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Can Your Eyes Actually Get Stuck While Crossed?

It’s one of the oldest lessons that many of us have heard since childhood: If you leave your eyes crossed for too long, they’ll get stuck that way. No one knows exactly how this idea of one’s eyes getting stuck if you cross them actually got started, but exhausted parents around the world could probably […]

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Software tool improves your doctor’s vaccination advice

Behind the scenes at your doctor’s office, there’s a complicated set of information that your providers have to absorb before telling you which vaccinations to get and when. A software tool created at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping them make better decisions. The software tool—called the Forecasting for Immunization Test […]

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What uncertainty can mean for your mind and body

“In these uncertain times” might be the catchphrase right now. From the macro level of the pandemic, climate change, social and political unrest to the personal level of job uncertainty, illnesses within families and various levels of social isolation—any and all of these contribute to a sense of uncertainty. But what is uncertainty? What’s going […]

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How to care for your skin during radiation therapy

(HealthDay)—Proper skin care is crucial for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says. Itchiness, redness, blistering and peeling are among the skin problems that radiation therapy can cause. “During radiation therapy, the treated skin becomes very sensitive, which can cause painful rashes and delays in care,” said dermatologist Dr. Anisha […]

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An expert’s guide to safe sleeping for your baby

(HealthDay)—To keep your baby safe while sleeping, experts recommend practicing the “ABCs” of sleep. Babies should sleep alone, on their back and in a crib. That’s the best way to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the unexplained death of a child under 1 year of age that usually occurs during sleep. The […]