This Meteorologist's Clapback to Preggo-Shamers is Perfect

Ashlee Baracy has been in the business long enough to know what happens when news anchors and reporters get pregnant. For a few months now, Baracy has been sharing some of the more absurd comments she’s received and both calling the commenters out and pointing out the absurdity and cruelty of their words on her professional Facebook page. The comments […]

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Prince William Thinks Harry Is ‘Going Overboard’ Keeping Archie Private

Straying from royal norms has been Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s modus operandi for a long time. So it’s no surprise that when their son, Archie, received his baptism, the new parents chose the christening to be intimate and private — an event that usually isn’t kept from the public. “The queen accepted Harry and Meghan’s decision to keep the […]

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Girl with suffocating tumor in the womb is SAVED by ‘half delivery’

Twin girl with suffocating tumor in the womb is SAVED by ‘half delivery’: Doctors pulled her out half-way to fit a breathing tube before delivering her and her sister Parents Theodora and Epimenio were given terrible news at the 13-week scan for their twin girls Jenessa and Genesis Chicago doctors had spotted a teratoma, a benign but fast-growing tumor, on […]

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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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Exclusive: Vanessa Bayer is Pro-Joking About Childhood Cancer

For all its little joys, being a kid can be scary business. The world is big and unpredictable, and, sometimes, it’s completely unfair. But what are kids to do when life spirals out of their control and bad things happen to their loved ones? Those are the questions actress Vanessa Bayer tackles in her first children’s book, How Do You […]

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Anonymous essay says sometimes ‘choice’ is a lie

An anonymous essay published in Annals of Internal Medicine says that sometimes choice is just a lie. The author vividly describes caring for a pregnant woman who would be forced to carry a baby to term that would soon be born without a skull or brain. While the baby’s condition was certainly fatal, state laws prohibited caregivers from ending the […]

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We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found

South Africa has the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, with an alarming figure of 13%. The global average stands at 6%. One of the main causes of South Africa’s rate is the rapid growth of the country’s commercial food industry. This has led to increased consumption of cheap, easily accessible and ultra-processed food that is high in […]

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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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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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