Roxanne Khamsi

Roxanne Khamsi

I'm a science writer and editor.

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Folic acid supplements for pregnant women could have drawbacks at high doses.

Folic acid supplements for pregnant women could hav...

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Characters Who Have, or Just Think About Having Abortions Often Die

Life on screen can be dangerous if you are a woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy. A new study has found that Hollywood grossly exaggerates the risk of abortion: While the number of plotlines featuring abortion has grown in recent decades, movies and television shows often kill off characters for......

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Should You Really Be Concerned About the Natural Cheese Preservative That’s Banned at Whole Foods?

Whole Foods and Lebanon may seem like odd bedfellows, but on the matter of dairy products, they’re of one mind. Both have shown distaste for the antifungal known as natamycin, which is commonly used to preserve cheese. The preservative appears on Whole Food’s “Unacceptable Ingredients for Food” list and has......