Mary Carpenter

Addiction: Avoiding the Stigma

Substance abuse is a brain disorder, not a personality failing, as claimed by Purdue Pharma, makers of Oxycontin.

October 11, 2021

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Adult ADHD

Lack of focus is a telltale symptom of this disorder.

October 4, 2021

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Parkinson’s Disease: The Risk Factors

PD is on the rise among all ages. Researchers explore a possible link between the disease and Covid-19.

September 27, 2021

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Coping With Covid Stress

Therapeutic treatments like EMDR can help but so can more accessible strategies, such as having a mantra and placing ice packs on your face.

September 20, 2021

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The Kissing Bug Disease

Chagas is on the list of “diseases of poverty,” which includes tuberculosis, HIV and malaria.

September 13, 2021

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The Power of Naps

The latest news on the benefits of an afternoon snooze.

September 6, 2021

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Covid August Update

What to know about antibody tests and the timetable for booster shots.

August 23, 2021

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The Horror of Math

Dyscalculia is a learning disability that affects everything from time management to motor function.

August 16, 2021

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Precision Nutrition Redux

A new crop of microbiome-based diet apps offers guidance on what to eat and when.

August 9, 2021

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Hunting for Covid-19 Origins

Researchers pursue two trails: a lab leak and the Wuhan wet market.

August 2, 2021

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Too Much Meditation Can Be Bad for You

Recent research suggests there can be adverse effects.

July 26, 2021

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Tummy Trouble: Diverticulitis

Pope Francis’s recent colon surgery shines a new light on a relatively common disorder.

July 19, 2021

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Body Therapies

Bessel van der Kolk’s 2015 book on the mind-body connection for treating mental health issues is more popular than ever.

July 12, 2021

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Better Breathing

A science journalist’s recent book is a user’s manual for the respiratory system.

July 5, 2021

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Spare Parts

Knee and hip replacements keep improving. Growing new organs is more difficult.

June 28, 2021

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Lessons From Covid

New research focuses on the question of personal immune response.

June 21, 2021

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Get Smart About Cannabis

What to know before you buy marijuana.

June 14, 2021

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Summer Skin Scourges

The not-so-joyous parts of the season: poison ivy, heat rash, melasma, etc.

June 7, 2021

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