Vegetarians have a higher risk of stroke than meat eaters

Vegetarians have a 20% higher risk of suffering a stroke than meat eaters ‘because they miss out on key vitamins’ Researchers at Oxford University tracked nearly 50,000 people for 18 years They believe low intake of the vitamins in meat may cause the additional risk This is equivalent to three more cases of stroke per 1,000 people over 10 years  […]

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Janet Jackson Reveals She Doesn't Have Nanny for 2-Year-Old Son Eissa

On her own! Janet Jackson has never had a nanny to help care for her 2-year-old son, Eissa, since his 2017 arrival. “It is hard being a working mother,” the singer, 53, told Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine on Saturday, August 10. “I don’t have a nanny, I do it all myself. Of course, when I’m working someone watches him, but […]

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Pediatricians have role to play in addressing racism

(HealthDay)—Pediatricians should play a role in advocating to redress biases and inequalities in the health system and other systems, according to a policy statement published online July 29 in Pediatrics. Maria Trent, M.D., M.P.H., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues address the impact of racism on child and adolescent health. The authors note that pediatricians and other child […]

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Less than 40 percent of all U.S. adults have ever had HIV testing

(HealthDay)—The percentage of U.S. adults undergoing HIV testing nationwide is less than 40 percent, according to a study published online June 27 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Marc A. Pitasi, M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to determine the percentage of adults […]

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The ‘worst hand, foot and mouth disease doctors have EVER seen’

The ‘worst hand, foot and mouth disease doctors have EVER seen’: Mother, 41, releases shocking pictures of her toddler battling the infection doctors dismissed as chickenpox Emma Reavley noticed red spots on her daughter Emily’s neck on April 25   Doctors at Hemel Hempstead’s Urgent Care Centre said it was chickenpox  Youngster was diagnosed when her temperature ‘skyrocketed’ to 39°C (102°F) […]

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Two Meningitis B Vaccines Have Been Approved in the US. So Why Are Young People Still Dying From It?

When it came to her sons’ medical care, Aracelly Bibl did everything right. She prioritized the health of her three boys, knew their pediatrician's phone number by heart, and made sure they were up to date on their recommended vaccinations. But all of her diligence still didn't protect her oldest child, Joseph Clouse, from meningitis B, which killed him this past […]

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Rising self-harm rates suggest financial crisis may have hit middle-aged men hardest

Self-harm in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester. The research from the Multi-Centre Study of Self-harm in England, funded by the Department of Health is published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry today (30 May). The team investigated self-poisoning and self-injury in three cities, […]

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The Most Life-Changing Orgasm You'll Ever Have Is One You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Lots of things in life have been described as orgasmic: sex (obviously), food, dreams, childbirth. Wait…orgasmic childbirth? You didn’t read that wrong. Orgasmic childbirth—a.k.a. a birth-gasm—is when a woman has an orgasm while she’s in labor. And even though it’s a relatively rare phenomenon (one study suggests it occurs in just 0.3 percent of women), it’s a legit possible one. […]

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I Can't Have a Baby — Because of Money

I named her. That was a mistake. In my head, I can so clearly see this curly-haired wild child, running around our house, terrorizing her older brothers, and having us wrapped right around her finger. Emily is her name, chosen simply because I like the sound of it, not named after anyone in particular. I didn’t love being pregnant, but I’d be willing to endure the anxiety […]

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