Study analyzes mortality risks among pro athletes

Professional football players appear to have a somewhat elevated risk of death, including higher risk of succumbing to cardiac and neurodegenerative diseases, compared with professional baseball players of similar age, according to new research. The findings raise important questions about sport-specific differences in disease development and the mechanisms that drive the elevated risk. Such mechanisms…

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Different types of nipples

The appearance of nipples can vary significantly from one person to another. There is no normal nipple and no formal medical description of nipple types. Nipples may be protruding, puffy, hairy, inverted, flat, bumpy, or a combination. Usually, the appearance of nipples makes no difference in how they function, and it poses no risks. Some…

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How to Pack a First Aid Kit for Extended International Travel

It’s a question that the two 52 Places Travelers have fielded from readers and colleagues alike: How do you stay healthy when crisscrossing the world for nearly 365 days? And what do you pack in case you get sick? Each location has its own set of challenges, recommended vaccines and access to pharmacies. There’s a…

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Topshop to Close All of Its US Locations

It’s the end of an era for Topshop, the beloved European retail giant. Today the brand announced it will shutter all of its US Topshop and Topman locations, adding to the 200 UK stores that its parent company, Arcadia Group, has closed over the past three years. According to the BBC, Topshop closing down its…

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No, Night Owls Aren’t Doomed to Die Early

Last spring, a study set the internet ablaze with sensational headlines promising an early death for those with nontraditional sleep schedules. It wasn’t the conclusion of the study, or its researchers. But in the bombastic world of science reporting, it didn’t really matter. Originally published in the journal Chronobiology International, the study looked at the…

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Giambattista Valli Is Bringing the Drama to H&M

Gareth Cattermole/amfARGetty Images Giambattista Valli has mastered the art of excess. The fashion darling is known for his delectably over-the-top, jaw-dropping designs that have been worn by Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, Rihanna, and other A-listers. But thanks to Valli’s new collaboration with H&M, we can all live out our own glamorous, Disney princess fairytale IRL. Pascal…

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10 One-Piece Swimsuits That Aren’t Just Good, They’re on Sale

Summer unofficially kicks off this weekend, which means we’ll be transitioning into swimsuit-only attire very soon. And the best way to justify yet another swim purchase is telling yourself a one-piece swimsuit can be worn off the beach (with jeans, of course.) We rounded up our current faves—including all the best designers like Solid &…

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How to Care for Your Hair…Down There

How do I care for my pubic hair without giving myself a yeast infection? Is there anything I can do besides washing in the shower? I’ve noticed there are now oils and creams on the market, but I am wary based on past experience. — Franny [Have a question about women’s health? Ask Dr. Gunter…

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To Fight Deadly Candida Auris, New York State Proposes New Tactics

New York State health officials are considering rigorous new requirements for hospitals and nursing homes to prevent the spread of a deadly drug-resistant fungus called Candida auris. The requirements could include mandatory pre-admission screening of patients believed to be at-risk and placing in isolation those patients who are infected, or even those just carrying the…

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