Medical News Today: What are the benefits of witch hazel?

Witch hazel has a long history of medicinal use because of its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. Witch hazel is a small tree native to the east coast of North America. Many people use it as a decorative outdoor plant. In this article, learn about the possible benefits of witch hazel, as well as how to…

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The Ecosystem in Immigrants’ Guts Is Shaped by the Place They Call Home

Bodies that migrate across borders undergo tremendous change. Immediately, feet alight on alien terrain, ears channel novel sounds and noses breathe in unfamiliar scents. More gradually, daily routines fall into new rhythms, cultural norms hybridize and dreams evolve. Another transformation occurs deep within the body, two recent studies from the Netherlands and United States find,…

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Vows: A Celebration Designed Specifically for the Groom, Each of Them

When Dr. Amit Patel and Martin Fulton met through Facebook almost eight years ago, neither of them had ever dated online. They didn’t live in the same state. Neither of them had ever said “I love you” to a boyfriend, and they had never introduced a significant other to their parents. Dr. Patel had not…

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Under 40 With High Blood Pressure? Be Wary of Heart Risks

Image Adults under 40 with high blood pressure are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life, researchers have found. A prospective study published in JAMA included 4,851 American adults whose average age was 36. They had their blood pressure measured on two occasions at the start and were followed for an average of…

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Before They Were Angels: 51 Victoria’s Secret Models as Adorably Awkward Kids

Today these leggy models will be stomping the catwalk at the Victoria’s Secret show in New York. But before they earned their wings, they grew up like the rest of us: with awkward haircuts and embarrassing ’80s/’90s outfits. OK, and they were all ridiculously cute. Take a look back at the Angels’ childhood pictures.

‘Chef Flynn’ Review: A Gastronomic Wonder From Boy to Man

Before his teenage years, Flynn McGarry contrived a fully functional kitchen in his bedroom. Nurtured by parents who were professionals in creative fields, he enlisted his school pals to “staff” his increasingly elaborate meals, made in a style heavily influenced by the elegant minimalism of restaurants like New York’s Eleven Madison Park. His Los Angeles…

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Domains: Meet the Plantfluencers

Horticulture and red wine were served up the other night at the Sill, a boutique on Hester Street, as Christopher Satch, a botanist wearing a T-shirt that read, “Plants Make People Happy,” the company motto, led a workshop on carnivorous plants. It was plant stand-up — slightly blue patter with quick takes on Linnaeus and…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Bucharest

Bucharest is like cilantro, a Romanian resident once told me: You either love it or hate it. But there’s much to love about a city that provides a less-expensive taste of Europe (Romania is in the European Union but not in the eurozone). Still grappling with allegations of government corruption and working to rebound from…

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