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What happens when your doctor and pharmacist are the same person
In the US, the physician-dispensing landscape is still messy.
Families struggling with the legacy of Zika feel abandoned by science
The Zika outbreak in Brazil left hundreds of babies with congenital disabilities. Now many of their families are wondering where the research is.
COVID has made it tougher for some young kids to communicate
Concerns over masks and speech problems aren't totally unfounded, but it does depend on the child.
America needs more Black male doctors. College sports can help.
To boost Black men in medicine, advocates are turning to athletes.
A little-known cache of water tore apart this California cannabis-farming community
Amid discriminating water disputes, hydrogeologists struggle to model a complex aquifer in Siskiyou County.
Increasing protein intake could help patients recover from the ICU
Protein might dramatically boost recovery after an ICU stay, but clinicians are just learning how to study its effects.
The tangled and messy science of medicating female sex drives
Understanding desire isn’t easy, and studies that have attempted it have been thoroughly criticized.
What to know about the controversial tobacco scientist who wants to ban e-cigarettes
Stanton Glantz's crusade against vaping has some critics—and former allies—questioning his research.
An accidental discovery could save a popular, struggling grapevine
The bacteria-resistant breed makes a great wine in itself.
What umbilical cord tests can and can’t tell us about stillbirths
Umbilical cords are fetal lifelines, but doctors still don't know a lot about their importance in pregnancy screenings.