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Addyi (flibanserin)

In August, the Food and Drug Administration approved Addyi (flibanserin) for the treatment of low sexual desire in women. But whether the benefits outweigh the risks depends on who you ask.

Cows in a field

SMELL THAT  Breathing in dust from dairy farms could protect kids from developing allergies and asthma. Dried-up cow manure could harbor the bits of bacteria that tell lung cells to calm down when faced with allergens.

junk food

GUT BUDDIES  Diets rich in fast food can mess with people's gut bacteria. These microbes may play a bigger role in health problems such as obesity and diabetes than scientists once suspected.

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