• The truth about portion control, as explained by a nutritionist: ‘It is almost impossible’
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    The truth about portion control, as explained by a nutritionist: ‘It is almost impossible’

    In our quest to eat healthy, a lot of us practise something called ‘portion control‘, which means eating nutritious meals, but in limited quantities. It is said to be a useful tool to combat overeating while also ensuring the meals are healthy and balanced. The Cambridge dictionary defines portion control as “the process of making sure that the amount of food you eat for each meal is not too large, especially when you are trying to lose weight”. Many experts have, in the recent past, listed the benefits of portion control, but according to nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, this practice may not yield results, after all, because portion control was “invented…

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  • Birth control access can be limited in places with Catholic health systems : Shots
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    Birth control access can be limited in places with Catholic health systems : Shots

    Catholic health care systems can limit access to birth control. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption toggle caption Rich Pedroncelli/AP Catholic health care systems can limit access to birth control. Rich Pedroncelli/AP Last week, students returning to campus at Oberlin College in Ohio got a shock: A local news outlet reported that the campus’ student health services would severely limit who could get contraception prescriptions. They would only be given to treat health problems — not for the purpose of preventing pregnancy — and emergency contraception would only be available to victims of sexual assault. It turned out the college had outsourced its student health services to a Catholic health agency –…

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  • Over-the-counter birth control? Drugmaker seeks FDA approval | Health, Medicine and Fitness
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    Over-the-counter birth control? Drugmaker seeks FDA approval | Health, Medicine and Fitness

    FILE – A one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 26, 2016. A drug company is seeking U.S. approval for the first-ever birth control pill that women could buy without a prescription. The request from a French drugmaker sets up a high-stakes decision for the Food and Drug Administration amid the political fallout from the Supreme Court’s recent decision overturning Roe v. Wade.  AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, a pharmaceutical company has asked for permission to sell a birth control pill over the counter in the U.S. HRA Pharma’s application on Monday sets up a high-stakes decision for…

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