Black kids and suicide: Why are rates so high, and so ignored?

Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed that among children age 5-11, black children had the highest rate of death by suicide. For the years 2008 to 2012, 59 black youth died by suicide, up from 54 in the years 2003-2007. Also, the 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]

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Why do my armpits itch so bad?

If we had a list of our least favorite body parts, we can probably add armpits to that list. Not only do they demand regular maintenance, (think of all the money we spend on razors and deodorants), they can be embarrassing (pit stains and body odor). But what if our pits don’t just actually sweat and smell weird, but they also […]

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Why do you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight?

‘Radiation levels at 40,000 feet were 100 TIMES higher than in central London’: EVE SIMMONS flies 10,000 miles and for almost 19 hours on the world’s longest plane journey to discover… why you feel so dreadful after a long-haul flight? The flight attendant hands me a folded napkin and asks: ‘Ice?’ It’s a simple question, but I can’t seem to […]

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Lady Gaga Just Shared a Photo of Herself Hooked Up to an IV—Here's Why

Lady Gaga is only human—and that means she, too, is subject to falling ill during cold and flu season. The singer revealed on her Instagram Stories she was forced to cancel the Wednesday night show of her Las Vegas residency, due to coming down with a sinus infection and bronchitis. “I’m so devasted [sic] I can’t perform tonight for so many […]

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More reasons why you must manage your stress

If you’ve ever experienced an immobilizing sense of panic when faced with a difficult or threatening situation, you’re not alone. It turns out that the well-documented fight-or-flight instinct for self-preservation isn’t a guaranteed reaction. Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that stress can actually lower your ability to effectively assess new threats because […]

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Why Intermittent Fasting Helps With Keto Diet Weight Loss — a Doc Explains

  The word fasting may be enough to send shivers down the spine of any dieter — but don’t be intimidated by adding intermittent fasting to your keto diet plan! In episode 4 of Us Weekly’s podcast “KETO-M-G,” neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D. explains the benefits of the practice, and why it’s actually healthy. Before diving in, Us’ Jackie Miranne and […]

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Why Isn't There a Hepatitis C Vaccine—And When Can You Expect One?

Most people get vaccinated against so many diseases as a child that it can be easy to assume you’ve received vaccines for practically everything. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and some infections still pose a threat. Take hepatitis C, for instance, an infection that can attack your liver and inflammation and even liver damage in some cases. The hepatitis C virus […]

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Context may explain why dads are happier and less stressed than moms

Dads are often happier, less stressed and less tired than moms when taking care of kids, and researchers say these differences may come down to how and when childcare activities are split between parents. In a study led by Penn State, researchers looked at childcare through the lens of a “care context.” Going beyond measuring how much time mothers and […]

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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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