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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD
Many people believe that a plant-based diet is good for you. But to really qualify for this designation, it must be supported by well-designed studies.
Political demagogues and peddlers of hate speech may not know the science of hate but they know precisely how to push the biologic buttons that can end in tragedy.
Food allergies are difficult to prevent except by strict avoidance. A new study of oral desensitization for peanut allergy offers hope for an alternative.
There are many reasons why there is so much confusion about healthy diets. They can be boiled down into 3 practical points.
The high cost of life-saving drugs: There's something profoundly wrong with charging whatever the traffic will bear when the alternative is certain death.
Exercise induces epigenetic changes that increase BDNF, a protein that keeps neurons healthy and improves cognitive function.
Studies show lies increase with repetition but only when the participant benefited. Self-interest is the thing that pushes people down that slippery slope.
The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.
HIstory (from Nero on) teaches us that we should be alarmed about President Trump's escalating rhetoric about the media being the enemy of the people.
Research on consumer behavior provides useful insights into why we procrastinate but what to do about depends on what you do with the information.
We can learn a lot from science about the spread of fake news but what can we do to stop its dissemination and repair the damage?
Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug, BAN 2401, recently showed promising results but there are outstanding questions about the study design & statistical analysis.