December 15, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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Is the FDA being Grinch-like in raising concerns about raw cookie dough?

“Don’t do it!” said FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb of eating raw cookie dough. Sandy Morelli/Shutterstock.com For many people, the holiday ritual of baking cookies isn’t complete without also eating some of the raw dough. In my family, questions like “Who gets to lick the beaters?” and “Can I grab a

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December 14, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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What the US could learn from Thailand about health care coverage

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) draws to a close on Dec. 15. Yet, recent assaults on the ACA by the Trump administration stand in marked contrast to efforts to expand access to health care and medicine in the rest of the world. In fact, on

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December 13, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
  • Comments Off on Think teens need the sex talk? Older adults may need it even more

Think teens need the sex talk? Older adults may need it even more

A senior couple being intimate. Photographee.eu/Shutterstock.com Humans are sexual beings. This urge does not stop when the clock strikes 60. Or even 90. Young adults may deny older relatives are having sex, but sexual activity is a strong indicator of healthy aging and vitality. In fact, sexual activity is roughly

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December 12, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
  • Comments Off on Cannabis use in teens not a gateway to conduct problems, study suggests – but risks still exist

Cannabis use in teens not a gateway to conduct problems, study suggests – but risks still exist

Students rolling a joint in a classroom. Marijuana may not lead them to other drugs, a study suggests. fotoNino/Shutterstock.com With the legalization of cannabis for adults becoming increasingly widespread, more adolescents will be trying the drug. And parents will be wondering what the consequences will be for their teens should

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December 10, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
  • Comments Off on For many women, tracking their fertility can be an emotional whirlwind

For many women, tracking their fertility can be an emotional whirlwind

Some women use fertility apps to track the chances of pregnancy. ImYanis/shutterstock.com Have you ever used a health app to track your personal data, such as diet, exercise, or menstrual cycle? Did seeing the data make you feel excited and empowered? Or stressed and frustrated? With the popularity of self-tracking

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December 07, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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Beware of natural supplements for sex gain and weight loss

Natural supplements may be popular, but they can have dangerous side effects when they include prescription drugs. Oleksandr Zamuruiev/Shutterstock.com Many consumers consider dietary supplements to be natural and, therefore, safe. In fact, the Council for Responsible Nutrition reported in 2017 that 87 percent of U.S. consumers have confidence that dietary

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