Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes

CLEVELAND, Ohio (January 30, 2019)—The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of…


Aging and chronic diseases share genetic factors, study reveals

IMAGE: Aging doubles your risks of chronic diseases every eight years and there are genes responsible for that. view more  Credit: Gero LLC The global population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups and faces the tide of chronic diseases threatening their quality of life and posing challenges to healthcare and…


Many women get unnecessary mammograms before breast reduction surgery

IMAGE: Thousands of younger women with no known breast cancer risk get mammograms before breast reduction surgery, a Michigan Medicine study shows. view more  Credit: Manifest for Michigan Medicine Each year, thousands of younger women with no known risk of breast cancer get mammograms before having breast reduction surgery. Patients receive the exam, often at the…


Rutgers researchers contribute to visual guide to identify invasive self-cloning tick

IMAGE: Scanning electron microscopy images of an adult female Asian longhorned tick, used in Rutgers’ researchers new guide to identify the species. view more  Credit: Andrea Egizi and co-authors. Rutgers researchers and other scientists have created a visual guide to help identify and control the Asian longhorned tick, which transmits a fatal human disease in its…


Your body image is impacted by those around you

Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo. In a new study, researchers examined how social interactions influence body image. They found that in addition to the previous findings that being around people preoccupied with…


Frostbite and Hypothermia: Tips to Stay Safe in Extreme Cold Weather

Here’s how to stay safe as a polar vortex puts the Midwest into a deep freeze this week: Do. Not. Go. Outside. Experts warn that even a short time in the blistering cold can be extremely dangerous, with the risk of hypothermia and frostbite increasing every minute. Of course, many of us have no choice:…


the edit: Who’s to Blame for Fast Food on Campus? You

Welcome to The Edit. Each week in our newsletter, you’ll hear from college students and recent graduates about issues going on in their lives. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. It was easy to laugh when President Trump served the Clemson University football team a fast-food buffet at the White House. The…


The Rumors Aren’t True: Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt Will Still Flow

When a rumor circulated on Twitter this week that Diamond Crystal kosher salt was being discontinued, cooks who were used to seasoning with it became remarkably anxious. A few fans even stocked up on the red-and-white boxes, just in case. “I didn’t pay it too much mind at first, because I couldn’t process a world…


11 ’80s-Inspired Outfits That Actually Make Sense in 2019

Statement Hair Accessories

Scrunchies and barrettes are having a moment, but padded headbands are our beloved pick from the decade. The statement accessory isn’t quite as iconic as the sporty headbands worn while using a Thighmaster, but they are way chicer.

Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘The Pink Was Wrong. The Name Was Too.’

What I Have Now Things I used to have: A tidy resume. Unfettered relationships. Nice hair. A paycheck. An almost complete disregard for anyone besides myself. A fully intact perineum. Steadfast opinions on child rearing. A self-regulating internal body temperature. A vague disdain for that mother who would “work from home” on Fridays even though…