COVID-19 expert explains what soap does to virus

Health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to drive home the message that excellent hand-washing is the most effective way to prevent illnesses, such as COVID-19. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, explains what soap does to SARS-CoV-2, and other viruses and bacteria. Q. Why is […]

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New model explains how our immune system sometimes helps cancer spread

Mathematicians at the University of Alberta have developed a model that explains how the immune system interacts with cancer—and in some cases, may help cancer spread to other areas of the body. “Past research has shown that sometimes, the immune system has the opposite effect of what we might expect,” said Thomas Hillen, a mathematical biologist at the U of […]

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Carly Waddell Explains Inspiration for ‘Popular’ Name Charlie Wolf

Joining the wolfpack! Bachelor in Paradise alums Carly Waddell and Evan Bass welcomed their second child together, Charles Wolfe, on Tuesday, November 12, only to realize the name wasn’t as unique as they had thought. In her first Instagram post since the birth of her healthy baby boy, Waddell, 36, explained the inspiration behind their bundle of joy’s name and […]

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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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Ashley Graham’s Trainer Explains Her ‘Ugly Butt’ Tip

Planks are the ultimate core-strengthening, six-pack creating exercise. But you’re definitely not alone if you hate doing them! So if you’re going to suffer through a set in the name of getting your best bikini body, Ashley Graham’s personal trainer, Kira Stokes, wants to make sure you’re getting all the benefits of the exercise. In the case of this move, […]

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Researcher explains the psychology of successful aging

Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging” (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73. Castel cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined […]

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