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What to know about positional headaches

A positional headache is a type of headache that usually occurs when sitting or standing up and goes away fairly shortly after lying down. Positional headaches are also known as orthostatic, postural, and low pressure headaches. Leaks of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are often the cause of positional headaches, but several other conditions can cause them.… Read More »

Here’s Why Everyone on His Dark Materials Keeps Talking About Dust

His Dark Materials is HBO’s most recent fantasy series. Based on the books by Philip Pullman, the series features a substance called “dust.” Here’s what to know about mysterious force. Much like the “Force” of Star Wars and the Tao of eastern philosophy, “Dust” in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials–adapted now by HBO and the… Read More »

How one bit of medical jargon fuels public confusion about cancer treatments

Most new cancer treatments haven’t been proven to help patients live longer or feel better. Instead they delay the growth of tumors — which may be faster to measure but doesn’t necessarily indicate a tangible benefit for patients. But you wouldn’t grasp that sobering fact from some recent news coverage: A headline in the UK’s… Read More »