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Scientific American: Health & Medicine

Science news and technology updates from Scientific American

The Case for Fewer Heart Procedures

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT

For some of the most common cardiac conditions, medication is a solid alternative 

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Epidemiologist Veteran of SARS and MERS Shares Coronavirus Insights after China Trip

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:30:00 GMT

Columbia University professor W. Ian Lipkin looks for lessons from the new disease COVID-19 to prevent the next disaster

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Sanofi Announces It Will Work with HHS to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:00:00 GMT

The vaccine likely won’t be ready to test in people for at least a year

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Researchers Map Structure of Coronavirus "Spike" Protein

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:45:00 GMT

The finding could help lay the groundwork for a vaccine

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The Women's Health Pioneer You've Probably Never Heard Of

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT

The 19th-century black “doctress” Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler should be on everyone’s radar

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Despite a "Double-Barreled" Flu Season, the Vaccine Is Mostly Doing Its Job

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 20:30:00 GMT

This year’s flu shot is working relatively well to prevent influenza, particularly among children

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How Does the New Coronavirus Compare with the Flu?

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:15:00 GMT

The flu has already caused about 10,000 deaths this season in the U.S. alone

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How to Report on the COVID-19 Outbreak Responsibly

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 18:00:00 GMT

Remember, the virus doesn’t follow the news and doesn’t care about Twitter

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3 Strategies for Eating Healthier--Which One Works Best?

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 15:00:00 GMT

There’s new research on the most effective strategies for changing behavior. Which one is best at helping you eat healthier?

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Cancer Therapy in 2020

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:00:00 GMT

The promise of host response profiling

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Attempts at Debunking "Fake News" about Epidemics Might Do More Harm Than Good

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 11:45:00 GMT

Batting down conspiracy theories about disease outbreaks such as that of the new coronavirus may prove counterproductive to public health efforts

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Can Avoiding Caffeine Boost Your Athletic Performance?

Sat, 08 Feb 2020 15:00:00 GMT

The ergogenic effects of caffeine on muscle strength and aerobic endurance are significant. But do you have to forego your morning cup of joe for a while to really feel them?

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Scientists Question China's Decision Not to Report Symptom-Free Coronavirus Cases

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:15:00 GMT

Researchers say that excluding these people could conceal the epidemic’s true extent, but others say the practice makes sense

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Here's How Computer Models Simulate the Future Spread of New Coronavirus

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:45:00 GMT

They aim for clarity amid confusion surrounding the outbreak

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Medicine as Meditation

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT

What a doctor learned from a chaplain

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How Patients' Perspectives Shape the Adoption of Medical Innovation

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT

A new study shows that demand, not just hospital profits, has boosted the use of robotic surgery

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So Is It Okay to Eat More Red and Processed Meat?

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT

A study last October said so, but the journal’s decision to publish wasn’t necessarily okay

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What to Eat to Prevent Kidney Stones

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 20:45:00 GMT

Passing a kidney stone is excruciating! Here are some tips to reduce the chances that you’ll ever have to endure that pain or relive past misery

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To Fight Coronavirus Outbreak, Doctors Deploy Drugs Targeting HIV, Malaria and Ebola

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:15:00 GMT

Despite flimsy evidence, trying these drugs in humans is the only way to know if they will work against COVID-19

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Responses to "The Cancer Industry: Hype vs. Reality"

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT

Readers critique a journalist’s critique of cancer medicine

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How to Maximize Your Workout with Push-Pull Strength Training

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:00:00 GMT

Do you want a flexible, balanced, easy-to-remember workout that doesn't require spending all day at the gym? Push-pull strength training is for you!

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A Proposed EPA Regulation Would Endanger the Public's Health

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT

Under a new rule, the agency would be prevented from using crucial studies that include confidential information

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The Cancer Industry: Hype vs. Reality

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT

Cancer medicine generates enormous revenues but marginal benefits for patients

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Disease Caused by the Novel Coronavirus Officially Has a Name: COVID-19

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:15:00 GMT

The World Health Organization chose the name based on the type of virus and the year the first cases were seen

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The Cardio-Oncologist Will See You Now

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 17:00:00 GMT

A growing medical subspecialty focuses on the nexus between cancer and heart disease

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