Why it’s so difficult to regulate the online wellness industry

Netflix recently released Gwyneth Paltrow’s new six-part series, The Goop Lab. Each episode explores an area of the wellness industry, including psychedelics, cold therapy, lifestyle interventions, female pleasure and sexual healing. The series has received criticism from the scientific and medical community with experts concerned about Netflix legitimizing pseudoscience and misinformation. The backlash is unsurprising given that Paltrow’s brand has […]

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Black kids and suicide: Why are rates so high, and so ignored?

Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed that among children age 5-11, black children had the highest rate of death by suicide. For the years 2008 to 2012, 59 black youth died by suicide, up from 54 in the years 2003-2007. Also, the 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING!

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Forget the self-denial of Veganuary… I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING! This is the time of year when we try to atone for the sins of the festive season by embracing some form of self-denial. And this year, ‘Veganuary’ is the word on everyone’s lips. At least half of my friends […]

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