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A better alternative to phthalates?

Detergents, shampoos, soaps and other everyday items sometimes contain a group of chemicals called phthalates, which are often used to enhance products and add flexibility to plastics. However, mounting research has shown a link between phthalates and effects on hormones in humans, laboratory animals and wildlife, which is why phthalates are increasingly being replaced with… Read More »

An optimistic outlook may be a healthier one

In its Three Questions, Three Answers series, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Laura Kubzansky  discusses the  link between optimism and hypertension. Kubzansky, who is co-author of the  study, is the Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and co-director of the School’s Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness. Chan… Read More »

Minorities Rarely Shown in TV Ads for Meds That Treat Certain Skin Conditions

While people of color commonly suffer from psoriasis and eczema, they are less likely to be portrayed in TV commercials for medications that target these skin conditions. This underrepresentation may contribute to unconscious bias among clinicians and unawareness of treatment options among patients, suggest new findings published in the journal Cutis, reports Penn Medicine News.… Read More »