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
7 hours ago
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
A study of dieters finds that those who are successful have several tricks in their arsenals
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 the effects of vaping, but they're losing where it matters most
Reddit
1.22.2020 1:00 PM
The strange psychology of Reddit's r/RoastMe
Emma Betuel
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 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
Study: Face transplants can restore the possibility of emotional expression
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
Sticking to New Year's resolutions: Turn goals into habits 
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. 
Mind and Body
1.3.2020 8:43 PM
Trump's "vape ban" has a major loophole targeted at adult vapers
Emma Betuel
And the #WeVapeWeVote movement is taking credit.