About: Sharon Begley

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Bacteria
Why We Need Germs

In the modern effort to eradicate disease, we pop antibiotics like candy, apply hand sanitizers with abandon, and gargle mouthwash by the gallon. But this... More

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Placebo Power

As scientists find more medical conditions that respond to placebos just as well as to drugs and even surgery, they are gaining a healthy respect... More

ADHD
Symptoms of ADHD

We’re all distracted at times but that doesn’t mean we have ADHD. Look out for these symptoms.... More

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The Cholesterol Conundrum

Statin drugs benefit some people immensely but are taken by millions more. If you’re at low risk for heart disease, taking drugs to lower your... More

Lose Weight for Good!
Lose Weight for Good!

Diets work. The hard part is sticking to them. And researchers have finally figured out that what happens inside your brain is as important as... More

The New Science of Stress

We now understand how chronic worry chips away at good health—and what it takes to relieve the tension of everyday life.... More