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What Mental Health Experts Want You to Know Before Watching the Buzzy New YouTube Series ‘The Mind of Jake Paul’

Have your social media feeds been filled with news and commentary on The Mind of Jake Paul? Yeah, same here. The new eight-part docu-series hosted by YouTuber Shane Dawson has become super popular—and controversial. The show seeks to uncover why another YouTube megastar, Jake Paul, is the way he is. But in the web series, […]

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Using Marijuana While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

As marijuana (cannabis) gains legal status and cultural acceptance state by state, important questions about who should be using the drug are becoming more pressing. Recently, a major medical organization announced its stance on marijuana use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding: It’s not a good idea. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is officially recommending […]

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Diabetes and Alzheimer's Linked

Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease are connected in ways that aren't yet fully understood. While not all research confirms the connection, many studies suggest people with diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, are at higher risk of eventually developing Alzheimer's dementia or other dementias. Taking steps to prevent or control diabetes may help reduce your risk of […]

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Camila Mendes Says Seeking Help for Her Bulimia and Obsession With Dieting 'Changed My Life'

Almost exactly one year ago, Riverdale star Camila Mendes talked publicly for the first time on social media about her past experiences with disordered eating. She shared this personal experience while also announcing her collaboration with Project HEAL, a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources and funding to young people seeking treatment for eating disorders. Since […]

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Alzheimer's Genes: Are You at Risk?

Certain genes make you more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Genes control the function of every cell in your body. Some genes determine basic characteristics, such as the color of your eyes and hair. Other genes can make you more likely to develop certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have identified a number of genes […]