How to Find the Right Food Portion Size for Your Meals

Do you ever wonder if you’re serving up the right food portion size when you’re creating your snack or meal? Portion sizes and serving sizes can be confusing to say the least. How much should I be eating? Should I follow the serving sizes? How do I know whether or not I need more than […]

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MS Patients Turn to Marijuana, Other Alternative Treatments

A majority of just over 1,000 respondents said they used some type of alternative therapy, including marijuana, vitamins, herbs and minerals, plus mind-body therapies like exercise, mindfulness, massage and various diets.

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Accutane Acne Drug Widely 'Overused' Says UK Dermatologist

By Dr. Mercola Up to 50 million Americans struggle with acne, making it the most common skin disorder in the United States.1 When it strikes during the teen years, it can lead to feelings of self-consciousness, embarrassment and depression. Many severe acne sufferers struggle with low self-confidence, feelings of alienation and social withdrawal as a […]

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Environmental Toxins Causing Early Puberty in Both Boys and Girls

By Dr. Mercola Reaching puberty is a rite of passage that we’ve all been through, but children are now reaching it earlier than ever before, and while precocious puberty in girls has received most of the attention, we now know the trend applies to boys as well. In the 19th century, the onset of menstruation […]

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Estrogen Could Have Prevented Almost 50,000 Deaths

By Dr. Mercola Hormone replacement is a complex topic, and medical recommendations have fluctuated back and forth when it comes to replacing hormones like estrogen in women suffering from symptoms of menopause and surgically induced medical menopause following a hysterectomy. In the past, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was also widely prescribed for preventive purposes, based […]

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Biases Mean Men Dubbed 'Brilliant' More Often Than Women

These stereotyped views are a result of implicit bias that people don’t admit when asked directly, the researchers noted.

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The Link Between Birth Control Pills and Depression

By Dr. Mercola Birth control pills are the most popular form of contraception among U.S. women. They’re taken by 16 percent of this population, while just over 7 percent use long-acting reversible forms of contraception, such as a hormonal intrauterine device or implant. What these pills, devices and implants have in common is that they’re […]

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Water and Homeopathy: Latest Discoveries at Science’s Cutting Edge

By Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH and Lionel Milgrom, Ph.D., RHom, MARH If the common physician, scientist and educated consumer were to believe Wikipedia, they would assume that there is absolutely no research that shows the efficacy of homeopathic medicines in the treatment of any ailment. Furthermore, they would conclude homeopathic medicines are so small in […]

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Males and females react differently to the same pain

It’s no secret that men and women are different. Diane Halpern, Ph.D., past president of the American Psychological Association, wrote an academic text, “Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities.” Bruce Goldman, science writer at Stanford,1 reported in the preface to the first edition that:2 “At the time, it seemed clear to me that any between-sex differences […]

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