Doubled sundown: Could ‘Tatooine’ planets be habitable?

( CNN) You might think that a planet with two suns would create an inhospitable environment with a beautiful view, like the fictional planet Tatooine and its iconic doubled sunset in “Star Wars: A New Hope.” But new research suggests that if the conditions are just right, Earth-sized versions of Tatooine could be habitable and…

New blood test could help see eight common cancers before they spread

Researchers believe CancerSEEK will save thousands of lives and hope it will be widely available in a few years Health New blood test could help see eight common cancers before they spread Researchers believe CancerSEEK will save thousands of lives and hope it will be widely available in a few years Australian Associated Press Thu…

The perils of being your own physician | Mert Erogul

The Long Read: When an experienced physician became convinced “hes having” ALS , none of the specialists he consulted could persuade him he was perfectly healthy In the summer of my 44 th year, when everyone did the ice bucket challenge for ALS, when friends and strangers and celebrities soaked themselves with iced water to…

Did pot fund save small town from ‘abyss of nothingness’?

Trinidad, Colorado( CNN) Anthony Mattie stroll down Main Street confronted by a shell of the town he once knew. The retired state patrolman-turned-mayor pro tem stares at vacant building after house, his reflection bouncing off the empty glass storefront windows. The streets are lined with century-old facades, but not much more, except for a few…

Are you pro-choice? It’s time to shout it from the rooftops | Jean Hannah Edelstein

A majority of Americans supporting Roe v Wade, and yet so many of us remain quiet about our opinions. Its hour for that to end, writes freelance journalist Jean Hannah Edelstein A DIY surgical abortion is not a nice thing to talk about. It involves the insertion of the wire from a coat hanger- or…

Feds freeze mental health practices registry

( CNN) Federal health officials recently froze a program aimed to educate the public and informed about evidence-based mental health and substance abuse therapy programs. Established in 1997 , the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices was supervise by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, under the US Department of Health and…