Emma Betuel

Emma is a writer based in NYC. Previously, she covered health and biology for WBUR’s Commonhealth blog and The Borgen Project Magazine. Last year, she spent too much time reading Darwin’s notes on pea plants. She recently started questioning the nature of her reality.
Mind and Body
12 hours ago
EVALI: Lung scans show how vape illness tears through the lungs
Emma Betuel
New images reveal what EVALI looks like — and hint at what could stop it.
Mind and Body
1.27.2020 7:51 PM
Is it safe to drive on CBD? Scientists are worried about 1 side effect
Emma Betuel
The FDA cautions weary travelers about driving on CBD.
Mind and Body
1.24.2020 4:08 PM
3 harmful effects explain why vaping can damage the body
Emma Betuel
In the last two years, record numbers of teenagers started vaping. In 2019, 1.8 million more high schoolers said they picked up the habit. Now scientists are starting to understand what this means for the health of vapers.
Mind and Body
1.23.2020 8:00 AM
These 6 “micro-behaviors” can help your diet stick
Emma Betuel
Even tiny tricks make a big difference, according to a new study.
Mind and Body
1.22.2020 7:19 PM
The FDA is losing the war on vaping to Instagram influencers
Emma Betuel
The FDA is trying to warn teenagers about vaping's health risks, but they're losing the war where it matters most.
Reddit
1.22.2020 1:00 PM
The strange psychology of Reddit's r/RoastMe
Emma Betuel
I took a dive into the weirdest place to be intentionally wrecked online.
Culture
1.19.2020 6:13 PM
Avoid risky "stonks" by answering a basic investing question
Emma Betuel
What are your goals for this money?
Mind and Body
1.18.2020 1:00 PM
A popular supplement may improve sperm health in 3 effective ways -- study
Emma Betuel
The answer to better sperm could come from the oily fats of sea creatures. 
Mind and Body
1.15.2020 7:04 PM
Sugar alters the brain similarly to one of the most addictive drugs on Earth
Emma Betuel
A new study in pigs suggests our affinity for sugar may go beyond a simple craving. 
Mind and Body
1.15.2020 4:01 PM
With training, people with face transplants can feel like themselves again
Emma Betuel
A new study shows that face transplants restore the possibility of emotional expression.
Mind and Body
1.13.2020 6:49 PM
Fly sex study may unlock the secret to maintaining long-term memories
Emma Betuel
Early-stage work suggests that it's not all about sleep.
Mind and Body
1.12.2020 2:00 PM
Study on rare sexual arousal disorder points at cause -- and new cure
Emma Betuel
Living with the constant threat of orgasm leads to misery, not pleasure.
Culture
1.12.2020 1:00 PM
Low-stress personal finance: 3 "tentpole" strategies to achieve it in 2020
Emma Betuel
Perhaps you're doing too much? Here's how to tell.
Mind and Body
1.11.2020 2:30 PM
Candida auris: This "urgent threat" could be the next big superbug
Emma Betuel
The deadly fungus first appeared in an ear.
Mind and Body
1.9.2020 12:00 PM
Vaping, smoking, and depression: Scientists attempt to unravel the link
Emma Betuel
3 competing theories explain why vaping and smoking are linked to depression.
Mind and Body
1.8.2020 9:00 PM
3 old-school methods to fight dementia, proven by new studies
Emma Betuel
“I would argue that these are the best current tools we have to combat cognitive decline.”
Science
1.6.2020 9:23 PM
Four actual Wonder Women discovered in ancient tombs in Russia
Emma Betuel
Scientists just upstaged DC's June blockbuster with the real thing. 
Mind and Body
1.6.2020 7:00 PM
Study links 1 type of extreme exercise to reverse aging in the heart
Emma Betuel
Training for a marathon impacts health long after race day is over. 
Mind and Body
1.5.2020 3:54 PM
Here's how long it takes for your New Year's resolution to become a habit 
Emma Betuel
The key to sticking to a resolution is to make it second nature.
Mind and Body
1.4.2020 1:00 PM
Gnarly lungs found in a museum basement rewrite the history of measles 
Emma Betuel
Measles and cities may go hand in hand.