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Why the medicine you take could actually be bad for your health – New Scientist

Rushing medicines to market is supposed to help people in need. But relying on lower standards of evidence may ultimately cause more harm than good. Health 27 November 2019 By Jessica Hamzelou Tassii/Getty Images WEEKS before their due date, some women find themselves stunned, peering through glass at their baby, a tiny body covered in… Read More »

Things That Were Supposed to Cure My Acne and What They Actually Did – The New Yorker

The cure: Tea-tree-oil spot treatmentThe result: No noticeable difference except that the scent seemed to trigger my roommate Beth’s chronic migraines. In our two years of living together, I’ve never seen her puke with that kind of trajectory. The cure: Coconut oil as moisturizerThe result: Horrible rash. I had to use the last of Beth’s… Read More »

Why Trump’s health care cost transparency drive doesn’t actually help anyone – NBC News

President Donald Trump recently announced concrete steps to improve transparency in health care costs. They seem like slam-dunk moves that will right one of the great wrongs in our current system: that people generally have no idea what they are paying until they are presented with a nonnegotiable bill. But despite the seeming logic of… Read More »

9 Organs You Can Actually Live Without

4 / 9 Bladder Dream Master/shutterstock Patients with bladder cancer or, on rare occasion neurogenic bladder (when a problem with the nervous system affects bladder control), will need the organ removed—and the prostate and lymph nodes or uterus, ovaries and possibly part of the vagina along with it, says Georges-Pascal Haber, MD, PhD, urologist with… Read More »