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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How pathogens are controlled when tissue is deprived of adequate oxygen supply

Infected tissue has a low concentration of oxygen. The body’s standard immune mechanisms, which rely on oxygen, can then only function to a limited extent. How does the immune system nevertheless manage to control bacteria under such conditions? The working groups led by PD Dr. Anja Lührmann and Prof. Dr. Jonathan Jantsch have investigated this question in collaboration with other […]

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This Extremely Painful Mosquito-Borne Virus Is Now a Threat to US Travelers

Chikungunya is a mosquito-transmitted virus that causes fever and severe joint pain—and while it’s rare in the United States, it’s become more prevalent in recent years. The virus is more common in other countries, however, so travelers are often warned to watch out for its symptoms. No matter where you are, protecting yourself from insect bites can reduce the risk […]

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Psychological abuse is most common form of maltreatment experienced by national team athletes, study finds

The most common form of maltreatment experienced by athletes is psychological abuse, followed by neglect, a new study from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education has found. The findings are the result of a survey to determine the prevalence of maltreatment among current and former national team athletes, conducted in partnership with AthletesCan and with support […]

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Brandon Jenner Is 'Sure' Kim K. Is 'Over the Moon' With Baby No. 4

From one parent to another. Brandon Jenner exclusively opened up to Us Weekly about what he believes former stepsister Kim Kardashian is feeling after the birth of her fourth child. While the former Brandon & Leah crooner, 37, admitted that he is unaware of how Kardashian, 38, is doing since the arrival of the latest addition to her brood on […]

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Kelly Kapowski's Kid's Book is SO Not From the '90s

Actors Tiffani Thiessen (Saved By the Bell) and husband Brady Smith are the busy co-parents of Harper, 9, and Holt, 4. Now Thiessen and Smith are also co-collaborators of a children’s book, You’re Missing It! published by Penguin Random House. The picture book’s message? Put that phone down already — and just be in the moment with your kids. Thiessen […]

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African-American moms are helicopter parents too, but endgame is survival

African-American moms share many traits with helicopter parents, specifically when it comes to being overprotective and hypervigilant about their children’s lives. But their goal is not only to get them into college. It’s survival. That’s the conclusion of a study recently published in The Professional Counselor, which documents the experience of African-American mothers raising boys and young men in the […]

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HPV vaccine coverage is far behind other infant vaccines in many US states

Despite the increasing trends in uptake, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage is far behind other infant vaccines in many states, according to a new study, which describes the trends in HPV vaccine uptake in children in the U.S. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24—May 1 […]

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Antibiotics: How much is too much?

New research has, for the first time, provided guidance on the amount of antibiotics that can safely be prescribed without generating resistant superbugs. The study, led by NHS Grampian in collaboration with Professor Ian Gould, Honorary Professor at the University of Aberdeen uses data modelling to calculate the risk/benefit ratio for several different types of antibiotics. Antibiotics play a crucial […]

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