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Why Exercise Is So Good For You

Health journalist Judy Foreman talks about her new book Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging.

April 24, 2020 — Steve Mirsky

Waiter, What’s This Worm Doing in My Sushi?

Well, it’s probably there because the odds on its presence have gone way up in the past 40 years. But such parasites are still much more of a health problem for whales and dolphins than they are for us...

April 10, 2020 — W. Wayt Gibbs

Separating HIIT Fact from Fiction

It’s easy to get lost in the hype around new workout devices or protocols that promise maximal results in minimal time

April 1, 2020 — Get-Fit Guy Brock Armstrong

COVID-19: Dealing with Social Distancing

Judy Moskowitz, a professor of medical social sciences at Northwestern University, talks about ways to cope during this time of missing out on our usual diet of social interactions.

March 16, 2020 — Steve Mirsky

Coronavirus Hot Zone: Research and Responses in the U.S. Epicenter

Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this installment of our ongoing series, he talks with researchers about the efforts to create vaccines and treatments and the challenges the outbreak poses to cancer patients and others who are immunocompromised...

March 14, 2020 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Steve Mirsky

Does Seed Cycling Help Balance Hormones?

A newly trendy nutrition practice called seed cycling is said to help balance female hormones and curb hormonal symptoms. Does science support the claims?

March 14, 2020 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Coronavirus Hot Zone: The View from the U.S. Epicenter

Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this first installment of an ongoing series, he looks at why children seem to weather this disease better than adults and the complicated issue of shuttering schools...

March 10, 2020 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Steve Mirsky

Advancing Efforts in Disease Interception

Ben Wiegand, global head of the World without Disease Accelerator at Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, talks about efforts to prevent a disease or to identify it in its earliest stages for more effective treatments...

February 27, 2020 — Steve Mirsky
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