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Amanda MacMillan

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Recent articles by Amanda:

This Woman's Tiny Bruise Turned Out to Be a Rare Form of Skin Cancer

The blemish on her shoulder was actually a Bednar tumor, a type of soft-tissue sarcoma. Her experience is detailed in this week's BMJ Case Reports. → Read More

Marijuana for Better Sperm Quality? The Facts Behind That Surprising New Study

A new study found a surprising connection between smoking marijuana and higher sperm counts. → Read More

5 Signs You're in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Emotional abuse happens when one partner in a relationship uses power, fear, and control to hurt the other person. → Read More

How to Get Rid of Excess Skin After Weight Loss

Some people have loose, baggy, skin after weight loss. Find out what you can do about it and how to get rid of excess skin after weight loss. → Read More

No, Chocolate Isn't the Best Cure for a Cough

A British study found that a compound in cocoa works better at cough suppression than traditional medications, but that doesn't mean a candy bar will → Read More

Another Reason to Hate Winter: It's Bad for Your Sleep

Cold weather and long nights can affect your sleep schedule. Learn how winter affects your sleep and how to sleep better in the winter. → Read More

Is Dental Floss Really Toxic? Here's What to Know About That New Study

A new study found women who used Oral-B Glide dental floss had higher levels of PFAS in their blood. → Read More

New Jersey Medical Center May Have Exposed This Patient to Hepatitis B—Could It Happen Near You?

The surgery facility blamed lapses in infection control, and one woman tested positive for hepatitis B. → Read More

The 20 Best Foods to Eat for Breakfast

These 20 staples and mix-ins will give you all the energy and nutrients you need in the morning. → Read More

This Is the Best Diet for 2019, According to Experts—and No, It's Not Keto

The Mediterranean Diet is the best diet of 2019, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of the best diets. → Read More

If You Have This Eye Color, You May Be at Higher Risk for Winter Depression

Darker irises may stimulate more melatonin production, scientists say—which could make people more vulnerable to winter depression. → Read More

This 84-Year-Old Man's Fingers and Toes Turned Black Because of Inflammation In His Arteries

An 84-year-old patient had his fingers amputated after being diagnosed with polyarteritis nodosa. → Read More

20 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Make exercise a healthy and fun everyday habit with these 20 tips and tricks for staying motivated to work out. → Read More

Can Emergen-C Actually Prevent a Cold?

Emergen-C is a dietary supplement that claims to boost immunity. Learn what the research really shows about vitamin C and cold prevention. → Read More

Americans Are Growing In All the Wrong Ways, According to New Research

A new CDC study found that Americans' weight, waistlines, and BMIs have increased since 1999, but height has remained unchanged. → Read More

Is There a Link Between LASIK and Suicide? 7 Things to Know If You're Considering Eye Surgery

A Detroit meteorologist died by suicide after undergoing SMILE surgery, a procedure similar to LASIK. → Read More

Can Using Baby Powder Down There Really Cause Cancer? A New Investigation Offers More Clues

What you should know about the Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder lawsuit. → Read More

Stethoscopes Can Be Major Germ Hot Spots, Study Finds. Here's How to Protect Yourself

A new study found that stethoscopes used in hospitals are routinely contaminated with bacteria, including the type that causes staph infections. → Read More

Eczema Can Be Itchy, Painful, and Embarrassing—and It Was Just Linked to Suicidal Thoughts

A new study found that eczema patients are more likely to think about and attempt suicide compared to their healthy peers. → Read More

Your Eyes May Hold a Surprising Clue About Your Current State of Mental Health

A new study found that stress levels and workload can be measured by changes in pupil size. → Read More