Climate change will raise Florida’s risks of brain-eating amoeba and flesh-eating bacteria

When it’s blisteringly hot outside, splashing in the ocean, a lake or even a swimming pool is a popular way to beat the heat. But as global temperatures rise, scientists say, so do your chances of catching a nasty—or even deadly—bug. The scary one making headlines this summer is Vibrio vulnificus, also dubbed in media reports as “flesh-eating bacteria.” Historically, […]

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Kids Will Be Over the Moon for These Gorgeous Outer-Space Crafts

The stars and sky hold some major appeal for everyone, and for good reason; is there anything more beautiful or awe inspiring than the night sky? The mystery of space is powerful and bewitching, and there is no shortage of creative and unique crafts you can do with your kiddos to bring a little bit of the galaxy into your […]

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Lentils will help you run faster: Communicating food benefits gets kids to eat healthier

Communicating food benefits to children that they can relate to may get them to eat healthier. That’s according to a study published today in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior by Washington State University and Florida State University scientists. The researchers found affirming statements like ‘eat your lentils if you want to grow bigger and run faster’ were more […]

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Cute Cousins! Haylie Duff Says Her and Hilary’s Daughters Will ‘Be Homies’

Built-in best friends! Haylie Duff and her sister, Hilary Duff, welcomed baby girls four months apart and love having daughters close in age. “That’s what we always wanted was to have our kids grow up together,” the Real Girls Kitchen host, 34, told Us Weekly exclusively on the set of Hallmark’s Home & Family on Monday, April 22. “When she […]

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Will She or Won’t She? LaLa Anthony Discusses Whether She Wants Baby No. 2

Satisfied with her son! LaLa Anthony gave birth to Kiyan, now 12, in 2007, and she told Us Weekly exclusively whether she and her husband, Carmelo Anthony, have plans to give him a younger sibling. “I think I’m done,” the actress, 39, told Us at the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s American Image Awards 2019 earlier this week. “My son […]

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Even in best-case scenario, opioid overdose deaths will keep rising until 2022

In the nation’s opioid epidemic, the carnage is far from over. A new projection of opioid overdose death rates suggests that even if there is steady progress in reducing prescription narcotics abuse nationwide, the number of fatal overdoses—which reached 47,600 in 2017—will rise sharply in the coming years. By 2022, such deaths would peak at about 75,400, and begin to […]

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Will a pill fix nation's loneliness 'epidemic'?

Could a new pill help people struggling with chronic loneliness? A scientist from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is trying to develop a pill that could help people struggling with chronic loneliness. She says the pill will be different from commonly used anti-depressants in that they are targeting loneliness more specifically. Do you feel lonely? You are […]

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The 7 Sex Positions Everyone Will Be Trying This Year

Witch hazel skincare products, eco-friendly fashion, and CBD supplements are some of the trends you’ll be seeing now that 2019 has kicked in. And while these beauty and wellness innovations promise huge payoffs, there’s another kind of health fad you’ll want in on: the buzziest new sex positions everyone will be trying in 2019.  Sure you could stick with old-school favorites like missionary and doggy […]

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Washington University will open second proton center for cancer treatment as others shut down

Proton beam therapy, which has struggled to live up to its promise for treating cancer, is poised for a resurgence in St. Louis. As several other proton centers across the country shut down or file for bankruptcy, Siteman Cancer Center has doubled down on the technology. Its second machine is set to open in 2020. Mercy Hospital St. Louis has […]

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This New Ketosis Testing Breathalyzer Will Change the Way You Do Keto

The keto diet is, well, complicated. Though it can help you lose weight, the high-fat, low-carb regimen can also be very restrictive. Plus, it’s hard to know whether your body is actually in ketosis and is actively torching fat instead of carbs. (Getting to a state where you burn fat rather than carbs for energy is what makes the keto diet so unique.)  But […]

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