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  • Alkaline Water Is Useless

    Alkaline Water Is Useless

    Alkaline water will improve your metabolism, boost your liver health, and even help you fight off cancer—at least according to its fans. The actual truth, however, is far more mundane. There is little good evidence for these and many other health claims attached to alkaline water, and the only thing that it’s clearly better at…


  • The Weirdest Medical Cases of 2023

    The Weirdest Medical Cases of 2023

    It’s once again time to crane our heads sideways in bafflement at all the strange ways people got sick or hurt this year. Young doctors are taught the lesson that when they hear hoofbeats, they should first assume it’s a horse, not a zebra—a reminder that most illnesses can be explained by the mundane. But…


  • Paper Cups Are Bad for the Environment Too, Study Finds

    Paper Cups Are Bad for the Environment Too, Study Finds

    In recent years, drink chains have switched their single-use cups from plastic to paper to avoid plastic pollution and pile-ups in landfills. But according to recent research, the plastic cup that we feel good walking out of a cafe with isn’t great for the environment either. A study published last month in the journal Environmental…