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Doctors use Twitter to advance health care messaging

For three nights this Spring, an unusual set of fireworks exploded across the social media landscape with implications for public discussions of health, particularly for health care professionals whose work ...

Jun 09, 2015
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Uncovering the biology of mental illness

The human brain is capable of complex processes. The brain senses time and visualizes space. It allows us to communicate through language and create beautiful works of art. But what about when these cognitive ...

Jun 17, 2015
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Do big food companies control nutrition research?

Corporations cozying up to researchers create massive conflicts of interest. It's an old story when the villain is a pharmaceutical company. But food companies need to make money too, and what better way ...

Jun 23, 2015
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