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Illustration of meditator with fear shadow

Learning not to fear

Mindfulness meditation training alters how we process fearful memories, study says

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WGBH host Callie Crossley leads a panel on mental health in discussion at Harvard.

Mental health as a diversity issue

Harvard panelists say disorders are increasingly common, and it’s time to swap stigma for solutions in the nation’s workplaces

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Brian O'Shea

What fuels prejudice?

Study rebuts theory that increased contact boosts racial tensions, suggests fear of exposure to disease as possible cause

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Hospital beds

Treating runaway health costs

Study finds that a long-term trial of a capped-payment system encouraged preventative care and discouraged unnecessary spending

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Cassandra Extavour in her office

Debunking old hypotheses

Creation of big data tool leads to new ideas on form and function of insect eggs

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