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Harvard study suggests racial tension may stem from fear of exposure to infectious diseases

Social scientists have long worked to understand the roots of racial prejudice in the U.S., and for years, the story went like this: As different groups are exposed to others, their prejudice against those others increases. Brian O’Shea wasn’t buying it. A postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Matt Nock, the Edgar Pierce Professor… Read More »

In Brief: Dr. Elizabeth Fitelson on Distinguishing Postpartum Depression from the Blues

In our clinic, we see many women with postpartum depression.  Some women know that something is wrong fairly soon after the depression sets in, and they seek help; however, far too many women present long after the onset of the depression, convinced that they are just suffering from the blues.  In this interview, Dr. Elizabeth… Read More »

Federal government wants a cut of $270M Oklahoma got from opioid manufacturer

Oklahoma received $ 270 million in its settlement with Purdue Pharma, the manufacturing giant behind dangerously addictive opioid OxyContin, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services want a portion of the windfall. That money, however, has already been allocated elsewhere. The out-of-court settlement was reached March 26 after a two-year court battle between Oklahoma… Read More »

From fruit juice to honey: The truth about health sugars

It’s unsurprising, given the mixed messages we continue to receive. Wholesome-looking foods, from cereals to children’s snacks, are marketed as having no ‘refined’ or ‘added’ sugar, despite still having very high overall levels from fruit or sugar alternatives, such as honey. This month, the group Action on Sugar warned that consumers are being misled over… Read More »