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Amanda MacMillan

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Past articles by Amanda:

Fetal Tissue Research Facts and Why It's so Controversial

The Trump Administration banned NIH research using fetal tissue from abortions. Get the facts about fetal tissue research and why it’s controversial. → Read More

All Five Stages of Melanoma—Explained by a Dermatologist

Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is divided into 5 stages. → Read More

New York City Is Going to Fine People Who Don't Get the Measles Shot. Is It Ever OK Not to Be Vaccinated?

Is it ever OK not to get vaccinated against measles? Learn more about the legitimate medical contraindications that mean someone should not get the me → Read More

Yes, You Can Get Psoriasis on Your Vagina—and It's Ruining People's Relationships

It's possible to have psoriasis around your genitals, including on the vulva, penis, and scrotum. → Read More

5 Long-Term Health Risks of Going Keto

Health experts are concerned about the long-term effects on the body → Read More

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Gut Health

The bacteria in your stomach may influence all aspects of health, from immunity to anxiety and disease. Here's how to get good gut health. → Read More

Are Nipple Injections Safe? The Science Behind the Kendall Jenner–Inspired 'Designer Nipple' Look

Doctors have said that women are coming to them for nipple injections to get the Kendall Jenner “designer nipple” look. Is this procedure safe? → Read More

The Red Growth in This Woman's Belly Button Turned Out to Be a Sign of Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

The strange symptom was diagnosed as a Sister Mary Joseph's nodule, as detailed in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. → Read More

Do Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Really Increase Cancer Risk?

News articles caution that there may be a link between Bluetooth wireless headphones like AirPods and cancer, but not all experts agree on the potenti → Read More

More Young Women Are Having Heart Attacks. This Might Be Why

Doctors are concerned that heart attacks have increased among women ages 35 to 54. Learn what might be causing this trend. → Read More

Jussie Smollett Lied About Being the Victim of a Hate Crime, Police Say. Why Would Someone Do That?

Jussie Smollet claimed to be the victim of a hate crime, but police say they have evidence he paid two men to stage the attack. → Read More

This Weird Bump on a Man's Tongue Turned Out to Be a Rare, Fast-Growing Cancer

A new report in the 'New England Journal of Medicine' features a close-up look at spindle-cell sarcoma, a rare connective-tissue tumor, in a 54-year-o → Read More

'Zombie Deer Disease' Is Infecting Animals Across the Country—Are Humans at Risk?

Chronic wasting disease is spreading among elk and deer in the United States, and now experts are warning that it may one day be transmittable to huma → Read More

What to Know About the Nutritarian Diet—and Why It's So Hard to Follow

This veggie-rich meal plan promises to help you lose weight and reduce your risk of disease, but its strict standards may be difficult to follow. → Read More

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

13 Ways Inflammation Can Affect Your Health

Health problems caused by inflammation. → 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