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These ‘indirect additives’ pose a direct risk to our health

For kids everywhere, and even a lot of us adults, this new finding about one of our favorite comfort foods is downright catastrophic! You may have seen the news reports last week about packaged mac and cheese products turning up with high levels of phthalates — nasty chemicals that disrupt hormones. They’re especially dangerous for […] Read

Certain drugs and sunscreens can up your risk of sun damage

Certainly no one wants to get a bad sunburn. Your skin, after all, is the largest organ of your body, and protecting it is probably at the top of your to-do list when you spend the day outdoors at the pool, at the beach, or on the golf course. But despite your best efforts, there […] Read

Culprits identified in doubling of deadly diarrhea cases

It looks like some researchers wouldn’t know a smoking gun if it they were holding one in their hands. Because a team out of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine just picked one up, examined it, and put it right back where they found it! This new research is about what the CDC […] Read

Taking ‘broken heart syndrome’ to heart

In their 1970s hit, The Bee Gees asked, “How can you mend a broken heart?” But if they wanted to be medically correct about it, they would’ve sung, “How do you recover from Takotsubo cardiomyopathy?” That’s what doctors call it when your heart is broken, but most folks find it easier to say “broken heart […] Read

FDA more receptive to ‘cold caps’ – but is your insurer?

I guess we could either say, “Good work, FDA” or “What the heck took you so long?” At the beginning of the month, the agency approved another use for what’s called a “cold cap,” a way for chemo patients to keep more — sometimes most — of their hair while undergoing treatments. Despite the fact […] Read

Colorful veggies offer a lot more than meets the eye

Turns out that Popeye (and your mom!) were right on the money about the importance of eating your spinach! Bright green spinach and other colorful fruits and veggies don’t just add “eye appeal” to your dinner plate, but they also play a big role in keeping your vision sharp and clear. And that’s especially true […] Read

Don't fall for this new trick to push risky cancer drug

If there were ever a sucker punch aimed at women with breast cancer — or those told they have a high risk of developing it — this would surely be it. A group of smug researchers from the Queen Mary University of London believe they have the answer as to why women are refusing to […] Read

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