Protecting those on the frontline from Ebola

IMAGE: This photo shows Dr. Lacey MenkinSmith (left) and Dr. Jerry Reves (right) in the Health Care Simulation Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. view more  In a world where we can travel the globe by jet, diseases that were once thought to plague faraway places can now strike close to home. The U.S.…

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Walking for health benefits just got easier to track

IMAGE: Professor of kinesiology at University of Massachusetts Amherst. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst In an ongoing study exploring walking for health across the adult lifespan, University of Massachusetts Amherst kinesiology researchers found that walking cadence is a reliable measure of exercise intensity and set simple steps-per-minute guidelines for moderate and vigorous intensity. Catrine Tudor-Locke, professor…

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Keeping the peace when mom and grandma disagree on feeding the kids

Many mothers have to navigate a sea of advice from family and experts when it comes to feeding their babies. Nonetheless, nutrition educators typically focus only on the mother, even in Latino communities where grandmothers and other older female relatives often play major roles in caring for children. A new study shows programs to reduce…

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Common e-cigarette chemical flavorings may impair lung function

Boston, MA — Two chemicals widely used to flavor electronic cigarettes may be impairing the function of cilia in the human airway, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Cilia are antennae-like protuberances that are present on 50-75% of the cells that line human airways. They play a…

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Modern Love: Want Lasting Love? First, Take This Test

I asked Claire to take the test after our third date. Things had gone well — hands touching, knees skimming, heads close. By the time I flopped into bed, I was flush with possibility. I was also quite drunk. Claire had sounded intrigued by the 16 Personalities test, so I texted her the link. Then…

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Medical News Today: How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that commonly develops in people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes a rapid buildup of skin cells. These cells form patches of itchy, often irritating skin that doctors call plaques. Changes in the nails are common symptoms of both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. However, psoriatic…

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Wait —: Wait — ‘Cats’ Is Crazy

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered (and possibly unasked) question in the news and pop culture. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. Cats: Some people mummify them so that they can function as their private secretaries to the gods; some people are afraid they’re going…

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The Leopard Skirt You’ve Been Searching For is Only $30

Leopard skirts are always on my mind. Every Influencer on Instagram has one, which serves as a constant reminder that I need one too. The skirt makes me believe the whole «dress it up and down» scheme actually exists. It’s wild enough for a night out, but it won’t look out of place at the…

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