Ed Cara
edcara
Science writer at Gizmodo and pug aficionado elsewhere
1/8/20
7:04 PM
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The Amish are much more accepting of technology, including modern medicine, than they're assumed to be! And the study details at least one survivor who's wearing that kind of device already.

1/8/20
1:56 PM
7

To be clear, this study does include motor vehicle fatalities where alcohol played a role, but almost certainly does undercount alcohol-fueled violence. I’m not exactly sure what palm thinks is the “real issue” here. Alcohol helps kill us in lots of ways and the article or study isn’t saying otherwise. And the authors Read more

1/8/20
11:32 AM
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Historically, we’ve drank more, sure (the peak seems to have been right before prohibition, which definitely added fuel to that movement). But according to data I’ve seen, we’ve been on a pretty sharp uptick since the mid-90s. And again, even if the numbers aren’t exact, we’re still seeing a relative jump in mortality. Read more

1/8/20
11:20 AM
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Coroners are not regularly deciding that people died from 20+ things including a shot of jack, bud.

1/6/20
5:46 PM
14

This is the same advice the doctors give and I agree!

12/12/19
2:25 PM
4

Late October is probably the best timing to avoid the risk of waning effectiveness later on in the winter. But it’s just important that you got the shot at all!

12/11/19
5:25 PM
3

Therapy an option, though obviously not available/affordable for everyone.

11/20/19
10:18 AM
5

Of those, I think only probiotics and coco oil would be considered new fads this decade, and probably not as popular as these tests have become!

11/19/19
5:30 PM
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Their counter-argument is that it’ll just be easier and better over the long term to codify antibiotic research as a public good entirely, which will necessitate ending the public-private partnerships, hiring scientists and other experts who know how to get drugs through the approval process, and presumably Read more

11/15/19
5:32 PM
1

Yeah, it was a bit weird digging through the literature on this. Some cases conflated acanthosis nigricans with tripe palm, others characterized it as something entirely separate, while at least one described them as conditions that happen alongside each other. Being so rare, no one’s probably bothered to codify a Read more

11/8/19
9:57 PM
9

The actual hed says that we have direct *evidence* for A causing B, not that we know A causes B. And seeing as that is a paraphrase of the CDC's conclusions, that seems pretty okay to me.

11/7/19
2:36 PM
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Glad to hear it evoked good, smelly memories!

11/7/19
12:26 PM
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I have been waiting on pins and needles for someone to get this.