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Microplastics may heat marine turtle nests and produce more females

Microplastics may heat marine turtle nests and produce more females

Have you ever considered that small pieces of plastic less than 5 millimeters long, or smaller than a pencil eraser head, called microplastics, can affect large marine ...

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I go to El Salvador despite the danger because the kids there need my medical expertise

I go to El Salvador despite the danger because the kids there need my medical expertise

As the founder and director of Operation Airway, a nonprofit that treats kids with breathing problems, I have led teams of surgeons and other medical professionals on ...

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The forgotten psychological wounds of the stress of migration

The forgotten psychological wounds of the stress of migration

War in Syria and the refugee crisis have been the subject of a heated debate in United States politics, leading to a travel ban and drastic reduction in the number ...

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The forgotten psychological wounds of the stress of migration

The forgotten psychological wounds of the stress of migration

War in Syria and the refugee crisis have been the subject of a heated debate in United States politics, leading to a travel ban and drastic reduction in the number ...

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Eating disorders are hard to overcome, but ditching diets is crucial

Eating disorders are hard to overcome, but ditching diets is crucial

Eating disorders affect at least 30 million Americans and have the highest mortality rates of any mental disorder. Those who survive eating disorders often have a long, ...

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Does pain expected equal pain felt? Ask a kid

Does pain expected equal pain felt? Ask a kid

Imagine yourself at the doctor’s office bracing for your annual flu shot. Twenty minutes go by and during that period your fear escalates and you convince yourself the ...

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If a parent doesn’t get treatment for a child, is that abuse?

If a parent doesn’t get treatment for a child, is that abuse?

Hospital visits for kids in the U.S. who have contemplated or thought about suicide have risen sharply. As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I am not surprised. For ...

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Why a trendy e-cig is causing a social – and public health – commotion

Why a trendy e-cig is causing a social – and public health – commotion

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a campaign to discourage e-cigarette vaping. While it targeted all e-cigarette vaping, the campaign makes a ...

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Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some toys. Work in our lab ...

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US fertility is dropping. Here’s why some experts saw it coming

US fertility is dropping. Here’s why some experts saw it coming

The Centers for Disease Control reported this month that the number of births in the U.S. is down 2 percent – “the lowest number in 30 years.” These reports were met with ...

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