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Why Therapy Is Broken | WIRED

Even for people who have the time and money to choose, it’s hard to know what to look for. In the absence of a referral or personal recommendation, many people…

How to Find Your Vaccine History—and Store It Safely

If you want to update an incomplete IIS record, you can request vaccination records from prior health care providers, local (city or regional) health departments, or your state health department.…

There’s New Proof Crispr Can Edit Genes Inside Human Bodies

The Crispr components can’t naturally get into cells on their own, so Intellia uses a delivery system called lipid nanoparticles—essentially tiny fat bubbles—to ferry them to the liver. In Intellia’s…

A Better Birth Is Possible

September 2000, Atlanta. I had just celebrated my 23rd birthday. After a summer spent cashiering at Whole Foods for $8.25 an hour, and with my senior year at Spelman College…

To Understand Brain Disorders, Consider the Astrocyte

This was slow going. “We spent a lot of time, probably the first couple of years, really just working out the immunopanning and culturing the astrocytes,” recalls Caldwell. One challenge…

18 Best Sex Toys (2022): Gender Inclusive, Couples, Solo

Sex tech has come a long way in the past 10 years—not only in terms of cultural acceptance and awareness, but also technology. Gone are the days of clunky, pink…

Epigenetic ‘Clocks’ Predict Animals’ True Biological Age

A new tool from Belsky and his colleagues, introduced in 2020 and updated earlier this year, acts as an aging speedometer. In creating their Pace of Aging biomarker, they quantified…

How a ‘Living Drug’ Could Treat Autoimmune Disease

In lupus, a type of autoimmune disease, the body’s natural defense system can’t tell the difference between its own cells and foreign ones, so it mistakenly attacks its own tissues…

A GMO Purple Tomato Is Coming to Grocery Aisles. Will the US Bite?

In December 2004, plant scientist Cathie Martin went to the greenhouse to check on her tomatoes. The tiny fruits, about the size of gumdrops, were still green. These miniature tomatoes,…

The Mystery of Why Some People Don’t Get Covid

We all know a “Covid virgin,” or “Novid,” someone who has defied all logic in dodging the coronavirus. But beyond judicious caution, sheer luck, or a lack of friends, could…

How Does a Variant-Specific Covid Booster Work?

The Covid-19 messenger RNA vaccines are getting an update. The new booster shots rolling out across the US and Europe this week are specifically tailored to currently circulating Omicron variants.…

Why Pain Feels Worse at Night

It’s long been a mystery why one of the most basic human experiences—feeling physical pain—fluctuates in intensity throughout the day. Since the early days of medicine, doctors and patients have…

This Follicle-Hacking Drug Could One Day Treat Baldness

“I think it’s a realistic vision,” says Maria Kasper, associate professor of cell and molecular biology at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. However, she emphasizes that it’s too early to…

What Abortion Pill ‘Reversal’ Really Accomplishes

The American antiabortion movement is on a full-court press to remake the nation in its image. In June, its decades-long campaign to install sympathetic Supreme Court justices paid off with…

Is the Psychedelic Therapy Bubble About to Burst?

In April 2021, a widely anticipated paper in the field of psychedelics dropped. The study, a small trial run at Imperial College London and published in The New England Journal…

For Some Patients, Long Covid Symptoms Mask Something Else

It was overuse of acetaminophen that finally led to Nic Petermann’s cancer diagnosis. For months, the then 26-year-old had been contending with exhaustion, night sweats, recurring fevers, and abdominal pain…

Egg and Sperm Donors Could Be Required to Share Their Medical Records

Laura High’s hormones have been out of whack since she was as young as 13 years old. Her period was “all over the place,” so her doctors put her on…

Babylon Disrupted the UK’s Health System. Then It Left

Rideout says about 7,000 patients had signed up to the RWT service. “It’s just not generating sufficient funds for us to be able to justify the expenditure or system integration…

Therabody TheraFace Pro Review: Expensive but Versatile

The TheraFace Pro intimidated me. Made by Therabody—the company behind the popular Theragun devices—the TheraFace Pro is the It Girl beauty tool of the moment, on par with the coveted…

Is Oxygen the Answer to Long Covid?

She was dead tired but couldn’t sleep, couldn’t think straight, and could barely walk. The muscle pain in her arms and legs was so bad that she spent days in…

Doctors Are Pioneering a Better Way to Perform Autopsies on Kids

The autopsy, which comes from the Greek word autopsia, meaning “the act of seeing with one’s own eyes,” is a centuries-old technique and a cornerstone of medical diagnostics. Autopsies can…

The Unintended Consequences of OTC Hearing Aids

I have nearly 98 percent hearing loss in both ears. For over 30 years, I’ve spent thousands of dollars on my hearing aids, costs that were partially subsided by insurance.…

15 Best N95, KF94, and KN95 Face Masks (2022)

N95 Respirator Face Masks The CDC has a giant list of approved N95 masks. Unfortunately, the supply of many brands is constantly fluctuating, so you may need to check back…

How to Stay Cool Without Air-Conditioning and Prevent Heat Exhaustion (2022)

If you open two windows, the cooler outdoor air can enter more easily because the hot indoor air will be mostly exiting through the other window. You can also place…

A Bioengineered Cornea Shows It Can Improve People’s Sight

After their transplants, the researchers followed the volunteers for two years. They concluded that the implants were safe to use and restored the thickness and curvature of the recipients’ natural…