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Recent articles by Rachel:

Is sleeping too much putting your health at risk?

When it comes to sleep, many people are not getting enough, but as it turns out, getting too much can be a sign of an underlying health issue. → Read More

How long can meth residue contaminate a house?

Homes contaminated by methamphetamines — either by previous owners cooking or smoking it — is an “increasing public health problem," according to a new study. → Read More

Researchers discover a way to produce promising drug from mushrooms to treat depression

Psilocybin, an ingredient in "magic mushrooms," is a promising treatment for depression. Researchers have now found a more affordable, faster way to produce it. → Read More

Is there any science behind ‘the Labor Inducer’ burger?

Pregnant women who are ready to go into labor are eating this Minneapolis restaurant's spicy burger called "the Labor Inducer." But could eating such foods actually induce labor? → Read More

Tests on black market marijuana vape pens reveal contaminants, including pesticides

NBC News hired a lab to test THC vaping pens from both legal distributors and black market sources. They found "deeply troubling" results, including lung-damaging chemicals in the counterfeit cartridges. → Read More

CDC says it’s flu vaccine time — here’s what you need to know

Get your tissues ready — flu season is coming. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting the flu vaccine by late October. → Read More

500,000 children could lose free school lunches under Trump administration plan: ‘Kids who are hungry can’t learn’

A Trump administration plan could cause a ripple effect, eliminating free school lunches to 500,000 children in need. → Read More

This woman's face transplant is failing — what does that mean?

Carmen Blandin Tarleton, who received a face transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2013, is facing a possible second transplant as her body is rejecting the tissue. → Read More

Mark Ronson says he's sapiosexual — what does that mean?

Musician Mark Ronson shared that he considers himself sapiosexual, meaning he's attracted to a person's intelligence over looks or gender. → Read More

Jillian Michaels shares how changing her diet helped her PCOS: ‘I haven’t had an issue in about 20 years’

Health and fitness expert Jillian Michaels is opening up about struggling with the hormonal disorder PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) as a teenager, and how changing her diet helped. → Read More

Popular heartburn drug may be tainted with cancer-causing chemical

A generic version of a popular heartburn medication that contains ranitidine — the generic version of Novartis’ Zantac — may be contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical. → Read More

New study finds cancer-causing chemicals in tap water

A new Environmental Working Group study says there are contaminants in drinking water that could increase the risk of cancer. → Read More

Scientists may have found the cure for the common cold

Here’s some good news as we head into cold and flu season: Scientists may have found the cure for the common cold. → Read More

Woman fights to keep her 3 emotional support monkeys: ‘They are not dangerous animals’

A Missouri woman, Texanne McBride-Teahan, faces losing her emotional support animals because they are monkeys. → Read More

TikTok users are gluing their lips to make them look fuller — here's why that's dangerous

Move over “Kylie Jenner Challenge.” The internet has its next viral, fuller lips challenge — and it’s a sticky situation. → Read More

Woman in semi-comatose state after using skin cream from Mexico

A 47-year-old mom of five is in a semi-comatose state after getting mercury poisoning from a tainted skincare cream from Mexico. → Read More

Scientists may have found a way to reverse aging in new drug trial

A drug treatment helped reverse aging by 2.5 years, on average, according to a new study. → Read More

Sugar-free diet sodas linked to higher risk of death

Time to ditch the diet soda, if you haven't already. A new study links sugar-free, artificially-sweetened soft drinks with a higher risk of death. → Read More

Teen boy goes blind after only eating Pringles, white bread, pork and French fries

The teen, considered a "fussy eater," ate a very limited and unhealthy diet for years. The lack of nutrients eventually damaged his vision. → Read More

Can disposable colonoscopy tools lower infection rates?

A new study from Johns Hopkins looks at whether using disposable scopes for colonoscopies can help lower infection rates. → Read More