Toxoplasma ‘cat poo’ parasite infects billions: Why is it so hard to study?

What if I told you that there is a good chance you are carrying a parasite that is transmitted through cat poo? Two billion people around the world carry Toxoplasma gondii so there may be more than a 25% chance that it is in your body too. Toxoplasma is closely related to Plasmodium, the parasite that causes malaria. But while […]

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Peta Murgatroyd Admits Getting Back in Shape for ‘DWTS’ Is ‘So Intense’

As Peta Murgatroyd knows, dancing is even more physically difficult than it looks. So to get her body ready for her return to Dancing With the Stars, the pro took her workout routine up a few notches. “It is very demanding,” she tells Us Weekly exclusively of competing on the ABC hit. “I have been getting my body as prepared […]

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Man’s tongue turned BLACK and became so swollen it blocked his airway

Gruesome pictures show how a man’s tongue turned BLACK and became so swollen it blocked his airway and made his heart stop twice The man was a haemophilia patient, meaning his blood couldn’t clot properly His tongue kept swelling uncontrollably and eventually blocked his airways When medics tried to put a breathing tube into his throat his heart stopped They […]

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12 Genius Products That Make Summertime Parenting So Much Easier

There’s lots to love about summer mom-ing: Between long weekends at the beach, pool parties and loads of running around outside, kids are both happy and tuckered out (long naps! early to bed!). But all the fun in the sun and travel also presents a whole host of new problems and seasonal-specific whining to deal with (as any parent who’s […]

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Men sent to cookery lessons by GPs so they can look after sick wives

Men are being sent to cookery lessons by their GPs so they can look after their sick wives Norman Johnson, 79, from Surrey, attends the Man With A Pan cookery course   His wife’ multiple sclerosis has left her in a wheelchair and barely able to move Mr Johnson is one of many encouraged by a doctor to attend the cookery […]

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Two Meningitis B Vaccines Have Been Approved in the US. So Why Are Young People Still Dying From It?

When it came to her sons’ medical care, Aracelly Bibl did everything right. She prioritized the health of her three boys, knew their pediatrician's phone number by heart, and made sure they were up to date on their recommended vaccinations. But all of her diligence still didn't protect her oldest child, Joseph Clouse, from meningitis B, which killed him this past […]

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Doping soldiers so they fight better—is it ethical?

The military is constantly using technology to build better ships, warplanes, guns and armor. Shouldn’t it also use drugs to build better soldiers? Soldiers have long taken drugs to help them fight. Amphetamines like Dexedrine were distributed widely to American, German, British and other forces during World War II and to U.S. service members in Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq and […]

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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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Ryan Reynolds: ‘I’m Going to Be So Needy’ When My Daughters Go to College

Let’s hope Gossip Girl is around in 15 years to give Ryan Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, updates on their daughters when they leave the nest! Though the couple’s kids are both under the age of 5, the Deadpool actor already knows he’s going to be a mess when the little ones go off to college. “I just think […]

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This Is Why The First 100 Days of Your Baby's Life Are So Crucial

The early interactions a child has with their parents, siblings, grandparents, and caregivers make a lasting imprint on their brain. They influence how a child perceives the world and moves through it, setting up the brain for all future learning. Think of it like a house: If the foundation isn’t solid, the rest of the house will have problems. Brains […]

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