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Health. Note that, for convenience, posts relating to the 2019 coronavirus outbreak are instead found in here.

Ra­tional Tooth­paste: A Case Study

badger31 May 2012 0:31 UTC
126 points
60 comments6 min readLW link

Diseased think­ing: dis­solv­ing ques­tions about disease

Scott Alexander30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
515 points
357 comments9 min readLW link

The Ma­chine that Broke My Heart

lsusr30 Dec 2021 11:59 UTC
45 points
34 comments2 min readLW link

Con­sider Tak­ing Zinc Every Time You Travel

Elizabeth1 Oct 2021 3:50 UTC
47 points
44 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Luck based medicine: my re­sent­ful story of be­com­ing a med­i­cal miracle

Elizabeth16 Oct 2022 17:40 UTC
475 points
119 comments12 min readLW link3 reviews
(acesounderglass.com)

Bed­bugs are a Solved Prob­lem—DIY Bio-Weapon works.

sapphire30 Nov 2022 3:40 UTC
58 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

The 300-year jour­ney to the covid vaccine

jasoncrawford9 Nov 2020 23:06 UTC
122 points
9 comments5 min readLW link2 reviews
(rootsofprogress.org)

[Question] What is the liter­a­ture on long term wa­ter fasts?

lc16 May 2023 3:23 UTC
16 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

It’s Prob­a­bly Not Lithium

Natália28 Jun 2022 21:24 UTC
442 points
186 comments28 min readLW link1 review

“Eat­ing Dirt Benefits Kids” is Ba­si­cally Made Up

Elizabeth8 Oct 2021 8:30 UTC
64 points
13 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Tales From the Amer­i­can Med­i­cal System

Zvi10 May 2019 0:40 UTC
64 points
48 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Black Death at the Golden Gate (book re­view)

PeterMcCluskey26 Jun 2020 16:09 UTC
17 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Luck based medicine: in­os­i­tol for anx­iety and brain fog

Elizabeth22 Sep 2023 20:10 UTC
40 points
5 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Re­con­sider the anti-cav­ity bac­te­ria if you are Asian

Lao Mein15 Apr 2024 7:02 UTC
153 points
29 comments4 min readLW link

Quick Look: Asymp­tomatic Her­pes Shedding

Elizabeth4 Jun 2022 21:40 UTC
37 points
4 comments2 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Book re­view: The Check­list Manifesto

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 17 Sep 2021 23:09 UTC
122 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

Liter­a­ture-re­view on cog­ni­tive effects of modafinil (my bach­e­lor the­sis)

David Althaus8 Jan 2014 19:23 UTC
53 points
42 comments3 min readLW link

Why Doesn’t Health­care Im­prove Health?

George3d616 Feb 2022 11:28 UTC
63 points
19 comments12 min readLW link
(www.epistem.ink)

Thirty-three ran­domly se­lected bioethics papers

Rob Bensinger22 Mar 2021 21:38 UTC
112 points
46 comments50 min readLW link

Another med­i­cal miracle

Dentin25 Jun 2023 20:43 UTC
177 points
45 comments3 min readLW link

My IRB Nightmare

Scott Alexander28 Sep 2017 16:47 UTC
49 points
1 comment19 min readLW link

Me­taMed: Ev­i­dence-Based Healthcare

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Mar 2013 13:16 UTC
112 points
193 comments6 min readLW link

Why epi­demiol­ogy will not cor­rect itself

gwern11 Aug 2011 0:54 UTC
69 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

What it’s like to dis­sect a cadaver

Alok Singh10 Nov 2022 6:40 UTC
204 points
23 comments5 min readLW link
(alok.github.io)

Po­tato diet: A post mortem and an an­swer to SMTM’s article

Épiphanie Gédéon14 Jul 2022 23:18 UTC
47 points
34 comments16 min readLW link

Phage ther­apy in a post-an­tibiotics world

ChristianKl29 Dec 2019 17:03 UTC
22 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
375 points
91 comments2 min readLW link

Cur­ing in­san­ity with malaria

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 4 Aug 2021 2:28 UTC
159 points
8 comments4 min readLW link1 review

Deal­ing with the high quan­tity of sci­en­tific er­ror in medicine

NancyLebovitz25 Oct 2010 13:53 UTC
60 points
61 comments3 min readLW link

Ac­ti­vated Char­coal for Han­gover Preven­tion: Way more than you wanted to know

Maxwell Peterson10 Jan 2022 19:26 UTC
83 points
27 comments31 min readLW link1 review

Long Covid In­for­mal Study Results

Elizabeth16 Oct 2021 7:10 UTC
43 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Men­tal health benefits and down­sides of psychedelic use in ACX read­ers: sur­vey results

RationalElf25 Oct 2021 22:55 UTC
117 points
18 comments10 min readLW link

Where did the 5 micron num­ber come from? Nowhere good. [Wired.com]

Elizabeth9 Nov 2021 7:14 UTC
108 points
8 comments1 min readLW link1 review
(www.wired.com)

Ex­pe­rience on Methotrexate

jefftk17 Nov 2021 22:40 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] How do you de­cide when to change N95/​FFP-2 masks?

ChristianKl10 Sep 2021 7:40 UTC
33 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Cog­ni­tive En­hancers: Mechanisms And Tradeoffs

Scott Alexander23 Oct 2018 18:40 UTC
43 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

The Limits Of Medicine—Part 1 - Small Molecules

George3d61 Dec 2021 15:51 UTC
26 points
1 comment9 min readLW link
(www.epistem.ink)

A com­mon mis­con­cep­tion about the evolu­tion of viruses

mukashi6 Jan 2022 10:00 UTC
7 points
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(briefly) RaDVaC and SMTM, two things we should be doing

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jan 2022 6:20 UTC
227 points
79 comments3 min readLW link1 review

[Question] Are there any pre­ven­tive steps some­one can take af­ter be­ing ex­posed to strep throat?

Maxwell Peterson14 Feb 2022 3:01 UTC
8 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

The Limits Of Medicine—Part 2 - Ho­mo­gene­ity Assumptions

George3d62 Mar 2022 16:45 UTC
15 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(www.epistem.ink)

SSRIs: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

Scott Alexander8 Jul 2014 2:06 UTC
28 points
2 comments27 min readLW link

Why Take Care Of Your Health?

MondSemmel6 Apr 2022 23:11 UTC
34 points
21 comments6 min readLW link

The “mind-body vi­cious cy­cle” model of RSI & back pain

Steven Byrnes9 Jun 2022 12:30 UTC
74 points
30 comments12 min readLW link

[Link] “The mad­ness of re­duced med­i­cal di­ag­nos­tics” by Dynomight

Kenny16 Jun 2022 19:20 UTC
16 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] I’ve be­come a med­i­cal mys­tery and I don’t know how to effec­tively get help

CraigMichael9 Jul 2022 6:58 UTC
30 points
53 comments2 min readLW link

New Water Qual­ity x Obe­sity Dataset Available

Elizabeth27 May 2022 19:50 UTC
74 points
14 comments2 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Costs and benefits of am­nio­cen­te­sis for nor­mal pregnancies

braces13 May 2022 22:47 UTC
13 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Health & Lifestyle In­ter­ven­tions With Heavy-Tailed Out­comes?

MondSemmel6 Jun 2022 16:26 UTC
12 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What’s up with the re­cent mon­key­pox cases?

johnswentworth18 May 2022 22:06 UTC
61 points
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Manda­tory Post About Monkeypox

Zvi24 May 2022 20:00 UTC
54 points
17 comments9 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Cog­ni­tive Risks of Ado­les­cent Binge Drinking

20 Jul 2022 21:10 UTC
70 points
12 comments10 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Guessti­mate Al­gorithm for Med­i­cal Research

Elizabeth14 Sep 2022 17:30 UTC
26 points
0 comments7 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Bi­den should be ap­plauded for ap­point­ing Re­nee We­grzyn for ARPA-H

ChristianKl18 Sep 2022 19:57 UTC
34 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Re­view of Ex­am­ine.com’s vi­tamin write-ups

26 Sep 2022 23:40 UTC
59 points
1 comment5 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Are c-sec­tions un­der­rated?

braces1 Oct 2022 20:32 UTC
47 points
15 comments6 min readLW link

Iver­mectin: Much Less Than You Needed To Know

George3d63 Oct 2022 15:02 UTC
31 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(doyourownresearch.substack.com)

Will you let your kid play foot­ball?

5hout4 Oct 2022 17:48 UTC
14 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Vege­tar­i­anism and depression

Maggy10 Oct 2022 9:11 UTC
2 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­per­i­men­tal Fat Loss

johnlawrenceaspden1 Jun 2023 20:26 UTC
23 points
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Why is fiber good for you?

braces2 Nov 2022 2:04 UTC
18 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Fol­low up to med­i­cal miracle

Elizabeth4 Nov 2022 18:00 UTC
75 points
5 comments6 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Prevent­ing atheroscle­ro­sis, the eas­iest way to im­prove your life ex­pec­tancy?

Eli_29 Nov 2022 20:05 UTC
24 points
9 comments15 min readLW link

Quick look: cog­ni­tive dam­age from well-ad­ministered anesthesia

Elizabeth2 Dec 2022 0:40 UTC
28 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

[Question] Is ChatGPT rigth when ad­vis­ing to brush the tongue when brush­ing teeth?

ChristianKl2 Dec 2022 14:53 UTC
13 points
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It Takes Two Parac­eta­mol?

Eli_13 Dec 2022 16:29 UTC
33 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

Lead in Cho­co­late?

jefftk22 Dec 2022 16:10 UTC
41 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Things that can kill you quickly: What ev­ery­one should know about first aid

jasoncrawford27 Dec 2022 16:23 UTC
166 points
21 comments2 min readLW link1 review
(jasoncrawford.org)

Mon­i­tor­ing de­vices I have loved

Elizabeth31 Dec 2022 22:51 UTC
61 points
13 comments3 min readLW link1 review

Up­dates and Reflec­tions on Op­ti­mal Ex­er­cise af­ter Nearly a Decade

romeostevensit8 Jun 2023 23:02 UTC
187 points
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Why we need bet­ter sci­ence, ex­am­ple #6,281

lukeprog10 Dec 2011 23:25 UTC
43 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

Iron defi­cien­cies are very bad and you should treat them

Elizabeth12 Jan 2023 9:10 UTC
93 points
29 comments11 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Ve­gan Nutri­tion Test­ing Pro­ject: In­terim Report

Elizabeth20 Jan 2023 5:50 UTC
102 points
37 comments8 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

On not get­ting con­tam­i­nated by the wrong obe­sity ideas

Natália28 Jan 2023 20:18 UTC
307 points
67 comments30 min readLW link

[Question] Can you pre­vent nega­tive long-term effects of bad trips with sleep de­pri­va­tion?

Anton Rodenhauser24 Jun 2023 14:05 UTC
15 points
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Pan­demic Pre­dic­tion Check­list: H5N1

DirectedEvolution5 Feb 2023 3:26 UTC
42 points
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On house­hold dust

Nina Rimsky30 Jun 2023 17:03 UTC
74 points
12 comments5 min readLW link

Self-ex­per­i­ment: A sup­ra­phys­iolog­i­cal dosage of testos­terone.

shapeshifter26 Jun 2023 10:26 UTC
8 points
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H5N1

Zvi13 Feb 2023 12:50 UTC
100 points
1 comment9 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Nose /​ throat treat­ments for res­pi­ra­tory infections

juliawise13 Mar 2023 2:41 UTC
46 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Book re­view: Why we sleep

Richard_Ngo19 Sep 2018 22:36 UTC
51 points
18 comments5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Book Re­view: Complications

Annoyance1 Jul 2009 18:39 UTC
13 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How do health sys­tems work in ad­e­quate wor­lds?

mukashi9 Feb 2024 0:54 UTC
10 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Per­son­al­ized Medicine For Real

sarahconstantin4 Mar 2019 22:40 UTC
213 points
16 comments5 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Best in Class Life Improvement

sapphire4 Apr 2024 1:51 UTC
64 points
15 comments16 min readLW link

Fibromyal­gia, Pain & De­pres­sion. How much is due to phys­i­cal mis­al­ign­ment?

leggi29 Oct 2019 14:58 UTC
7 points
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[Question] Why is cap­nom­e­try biofeed­back not more widely known?

riceissa21 Dec 2023 2:42 UTC
20 points
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[Question] If some­one you loved was ex­pe­rienc­ing un­remit­ting suffer­ing (re­lated to a con­stel­la­tion of multi-di­men­sional fac­tors and pro­cesses, those of which in­clude anoma­lous states of con­scious­ness and an ia­tro­genic men­tal health sys­tem), what would you think and what would you do?

Sara C3 Jul 2020 21:02 UTC
20 points
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Tak­ing vi­tamin D3 with K2 in the morning

ChristianKl30 Nov 2018 19:00 UTC
53 points
47 comments4 min readLW link

Apollo Neuro Fol­low Up

Elizabeth22 Jul 2023 17:20 UTC
28 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Apollo Neuro Results

Elizabeth30 Jul 2023 18:40 UTC
85 points
16 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Pre­dic­tion-based medicine (PBM)

ChristianKl29 Dec 2016 22:49 UTC
45 points
14 comments4 min readLW link

Is Light Drink­ing Pro­tec­tive?

jefftk31 Jul 2023 3:00 UTC
45 points
8 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Stomach Ulcers and Den­tal Cavities

Metacelsus5 Aug 2023 14:08 UTC
56 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(denovo.substack.com)

Es­ti­mat­ing Norovirus Prevalence

jefftk6 May 2023 11:40 UTC
16 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The Dogma of Ev­i­dence-based Medicine

ChristianKl25 Jan 2018 21:15 UTC
11 points
37 comments4 min readLW link

Effects of Cas­tra­tion on the Life Ex­pec­tancy of Con­tem­po­rary Men

Fluttershy8 Aug 2015 4:37 UTC
17 points
52 comments10 min readLW link

Recom­men­da­tions vs. Guidelines

Scott Alexander13 Apr 2018 4:10 UTC
72 points
18 comments5 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Ma­chine-Read­able Prevalence Estimates

jefftk13 May 2023 0:40 UTC
9 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Ex­er­cise is Good, Actually

Gordon Seidoh Worley2 Feb 2023 0:09 UTC
90 points
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Idea: med­i­cal hy­pothe­ses app for mys­te­ri­ous chronic illnesses

riceissa19 May 2023 20:49 UTC
63 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

Bayes for Schizophren­ics: Rea­son­ing in Delu­sional Disorders

Scott Alexander13 Aug 2012 19:22 UTC
151 points
155 comments11 min readLW link

How bad is chlo­ri­nated wa­ter?

bhauth13 Dec 2023 18:00 UTC
43 points
18 comments3 min readLW link
(www.bhauth.com)

cold alu­minum for medicine

bhauth16 Dec 2023 14:38 UTC
42 points
4 comments4 min readLW link
(www.bhauth.com)

How peo­ple stopped dy­ing from di­ar­rhea so much (& other life-sav­ing de­ci­sions)

Writer16 Mar 2024 16:00 UTC
45 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

When to Get the Booster?

jefftk3 Oct 2023 21:00 UTC
50 points
15 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Even if you have a nail, not all ham­mers are the same

PhilGoetz29 Mar 2010 18:09 UTC
150 points
126 comments6 min readLW link

Will no one rid me of this tur­bu­lent pest?

Metacelsus14 Oct 2023 15:27 UTC
148 points
23 comments10 min readLW link
(denovo.substack.com)

Aaron Silver­book on anti-cav­ity bacteria

DanielFilan20 Nov 2023 3:06 UTC
31 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

Nitric ox­ide for covid and other viral infections

Elizabeth7 Feb 2024 21:30 UTC
39 points
5 comments6 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Inos­i­tol Non-Results

Elizabeth29 Nov 2023 21:40 UTC
20 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

War on Cancer II

ChristianKl24 Jun 2021 14:59 UTC
36 points
12 comments14 min readLW link

[Question] For re­duc­ing caf­feine de­pen­dence, does daily max­i­mum mat­ter more, or does to­tal daily in­take mat­ter more?

Maxwell Peterson9 Jul 2021 15:40 UTC
14 points
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Pre­dic­tion-based-Medicine in­stead of E̵v̵i̵d̵e̵n̵c̵e̵ ̵b̵a̵s̵e̵d̵ ̵M̵e̵d̵i̵c̵i̵n̵e̵ Author­ity-based-Medicine

ChristianKl30 Jul 2021 10:42 UTC
11 points
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Should doc­tors be neu­tral?

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 4 Aug 2021 20:37 UTC
31 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Per­haps vastly more peo­ple should be on FDA-ap­proved weight loss medication

25Hour14 Aug 2021 17:22 UTC
56 points
30 comments8 min readLW link

Amy­loid Plaques: Chem­i­cal Streetlight, Med­i­cal Goodhart

J Bostock26 Aug 2021 21:25 UTC
17 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Should I treat pain differ­ently if it’s “all in my head?”

jp5 Sep 2021 8:06 UTC
19 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Niacin as a treat­ment for covid? (Prob­a­bly no, but I’m glad we’re check­ing)

Elizabeth12 Oct 2021 5:40 UTC
24 points
1 comment11 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Long Covid Is Not Ne­c­es­sar­ily Your Biggest Problem

Elizabeth1 Sep 2021 7:20 UTC
208 points
40 comments10 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Longevity Insurance

canadaduane20 Feb 2012 0:30 UTC
24 points
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[Paper] Tra­jec­to­ries through se­man­tic spaces in schizophre­nia and the re­la­tion­ship to rip­ple bursts

bvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbv15 Dec 2023 13:37 UTC
3 points
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(www.pnas.org)

En­vi­ron­men­tal aller­gies are cur­able? (Sublin­gual im­munother­apy)

Chipmonk26 Dec 2023 19:05 UTC
45 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Book re­view: Trick or treat­ment (2008)

Fleece Minutia6 Jan 2024 15:40 UTC
1 point
0 comments2 min readLW link

De­liber­ate Dy­sen­tery: Q&A about Hu­man Challenge Trials

Niko_McCarty21 Jan 2024 19:05 UTC
16 points
1 comment18 min readLW link
(www.asimov.press)

Epistemic Hell

rogersbacon27 Jan 2024 17:13 UTC
68 points
20 comments14 min readLW link

Ex­perts View: Do Autism Ques­tion­naires Truly Work?

Dbwani11 Feb 2024 6:41 UTC
0 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.illnesstests.com)

How do you im­prove the qual­ity of your drink­ing wa­ter?

Alex K. Chen (parrot)13 Mar 2024 0:37 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Celi­acs don’t need to live in fear

futurehumdrum18 Feb 2024 2:30 UTC
16 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

We Need Ma­jor, But Not Rad­i­cal, FDA Reform

Maxwell Tabarrok24 Feb 2024 16:54 UTC
42 points
12 comments7 min readLW link
(www.maximum-progress.com)

[Question] “I Can’t Believe It Both Is and Is Not En­cephal­itis!” Or: What do you do when the ev­i­dence is crazy?

Erhannis19 Mar 2024 22:08 UTC
20 points
3 comments11 min readLW link

Some Things That In­crease Blood Flow to the Brain

romeostevensit27 Mar 2024 21:48 UTC
30 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How to ac­cel­er­ate re­cov­ery from sleep debt with bio­hack­ing?

exanova10 Apr 2024 1:27 UTC
10 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

The dan­gers of re­pro­duc­ing while old

garymm17 Nov 2023 5:55 UTC
23 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(www.garymm.org)

Black Box Biology

GeneSmith29 Nov 2023 2:27 UTC
61 points
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[Question] For fun: How long can you hold your breath?

exanova6 Dec 2023 23:36 UTC
1 point
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[Question] Are par­a­sitic worms an effec­tive weapon against MS?

Demeter23 Jul 2020 13:59 UTC
31 points
11 comments9 min readLW link

Pulse Oxime­try & the Oxy­gen–Hae­moglobin Dis­so­ci­a­tion Curve

leggi22 Mar 2020 7:05 UTC
7 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Some Thoughts on My Psy­chi­a­try Practice

Laura B16 Jan 2019 23:16 UTC
154 points
43 comments4 min readLW link2 reviews

“No ev­i­dence” as a Valley of Bad Rationality

Adam Zerner28 Mar 2020 23:45 UTC
106 points
21 comments2 min readLW link1 review

Med­i­ta­tions on Momentum

Richard Meadows14 Dec 2018 10:53 UTC
103 points
32 comments10 min readLW link

Drain­ing the swamp

jasoncrawford28 Jan 2020 21:37 UTC
97 points
0 comments11 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

The benefits of mad­ness: A pos­i­tive ac­count of arationality

Skatche22 Apr 2011 19:43 UTC
132 points
122 comments14 min readLW link

Defeat­ing Ugh Fields In Practice

Psychohistorian19 Jun 2010 19:37 UTC
95 points
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The ‘5 Main Mus­cles of Move­ment’ Made Easy.

leggi7 Dec 2019 9:17 UTC
5 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Good News for Immunostimulants

sarahconstantin16 Apr 2018 16:10 UTC
26 points
9 comments2 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

A ra­tio­nal­ist’s guide to psy­choac­tive drugs

Skatche10 Feb 2011 1:01 UTC
95 points
48 comments17 min readLW link

High Var­i­ance Pro­duc­tivity Advice

lynettebye1 Mar 2020 7:05 UTC
85 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Chee­rios: An “Un­tested New Drug”

MBlume15 May 2009 2:26 UTC
9 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

The Zom­bie Preacher of Somerset

Scott Alexander28 Mar 2009 22:29 UTC
62 points
34 comments5 min readLW link

The Un­friendly Su­per­in­tel­li­gence next door

jacob_cannell2 Jul 2015 18:46 UTC
68 points
68 comments7 min readLW link

A Step-by-step Guide to Find­ing a (Good!) Therapist

squidious18 Jul 2018 1:50 UTC
44 points
5 comments9 min readLW link
(opalsandbonobos.blogspot.com)

Quan­tified Health Prize re­sults announced

Zvi19 Feb 2012 8:10 UTC
68 points
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Coffee: When it helps, when it hurts

JustinShovelain10 Mar 2010 6:14 UTC
52 points
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Effect het­ero­gene­ity and ex­ter­nal val­idity in medicine

Anders_H25 Oct 2019 20:53 UTC
49 points
14 comments7 min readLW link

Direct Pri­mary Care

sarahconstantin25 Sep 2018 18:00 UTC
42 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Epistemic Spot Check: The Dorito Effect (Mark Schatzker)

Elizabeth3 Oct 2018 17:10 UTC
43 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Pre­dic­tion is hard, es­pe­cially of medicine

gwern23 Dec 2011 20:34 UTC
72 points
48 comments23 min readLW link

[Question] How Old is Smal­lpox?

Raemon10 Dec 2018 10:50 UTC
44 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Is Caviar a Risk Fac­tor For Be­ing a Million­aire?

Anders_H9 Dec 2016 16:27 UTC
67 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Chart­ing Deaths: Real­ity vs Reported

lifelonglearner30 Mar 2018 0:50 UTC
13 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(owenshen24.github.io)

Sus­pended An­i­ma­tion Inc. ac­cused of incompetence

CronoDAS18 Nov 2010 0:20 UTC
47 points
139 comments1 min readLW link

Are healthy choices effec­tive for im­prov­ing live ex­pec­tancy any­more?

Christopher King8 May 2023 21:25 UTC
6 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Med Pa­tient So­cial Net­works Are Bet­ter Scien­tific Institutions

Liron19 Feb 2010 8:11 UTC
46 points
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The Five Main Mus­cles for a Full Range of Nat­u­ral Move­ment, Dy­namic Align­ment & Balance.

leggi1 Sep 2019 3:22 UTC
15 points
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A Sarno-Han­son Synthesis

moridinamael12 Jul 2018 16:13 UTC
52 points
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Can we talk about men­tal ill­ness?

riparianx8 Mar 2015 8:24 UTC
55 points
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Quan­tified Risks of Gay Male Sex

pianoforte61118 Aug 2014 23:55 UTC
52 points
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[LINK] Claus­trum Stim­u­la­tion Tem­porar­ily Turns Off Con­scious­ness in an oth­er­wise Awake Patient

shminux4 Jul 2014 20:00 UTC
51 points
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[Link] Low-Hang­ing Poop

GLaDOS16 Oct 2013 20:51 UTC
46 points
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Fan­tasy-For­bid­ding Ex­pert Opinion

yamabiko10 Aug 2020 0:01 UTC
18 points
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Use­less Med­i­cal Disclaimers

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Mar 2007 16:48 UTC
22 points
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Mike Dar­win on Steve Jobs’s hyp­o­crit­i­cal stance to­wards death

Synaptic8 Oct 2011 3:32 UTC
33 points
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Gun­shot vic­tims to be sus­pended be­tween life and death [link]

Dr_Manhattan27 Mar 2014 16:33 UTC
37 points
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The­o­ries of Pain

mingyuan26 Aug 2018 22:05 UTC
35 points
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A Med­i­cal Mys­tery: Thy­roid Hor­mones, Chronic Fa­tigue and Fibromyalgia

johnlawrenceaspden14 Feb 2016 13:14 UTC
43 points
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Ra­tion­al­ity Drugs

lukeprog1 Oct 2011 11:20 UTC
39 points
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In­ter­pret­ing ge­netic testing

jefftk15 Dec 2018 15:56 UTC
24 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Go­ing Crazy and Get­ting Bet­ter Again

Evenstar2 Jul 2023 18:55 UTC
118 points
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Com­plex Signs Bad

Evenstar3 Jul 2023 13:09 UTC
5 points
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[Question] H5N1. Just how bad is the situ­a­tion?

Q Home8 Jul 2023 22:09 UTC
16 points
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Self-mod­ifi­ca­tion, moral­ity, and drugs

fubarobfusco10 Apr 2011 0:02 UTC
24 points
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Re­source on al­co­hol problems

juliawise27 Feb 2020 18:17 UTC
26 points
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Case study: Melatonin

gwern7 Jan 2010 18:24 UTC
27 points
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Is la­tent Tox­o­plas­mo­sis worth do­ing some­thing about?

jsalvatier17 Nov 2011 17:04 UTC
38 points
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How did my baby die and what is the prob­a­bil­ity that my next one will?

deprimita_patro19 Jan 2016 6:24 UTC
37 points
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Altru­is­tic Kid­ney Donation

jefftk17 Jun 2012 20:02 UTC
28 points
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[Question] Is it worth­while to save the cord blood and tis­sue?

Alexei11 Jan 2020 21:52 UTC
21 points
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[Question] Should I floss?

willbradshaw24 Dec 2019 16:06 UTC
24 points
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Semaglu­tide and Muscle

5hout28 Jul 2023 18:36 UTC
15 points
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[Question] Should I test my­self for microplas­tics?

Augs7 Aug 2023 17:31 UTC
9 points
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Ra­tion­al­ity Case Study—Ad-36

Perplexed22 Sep 2010 18:32 UTC
32 points
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Too good to be true

PhilGoetz11 Jul 2014 20:16 UTC
35 points
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6 non-ob­vi­ous men­tal health is­sues spe­cific to AI safety

Igor Ivanov18 Aug 2023 15:46 UTC
143 points
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How can I rec­on­cile these COVID test false-nega­tive num­bers?

Optimization Process27 Oct 2020 23:56 UTC
15 points
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Ad­vice to new Doc­tors start­ing practice

anandjeyahar7 Aug 2016 8:27 UTC
4 points
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Now is the time to elimi­nate mosquitoes

James_Miller6 Aug 2016 19:10 UTC
33 points
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Were vac­cines rele­vant to 20th cen­tury US mor­tal­ity im­prove­ments?

jasoncrawford10 Dec 2019 0:13 UTC
12 points
7 comments3 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Sam­ple means, how do they work?

Benquo20 Nov 2016 21:04 UTC
34 points
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Im­pend­ing AGI doesn’t make ev­ery­thing else unimportant

Igor Ivanov4 Sep 2023 12:34 UTC
28 points
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Ra­tional Health Optimization

jacob_cannell18 Sep 2010 19:47 UTC
23 points
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[Link] How doc­tors die

Morendil6 Dec 2011 13:22 UTC
29 points
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[Question] Do you know of any re­li­able DIY com­pendium of home phys­i­cal ther­apy ex­er­cises?

David Gross16 Sep 2023 14:37 UTC
9 points
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A Kind­ness, or The Inevitable Con­se­quence of Perfect In­fer­ence (a short story)

samhealy12 Dec 2023 23:03 UTC
6 points
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[Question] Are there easy, low cost, ways to freeze per­sonal cell sam­ples for fu­ture ther­a­pies? And is this a good idea?

Eli Tyre9 Jul 2019 21:57 UTC
20 points
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Why Re­cent Protein Fold­ing Ad­vance­ments Should Change Your Per­sonal Health Strategy

lisperati3 Dec 2020 2:39 UTC
11 points
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An ap­peal for vi­tamin D sup­ple­men­ta­tion as a pro­phy­lac­tic for coro­n­aviruses and in­fluenza and a sim­ple evolu­tion­ary the­ory for why this is plau­si­ble.

Michael A22 Dec 2020 19:40 UTC
11 points
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Mir­a­cle Min­eral Supplement

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Nov 2012 21:17 UTC
29 points
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Link: Ev­i­dence-Based Medicine Has Been Hijacked

Anders_H16 Mar 2016 19:57 UTC
33 points
39 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Should I ad­vo­cate for peo­ple to not buy Iver­mectin as a treat­ment for COVID-19 in the Philip­pines for now?

BrianTan31 Mar 2021 13:59 UTC
8 points
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[linkpost] Why Go­ing to the Doc­tor Sucks (WaitButWhy)

mike_hawke23 Nov 2021 3:02 UTC
5 points
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(waitbutwhy.com)

Jet­lag, Nausea, and Diar­rhea are Largely Optional

Thomas Kwa21 Mar 2022 22:40 UTC
89 points
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Mon­key­pox: ex­plain­ing the jump to Europe

DirectedEvolution23 May 2022 9:53 UTC
44 points
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Con­ver­sa­tions on Al­co­hol Consumption

Annapurna1 Nov 2022 5:09 UTC
20 points
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The Foun­tain of Health: a First Prin­ci­ples Guide to Rejuvenation

PhilJackson7 Jan 2023 18:34 UTC
114 points
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[Question] How can I help in­flam­ma­tion-based nerve dam­age be tem­po­rary?

Optimization Process2 Feb 2023 19:20 UTC
17 points
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An­drew Hu­ber­man on How to Op­ti­mize Sleep

Leon Lang2 Feb 2023 20:17 UTC
37 points
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H5N1 - thread for in­for­ma­tion shar­ing, plan­ning, and action

MathiasKB5 Feb 2023 12:44 UTC
31 points
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Sleep Qual­ity: Strate­gies that work for me

Lukas Trötzmüller15 Feb 2023 0:17 UTC
16 points
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Medlife Cri­sis: “Why Do Peo­ple Keep Fal­ling For Things That Don’t Work?”

RomanHauksson21 Feb 2023 6:22 UTC
12 points
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(www.youtube.com)

Mo­ral­ity Doesn’t Deter­mine Reality

Alex Beyman17 Mar 2023 7:11 UTC
−15 points
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