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Is the FDA being Grinch-like in raising concerns about raw cookie dough?

Is the FDA being Grinch-like in raising concerns about raw cookie dough?

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 ...

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What the US could learn from Thailand about health care coverage

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 ...

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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

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 ...

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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

With the legalization of cannabis for adults becoming increasingly widespread, more adolescents will be trying the drug. And parents will be wondering what the ...

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

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

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 ...

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Beware of natural supplements for sex gain and weight loss

Beware of natural supplements for sex gain and weight loss

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. ...

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Countering misinformation about flu vaccine is harder than it seems

Countering misinformation about flu vaccine is harder than it seems

Many Americans hold beliefs about the flu vaccine that are at odds with the best available scientific evidence. For example, a recent study found that more than ...

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Where do they stand after the blue wave?

Where do they stand after the blue wave?

The 2018 midterm elections have dealt a significant setback to President Trump’s agenda in the legislative arena. However, there are still many ways for the Trump ...

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AIDS treatment has progressed, but without a vaccine, suffering still abounds

AIDS treatment has progressed, but without a vaccine, suffering still abounds

I mentioned to a friend, a gay man nearing 60, that World AIDS Day, which has been observed on Dec. 1 since 1988, was almost upon us. He had no idea that World AIDS Day ...

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Most caregivers of people with dementia are family members, and they need help

Most caregivers of people with dementia are family members, and they need help

Family care of an older adult has emerged as an essential element of the U.S. health care system, with 83 percent of long-term care provided to older adults coming from ...

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