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Amanda MacMillan

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Recent articles by Amanda:

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

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

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

Is It Really Bad to Sleep In on the Weekend?

A new study says sleeping in on the weekends might actually protect you against early death and make you live longer. → Read More

6 Ways to Help a Partner Who's Experienced Sexual Assault

Intimacy can be difficult for people who have experienced sexual assault. Learn how a caring partner can help survivors heal. → Read More

Are Neti Pots Dangerous? Here's What a Doctor Really Thinks

Neti pots can help irrigate nasal passages and relieve symptoms of allergies or the common cold. Learn how to choose the right neti pot and how to use → Read More

These 5 Jobs Have the Highest Suicide Rates for Women

A new CDC report found that suicide rates vary by workplace setting and by gender. Find out which jobs have the highest risk. → Read More

How to Enjoy Sex Again If You've Experienced Sexual Assault

Women who experience sexual assault can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and may have trouble being sexually intimate. → Read More

6 Mistakes You Could Be Making on the Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet promises quick weight loss, but it can be easy to make mistakes when you first get started on the plan. → Read More

Why Smoke From Wildfires Is So Dangerous—Even Miles Away and Weeks Later

Smoke and particulate matter from the California wildfires can travel hundreds of miles and affect the health of people far from the fires' path. → Read More

Do You Really Burn More Calories On a Low-Carb Diet? Here's What Our Nutritionist Thinks

A new study found that people burned more calories and had higher metabolisms when they followed a low-carb diet. → Read More

Amy Schumer Was Hospitalized With Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Here's What the Next Few Months Might Look Like for Her

Amy Schumer was hospitalized with a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. Find out more about her symptoms and recovery. → Read More

Please Move More, Even Just a Little Bit, Say New Physical Activity Guidelines

New physical activity guidelines say adults should get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week. Learn more about how much exercise you really need. → Read More

This Woman's Essay Is Going Viral After Her Friends Were Told They Couldn't Run in Sports Bras—Because It Distracted Football Players

Cross-country runners at Rowan University were told that running in sports bras was distracting to football players. Learn how the women fought back. → Read More

Genetics May Not Have Much to Do With Your Life Expectancy—but This Does

A study found that lifespan has less to do with genetics than previously thought. Learn how this surprising choice can affect your longevity instead. → Read More

This Surprising Side Effect of Too Little Sleep Could Make You Feel Even Worse the Next Day

A new study found that getting less than six hours of sleep is linked to dehydration. → Read More

Coffee — Especially Dark Roast — May Protect Against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Chemical compounds formed during the coffee brewing process inhibit the growth of proteins associated with degenerative brain diseases, according to a new study → Read More

Are You Really a Psychopath If You Drink Black Coffee?

A study says people who prefer black coffee might have psychopathic traits. Find out more about the study and how taste affects personality. → Read More

Getting Enough Vitamin D May Boost Your Workout in This Surprising Way

A new study says high levels of vitamin D is linked with improved cardiorespiratory fitness levels. Find out more about the study here. → Read More