A new study breaks through anti-vaxxer misinformation

Finally, a means for battling the anti-vaccination movement.

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  • Talking to people that have experienced vaccine-preventable diseases changes minds.
  • Seventy percent of Brigham Young University students shifted their vaccine-hesitant stance.
  • This research arrives during a year in which 880 measles cases have been identified in America.
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The concept of access regardless of land ownership is called 'Allemansrätt' - 'everyman's right'.

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Behold, firm evidence — at last — that ultra-processed food causes weight gain

Junk food causes weight gain, but it's not just about the calories.

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We know we should eat less junk food, such as crisps, industrially made pizzas and sugar-sweetened drinks, because of their high calorie content.

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MDMA heads to Phase 3 trials for helping PTSD

A new study shows success in a series of Phase 2 trials.

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  • A new study in Psychopharmacology shows MDMA has a 50 percent efficacy rate for PTSD victims.
  • A series of six controlled, double-blind studies moves research to Phase 3 trials.
  • Combined with psychotherapy, MDMA could be a potent force in treating one of the our most challenging problems.
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How A.I. will liberate doctors from keyboards and basements

Giving A.I. a role in health care can help both doctors and patients.

  • Machines can help doctors by spotting abnormalities in X-rays or MRA scans that the physicians themselves may have missed.
  • A.I. can also help physicians by analyzing data and, through the use of algorithms, produce possible diagnoses.
  • The freed up time, as doctors make their rounds, can help physicians establish better connections with their patients, which in turn can lead to better treatment plans.
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