Herpes Simplex 1 vs. Herpes Simplex 2—and Why the Difference Matters

Infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) is one of the most common infections in the world—and one of the most confusing. That’s partly because there are two types of HSV: herpes simplex virus 1 and herpes simplex virus 2, or HSV-1 and HSV-2—each of which can affect your genitals or the area around and in your mouth. “HSV-1 and HSV-2 […]

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It’s not ‘naughty’ to indulge over the holidays and this is why

The season has barely begun but the preparations for post-festive guilt are already in full swing. Lest any of us plebeians indulge this month, the ever-noble weight loss companies have our collective backs. Indulging is not the problem, our attitude to our bodies and food is. Credit:Stocksy One email I received last week proffered the “leading” dietitian, of one well […]

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Why women get PMS and why some are more affected

Women have been menstruating throughout history. So it’s curious the earliest documented record of what we now know to be premenstrual syndrome (PMS) appeared pretty late in the game. In 1931, psychoanalyst Karen Horney described increased tension, irritability, depression and anxiety in the week preceding menstruation in one of her patients. Now it’s generally accepted up to 80% of women […]

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Reasons Why Every Parent of a Toddler Should Own an Amazon Echo

Technology often gets a bad rap when it comes to kids. Sure, parents should be invested in how their kids are using it and monitor accordingly, but tech can be educational, fun and useful for kids. Take the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. Your child won’t be able to get enough of the fun games and stories that comes with […]

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Scientists said, why run the risk of dying people with excess and lack of weight

Excessively high and excessively low levels of body mass index (BMI) are associated with increased risk of death from almost all major causes, with the exception of road accidents. A study published October 31 in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and conducted by researchers from the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine (London School of Hygiene and […]

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