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You’ve Probably Heard About Zika, But This Is What You Really Need To Know

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Hey, Guess What! Mites Are Probably Reproducing On Your Face Right Now

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Having a perfectly clean face is something that a lot of people strive for, as evidenced by the billion-dollar skincare industry. In fact, you probably have a collection of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and exfoliators hanging out in your bathroom…so how would you feel if I told you that your face is covered in mites right […]

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Think Twice Before You Wear Those Heels To Your Christmas Party…This Story Will Change Your Mind

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Before you slip into a pair of high heels for a holiday party, you should read this woman’s story. After a night of dancing in December 2008, Lorraine Burnett, now 37, got a blister that wouldn’t heal. Eventually, her lower leg had to be amputated. Burnett suffers from Type 2 diabetes, which often causes poor […]

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Could This New Drug Help Our Best Friends Live Longer? These Dogs Say Yes!

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Thirteen-year-old Momo’s life should be close to over, but thanks to an anti-aging drug, the adorable pomsky is running around and playing with more vigor than dogs a third of his age. The drug, called rapamycin, was originally developed as a cancer treatment for humans, but after discovering that it extended […]

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Studies Show That There’s A Good Chance You’re Overmedicating Your Children

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Getting your kids to swallow medicine when they’re sick is hard enough, but could the way you administer medicine actually make them sicker? According to a study published by Dr. Shonna Yin, an associate professor from the NYU School of Medicine, parents are four times more likely to make a dosage […]

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House passes ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

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http://twitter.com/#!/ShannonBream/status/428290517928271873 The House this afternoon passed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” 227-188. Steven Ertelt of LifeNews.com reports: The legislation combines several policies that must be enacted every year in Congressional battles and puts them into law where they will not be in jeopardy of being overturned every time Congress changes hands from pro-life lawmakers […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About America’s Sleeping Habits

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Urgh. Stop reading this and take a damn siesta. Sleeping is really, really important. View this image › Disney / Via giphy.com It’s so important that the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) released this 2015 poll and this study by Dr. Charles A. Czeisler about America’s sleeping habits. 1. Sleeping is a HUGE problem in the […]

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These Brand Logos Were Just Replaced With Calorie Counts — Sadness, Commence!

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You know what I love to do? Pretend that chocolate bars are healthy and convince myself that mashed potatoes are just as good as ab workouts. My entire culinary life is a lie, and I live it proudly. (No I don’t.) While I’ve never been one to count calories, flipping that big ol’ bag of […]

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6 ‘Harmless’ Things That Are Actually Signs Of Major Health Problems

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WARNING: if you’re a hypochondriac, you probably shouldn’t read this! In movies, sometimes a character will interrupt a conversation with a cough that seems innocent at the time, but sure enough, a few scenes later, everyone’s at that character’s funeral lamenting, “We should have seen the signs!” This is, of course, just a plot device, […]

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