Spurred to Action, Jeff Bezos donates $100 to CDC to Fight Pandemic
Thank goodness for billionaires.
Universities Shouldn’t Just Treat Mental Illness – They Should Help Prevent It Too
There’s strong pressure on universities to do something about spiralling student mental health problems, but what is best?
Even in Sporty Seattle, Most Kids Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise
Youth in Seattle and King County get less exercise than most of the country. Why? Julie McCleery considers.
Trigger Warnings Don’t Help People Cope with Distressing Material
New research shows trigger warnings have no meaningful effects in psychological terms — except negative ones.
Why Synthetic Chemicals Seem More Toxic Than Natural Ones
The most toxic chemicals on Earth occur in nature, so why do people fear synthetic chemicals? Niranjana Krishnan writes.
Google is Burying Alternative Health Sites to Protect People from “Dangerous” Medical Advice
For some physicians with unorthodox views, Google’s search engine algorithm has essentially ended traffic to their websites. Barry Brownstein writes.
Non-Profit Hospitals Are Making a Killing
How non-profit hospitals use their tax-free status to line their pockets.
How Can We Help the Hikikomori to Leave Their Rooms?
An increasing number of people are refusing to leave their homes, even their rooms. Emma Young delves into the phenomenon of hikikomori.
How France is Persuading its Citizens to Get Vaccinated
One in three French people think vaccines are unsafe, but across the country vaccine coverage is rising. Alex Whiting looks at how France is fighting back against vaccine skepticism.
The Dark Side of Skin Whitening
A desire for lighter skin tones is deeply entrenched in many parts of the world, but it comes with equally deep risks to health and society. Gideon Lasco writes.
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