Lisa Ko

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The rising rate of food allergies

Flawed testing may be at fault.

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Dream big or go ‘home’

Immigrant students are risking deportation to support a controversial bill that would allow them to stay.

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Cell phone radiation

According to the National Cancer Institute, cell phones emit radiofrequency waves, a form of electromagnetic radiation that’s been classified as a possible human carcinogen. High exposures to electromagnetic frequencies can double the rates of childhood leukemia, the World Health Organization states. Electromagnetic radiation is naturally occurring — once upon a time, the sun provided the [...]

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Internet regulation demystified

New plans for regulating broadband Internet has triggered a showdown between government policy and corporate and political interests. What does this mean for you?

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‘Love is not enough.’ A mathematical formula for relationship failure

Can science explain matters of the heart? A new mathematical model claims to elucidate marital dissolution. But the conclusion may be old news: Relationships take work.

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New study links pesticides and attention deficit in kids

A new study finds that children exposed to a common group of pesticides are at greater risk for attention-deficit disorder.

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Baby rescue or baby factory?

International adoptions, as a recent Russian case showed, are fraught with potential problems, including exploitation of families in poorer countries.

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BPAs in baby bottles

Bisphenol A or BPA, a chemical used in the production of polycarbonate plastics, is found in packaging such as baby and water bottles. Studies have shown that infants are more vulnerable to the toxic effects of BPA, which include potential developmental effects, behavioral changes, cancer risks and, in females, early-onset puberty. In 2008, the Canadian [...]

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The mental health care labyrinth

For people suffering from depression, misinformation abounds. Drugs work, or do they? Talk therapy is the answer, or is it?