Personal Health

The Only Times It's OK Not to Get the Measles Vaccine

New York City declared a public health emergency this week in light of an ongoing measles outbreak, as Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that unvaccinated individuals could face fines of $1,000. Measles cases are at a five-year high in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reported this week, […]

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7 Anti-Aging Hacks To Stop Time in Its Tracks

One minute you’re looking at your reflection in the mirror without a wrinkle or gray hair in sight, and the next minute all you see are crow’s feet and silver strands staring back at you. Let’s face it: Aging is inevitable, and as soon as you cross over to 40, it almost seems like you’ve […]

Health Problems

Quick thinking? It’s all down to timing

Remember hearing people being called slow learners by teachers and parents? That oft-used description of someone who takes a wee bit longer to process information, now has a scientific basis for its existence. Scientists from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine have found that the rapidity with which a person is able to […]

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Meat consumption is changing but it’s not because of vegans

Meat consumption in North America is changing. Product developers and policy-makers need to understand the reasons for that change. It’s tempting to attribute the decrease in meat consumption to a rise in vegetarianism and veganism, but not all vegans are the same, and overall they play a relatively small role in consumption changes. How is […]

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Deadly 'zombie' deer disease threat prompts Louisiana lawmaker to act: It's 'critical' to find a cure

Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could spread to humans A deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could possibly spread to humans, experts are warning. Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham isn't going to wait for the deadly, so-called “zombie” deer disease to spread to his home state of Louisiana before taking action. Abraham, who represents the state’s 5th congressional district, […]

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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that “only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage.” However, when a doctor can diagnose the cancer early on, about 94 percent of people have a good prognosis following treatment. Beyond a full pelvic exam, a doctor has two diagnostic tests at their disposal: […]

Kids Health

Honest Motherhood Now Has Its Own (Anti) Social Media App

Admit it. You’re sick to death of the seemingly flawless #MomLife photos on social media, the ones with mothers and kids fully decked out in fab outfits in gorgeous, sunlit rooms straight out of Pottery Barn. It’s OK… we’re over it too. And that’s why we’re intrigued by the “anti-social media” app, Minutiae, which forces […]