Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Why Do Your Ears Pop on Airplanes?

If you’ve ever felt pain in your ears during takeoff or landing, don’t worry: it’s perfectly normal. But there are a few ways to make an airplane journey more comfortable. Here’s what you need to know about ears and high … Continue reading

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Binge Watchers Have a 98% Greater Risk of Sleep Problems

If you’ve ever pushed back your bedtime to watch “just one more” episode of Orange Is the New Black, or lay in bed wide-eyed after streaming three exhilarating hours of Game of Thrones, this new research probably won’t surprise you. … Continue reading

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A New Therapy May Cure Kids of Peanut Allergy

In a long-term study of the latest treatment for peanut allergy, scientists in Australia report that an immune-based therapy helped children allergic to peanuts eat them without reactions for four years. The study, published in the journal Lancet Child & … Continue reading

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People Age Better If They Have a Purpose In Life

Having a purpose in life may help people maintain their function and independence as they age, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. People in the study who reported having goals and a sense of meaning were less … Continue reading

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Texas Passes Law Significantly Limiting Coverage for Abortion Procedures

On Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that forbids insurance providers in the state to cover abortion procedures. Women who want coverage for an abortion will have to purchase supplemental plans, if they are available. The … Continue reading

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You Really Need to Stop Putting Smiley Faces in Work Emails

Smiley faces may seem benign, but typing them in work emails may be doing more harm than good. In a new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel … Continue reading

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Five People Die After Using Weight Loss Balloons for Obesity

Federal officials are warning health providers about weight loss balloon devices after five people died unexpectedly shortly after being treated with them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report that since 2016, five people died after using … Continue reading

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Why Some States Are Raising the Age to Buy Tobacco

Oregon became the fifth state to raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21. Under a bill signed by Gov. Kate Brown this week, store clerks who sell traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigars as well as … Continue reading

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Around 4 in 5 Americans Want the Effort to Repeal Obamacare to End, Poll Finds

WASHINGTON — Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: It’s time to make the Obama health care law more effective. Stop trying to scuttle it. That’s the resounding word from a national poll released Friday by the nonpartisan Kaiser … Continue reading

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Don’t Have Time to Exercise? Do This for 10 Minutes

In the fitness world, the word “miracle” gets thrown around like a two-pound dumbbell. But when it comes to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), a very short workout, the benefits you’ve heard about are both legitimate and—we’ll say it—miraculous. HIIT is … Continue reading

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You Asked: How Many Calories Does Sex Burn?

Of all the ways a person could sweat, a roll in the hay is one of the most fun. But does sex actually burn a good number of calories? Not as many as you think—but you can up your burn … Continue reading

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4 Ways Going to the Doctor Is Radically Changing

The future of health care in the U.S. is far from settled, but how people receive it now is also undergoing a revolution. Health records are antiquated, there’s a shortage of primary care physicians and access to birth control and … Continue reading

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Dying From an Opioid Overdose Is More Common Than You Think

Since 2000, the number of overdose deaths from drugs in the U.S. has risen more than 137%. Deaths from opioids—which include painkillers and heroin—make up a large portion of these deaths; 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. … Continue reading

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The 19 Best Foods for Health and Happiness

If a single food was guaranteed to make you instantly slim or happy, or end your allergy woes, stores would have to fight back the feverish shoppers. We’re not quite there yet, but there are foods and nutrients that science … Continue reading

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