Health & Medicine

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Is Opposition to Pot-Smoking Really Just Fear of Sex?

June 17, 2010

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on the correlation between sexual attitudes and drug use.

Article Source: Psychology Today

Feeling Lazy? Perfect!

June 17, 2010

Andrew Newberg and Namni Goel of the School of Medicine provide health and fitness tips.

Article Source: Self Magazine

Synthetic Biology's Promise Outweighs Its Risks

June 16, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says the creation of a synthetic bacterium “ranks as a discovery of historic significance.”

Article Source: Japan Times

No Fairy Tale: Once Upon a $50,000 Mattress

June 13, 2010

Jim Findley of the School of Medicine and the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program comments on the importance of one’s mattress in battling insomnia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

This Week in Willpower

June 13, 2010

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences says new analysis calls into question the hypothesis that will power has a biological fuel.

Article Source: Psychology Today

One-Third of Potential Organ Recipients Ineligible

March 23, 2008

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on organ-recipient ineligibility.

Patient Navigators Lead the Way Through a Complex Medical World

June 13, 2010

Margaret Rummel of the School of Medicine discusses “patient navigators.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Self-Control/Sugar Model Challenged

June 14, 2010

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the relationship between certain brain activities and glucose.

Article Source: United Press International

Study Ranks Philly Medical Schools On How Well They Fulfill Social Mission

June 15, 2010

In the first study of its kind, a group of researchers has evaluated medical schools on how well they meet their social mission, and found that none of the five Philadelphia schools ranked in the top third.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

'Summer Colds' May Not Be Just That

June 14, 2010

Alexander Chiu of the School of Medicine comments on treatments for the common cold.

Article Source: CNN