LOL! Why Troian Bellisario Didn’t Send Duchess Meghan a Baby Shower Gift

Too funny! Troian Bellisario and her husband, Patrick J. Adams, attended Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s royal wedding in May 2018 — but they haven’t sent the mom-to-be a baby shower gift yet. “OK, this is going to sound horrible … but I honestly wouldn’t know where to send it,” the Pretty Little Liars alum, 33, told Us Weekly exclusively […]

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Why playing board games could improve your love life

A recent study from Baylor University in Waco, TX, has revealed that romantic partners release oxytocin, the so-called love or hugging hormone, when they spend time together in these recreational activities. What most surprised the researchers, however, was that the highest rise in hormone levels occurred in men who attended the painting class. The rise in oxytocin in the paintbrush-wielding […]

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As U.S. measles outbreaks spread, why does ‘anti-vax’ movement persist?

(HealthDay)—Measles outbreaks across the United States—including one in Washington state where 50 cases have now been identified—have again shone the spotlight on parents who resist getting kids vaccinated. These outbreaks are a clear sign of the fraying of “herd immunity,” the overall protection found when a large majority of a population has become immune to a disease, said Dr. Paul […]

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Why more people don’t call 911 when stroke symptoms hit

When stroke symptoms hit, not everyone calls 911—a decision that has perplexed experts. Now, a small study reveals some of the reasons. The research, being presented next week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, included interviews with 38 stroke patients who drove themselves or had someone drive them to Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals rather than […]

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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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