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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Study: For babies born with HIV, start treatment right away

When babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is better than waiting even the few weeks to months that’s the norm in many countries, researchers reported Wednesday. The findings, from a small but unique study in Botswana, could influence care in Africa and other regions hit hard by the virus. They also might offer a clue […]

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Here's Where You Can Get a Free Flu Shot Right Now—With or Without Insurance

Hey, quick question: Have you gotten your flu shot yet? If your answer was "yes," good for you; carry on. If your answer was "no," what are you waiting for?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that every. single. person. (age six months and older) should get a flu shot before the end of October. That's because flu season typically […]

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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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Sickly sweet or just right? How genes control your taste for sugar

You might love sugary doughnuts, but your friends find them too sweet and only take small nibbles. That’s partly because your genes influence how you perceive sweetness and how much sugary food and drink you consume. Now our recently published study shows a wider range of genes at play than anyone thought. In particular, we suggest how these genes might […]

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This is What Meghan Markle Shouldn't Wear Right After Giving Birth

Meghan Markle might break with a four-decade-long tradition of giving birth at St. Mary’s Hospital in London and posing postpartum outside the Lindo wing, picture-perfect. While many royal watchers were looking forward to meeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first baby immediately following the birth this month the way Kate Middleton and Prince William have introduced their children, the […]

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Dental enamel can’t regenerate, right? Think again

Dental enamel is tricky stuff. Even though it’s the body’s hardest material, if it wears away from cavities, acidic food or drinks or overbrushing, it doesn’t regenerate. All that could change in the future, though. Ostrow Professor Janet Moradian-Oldak has been developing a special hydrogel that can promote the growth of an enamel-like surface on teeth and remineralize the dentin. […]

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