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How to convince your loved ones to get the flu shot...

Helen Colby, IUPUI and Meng Li, University of Colorado Denver The best way to protect against the flu is the flu vaccine. But even so,...

Your blood type may influence your vulnerability to norovirus, the winter...

Patricia L. Foster, Indiana University In the last few months, schools all over the country have closed because of outbreaks of norovirus. Also known as...

I’m an OB/GYN who attended thousands of deliveries before wondering why...

Neel Shah, Harvard Medical School A few years ago I visited Dar a Luz, the only free-standing birth center in New Mexico. It looks...

How does a piece of bread cause a migraine?

Lauren Green, University of Southern California Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world and causes suffering for tens of millions of people....

Brain activity predicts which mice will become compulsive drinkers

Cody A. Siciliano, Vanderbilt University Some individuals consume alcohol their entire adult life without developing an alcohol use disorder. Others, however, quickly transition to compulsive...

How forceps permanently changed the way humans are born

Neel Shah, Harvard Medical School Obstetric forceps look like ninja weapons. They come as a pair: 16 inches of solid steel for each hand...

Low blood pressure could be a culprit in dementia, studies suggest

Kenneth McLeod, Binghamton University, State University of New York Decline in brain function often occurs as people age. People often worry that declining brain function...

Why Bill Maher is wrong about fat-shaming

Bill Sullivan, Indiana University On a recent episode of his Friday evening talk show, Bill Maher proposed that society combat obesity by body-shaming overweight individuals....

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What’s behind TV bingeing’s bad rap?

Elizabeth Cohen, West Virginia University Call it Netflix’s spring binge. At the end of March, Netflix released the critically acclaimed “13 Reasons...