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Is BPA Making Us Fat, Anxious And Sick? A New Effort To Find The Answer May Be Falling Apart.

For years, government regulators and academic researchers have been at an impasse over the safety of bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical used to make some plastics. Academic researchers have repeatedly found that BPA and other hormone-disrupting chemicals, which can contaminate foods and drinks, may contribute to problems such as early puberty, obesity, diabetes, developmental […]

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Watch Aly Raisman and 140 Other Larry Nassar Survivors Receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs

This year's ESPY Awards took an emotional turn when it came time for the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, awarded to those who came forward with their stories of sexual abuse by disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar. Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez, and gymnast Sarah Klein, who […]

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If You Love Someone With OCD, You May Need to Stop Giving Them Reassurance All the Time

Living with unmanaged obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is miserable—I know because I’ve likely had it since I was a teenager and was officially diagnosed in 2014. No, it’s not merely having “you’re-so-OCD” perfectionism or organization skills ascribed to the condition on TV and in movies. And given that an estimated 2.3 percent of the population […]

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Michelle Williams Says She’s ‘Proudly’ Seeking Help for Mental Health Issues and Has Received an Outpouring of Support

In recent years, Michelle Williams has not only spoken candidly about her own experiences with mental illness, but she's also encouraged others to seek professional help for their issues. And in an Instagram post this week, the former Destiny's Child member shared that she recently took her own advice and reached out for help in […]

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Craving and Chewing Ice: a Sign of Anemia?

Is constantly craving and chewing ice a sign of anemia? Answers from Rajiv K. Pruthi, M.B.B.S. Possibly. Doctors use the term "pica" to describe craving and chewing substances that have no nutritional value—such as ice, clay, soil, or paper. Craving and chewing ice (pagophagia) is often associated with iron deficiency anemia, although the reason is […]