Why it’s so difficult to regulate the online wellness industry

Netflix recently released Gwyneth Paltrow’s new six-part series, The Goop Lab. Each episode explores an area of the wellness industry, including psychedelics, cold therapy, lifestyle interventions, female pleasure and sexual healing. The series has received criticism from the scientific and medical community with experts concerned about Netflix legitimizing pseudoscience and misinformation. The backlash is unsurprising given that Paltrow’s brand has […]

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'When I Was Diagnosed With Herpes, I Thought My Life Was Over. But It's Given Me Purpose And Direction In My Career.'

. n July 2015, I had recently graduated from college with my degree in gender and sexuality studies, along with a promising internship in my field. My self-confidence as it related to my career, my body image, and my impending future was at an all-time high. Then I woke up one morning with pain around my vulva and told myself […]

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It’s taking too long to treat rural Aussies who have a stroke

Addressing inequity between metropolitan and regional acute stroke care requires attention to each component of regional workflow, according to the authors of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia. About 56 000 strokes occur in Australia annually at an estimated economic cost of $5 billion per year; in regional Australia strokes occur at a rate of 250 per […]

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‘Shopping addiction’ can cause harm, and it’s moved online

(HealthDay)—The holidays are peak buying time, and perhaps the worst time of the year for people who simply can’t control their urge to shop. Now, research shows that the ease of online purchasing could be making things worse for people with so-called “buying-shopping disorder” (BSD). BSD is still debated as a stand-alone diagnosis, and hasn’t yet been included in the […]

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This Best-Selling Air Dryer Brush Has Over 13,000 Five Star Reviews—and It's Really That Good

Whether you’re a morning person or not, taking the time to style your hair everyday can be exhausting. Once out of the shower, you have to blow dry it—and then most likely follow up with a flat or curling iron. And don’t even get us started on round brushing (i.e. the bane of our existence). After five minutes of tackling […]

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Laura Dern Opens Up About 'Stressful' Single Parenting: It’s 'Overwhelming'

Doing it on her own! Laura Dern welcomed a son and daughter with her ex-husband, Ben Harper, before their 2013 split — and she’s opening up about single parenting. “On good days, I am kind enough to remember that there are growing pains, and it is all overwhelming and not easy or always fun,” the actress, 52, admitted to Modern […]

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Coffee close to bedtime does NOT stop you sleeping: It’s alcohol

Drinking coffee close to bedtime does NOT stop you sleeping: It’s alcohol and nicotine that keep you up, study finds Researchers studied 785 people for just over 14 years, monitoring their sleep and habits They found coffee was not strongly linked to sleeplessness Nicotine was the most strongly linked to insomnia, followed by alcohol  If you’re concerned about getting a […]

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Lung cell patches its own DNA on the fly to survive influenza

Scientists at Duke University have identified one kind of lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive an attack of the influenza A virus while other kinds of cells around it die in droves. The finding reveals more about the battle between cells and viruses at the smallest level, and also may provide some important clues […]

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