Laura Dern Opens Up About 'Stressful' Single Parenting: It’s 'Overwhelming'

Doing it on her own! Laura Dern welcomed a son and daughter with her ex-husband, Ben Harper, before their 2013 split — and she’s opening up about single parenting. “On good days, I am kind enough to remember that there are growing pains, and it is all overwhelming and not easy or always fun,” the actress, 52, admitted to Modern […]

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Coffee close to bedtime does NOT stop you sleeping: It’s alcohol

Drinking coffee close to bedtime does NOT stop you sleeping: It’s alcohol and nicotine that keep you up, study finds Researchers studied 785 people for just over 14 years, monitoring their sleep and habits They found coffee was not strongly linked to sleeplessness Nicotine was the most strongly linked to insomnia, followed by alcohol  If you’re concerned about getting a […]

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Lung cell patches its own DNA on the fly to survive influenza

Scientists at Duke University have identified one kind of lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive an attack of the influenza A virus while other kinds of cells around it die in droves. The finding reveals more about the battle between cells and viruses at the smallest level, and also may provide some important clues […]

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This Mega-Popular Eyelash Serum Transformed My Lashes—and It’s 70% Off Right Now

Whenever I purchase a highly-reviewed product online, I can’t help feeling very skeptical (but still hopeful) that it’ll actually live up to its claims. So when I finally decided to take the plunge on the Pronexa Hairgenics Lavish Lash serum ($30, marked down from $100; amazon.com) that I’d been hearing about everywhere, I was pleasantly surprised (read: utterly shocked) when […]

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Addicted to tanning: When it's about more than achieving 'a healthy glow'

‘Tan Mom’ says she was ‘proclaimed dead’ before emerging from recent health scare Patricia Krentcil, dubbed the ‘Tan Mom’ after allegedly bringing her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, is said to have been ‘proclaimed dead’ before emerging from a recent health scare. Placed in a medically-induced coma after collapsing on a Florida street, Krentcil is now recovering from her […]

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New evidence: It’s not necessary to fast before complete cholesterol test

A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that it is unnecessary for most patients to fast before having bloodwork done to measure lipid levels to determine risk of future cardiovascular events. Since the 1970s, studies have suggested that fasting and nonfasting before a complete cholesterol test, otherwise known as lipid level testing, may make little difference in […]

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Jessa Duggar Gives Birth to Third Child With Ben Seewald: It's A…

Party of five! Jessa Seewald (née Duggar) and her husband, Ben Seewald, are now the proud parents of another little one after welcoming their third child together. Ivy Jane Seewald was born at home on Sunday, May 26, weighing 7 pounds and 14 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long. “She feels so tiny compared to her siblings!” the couple told […]

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Christina Anstead: What It's Like Living Two Blocks From Ex-Husband Tarek

Better together! Christina Anstead shares two children with her ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa, and opened up about what makes coparenting easier. “Tarek and I only live two blocks for each other, so it actually works out really well,” the Christina on the Coast star, 35, told Us Weekly exclusively in this week’s issue. “As you can imagine, you’ve got school […]

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Here’s how cancer hijacks wound healing to create its own blood supply

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have shed light on how cancers hijack the body’s natural wound-healing response to grow and spread. The researchers have identified specific processes within endothelial cells – the cells that line blood vessels – that tumors use to build out their own blood supply. These processes are normally used by the body […]

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Keeping bone in its place

Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the formation of bone within soft tissue such as muscle, leading to pain and potentially the inability to use a limb. Once thought to be primarily a genetic disease, the cause of most trauma-induced HO is unknown. Reporting this month in the journal Calcified Tissue International, Jonathan Schoenecker, MD, Ph.D., and colleagues led by Stephanie Moore-Lotridge, […]

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