Professor's Perspective

Shaving for a Cause

Pediatric cancer is more common than you might think: More than 16,000 kids in the United States will be diagnosed this year. […]

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Professor's Perspective

Is Chocolate Actually Good at Relieving Coughs? Take a Look at the Science

Everyone loves chocolate, and nobody likes to cough, and some reputable sources are saying chocolate is better than cough medicine. But if you want to know what The Science really says, you have to read past the headlines. The best way to do that is to look at the actual study – where the information, originally came from. […]

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Biology

New Fad Medicine: Release Active Drug

New alternative medicines called “release active drugs” (RAD) are hitting Russian markets. Dr. Steven Novella discusses what RADs are and why medical regulation is important. […]

Business Skills

Draw to Remember Better

What’s the most effective memory trick? New studies now point to drawing as a mnemonic strategy, boosting memory performance.  […]

Professor's Perspective

Cursed Movies? No. Confirmation Bias? Probably.

Why the singular of “data” is not “anecdote.” Many have heard of the “cursed” movies: Poltergeist I, II, and III, The Exorcist and others that brought misfortune and even death to those who worked on them. But is this the work of the supernatural, or confirmation bias? […]

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Medicine and Disease

Air Dryers vs Paper Towels

Which hand drying method is the best, air or paper towel? The answer is more complicated than you might think – but do wash your hands. […]

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