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Doctor Says She Was Racially Profiled By Flight Staff Who Doubted Her Credentials

A black Harvard-educated doctor says she was racially profiled by employees on a Delta connection flight who questioned her medical credentials as she tried to help a fellow passenger in distress. Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, who serves as an obesity medicine physician-scientist, educator and policymaker at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, told Boston […]

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Updated: What You Need to Know About Epidiolex, the First FDA-Approved Drug Made From Cannabis

Update: Back in June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug made from cannabis (marijuana) for the first time. Now it's officially available in the U.S. via prescription, GW Pharmaceuticals announced in a statement today. The drug, Epidiolex, is approved to treat two rare forms of epilepsy, Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gestaut syndrome. It's […]

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Twitter Users Erupt In Anger Over HHS Official's Halloween-Themed Medicare Joke

Twitter users were appalled on Wednesday when an official with the Department of Health and Human Services decided to celebrate Halloween by tweeting an insensitive joke about Medicare. Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which falls under HHS, joked on Twitter that the “scariest Halloween costume” would be a […]

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Disgust Is An Evolutionary Impulse, But Don't Let It Drive Your Politics

Rotting food, uncovered sneezes and dirty bathrooms can all trigger a reaction so powerful it’s physical: wrinkling your nose in disgust.  It’s an instantly recognizable facial expression. “Disgust is widely thought to be one of the basic emotions,” said Daniel Kelly, an associate philosophy professor at Purdue University who studies disgust. “It’s a piece of human […]