christmas break. He never made it on the plane. By the time they found him in his dorm, he was gone.
Arielle Pardes