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We need smaller eyedroppers, stat. As ProPublica has reported, eyedrops are so large that they contain more liquid than can possibly fit into your eye. Fortunately, an adaptor may be on the way that won't waste half of your pricey glaucoma medication.

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Dear Lovehacker, My boyfriend has been on anti-depressants for about 6 months and they have improved nearly every aspect of his life. Except for one. They affect his ability to ejaculate.

We still have sex and he says that he enjoys it, but I can't help but feel like it's me. Logically I know it's the medication but it is still beginning to affect my self esteem. Going down this thought path is destructive for our relationship, but I'm not sure what to do. Thanks, L

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Birth control pill packs typically include a week of placebo pills, without any hormones. If you skip those pills and start the next pack immediately, you can skip your period. Whether you want to do this is up to you -- it may seem weird, but there's no reason to believe it's harmful.

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It's flu season, and the only bottle of cough syrup in your cabinet is one that expired in 2012. Is it safe to take, or should you brave the cold to get a fresh supply at the pharmacy? In general, expired drugs aren't likely to kill you, but there are some things you should know.

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If you're having trouble sleeping, melatonin is a popular and easy remedy. It's effective for many people, doesn't have any serious safety issues and is available as pills or gummies for only a few cents a dose. It's also misunderstood, though: melatonin is not a traditional sleeping pill.

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Video: This video explains why we're always hearing about promising treatments -- for cancer, say -- despite very few of those breakthroughs ever showing up in the clinic. The reason isn't a Big Pharma conspiracy or incompetent doctors. It's because lab findings rarely survive real-world tests.