Why do you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight?

‘Radiation levels at 40,000 feet were 100 TIMES higher than in central London’: EVE SIMMONS flies 10,000 miles and for almost 19 hours on the world’s longest plane journey to discover… why you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight? The flight attendant hands me a folded napkin and asks: ‘Ice?’ It’s a simple question, but I can’t seem to […]

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My day on a plate: Tim Blackwell

Radio announcer Tim Blackwell, 38, share his day on a plate. Tim Blackwell. 6am A double-shot flat white. 7.45am A poached egg on sourdough with tomato, avo, goat feta, chilli oil and a sprinkling of parsley. 9am Another double-shot flat white and some water. 12.30pm A sushi train lunch: miso soup, edamame beans, salmon nori roll, a fishy thing I […]

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Is LASIK Surgery Safe? A Former FDA Adviser Raises Doubts—But Here's What Eye Docs Have to Say

Millions of Americans have had LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision, but a retired adviser who was on the FDA committee that approved the procedure in 1996 is calling for it to be banned. According to Morris Waxler, PhD, LASIK has left many people with bad vision, and even driven some to suicide. “Essentially we ignored the data on […]

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At-Home STD Testing Is a Thing, So You Don't Need Dr. Google

It’s not all that uncommon to turn to the Internet when you’re looking for answers. Whether it’s hunting down the best local take-out, figuring out why your car is making that weird sound or even a panicked “what side is my appendix on again?” quick-search, the sage wisdom of various blogs, search engines or friendly Internet strangers can offer at […]

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A 23-Year-Old Model Had No Idea She Was Pregnant Until She Gave Birth In A Bathroom

Erin Langmaid, 23, gave birth to a healthy baby girl without ever realizing she was pregnant. The Australian model experienced a cryptic pregnancy and carried the baby to full term. Langmaid says, “I wasn’t showing obviously because I fit into everything.” Australian model Erin Langmaid, 23, had the surprise of her life on October 29, when she gave birth to […]

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New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A

About 2 billion people around the world suffer from deficiencies of key micronutrients such as iron and vitamin A. Two million children die from these deficiencies every year, and people who don’t get enough of these nutrients can develop blindness, anemia, and cognitive impairments. MIT researchers have now developed a new way to fortify staple foods with these micronutrients by […]

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Hilaria Baldwin Shares Emotional Video Revealing She Had a Miscarriage

A heartbroken Hilaria Baldwin revealed on Monday, November 11, that she suffered a miscarriage, losing her fifth child with husband Alec Baldwin. “We are very sad to share that today we learned that our baby passed away at 4 months,” the “Mom Brains” podcast host wrote on Instagram on Monday, November 11. “We also want you to know that even […]

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There Might Be A Scientific Explanation For Veggie-Haters

For picky-eaters out there who’ve never had a steamy love affair with dark greens, don’t “get” the Kale obsession and never met a Chopt salad they could stand, researchers at the American Heart Associations Scientific sessions may have found a gene explaining why some people just aren’t able to get into leafy greens. Turns out, you might just be a […]

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The pathway to Parkinson’s takes a surprising twist

In neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s disease, a specific group of neurons start to die one by one, causing movement problems and other symptoms. Scientists have long focused on finding out why these neurons die. Now it turns out, they might not even be dead. Researchers at The Rockefeller University found that affected neurons in Parkinson’s disease can shut down without […]

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