Global Health: Why Don’t We Have Vaccines Against Everything?

Vaccines are among the most ingenious of inventions, and among the most maddening. Some global killers, like smallpox and polio, have been totally or nearly eradicated by products made with methods dating back to Louis Pasteur. Others, like malaria and H.I.V., utterly frustrate scientists to this day, despite astonishing new weapons like gene-editing. We have…

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11 things we’d really like to know: When Will We Solve Mental Illness?

Nothing humbles history’s great thinkers more quickly than reading their declarations on the causes of madness. Over the centuries, mental illness has been attributed to everything from a “badness of spirit” (Aristotle) and a “humoral imbalance” (Galen) to autoerotic fixation (Freud) and the weakness of the hierarchical state of the ego (Jung). The arrival of…

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11 things we’d Really like to know: Will We Ever Cure Alzheimer’s?

It’s a rare person in America who doesn’t know of someone with Alzheimer’s disease. The most common type of dementia, it afflicts about 44 million people worldwide, including 5.5 million in the United States. Experts predict those numbers could triple by 2050 as the older population increases. So why is there still no effective treatment…

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Medical News Today: What does it mean to have stage 4 pancreatic cancer?

The pancreas is an organ that helps facilitate digestive function and blood sugar regulation. When cancer spreads from the pancreas to other parts of the body, doctors classify it as stage 4 pancreatic cancer. According to research from 2015, about 53 percent of people with pancreatic cancer receive a diagnosis when the cancer is in…

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How H&M, Eileen Fisher, and LuxAnthropy Are Putting an End to Landfill Waste

H&M Now in its eighth iteration, the H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection is constantly expanding the boundaries of the Swedish giant’s sustainable efforts. Receive 15 per- cent off the recycled cashmere or polyester velvet pieces from the fall collection, or 10 percent at sister brand &Other Stories, in-store, by donating a grocery-size bag of unwanted clothing…

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Front Burner: A Brownie Made With Olive Oil

Jim Lahey, the chef and owner of Sullivan Street Bakery, spent several months perfecting his new brownie. It’s moist and seriously intense — more caky than fudgy. He said the treat is inspired by recipe from his “brownie muse,” Faith Heller Willinger, a food writer who lives in Florence, Italy. Because Mr. Lahey makes the…

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Front Burner: A New Stock Worth Seeking Out

The minute there’s a nip in the air, the broths, and particularly bone broths these days, emerge. Here’s a new one that I would not hesitate to shamelessly call my own. Mother Wit is the brand, and it’s owned by Nicole O’Brien, a self-taught chef who owns the Pandering Pig, a tiny Franco-Californian bistro in…

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