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How to Know if You Have Pneumonia?

You're coughing, feverish, achy - is it just a bad cold or something worse? House Call Doctor helps you determine if your illness is a run of the mill cold or the more dangerous pneumonia...

June 11, 2014 — House Call Doctor Sanaz Majd
Why Calorie Counts Are Wrong

Why Calorie Counts Are Wrong

Typical calorie counts ignore how we cook and process food, how gut bacteria interact with food and the overall complexity of human digestion. Scientific American editor Ferris Jabr explains...

August 20, 2013

Speakeasy Smoking? The Making of a Stigma

Fifty years ago, smoking was a matter of preference. (Didn't all the cool kids do it?) Today it's a vice. Smoking has been moralized; and it has gained a heavy social value that we use to judge smokers and leverage to try alter their behavior...

January 14, 2013 — Krystal D'Costa

Cell Phones, Cancer and the Dangers of Risk Perception

  May 31, 2011, was a bad day for a society already wary of all sorts of risks from modern technology, a day of celebration for those who champion more concern about those risks, and a day that teaches important lessons about the messy subjective guesswork that goes into trying to make intelligent choices about risk in the first place, for policy makers or for you and me...

June 1, 2011 — David Ropeik
In Search of Satisfaction

In Search of Satisfaction

Foods that are especially satiating can decrease hunger, reduce body fat and lower blood sugar

— Andrea Gawrylewski

A Culture of Communication

For Dominique Chen, a robot interface that helps to create Japanese pickles is an exercise in using technology to provide greater connection.

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