Medical News Today: Does sunlight change our gut microbiome?

Scientists show that ultraviolet (UV) light exposure leads to changes in the gut microbiome, but only in volunteers who were deficient in vitamin D. Share on PinterestCan sunlight affect our gut microbiomes? There is plenty of evidence that links vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, to health outcomes. Living at higher latitudes, which means less exposure…

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Real Wedding Day Looks

A traditional aso oke for a Nigerian wedding. A kimono for a Japanese tea. A red lehenga for a Hindu ceremony. The men and women featured in our wedding announcements (and other couples) wore outfits that told many stories, some of personal style and others of cultural traditions. Here is a selection of photographs from…

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Thanksgiving Getaway: Going Someplace Other Than Grandmother’s House

For millions of Americans, Thanksgiving means Dad’s famous gravy, tryptophan-fueled naps and chance encounters with former high school classmates. For others, Thanksgiving means tropical cocktails and butter-soft sand. Although there’s no place like home for the holidays, as the song goes, there’s also no place like a half-empty beach resort in shoulder season or a…

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Skip the Pumpkin Spice and Sniff One of Autumn’s Best Scents

Sugar, red and Japanese Maples: You can drive up and down America’s east coast to enjoy their fiery pyrotechnic shows each fall. Along the way, you may want to hop out of the car, take a deep breath and hope you catch a whiff of the katsura tree’s sweet scent. “I can barely smell it,…

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While California Fires Rage, the Rich Hire Private Firefighters

Don Holter is an owner of Mt. Adams Wildfire, a private contractor in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Sacramento. Most of his business comes from contracts with federal agencies, but his company is one of only five private firms in California that he knows of that work directly for homeowners. Most don’t advertise the service…

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Panic in Pakistani City After 900 Children Test Positive for H.I.V.

RATODERO, Pakistan — Nearly 900 children in the small Pakistani city of Ratodero were bedridden early this year with raging fevers that resisted treatment. Parents were frantic, with everyone seeming to know a family with a sick child. In April, the disease was pinned down, and the diagnosis was devastating: The city was the epicenter…

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Medical News Today: Cancer care: Are personalized exercise prescriptions the future?

As scientists design novel ways to attack cancer with chemicals, some researchers are focusing on exercise. Researchers believe that keeping active is an effective additional way to manage cancer and cancer-related health issues. A series of recent papers promotes exercise as a vital part of cancer treatment. Today, it is common knowledge that exercise provides…

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Natural treatments and diet for fibroids

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Women Get an Unwanted Surprise by Mail: You’re Pregnant! (They’re Not.)

ImageCredit…via Claire Jiang Chelcie Gette’s mother called her early Tuesday morning to tell her she had gotten something in the mail. The two went on FaceTime and opened it together. “It was a cute little card congratulating me for my soon-to-be baby,” Ms. Gette, 27, said. There was one hiccup. “I knew I was not…

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What causes breast itchiness without a rash?

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