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Recent articles by Rachel:

FDA warns Purell to stop claiming hand sanitizers help kill the flu, Ebola and MRSA

The FDA fired off a warning letter to Purell's parent company, Gojo Industries, over their marketing claims that the hand sanitizer could kill viruses such as the flu and Ebola. → Read More

Single mom who vaped for only 6 weeks is hospitalized, placed in medically induced coma

A woman who used e-cigarettes for only six weeks was hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma — and doctors say vaping is to blame. → Read More

'The Goop Lab' and other controversial documentaries: Why Netflix is facing criticism for promoting 'pseudoscience'

Critics are concerned that Netflix's "The Goop Lab" is peddling "pseudoscience." But this isn’t the first time the streaming service has created controversy with its health documentaries. → Read More

What migraine sufferers need to know about Excedrin as production is halted

The move to stop production on both drugs stems from inconsistencies with the ingredients, which are acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine. → Read More

U.S. has its first confirmed case of the coronavirus — here’s what you need to know

The first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. has been confirmed by the CDC. The virus has already infected more than 200 people in China and killed at least 6 people. → Read More

ESPN reporter who died at 34 didn’t know he had non-Hodgkin lymphoma — how common is it to not know?

ESPN reporter, Edward Aschoff, died at 34 years old. It wasn't until after his death that a lung biopsy revealed he had stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma. → Read More

Wealthy people stay healthy 9 years longer in old age than those who struggle financially, says new study

Wealth, as well as higher education, can add more healthy years to your life in old age, according to a new study. → Read More

U.S. birth rates have dropped by more than half — here’s why

Birth rates in the U.S. have dropped by more than half since the post-World War II baby boom and are at a record low, according to the CDC. → Read More

A 4-year-old has gone blind from the flu: How often does this happen?

Jade DeLucia, 4, is blind after getting the flu. She didn't get the flu vaccine this year and now her mom is sharing Jade's story to raise awareness. → Read More

Legalizing marijuana may lead people to have more sex, says study — but there’s a downside

A new study finds a link between states with legalized marijuana and people being more sexually active. But there's a downside, too. → Read More

Why women are more prone to serious complications from drinking alcohol

It’s no surprise that heavy drinking comes with health consequences, but women in particular are more prone to serious complications from alcohol. → Read More

Here's why this flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in years

This year’s flu season may end up being one of the worst the U.S. has seen in years, with at least 6.4 million Americans coming down with the flu so far. → Read More

Study says flirting at work reduces stress: ‘Enjoyment is key’

A new study finds that mutual, light flirting among co-workers, who respect and trust each other, can help reduce stress at work. → Read More

Can drinking coffee actually reduce dementia risk?

A new study finds that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Over 2,000 Americans have already died from the flu this year — here's what you need to know

This year’s flu season has already led to as many as 2,400 deaths — including six children, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. → Read More

How birth control pills may be affecting women’s brains

A new study finds that oral contraceptives appear to change an important part of the brain, but experts say the results aren't "game-changing." → Read More

Study links permanent hair dye to increased risk of breast cancer, particularly among black women

Women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners may be at an increased risk of breast cancer — particularly black women. → Read More

The scientific reason why we’re so obsessed with Baby Yoda

If your reaction to seeing Baby Yoda for the first time was, “I can’t take it!” you’re not alone. There's a scientific reason why you're obsessed. → Read More

Doctors perform first heart transplant of its kind on military veteran: ‘It’s a monumental leap forward’

Doctors at Duke University Hospital performed the first heart transplant of its kind, called donation after circulatory death (DCD), on a military veteran. → Read More

Here’s why perineum sunning isn’t a good idea

The wellness trend of “perineum sunning” is all about letting in a little light where the sun literally doesn’t shine. Here's why you shouldn't. → Read More