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Dad’s Absence Affects Neurobiology of Offspring

Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered that an absent father during critical growth periods can lead to social and behavioral impairments in adults. This is the first study of its kind to correlate paternal deprivation and social attributes with physical changes ...

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Ranitidine (Zantac) recall expanded, many questions remain

As anticipated, recall of the popular heartburn medicine ranitidine (Zantac) has expanded. But we still have more questions than answers. As I mentioned in my original blog post on this topic, the online pharmacy Valisure, which originally alerted the FDA to the issue, found what they called “extremely high levels” ...

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The Jordan Peterson Diet: How Eating Meat Keeps the Doctor Away

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian psychologist, author, railer against political correctness, made famous by sharing videos on YouTube offering everything from Biblical interpretations to life advice for men, takedowns of feminism and tips for people with depression. Here’s a taste, if you dare: He’s become famous in certain circles ...

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Late Night Smartphone Use Affects Productivity

Research suggests that you should put away your smartphone at the end of the work day in order to be more productive the following day. Michigan State University business scholar, Russell Johnson and colleagues discovered that workers that tried to continue working on their smartphone past 9:00 p.m. were more ...

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Too old for the pediatrician? Time to switch doctors

It happens to every young adult: at some point, they become too old for their pediatrician. When it happens depends both on the young adult and the pediatric practice. Some teens are ready for a change when they become legal adults at 18, tired of sitting with babies in the waiting ...

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