Up to a third of opioid overdose deaths might be suicides, researcher concludes

Tens of thousands of people fatally overdose each year on opioids and other drugs. Sometimes medical examiners label them accidents, and sometimes they don’t know what to call them. But where humans waver, a computer program using a kind of artificial intelligence finds many are likely suicides—possibly a third of them, according to a study by a Johns Hopkins School […]

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Your Low Libido Might Actually Be a Sign of This Sexual Disorder

All sorts of factors, from age to relationship status, can influence whether you crave sex…or would rather clock an extra hour’s sleep. But when does a low sex drive become a disorder? It's mostly a matter of how you feel about your libido level. Some people don’t mind having a low libido, Lauren Streicher, MD, a clinical professor of obstetrics and […]

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There Might Be A Scientific Explanation For Veggie-Haters

For picky-eaters out there who’ve never had a steamy love affair with dark greens, don’t “get” the Kale obsession and never met a Chopt salad they could stand, researchers at the American Heart Associations Scientific sessions may have found a gene explaining why some people just aren’t able to get into leafy greens. Turns out, you might just be a […]

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Are You Sexually Attracted to Someone’s Intellect? You Might Be a Sapiosexual

Uptown Funk musician Mark Ronson has come out as sapiosexual. The 44-year-old DJ and singer revealed his sexual orientation on Thursday during an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain.  "I feel like I identify as sapiosexual," he said during the interview, which was greeted by supported from anchors Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway, who congratulated him on being "out and proud." Prior […]

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An upbeat attitude might help prevent 2nd stroke

(HealthDay)—If you’ve had a stroke, a positive outlook might just help prevent another one, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people felt they could protect themselves from a second stroke, they had lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for a recurrent stroke. “You can protect yourself against stroke by reducing your risk factors. […]

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Someday, a pig’s heart might save a child’s life

(HealthDay)—The supply of donor organs for infants needing a heart transplant is critically low, but researchers have taken a first step toward using pig hearts to fill the need. The concept of using animal organs to save human lives has been around for years. With donor organs in short supply, the hope is that animal organs can keep patients alive […]

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Busy Philipps on Emailing Santa & the One TV Reboot She Might Do

We’re pretty sure it’s been proven statistically impossible not to love Busy Philipps — mom, actor and badass, from our ‘90s teen dreams to today. I mean, just in 2018, she’s launched a new talk show, published a memoir, gotten her first-ever tattoo — what else could she possibly fit in before the year ends? Well, some serious giving back, for […]

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No, crying doesn’t release toxins, though it might make you feel better… if that’s what you believe

Crying is a big part of being a kid. As you grow older, you may find you’re crying less than during childhood and adolescence. Studies show, on average, adult women tend to cry two to three times in a given month, and men only once. Although research is limited, it suggests crying frequency is highly influenced by social and cultural […]

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