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Inactive Drug Additives May Have Unwarranted Effects

Inactive ingredients are a common staple of prescription medications. Often, they’re pretty harmless additives, like water, salt, or table sugar.

But some inactive ingredients may not be so inactive after all. A press release published by the National Institutes of Health yesterday says some inactive ingredients display biological activity, including “inflammation-related properties.”

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Are You Vegan? Are You Getting Enough Vitamin B-12?

Regardless of how long you’ve been vegan for, “How do you get protein?” is often one of the first things people ask you about your diet.

But when was the last time someone asked you, “How do you get vitamin B-12?” — I mean, you primarily sustain yourself off of fruits and vegetables, which are brimming with vitamins and minerals… You couldn’t possibly have a vitamin deficiency… Could you?

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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. And with the word “vaccine” buzzing around now more than ever, let’s take a moment to explore the science behind how they work.

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Lush Cup O’Coffee Review

Refreshing, revitalizing, and exfoliating, Lush’s Cup O’Coffee face and body mask is the wake-up call your skin has been begging for.

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On the Bright Side of COVID-19: Placentas and Vaccines

Despite the recent spike in coronavirus cases, a glimmer of hope shines in from two recent National Institutes of Health press releases.

First, the NIH says placentas lack major molecules used by COVID-19 to cause an infection. This may explain why it’s (thankfully) very rare to see fetuses and newborns contracting the virus from infected pregnant mothers.

Second, the first phase of an NIH-sponsored COVID-19 vaccine appears to safely generate an immune response in healthy adults.

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