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Critics: Remove statue of doctor who experimented on slaves

Critics: Remove statue of doctor who experimented on slaves

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Critics want New York City to remove a statue in Central Park that honors a doctor who used slaves in developing a pioneering approach to treating physical problems women can develop after childbirth. The call to remove the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims has gotten louder and gained urgency in the wake of violence that followed recent a white nationalist rally in Virginia over the removal of a Confederate statue and sparked national discussions about what should be displayed and honored in the public square. Sims was a 19th-century physician who is credited with developing a surgical technique to repair certain types of fistulas, or tears, which prior to that had been a seemingly insurmountable condition. He developed the technique through operations on enslaved black women in Alabama, with...
Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

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A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $ 417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in courts around the U.S. Echeverria alleged Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about talcum powder's potential cancer risks. She used the company's baby powder on a daily basis beginning in the 1950s until 2016 and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, according to court papers. Echeverria developed ovarian cancer as a "proximate r...
Is Soy Good for You? A Doctor Weighs In

Is Soy Good for You? A Doctor Weighs In

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What to know before eating forms of soy like tofu, tempeh, soy milk, and edamame. Soy has gotten a bad rap over the years, but it can be a smart addition to your diet if you eat it the right way. Soy provides a variety of nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Some forms of soy, like tofu and tempeh, are also healthy alternatives to animal proteins. (Animal sources of protein can have more heart-harming saturated fat than plant-based sources.) If eating more soy helps you displace some meat in your diet, great.RELATED: The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Protein SourcesThe debate over soy mainly has to do with phytoestrogens, which are plant-derived compounds (found in soybeans) that were believed to behave similarly to estrogen in the body. For years, there’s bee
These Vitamin C-Packed Creamsicles Are Easy to Make At Home

These Vitamin C-Packed Creamsicles Are Easy to Make At Home

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These orange and vanilla popsicles combine tart citrus with a creamy base for a healthy treat that’s as good as a classic Creamsicle. The only difference? Our better-for-you version is made with real orange juice concentrate and Greek yogurt, so it delivers vitamin C and protein along with its tasty flavor. Yes, please!Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
How to Make Banana Ice Cream That Tastes Like the Real Deal

How to Make Banana Ice Cream That Tastes Like the Real Deal

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Banana ‘nice cream’ is blowing up for a reason. The frozen treat tastes as rich as regular ice cream, but it’s made with clean ingredients, so you feel good about eating it. Even better, our version only calls for four ingredients and no added sugars. All you have to do is add a dash of cinnamon and vanilla to a frozen banana and the milk of your choice, and your ice cream cravings are solved, stat. Yum!Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com