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In Defense of Microbiomes

In this video, Jonathan Eisen explains why good microbes may actually be our first line of defense against infection, disease, and lasting medical conditions. ... 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 for the mind’s amazing ability to heal. ... 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 cholesterol may be doing you no good. Is it time we took a second look at statins? ... More
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