Austrian ski resorts shutting down to stem virus

Credit: CC0 Public Domain World-class ski areas in western Austria’s Tyrol province are to close down Sunday to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, regional officials said Thursday. Tyrol shares a border with Italy and is one of the places where Austrian cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, have been concentrated. “The decision was not easy […]

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Jenna Dewan’s Makeup-Free Selfie Is Proof That Everyone Needs to Slow Down Sometimes

Jenna Dewan is reminding everyone to take a break and schedule some self-care time. The actress and dancer, who is currently pregnant with her second child, shared a makeup-free selfie with an important message about getting a chance to rest, recover, and feel more gratitude.  “A day off today and I haven’t moved from bed not kidding." she wrote in […]

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Moms Strip Down in Stunning Photo Series That Puts Their Stretch Marks and Loose Skin on Full Display

Lately it seems like more mothers are embracing their natural postpartum bodies. Yet the pressure for new moms to “bounce back” to their pre-pregnancy size and shape is still hard to escape. Still, there are trailblazers out there—like Canada-based photographer Megan Elemans. She's using her platform to create a dialogue that encourages women to love their after-baby bodies.  Elemans, who is also […]

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Spending too much time sitting down linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK

Spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK and the NHS spends in excess of £0.7bn per year treating the health consequences, suggests research from Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. A large proportion of […]

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We all sweat 'down there,' but there are things that help

Let’s face it, we all get a little sweaty while working out — and yes, that includes your vagina and vulva. Engaging in a legs-together workout such as running tends to cause the most amount of sweat in your groin and vaginal area, so it’s no wonder women experience this persistent problem. While vaginal wetness and odor can be slightly […]

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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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