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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: When it’s good to neglect your child

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: When it’s good to neglect your child and why mollycoddling them stops them coping with life Our obsession with cleanliness is making our children sick. It seems a paradox, doesn’t it, that in an attempt to keep youngsters healthy by eliminating germs, we’re making them ill? Research this week showed […]

Health Problems

How France is persuading its citizens to get vaccinated

In February this year, a holiday in paradise turned into a nightmare for one French family. Soon after their arrival in Costa Rica, their unvaccinated five-year-old son developed measles, the country’s first case since 2014. The parents, also unvaccinated, tested positive for the virus too. They were believed to have brought it from France. The […]

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What It’s *Really* Like to Get an Abnormal Pap Smear

Going to see the gynecologist can be a super vulnerable experience. Not only are you openly chatting about your body and sexual history with another person, but then there’s the oh-so-enjoyable pap smear — a procedure where your OB-GYN collects a sampling of cells from the cervix to check for anything abnormal that could be […]

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The Only Times It's OK Not to Get the Measles Vaccine

New York City declared a public health emergency this week in light of an ongoing measles outbreak, as Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that unvaccinated individuals could face fines of $1,000. Measles cases are at a five-year high in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reported this week, […]

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7 Anti-Aging Hacks To Stop Time in Its Tracks

One minute you’re looking at your reflection in the mirror without a wrinkle or gray hair in sight, and the next minute all you see are crow’s feet and silver strands staring back at you. Let’s face it: Aging is inevitable, and as soon as you cross over to 40, it almost seems like you’ve […]

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Quick thinking? It’s all down to timing

Remember hearing people being called slow learners by teachers and parents? That oft-used description of someone who takes a wee bit longer to process information, now has a scientific basis for its existence. Scientists from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine have found that the rapidity with which a person is able to […]

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Meat consumption is changing but it’s not because of vegans

Meat consumption in North America is changing. Product developers and policy-makers need to understand the reasons for that change. It’s tempting to attribute the decrease in meat consumption to a rise in vegetarianism and veganism, but not all vegans are the same, and overall they play a relatively small role in consumption changes. How is […]