Kids Health

Why I Became a Single Foster Mom at 34

The nightmares started immediately: I dream I’m sleeping soundly and awake to a pounding on the door so loud it rattles the walls and renders the white-noise machine useless. It’s the Administration for Children’s Services, and they’re here to take my baby.   One caseworker is carrying an oversize black duffel bag and starts filling […]

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Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

One of the most contentious areas of health policy over the past two decades has been the safety of vaccination. Vaccines prevent the outbreak of diseases that used to be widespread, like polio, and scientific consensus strongly supports their safety. Yet many Americans refuse or delay the vaccination of their children out of fear that […]

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Yet Another Reason Why It’s Hard to Stop Smoking

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — Could losing their sense of identity be one reason why so many smokers find it hard to kick the habit? That’s the conclusion of new research out of Britain. “When people attempt to quit smoking, what they are really doing is attempting to bury part of their old identity and […]

Health Problems

Why Kim Kardashian Wants You to Google Pineapple Juice

We’re used to mysterious social media posts from Kim Kardashian West. But a new Instagram photo has left a lot of followers scratching their heads. On Sunday, the reality star shared an image of herself cracking open a can of pineapple juice. Wearing nothing but a one-piece swimsuit, she wrote a cryptic caption: “Google the benefits of pineapple juice.” Google […]

Personal Health

Scientists identify mechanism that may explain why males are more at risk than females for neurodevelopmental disorders

Researchers have recently begun to realize that biological sex plays a key role in disease risk. Sex plays a role in hypertension, diabetes, arthritis—and in many neurological and psychiatric disorders. Depression and anxiety affect females more, while neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, early onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity, affect more males. Males are […]

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This Is Why You Crave Junk Food When You Have PMS

Most women know there’s one time of the month where it’s hardest to stick to your healthy eating plans, and it turns out there’s actually a scientific reason why. You know that drop in happiness you feel just before you get your period? According to skin and nutrition expert Fiona Tuck, this is due to […]

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Why Your Skin Is Suddenly SO Sensitive

You have your daily regime down pat: wash, exfoliate, moisturise, repeat. So why is your face suddenly red and inflamed? To fix the issue, dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, recommends laying off of your normal products for a bit and calming flare-ups. “If the problem isn’t improving, visit your dermatologist,” he says. “If you see improvement, add […]