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    Pregnant? Here’s How to Talk About it at Work

    By Jillian Kramer. Photos: Getty Images. When Martha Shaughnessy found out she was expecting her second child, the 38-year-old communications specialist kept it to herself for months. “I wasn’t sure how [talking about it at work] was going to go,” she tells Glamour. The exchange went worse than she—and evenyou—can imagine. “Well f—k you, b—ch! […]

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    My Eating Disorder Came Back After My Baby Was Born

    Eating disorders during pregnancy are rarely discussed at OB appointments, but they’re not uncommon (a 2014 Norwegian review of studies surrounding women and eating disorders found that eating disorders in pregnancy are “relatively common” and may cause health risks for both mother and baby; some experts hypothesize one in twenty women suffer an eating disorder […]

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    Being Forgetful Could Actually Make You Smarter

    “I want to be more forgetful!” said no one, ever, but a group of scientists now say that forgetfulness might not be as bad as you think—it could help your brain work more efficiently. That’s the takeaway message from a new scientific review paper published in the journalNeuron. In the paper, researchers Paul Frankland, a […]

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    ‘Breast Cancer Genes’: How Much Do They Increase Cancer Risk?

    Women who carry genetic mutations in the “breast cancer genes,” called BRCA1 and BRCA2, have about a 70 percent chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetimes, according to a new study. The findings are based on an analysis of nearly 10,000 women with mutations in either theBRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, mutations that are known […]

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    The Ugly Side of PCOS

    How do we look at ourselves, silence the negative brain chatter, and see beauty? I have always felt larger and hairier than everyone in the room. A small patch of black hair grows on the lower left side of my neck, and thick, rogue strands sprout from new and surprising locations each day. Upon shaving […]

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    Looking at Adorable Kitten and Puppy Photos Could Save a Stale Marriage

    Is there any way to stay in love with a person forever? This question is older than marriageitself. We’re not just talking about that biochemical spark that inevitably changes into something steadier; we’re talking about genuinely liking your partner for the long run. A new study may have stumbled upon a surprising method to increasing […]

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    Woman Who Faked Cancer Will Serve 2.5 Extra Years

    A woman imprisoned for fraud got out of her four-year sentence by convincing authorities she had terminal cancer. She does not actually have cancer. She now has to complete her original jail sentence and serve 30 extra months. A Connecticut woman who lied about having cancer to avoid reporting to prison on a fraud conviction […]

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    Having a Range of Positive Emotions Reduces Risk of Inflammation, Disease

    A new study shows that experiencing a range of positive emotions may help protect yourhealth. In the study, to be published on June 22 in the aptly named journal Emotion, researchers looked at diary data from 175 adults 40 to 65 who logged their positive and negative emotions over 30 days. The study participants reported whether […]

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    This Treatment Might Replace Chemotherapy for Some Cancers

    Chemotherapy used to be the main treatment method for cancer patients, but a growing body of research has found that immunotherapy can be beneficial — and even better — than chemo in some situations. Now a new study on treatment for a particular type of lung cancer has found that people who undergo immunotherapy have […]