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  • Pretty/Dirty

    Your favorite skin and makeup products may make you look good but are they safe?

    Your favorite skin and makeup products may make you look good but are they safe? The cosmetics industry is governed by laws made 80-years ago. Is it time to update legislation that allows the $62-billion-a-year cosmetics industry to police itself? Industry leasers, environmental groups and at least two influential senators thinks so. What's in the makeup you put on?   Read More

  • The Therapist In Your Pocket

    How can you find a mental health app that's right for you?

    With 10,000 mental health apps available, how can you find one that's right for you?   Read More

  • Do You Need a Measles Revax?

    If you were born in the 1960s, are traveling internationally or don’t have documentation of your measles vaccinations, it’s time for a doctor’s visit.

    It was an unscientific study, but one with startling results. Six people born and vaccinated against measles in the 1960s recently had blood tests for measles immunity. Only one was immune. Five others needed to be revaccinated. One of them was this writer. (Thank you to the friend who tipped her off!) Have you checked your own immunity? Not all...   Read More

  • Brain Teasers

    Experimental Alzheimer’s drugs targeting brain plaque keep failing. Prevention may be the new cure for dementia.

    Drugs targeting amyloid brain plaque accumulation were heralded as the silver bullet cure for Alzheimer’s disease. No more. Clinical trial after clinical trial has failed. The latest flop is aducanumab. After encouraging preclinical results on patients with mild Alzheimer’s, Biogen and Japanese partner Eisai poured millions of dollars into clinical trials of the compound. Then, disappointment. Aducanumab wasn’t outperforming a...   Read More