Women prefer beards but some are put off by fear of LICE and fleas

Women DO prefer men with beards – but those who don’t may be put off by an evolutionary fear they harbour LICE or fleas, study claims Almost 1,000 women in America were quizzed on their facial hair preferences They were also asked about their disgust towards parasites and bacteria Women who were squeamish about hair-borne pests were not keen on beards […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING!

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Forget the self-denial of Veganuary… I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING! This is the time of year when we try to atone for the sins of the festive season by embracing some form of self-denial. And this year, ‘Veganuary’ is the word on everyone’s lips. At least half of my friends […]

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We know bushfire smoke affects health, but the long-term consequences are hazy

In previous years, Australians might have been exposed to bushfire smoke for a few days, or even a week. But this bushfire season is extreme in every respect. Smoke haze has now regularly featured in Australian weather reports for several weeks, stretching across months in some areas. What we considered to be short-term exposure we must now call medium-term exposure. […]

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Faith community events for children: Good for the soul but lack nutrition

Childhood obesity affects about 13.7 million children and adolescents in the United States and has been increasing for more than four decades. It is a serious problem that puts children at risk for poor health and chronic disease. Unlike foods served in public schools, which must typically adhere to U.S. Department of Agriculture food guidelines to enable meal reimbursement, most […]

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Mother had preventative mastectomy but NHS won't test daughters

Cruellest twist of my mastectomy: Mother, 34, had preventative surgery after three women in her family developed cancer – but now she is so low risk the NHS won’t test her daughters Tara Huck, 34, has three daughters: Katie, 13, Tara, Molly, 11, and Emily, 15 Mother died of breast cancer aged 56 and grandmother diagnosed in her 50s Doctors […]

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Interest in CBD products keeps soaring, but health experts wary

(HealthDay)—CBD oil, CBD cookies, even CBD-infused massages: CBD (cannabidiol) seems to be everywhere nowadays, and a new study confirms it’s one the hottest health trends for Americans. The research found that each month, as many as 6.4 million Americans head to Google to learn about or buy CBD—equaling or surpassing interest in almost all other health products or topics. “CBD […]

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US measles cases exceed 1,200 but elimination status maintained

Illustration of the virus which causes measles. Credit: CDC/ Allison M. Maiuri, MPH, CHES More than 1,200 people have been sickened with measles this year, the highest number since 1992, US health authorities said Friday, though the infectious childhood disease officially remains “eliminated” after the worst-hit region contained its outbreak. New York health officials Thursday declared the end of the […]

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US vaping illness count tops 500, but cause still unknown

U.S. health officials say 530 people have now been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 38 states and one U.S. territory. The total number of illnesses is up from 380 a week ago. Seven deaths have been reported. […]

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LOL! Arie Luyendyk Jr. Wants More Kids, But Sean Lowe Advises Against It

Telling it like it is! Sean Lowe didn’t hold back when Arie Luyendyk Jr. said he wanted more kids with Lauren Burnham. “I miss that round belly,” the race car driver, 37, captioned a Tuesday, September 3, Instagram throwback with the then-pregnant star, 27. “Let’s have more.” Lowe commented, “I’d advise against it.” He and his wife, Catherine Giudici, have […]

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