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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Why do my armpits itch so bad?

If we had a list of our least favorite body parts, we can probably add armpits to that list. Not only do they demand regular maintenance, (think of all the money we spend on razors and deodorants), they can be embarrassing (pit stains and body odor). But what if our pits don’t just actually sweat and smell weird, but they also […]

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Why do you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight?

‘Radiation levels at 40,000 feet were 100 TIMES higher than in central London’: EVE SIMMONS flies 10,000 miles and for almost 19 hours on the world’s longest plane journey to discover… why you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight? The flight attendant hands me a folded napkin and asks: ‘Ice?’ It’s a simple question, but I can’t seem to […]

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At-Home STD Testing Is a Thing, So You Don't Need Dr. Google

It’s not all that uncommon to turn to the Internet when you’re looking for answers. Whether it’s hunting down the best local take-out, figuring out why your car is making that weird sound or even a panicked “what side is my appendix on again?” quick-search, the sage wisdom of various blogs, search engines or friendly Internet strangers can offer at […]

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Toxoplasma ‘cat poo’ parasite infects billions: Why is it so hard to study?

What if I told you that there is a good chance you are carrying a parasite that is transmitted through cat poo? Two billion people around the world carry Toxoplasma gondii so there may be more than a 25% chance that it is in your body too. Toxoplasma is closely related to Plasmodium, the parasite that causes malaria. But while […]

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Peta Murgatroyd Admits Getting Back in Shape for ‘DWTS’ Is ‘So Intense’

As Peta Murgatroyd knows, dancing is even more physically difficult than it looks. So to get her body ready for her return to Dancing With the Stars, the pro took her workout routine up a few notches. “It is very demanding,” she tells Us Weekly exclusively of competing on the ABC hit. “I have been getting my body as prepared […]

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