What does ovulation pain mean?

A minority of people experience a sudden, sharp pain when they ovulate. Also known as mittelschmerz pain, it does not mean that something is wrong. However, it is easy to mistake other abdominal pain for ovulation pain, so anyone experiencing any pelvic pain symptoms should see a doctor. Ovulation occurs when a follicle in an…

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Converse Is Finally Making Water-Proof Chuck Taylors

Converse All Stars were meant to be worn in warm weather and tucked away when the winter season’s rain, snow and slush rolls around. But gone are the days of your Converse being confined to the back of your closet for half the year, because the brand has unveiled its own iteration of the sneaker…

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‘Entering Burn Area’: Yosemite After the Fire

In the last two years, the state of California, where I live, has been ravaged by fires so unprecedented that a once rare term has now become routine: megafire. A megafire is a fire that consumes more than 100,000 acres. A few months ago, in an area near Yosemite National Park, the Ferguson fire raged…

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Singapore’s Claim as a Street-Food Hub Riles Malaysians

HONG KONG — Ever since Singapore separated from Malaysia and declared independence in 1965, the two neighbors have argued over who has stronger claims to aspects of their shared heritage. The rivalry extends to street food, and the latest sticking point is a plan by Singapore to ask Unesco to recognize the city state’s street…

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Medical News Today: New virus could help destroy cancer

A new study examines the behavior of a cancer-killing virus that fits tumor cells perfectly and leaves healthy cells intact. Can we tame viruses to use them as a treatment for cancer? Cancer is a chronic disease that kills millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Serving Utensils

“The things that we interact with every day are the things that should get the most thought in terms of design,” said Joe Doucet, a New York product designer. Serving utensils, for example: They might not be the center of attention when the big platter of meat and potatoes arrives at the table, but try…

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Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Parents should not spank their children, the American Academy of Pediatrics said on Monday in its most strongly worded policy statement warning against the harmful effects of corporal punishment in the home. The group, which represents about 67,000 doctors, also recommended that pediatricians advise parents against the use of spanking, which it defined as “noninjurious,…

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The Checkup: For a Child’s Cough, the Best Medicine Is No Medicine

Parents are often disappointed or even a little bit upset when I tell them there’s no medicine to help their coughing, sneezing, drippy-nosed children feel better. There’s nothing that works, I say, and medicines can have bad side effects. We don’t recommend any of the cough and cold medications for children under 6. But after…

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Personal Health: Need a Flu Shot? Get It Now

If you’ve waited until now to get your flu shot, your procrastination may actually pay off, though you’d be unwise to delay getting the vaccine any longer. Although there are some cases of flu in October and November in the United States, flu season here doesn’t usually get going full speed until December, peaking in…

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