Fukushima Thyroid Rumor: Are Babies Really in Danger?

Media reports claim radiation from the 2011 Fukushima disaster caused thyroid problems in one-third of West Coast newborns. But they're so, so wrong. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH The news is grim. West [...]

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Medical Reasons for Unexplained Weight Gain: 8 Causes

There are medical causes for seemingly unexplained weight gain. Here, we describe eight reasons, along with some typical symptoms and treatments. [Editor’s note: This article was originally hosted on, our sister site. It’s now featured here as part of our new general-health section.] […]