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The dark side of antibiotics and what we can do about it

As early as the 13th century, scholars proposed that diseases were caused by ‘invisible entities’ unseen to the naked eye. However, it was not until the 1670s when Antonie van Leeuwenhoek made his microscope did the theory gain traction. Just as seeing tiny ‘animalcules’ zipping around under the microscope enabled the field to advance, it

What to Know About Quinoa and the Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet is a popular low-carb, high-fat diet that often involves tracking net carbs. Those “net” carbs are generally defined as the amount of carbohydrates in a food or drink that your body can digest and use for energy. The idea behind keto, after all, is to move your body away from using carbs

Here’s Exactly What Action Bronson Ate to Lose 127 Pounds

In March, as the world went to hell and New York City went into lockdown, Queens-born chef turned hip-hop-artist Action Bronson (Ariyan Arslani, “Baklava”) began a 127-pound weight loss grind. Now, nine months later, he said it’s almost like he never had that weight to begin with. At his heaviest, Bronson was pushing 400 pounds,

What It Feels Like… to have incurable cancer

Most people born in the UK today can expect to live until they’re about 80. Having been diagnosed with incurable breast cancer some 18 months ago, aged just 55, I’ll be lucky to make it to my 60s. How do I deal with that knowledge? I find ways, otherwise I would go mad worrying about

Here’s what to do if your boyfriend is a bad kisser

If it hasn’t happened, you’re lucky. For the rest of us, it’s nothing new: He’s handsome, he’s charming, he’s the perfect date and now he’s leaning in for that highly-anticipated first kiss. Your heart’s racing. Your heart drops. The kiss… was not good. Or just okay. Or just atrocious. You tell yourself you’ll give it

Private health insurers paid hospitals 247% of what Medicare would

Prices paid to hospitals nationally during 2018 by privately insured patients averaged 247% of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Some states (Arkansas, Michigan and Rhode Island) had relative prices under 200% of Medicare, while other states (Florida, Tennessee, Alaska, West Virginia

What makes a ‘wave’ of disease? An epidemiologist explains

Panic about a second wave of coronavirus cases is “overblown,” Vice President Mike Pence wrote in June, implying the U.S. has COVID-19 under control. On the other hand, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warns that the U.S. is still firmly within a first wave of cases. As media

Prescription monitoring may curb inappropriate drug use, but what happens to those denied a script?

Restricting access to high-risk medications via a real-time prescription monitoring program such as Victoria’s SafeScript may help reduce inappropriate use, but integrated mental health and drug treatment services may be necessary to offset the risk of increased mortality, according to the authors of a letter published online by the Medical Journal of Australia. Researchers from

This Costco Scam Is Fooling Shoppers — Here's What to Look For

If you received an odd text from “Costco” about an “overcharge reimbursement” followed by a sketchy link, you’re not alone. This, fellow Costco shoppers, is a text scam; and no, you shouldn’t click on the link. Popular Costco fan Instagram account Costco Deals (@costcodeals) posted about the text scam yesterday, sharing it with their more