Lea Michele's Secret to Never Having a Negative Relationship with Her Body

"I wasn't always so great at asking for what I need—I was worried people would think I was demanding." Lea Michele has just wrapped her Health cover shoot when she tells us this. It’s funny because demanding is the last word our team would use to describe Lea during the planning stages of her shoot. In fact, she was nothing […]

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Amanda Seyfried Starts War With Influencer for ‘Promoting’ Bad Body Image

Amanda Seyfried is taking a stand for promoting realistic body image. But as she learned on Instagram, it can be a little tricky. On Wednesday, July 10, the Mamma Mia! actress reposted a screenshot of a critical comment one of her friends left on a photo posted by Something Navy founder Arielle Charnas. The mirror selfie, posted the day before, […]

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Your Body is Growing a Horn Because You’re Obsessed With Your Cell Phone

It’s no secret that your cell phone can disrupt your health. But here’s a potential risk of cell phone use you may not have seen coming: A new study suggests our skeletons are adapting to our handheld device obsession. How so? By helping us adjust to a position that most of us who are constantly checking our emails are familiar […]

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Body glitter sold on eBay recalled as it contains dangerous chemical

Cheap body glitter sold on eBay is recalled as it contains FIFTY TIMES the safe amount of a dangerous chemical that inflames your lungs Pallets of silver glitter sold under the brand name Saffron made with antimony If inhaled, the chemical can prevent the lungs from functioning properly Make-up found to have 24.7mg/kg of substance, despite 0.5mg/kg guideline Cheap body glitter […]

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Body fat distribution linked to higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer

In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and prostate cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may lead to a better understanding of the relationship between […]

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Ethical questions raised on body donation after medically assisted death

The legalization of medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Canada has resulted in some people choosing to donate their bodies to anatomy programs, but it has raised profound ethical issues, says McMaster University’s head of anatomy. Bruce Wainman, director of the Education Program in Anatomy at McMaster, said the anatomical scientist community needs to establish guidelines around these donations. The […]

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How our body ‘listens’ to vibrations

The sensation of a mobile phone vibrating is familiar. The perception of these vibrations derives from specialized receptors that transduce them into neural signals sent to the brain. But how does the brain encode their physical characteristics? To understand this, neuroscientists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have observed what happens in the brains of mice whose forepaws perceive vibrations. […]

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