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A Surge in Anxiety and Depression Around the World
Even people who have not lost loved ones are struggling with the emotional burdens of the pandemic. Two groups have been most affected.
Cancer Patients Who Keep Marijuana Use a Secret
Some cancer patients use pot to ease symptoms, but many don’t tell their doctors about it -- even though It can interfere with treatment.
What an HPV “Infodemic” Teaches Us About Vaccine Disinformation
Misinformation's power comes from the fact that it is so often fear-based, making it more attention-grabbing than neutral, fact-based info.
Phthalates Hit the Heart, Hormones, and the Economy
Our exposure to phthalates -- found in cans, cosmetics and packaging -- is greater than we thought. It's worse for the economy, too.
Diet Drinks’ Mixed Results
Artificial sweeteners can help us cut sugar, but because they make some people feel hungrier, they don't always help with weight loss.
A Biased Look at Breast vs. Bottle
Baby formula websites focus on breastfeeding problems and exclude its benefits. Seek objective sources of information to help you choose.
No Signs of Heart Disease? Not so Fast
Over 40 percent of adults with no obvious signs of heart disease still had some degree of plaque buildup.
A Simpler, More Accurate, COVID Test
A saliva COVID test called DRUL is safer, more sensitive, and less expensive than comparable COVID screening tools. Just spit into a cup.
Too Much Time on Your Hands?
There's a sweet spot when it comes to free time: Too little of it and you're stressed. Too much, and productivity and happiness decline.
Green Cleaning That Makes a Difference
Common household cleaning products expose users to toxic chemicals. Domestic workers are especially at risk. Safer substitutes are possible.
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