U.K. Doctors Call for Caution in Children’s Use of Screens and Social Media

LONDON — With even Silicon Valley worrying about the effect of technology exposure on young people, Britain’s top doctors on Thursday issued advice to families about social media and screen use. Their prescriptions: Leave phones outside the bedroom. Screen-free meals are a good idea. When in doubt, don’t upload. And get more exercise. “Technology can…

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What Do Men Do to Get Ready for the First Date?

The first date brings a wonderful sensation of butterflies in your stomach, a slight excitement, and the thoughts “what if he is the one” and “what if I want to invite him to my place.” However, this expectation can mean something completely different to your guy: complex hygienic rituals, increased sweating, and stress. Guys make…

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8 Hair Dye Mistakes You Make

Hair care is a whole science, and taking care of dyed hair is nuclear physics! Still, any science can be learned. Are you tired of having the color washed out quickly? Does it annoy you when the color does not look the way you expect or when hair turns into a loofah? Then you need…

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10 Worst Things You Could Do to Your Skin

You can buy trendy items and expensive cosmetics every month and spend lots of time in the nail salon. But all these efforts will not be so effective, if you do not fix the main thing, that is the skin. After all, well-groomed skin without any expensive foundation creams looks great and healthy. And to…

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Measles Outbreak in Philippines Spreads Beyond Capital

MANILA — The Philippines expanded the area of a declared measles outbreak on Thursday from the highly populated capital to nearby regions, after a steady rise in infections and deaths attributed to the disease in recent weeks. The government’s Epidemiology Bureau raised the “red flag” after an increase in infections in the capital, Manila, as…

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you asked: A Lady’s Many Scents

I’ve heard you should bathe in a “cap full” of apple cider vinegar as an alternative for douching, which also improves vaginal smell. Is there any scientific evidence to support this? — asked by Just looking for the science Short take The scent of your vagina is primarily controlled by the colonies of healthy bacteria…

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Income Is a Strong Predictor of Drug Purchases for Some Serious Diseases

Image Among the striking disparities: There are more prescriptions for drugs to treat mental illness in wealthy neighborhoods, while in poorer ones, there are more for H.I.V. and hepatitis C.CreditGeorge Frey/Reuters There are many, many things that rich people buy in larger quantities. It turns out medications for certain serious diseases may be one of…

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Key West Bans Sunscreen Containing Chemicals Believed to Harm Coral Reefs

Key West, the sunny city at the southernmost tip of Florida, voted this week to ban the sale of sunscreen containing chemicals believed to harm coral reefs. The law’s supporters see it as a crucial step toward protecting the great treasure of the Florida Keys: the world’s third-largest barrier reef ecosystem, which runs nearly 150…

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