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Social Media Stokes Myths About Vaccines

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 — Nearly 1 in 5 American adults has mistaken beliefs about vaccines, and misinformation is more common among those who rely on social media than on traditional media, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed nearly 2,500 adults nationwide in the spring and fall of 2019, when the United States was dealing […]

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How to work out like Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Most of us struggle over the idea of trying to fit a regular workout into our weekly schedules. And in a foreword in her trainer’s book, she wrote (via The Times of Israel): “I am often consumed by the heavy lifting Supreme Court judging entails, reluctant to cease work until I’ve got it right. But […]

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Study finds inflammation caused by radiation can drive triple-negative breast cancer

While radiation is successfully used to treat breast cancer by killing cancer cells, inflammation caused as a side-effect of radiation can have a contrary effect by promoting the survival of triple-negative breast cancer cells, according to research published online in the International Journal of Radiation Biology by Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D., director of Translational Breast Cancer […]

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Italy has quarantined a dozen cities over coronavirus

Italy has quarantined a dozen towns in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto. This followed a confirmed 79 cases of coronavirus in Italy, along with two deaths. Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the lockdown on Saturday night, which bans anyone from leaving or entering the affected area, which contains some 50,000 people. Visit […]

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What Causes Vaginal Sweat & Odor During a Workout?

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 […]

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AHA News: These Stroke Survivors May Not Be Prescribed Enough Blood Pressure Meds

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Nearly two-thirds of people who survive an often-deadly type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain continue to experience high blood pressure because they aren’t taking enough medication, new research shows. The preliminary study, presented this week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference […]

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Krishnan Guru-Murthy 'understands' Sport Relief's coronavirus fears

‘I’d be fine, I’m used to being in disaster zones!’ Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy ‘understands’ Sport Relief’s decision to relocate from Mongolia over coronavirus fears because other contestants aren’t as weathered as him Reporter due to compete in 100-mile bike race in Mongolia, which borders China But organisers relocated to Namibia, South Africa, more than […]