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    How to Not Let A Sebaceous Cyst Ruin Your Life

    Blame Dr. Pimple Popper’s addictively gross videos or just our endless fascination with lumps and bumps — the fact is, we’re more into diagnosing and dissecting our blemishes than ever. The sebaceous cyst is one type of bump getting a lot of buzz in all those cringe-worthy social media videos. But what exactly are those […]

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    Millennials Are Obsessed With Self-Care, Thanks to the Internet

    Millennials are recognized by their predecessors as the generation attached to their screens. And while this may be true and often criticized, a new study shows that there are positive outcomes from this behavior. According to research done by ERIC Institute of Education Sciences, there is in fact a link between the increased self-care of Americans ages […]

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    How A Major Gut Infection Completely Screwed Over My Sex Drive

    I spent the first few weeks of summer 2016 with the shakes, a fever, shooting pains in my stomach, and, most importantly, unrelenting diarrhea. I figured I just had to wait it out. Not to brag or anything, but I had had diarrhea before, and with the right approach it always went away in a […]

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    This Calculator Analyzes if Your Lips Are Aging You

    People tend to think about the eyes first when it comes to your physical appearance revealing your age. While it’s true that this is one of the most recognized areas of the face to show the signs of aging (we’re talking to you, crow’s feet), your lips could be giving your age away. As funny […]

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    The Most Important Thing Men Want Women to Know About Intimacy

    I recently conducted two informal surveys about sex and intimacy; one survey went out to men in their 20s and 30s, the other to women of the same ages. While I did expect there to be some overlap in the free-response format, I didn’t expect the overlap to be so consistent in both sets. We’re still […]

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    The Surprising Treatment That Cures Swollen, Itchy Mosquito Bites

    Not too long ago, my boyfriend and I went to the Dominican Republic to visit his family. I was prepared for the humidity, the fast-paced Spanish, and the endless servings of plantains, but I wasn’t ready for the hordes of mosquitoes. “They bite foreigners more than natives,” my boyfriend warned, and he was right. After […]

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 25:  Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Seattle to Become Latest American City to Tax Sugary Drinks

    Seattle’s City Council voted on Monday to levy a special tax on sodas and other sugary beverages sold to consumers, becoming the latest of several local government bodies across the country to take such action for the sake of public health. The measure, to be signed by Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday, was approved on […]

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    BALTIMORE - AUGUST 15:  Dr. Julie Brahmer (R) and Katie Thornton review PET scans of a patient being treated at the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins August 15, 2005 in Baltimore, Maryland. Since its inception in 1973, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins has been dedicated to better understanding human cancers and finding more effective treatments.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    3 Key Takeaways from the World’s Biggest Cancer Conference

    Today is the last day of the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago. The yearly confab is the biggest cancer conference in the world, attracting more than 30,000 oncology researchers, biopharma executives, investors, and public health experts. ASCO presents tiny biotechs and drug giants alike an opportunity to present their latest […]

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    DITCHLING, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04:  The Ridgeview sparkling wine that was served to China's President Xi Jinping is poured during his state visit to the United Kingdom is poured into a glass at Ridgeview Vineyard on November 4, 2015 in Ditchling, England. English wine has seen a huge increase in popularity in recent years with vineyards such as Ridgeview, which supplied the wine for the state banquet for China's President Xi Jinping, seeing ever greater demand. HMRC last year received 65 applications from new entrants wishing to start vineyards, up from 31 applications in 2012-13.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
    If You Enjoy a Drink a Day, This New Study Should Concern You

    For years, casual drinkers could feel smug about the habit. Red wine was linked to heart health, and moderate drinking was associated with some important benefits. But the tide is turning. Last month, a review of studies on the topic found that much of this previous research didn’t control for confounding factors, casting doubt on […]