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What We Know About Diet and Weight Loss – The New York Times

ImageCreditGaia Stella You’d think that scientists at an international conference on obesity would know by now which diet is best, and why. As it turns out, even the experts still have widely divergent opinions. At a recent meeting of the Obesity Society, organizers held a symposium during which two leading scientists presented the somewhat contradictory… Read More »

10 Myths About Skin Tags You Need to Stop Believing

Beauty Hana HongDec 05 Yes they’re mysterious little creatures and they can be pretty embarrassing during swimsuit season, but skin tags are mostly fine. Mostly. Skin tags are trouble andriano.cz/Shutterstock Skin tags, medically termed as acrochordons or fibroepithelial polyps (FEP), are just a tiny benign bit of flesh that is typically connected to the underlying… Read More »

Why We Need to Educate Our Kids About AIDS

It was the early 1980’s when I remember first hearing about a disease called Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Back then it was talked about in hush tones as the “gay disease” because primarily homosexual men were diagnosed with the disease. It wasn’t until a young boy by the name of Ryan White was diagnosed… Read More »

The truth about supplements: do they work and should you take them?

Fish oils, multivitamins and other supplements are a huge industry, but the latest research indicates they are often of little use. Here’s what you need to know Maarten Wouters/Getty By Linda Geddes FOR some people, they are an insurance policy against a less-than-perfect diet. Others take them because they can’t – or won’t – eat… Read More »