Should we start asking our friends if they're in the right 'headspace' to chat?

When someone on Twitter shared an exchange where a friend asked if she was in the ‘right headspace’ before sharing something that might hurt them, the conversation quickly went viral. Yana Birt showed the message and posted; ‘I just want to say, a lot of y’all dump information on your friends at the wrong time without their consent. If you […]

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If your health care provider is nice, you’ll feel less pain

Having blood drawn by a courteous health care provider can really take the sting out of those procedures, suggests a study being presented at the Anesthesiology 2019 annual meeting. In fact, an empathetic provider—one who asks about patients’ previous experiences with needles and takes their preferences into account—could make all the difference when it comes to pain management. Patients in […]

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Can you still be healthy if you’re overweight?

(HealthDay)—If you’re overweight but have dodged chronic health issues like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, you might not think that losing weight is a priority. But an analysis of five years of records on 3.5 million people—underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese—has found reason for concern. The researchers discovered that even if people didn’t have any metabolic diseases at […]

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Full-fat milk is OK if you’re healthy, but reduced-fat dairy is still best if you’re not

The Heart Foundation now recommends full-fat milk, cheese and yogurt or reduced-fat options as part of its updated dietary advice released yesterday. This moves away from earlier advice that recommended only reduced-fat dairy when it comes to heart health. So, what’s behind the latest change? And what does this mean for people with high blood pressure or existing heart disease? […]

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How to tell if your upset stomach is a viral infection

An upset stomach can be a result of many things. When symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and fever, chances are it’s a viral infection. “A viral gastroenteritis, which we sometimes call ‘a stomach bug’ or ‘a stomach flu,” is a common reason for having an acute onset of vomiting and diarrhea, and sometimes with fever,” says Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo […]

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Toddler has such bad eczema strangers ask if he’s a BURNS victim

Toddler has such bad eczema strangers ask if he’s a BURNS victim and he ‘only sleeps for four hours a night’ because of the constant itching Theo Burchell developed patches of red, itchy skin at just six months old The now two-year-old claws at his skin every night until it bleeds His mother Hannah Burchell even had to call 999 when he […]

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Whoa, You'll Never Guess What A Lesbian Sex Dream Really Means If You're Straight

You’ve just woken up from a sex dream and, instead of feeling happy and relaxed (thanks, sleep orgasm!), you feel totally confused. Why? Because the regulation hottie in your dream wasn’t your usual Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth (or okay, even Chris Pratt)—it was a woman. Yep, let’s just come out and say it: You had a lesbian sex dream. […]

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Risk of suicide attempt by children doubles if parent uses opioids

The suicide rate among young people in the U.S. has risen dramatically in the past 15 years. Over the same time period, opioid use and abuse in adults also has increased considerably. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh reported on a connection between these two epidemics in a study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry. […]

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The 5 Best Sex Positions if Your Partner Has a Small Penis

When it comes to penis size, the myth persists that bigger is better. But it’s totally untrue. Okay, orgasms might be trickier to pull off if your partner has a micropenis—defined as a penis that measures under 2.8 inches when erect. But this condtion is very rare. (The average erect penis clocks in at five inches, FYI.) “Good sex is really […]

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Rich people found to be more charitable if given a sense of control

A pair of researchers, one with Harvard Business School, the other with the University of British Columbia, found that when soliciting donations from wealthy people, it pays to offer them a sense of control. In their paper published on the open access site PLOS ONE, Ashley Whillans and Elizabeth Dunn describe their study, which involved sending donation request letters to […]

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