Ed Cara
edcara
Science writer at Gizmodo and pug aficionado elsewhere
9/30/19
2:55 PM
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That could certainly increase the risk. But it really depends on lots of factors (not every brand of ranitidine might contain NDMA, and none might contain enough to hurt anyone, even the very young). I’d stay cautious but not overly anxious right now. 

9/28/19
2:35 AM
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...did I? I did. Thanks for catching that!

9/25/19
4:25 PM
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This happened in Israel! But the doctors wouldn’t be able to tell if it was true wasabi or not anyway, since they’re relying on the woman’s own account of what she ate.

9/25/19
4:05 PM
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Older women, like the patient in this case, tend to be at higher risk for reasons that aren’t entirely clear (one theory is that menopause can change the heart’s response to stress hormones).”

9/24/19
3:17 PM
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It was really bad for crows and maybe some other birds at first. But the virus mellowed out over time and it’s not usually deadly to most species. 

9/14/19
6:32 PM
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Ppl in both groups tried to avoid peanuts in their day to day life like they typically do. But some people are inevitably going to be exposed to them no matter how they try to avoid it. And that’s the baseline the treated ppl were compared to.

9/11/19
9:48 AM
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It actually doesn’t want to infect horses either; they were just the first animals we found the virus in. Typically, it moves between birds and mosquitoes—both us and horses are just unlucky carriers they bump into on occasion.

9/6/19
8:14 PM
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In women past menopause, hormone therapy is exactly what helps jumpstarts the uterus so it can carry a pregnancy to term.

9/3/19
10:07 AM
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The source material was cited, but there wasn’t a link to it at the time this article went up (when there is, we always link). But it’s linked now!

8/29/19
3:33 PM
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There’s only so many words to spare! But this is a promising line of research, yep!

8/29/19
2:41 PM
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Oops, thanks for catching that! Study is now linked in the main article.

8/28/19
6:58 PM
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That does happen, and it’s one way the researchers checked their work. But if labs don’t know this kind of mismeasurement artifact exists, they might mistakenly assume the first measurement was wrong.

8/23/19
4:45 PM
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This is true. Yet I imagine the mosquitoes as a whole will probably have a better time of surviving in the next thirty years than we do, barring any major changes.

8/22/19
10:38 AM
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I don’t believe either big product contains any meat-based ingredient (Impossible’s heme protein, which make their meat red, is produced in the lab from plants), so you should be fine!

8/21/19
10:04 PM
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To put it simply, yes! A lot of chronic pain can be blamed on the threshold somehow being set too low permanently for pain sensitivity. And even after the original injury or cause has long been taken care of, this lowered threshold leaves people in misery. What’s still unclear is whether these cells play a role in Read more

8/21/19
5:22 PM
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This has been the most frequently asked question in our office today.