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The jack-booted thugs of the supplement industry

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John Oliver’s extensive take-down of America’s powerful nutritional supplement industry.
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MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) update

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Apparently MERS can be transmitted from camels, and there’s good news about possible treatments.
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Why “obvious” science matters

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Many think that studies with “obvious” conclusions need not be conducted at all. Here’s why they’re wrong.
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Statins may help with dementia, Parkinson’s, cancer, stroke and more

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While statins may be beneficial in a number of conditions, they are by no means benign drugs that carry no risk.
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Circumcision may be the kindest cut of all

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Recent research confirms that from a health standpoint the benefits of circumcision outweigh the costs.
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The truth about e-cigarettes

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The jury is still out on whether e-cigarettes are safe, and whether they even help you stop smoking.
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Could a quarterly injection prevent HIV infection?

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Testing on monkeys has prevented the transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
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Marijuana as a possible treatment for HIV and cancer

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A look at new research on using THC, the principal drug in marijuana, to fight HIV and damage cancer cells.
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20% rise in those having unprotected sex

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The number of men who have sex with men having unprotected sex has steadily been increasing from 2005.
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Shorter George Will on gay marriage: I have no evidence, so I win!

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George Will fears that gay marriage will cause straight people to turn gay.
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