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Did You Know Patchouli Had This Many Uses?

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is a perennial herb related to the ever-popular oregano, mint and lavender, all members of the Lamianceae family.1 The plants are native to Malaysia and the Philippines.2 Since it doesn’t produce seeds, it’s grown by taking cuttings from another plant. The plant has a bushy growth and produces pale pink flowers. For… Read More »

Demisexuality: What to know

Demisexuality is a type of sexuality or sexual orientation. People who identify as demisexual only feel sexual attraction to another person if they form a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Keep reading for more information about what a demisexual is and how demisexuality differs from other sexual orientations. We also provide the… Read More »

We don’t know how covid-19 spread on the Diamond Princess cruise ship

By Debora MacKenzie The Diamond Princess cruise ship has been quarantinedCharly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images Two people in their 80s who were quarantined on the British-owned cruise ship Diamond Princess have died of covid-19 in hospital in Japan. Meanwhile, nearly 3000 people are disembarking from the ship, after being quarantined aboard in Yokohama since 3… Read More »

What to Know and Do About Possible Nitrosamines in Your Medication

Image Español The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating several potentially cancer-causing substances, called nitrosamines, recently found in some drugs, including those used to treat elevated blood pressure, heartburn, and acid reflux. Some of these drugs from certain manufacturers – including angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), ranitidine, and nizatidine – have been recalled because… Read More »