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Should you avoid acetaminophen?

One of the most popular drugs in the U.S. could soon be declared a carcinogen in California. Acetaminophen is an active ingredient found in more than 600 prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers, fever reducers, sleep aids and cough, cold and…

What gray hair says about your health

Those first few strands of grays on your head are often not a welcome sight. They’re a sign that we’re getting older, whether they arrive prematurely in our 20s or spare us until we’re in our late 30s. But in…

Scientists accidentally discover new type of immune cell that kills most cancers

The cure for cancer might have been hiding within the human immune system all this time. A team of scientists from Cardiff University have accidentally discovered a new type of immune cell that appears to be a broad-spectrum remedy for…

Should you be refilling that plastic water bottle?

At some point, you’ve probably looked at that empty water bottle in the backseat of the car and wondered if it’s got just a little more life in it. After all, if you’re going to use plastic, why not make…

Why we need time alone and time with other people to thrive

There are times when you just want to be alone. You need the quiet and the inner reflection of your own company. But like a diet that’s too heavy on one food group, you need to mix up your “social…

What does 'Medicare for All' actually look like?

Born in the States but living in Canada, I’ve always been amused by some of the silly things said by those who reject “Medicare For All” in the U.S., describing health care in Canada as being all about long waits,…

What you need to know about that mysterious Chinese virus

A mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China may be linked to a virus that has never been seen before. Chinese scientists have identified the virus as a new type of coronavirus, reports the World Health Organization (WHO). Most coronaviruses cause mild…

Why do we have earwax?

Earwax — not truly wax, but a greasy buildup called cerumen — is actually a protectant for our ears. It serves a very important purpose: to lubricate and protect the ear from outside intruders, such as dirt and debris, reports…

Talc powder has no significant link to ovarian cancer, study finds

Talcum powder has made headlines in recent years as medical research and high-profile court cases have questioned whether using powder in the genital area can cause ovarian cancer. A new study — one of the largest on the topic so…

Mediterranean diet named best diet of 2020

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named the Mediterranean diet the best overall diet. Not only did the diet grab the top spot, it also ranked No. 1 in the following categories: best diet for…