• Brain Teasers

    Drugs targeting amyloid brain plaque accumulation were heralded as the silver bullet cure for Alzheimer’s disease. No more. Clinical trial after clinical trial has failed. The latest flop is aducanumab. After encouraging preclinical results on...   Read More

  • Needed: 20 Million Condoms

    Since 2013, there has been a 67% increase in gonorrhea infection rates, and experts are worried about its increasing antibiotic resistance.   Read More

  • Big Sugar and Us

    It’s been a sweet year for Big Sugar. Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and the American Beverage Association beat back sugary drink taxes and their proponents in California, Arizona and Washington. The American Sugar Alliance succeeded in retaining...   Read More

  • Calling The Shots

    Back then, there was the kegger. Now, there is the pregame. Back then, we “ralphed.” Now, they “blackout.” Ah, the good old days. Excessive drinking among restless youth has always given adults cause for concern....   Read More

  • Your Epidermis Is Showing

    Labor Day may have passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe to stash your sunblock with your beach towels. Skin cancer rates are rocketing, and sun protection is more important than ever. More than 3...   Read More

  • Tax the Juul

    Buy a pack of Marlboros in New York City, and you will pay $5.85 in cigarette taxes. Buy a Juul e-cigarette device and liquid nicotine pod, and you won’t be taxed a penny. The total...   Read More

  • Protecting Young Athletes

    Cross country runner Jaci Teahon, a high school junior from Nebraska, took a month to recover. Johnny Tolbert, a 12-year-old from Georgia, wasn’t so lucky; he suffered permanent brain damage. James Wooden of Barnwell, SC,...   Read More

  • Bear Necessities

    It used to be a novelty to see a bear outside of the zoo. Now, not so much. You’ve got to have a bear in your backyard taking a jacuzzi and lapping up a margarita...   Read More

  • Food Fight

    There’s going to be a food fight in Congress this month. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is up for renewal, and Republicans and Democrats in the House have opposing...   Read More

  • Achieve More, Stress Less with Meditation

    Juice cleanses, so last year!  High intensity interval training, it hurts!  The magic bullet?  For those wanting to achieve more and stress less, it may be meditation. While just 9.9% of Americans meditate (up from...   Read More