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A New Everest

A little over a year ago I wrote a blog post about my attempt to push up a really long and very steep ramp. As I described then, the ramp is so long that they built a flat section about 2/3 the way up so you can rest before attempting the last part. Show More Summary

Irish Times Reports Sharp Increase in Special Education Students

Note:...and today? Your children.... We are well past the canary in the coalmine stage. The frog in the pot is well and truly cooked. As children in first world nations fall further behind their parents' and grandparents' generation and...

Heart Disease Prevention - Eating Avocado For Heart Disease Prevention?

Avocado is a naturally nutrient-dense food and contains nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Because of its high mono- and polyunsaturated fats, avocado may help lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce risk for heart disease. Moreover,...Show More Summary

Pink Posted a Cute Picture of Her Family, and Now People Are Mommy-Shaming Her

Instagram commenters are mommy-shaming Pink for a photo she posted of herself cooking with her daughter Willow and son Jameson.

Protestors Are Putting a 'Pro-Life Jumbotron' Outside Kentucky's Only Abortion Clinic

This week in women's health care: anti-abortion protests in Kentucky, a potential Obamacare repeal, family planning program cuts, and more.

What Transgender Women Need to Know About Their Prostate Cancer Risk

Your prostate cancer risk may be related to your transition. This is what experts want transgender women to know.

Could Broccoli Sprout Extract Be a Metformin Alternative for Type 2 Diabetes?

Researchers from a study published in Science Translational Magazine say that a broccoli sprout extract powder may be a potential type 2 diabetes treatment. Researchers from Sweden at the University of Gothenburg say that a chemical component of broccoli sprouts, sulphoraphane might help lower blood sugar levels in those with type 2 diabetes. Show More Summary

Alzheimer's drug cuts hallmark inflammation related to metabolic syndrome by 25 percent

Researchers have repurposed an existing medication with healing properties traced to ancient Greeks.

7 Summer Hair Tips from the Celebrity Stylist Behind Shay Mitchell’s Waves

If you're looking to get effortless looking beach waves for the summer months, check out the inside scoop from Chrissy Teigen's go-to stylist.

What You Can Expect With Your Partner's Prostate Cancer Treatment

If your partner is diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are ways you can help. Here's how to help your partner prepare for prostate cancer treatment.

Guest Post: Giving Birth to Violet as a Woman with Type 1 Diabetes (Part 2)

Today is part two of Ginger’s guest blog about the birth of her second little bird (part 1 is here). While this post takes a bit of a dangerous turn, things did work out okay!  (And if you’re a woman with type 1 diabetes who has hadShow More Summary

Heart toxin reveals new insights into HIV-1 integration in T cell genome

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 may have evolved to integrate its genetic material into certain immune-cell-activating genes in humans, according to new research.

MS at the Airport

If you have ever taken a flight, you know how stressful airports can be. Some flights run smoothly, while others are delayed with little warning. People walking as slow as they possibly can, others at full sprint. Predicting what a day...Show More Summary

It's Summer. Can't Ariel Winter Wear Shorts in Peace?

Ariel Winter posted a short "rant" to Twitter on Thursday asking people to stop criticizing the clothing she and other young women choose to wear.

I’m Done Treating the Word ‘Fat’ Like an Insult

Marie Southard Ospina makes a case for why the word "fat" should be treated as a simple descriptor—not an insult—in this beautiful essay.

Living with a Person with Diabetes: Tips for Caregivers and Support Persons

By Rita Bush, RD, CDE, Fit4D Certified Diabetes Educator According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2014 surveillance data, 29.1 million Americans (or 9.3% of the population) have diabetes. Given this statistic, chances are likely that you know or live with someone affected by diabetes. You may find yourself in a unique […]

The 2018 Pirelli Calendar Features an All-Black Cast for the First Time Since 1987

The 2018 Pirelli Calendar will feature an all-black cast—including Naomi Campell, Lupita Nyong'o, and RuPaul—for the first time in 30 years.

This Tweet Series Captures What It’s Like to Fly While Very Fat

A Twitter thread from "Your Fat Friend" highlights what it's like to travel on planes that aren't built with you in mind.

Novel CRISPR-Cas9 screening enables discovery of new targets to aid cancer immunotherapy

A novel screening method using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology to test the function of thousands of tumor genes in mice has revealed new drug targets that could potentially enhance the effectiveness of PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors, a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy. Show More Summary

Offer of $100 boosts rates of colon cancer screenings

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Offering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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