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How Your Cell Phone Drains Your Confidence

Sending texts or playing on your tablet can make you feel insecure—but you'll never guess why<p>Sending texts or playing on your tablet can make you feel insecure—but you'll never guess why<p>Need some incentive to dial back your texting habit? Typing on tiny devices can make you feel less confident, …

Duke Integrative Medicine

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21 Reasons You're Losing Your Hair

<i>Concerned about hair loss? Our friends at Health share the most common reasons that women experience this issue.</i><p>By Amanda Gardner<p>It's true that men …

Hair

Yoga Eases Some Menopause Symptoms

A 12-week yoga course and practicing at home eases insomnia felt by many women going through menopause. But the relaxation exercise did not …

Wellness

Baby talk: newborns recall words heard in the womb, research shows

Don't save the baby talk until you've got a newborn to coo at: new research offers provocative evidence that an unborn fetus can not only hear sounds from the outside world, but is actually capable of recalling specific words in the days following birth.<p>In a study out of the University of Helsinki …

Is exercise the best medicine? Studies show big benefit

Physical activity may be as effective as medications for preventing early death in some people who've had heart attacks or strokes, a new study suggests.<p>Exercise may be as effective as medication in preventing early death in people who've had heart attacks or strokes, a new study suggests.<p>"Doctors …

Medicine

Walking Can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

New research published in the journal <i>Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention</i> shows that exercise like walking may reduce a person’s risk for …

Wedges, High Heels, Ballet Flats — What's The WORST Shoe For Your Feet?

Illustrated by Zhang Qingyun.<p>We all know that high heels aren't the best thing for our feet, but we probably don't want to give up their stylish …

Exercise May Help Knees More Than Glucosamine And Chondroitin

If you're among the estimated 27 million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee or hip, then perhaps you've tried the nutritional supplements glucosamine and chondroitin. They've been marketed for joint health for about 20 years, and sales are still brisk. But do they help?<p>Some horses …

Does Using Birth Control Lead to Higher Future Incomes?

A recent paper published by University of Michigan economist Martha Bailey suggests that "family planning programs provide a cost-effective strategy for promoting opportunities and...longer-term prosperity." What does this mean? It means that women who have access to birth control have an increased …

Pregnancy

Processed Meat Reduces Male Fertility

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that men who eat at least half a portion of processed meat a day—including bacon, hamburgers, sausage, and hot dogs—corrupt the size and shape of their sperm cells and reduce their fertility.<p>Scientists are not sure why this occurs, but …

Fertility

Sleep, Fertility Linked: 7-8 Hours Best For IVF Patients, Study Says

The amount of sleep women undergoing in vitro fertilization get each day may have an impact on their pregnancy outcomes, according to a new study.<p>And too much might be just as harmful as too little.<p>A team of researchers from Korea analyzed the self-reported sleep habits of more than 650 women …

Pregnancy

Term pregnancy now defined as at least 39 weeks

WASHINGTON -- Mom-to-be closing in on her due date? The nation's obstetricians are getting more precise about exactly how close makes for a full-term pregnancy.<p>On average, a pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, counting from the first day of the woman's last menstrual period. That's how a due date is …

Why women feel 'stigmatised' for not having children

<b>New research suggests that many women aged 35-45 who do not have children feel judged for not having had a baby.</b><p>Even if they plan to have a child, nearly 60% have at some point felt stigmatised for leaving it late.<p>About 40% are too embarrassed to talk about fertility, especially with family and …

Pregnancy

Basic Information About Breast Cancer

<i>Cancer</i> is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the …

Cancer

Swaddling babies can cause them hip problems, doctors warn

Practice of wrapping babies tightly in blankets or sheets is popular, but studies have shown it can lead to dislocation or abnormal development of the hip<p>The practice of swaddling babies, which has become fashionable as a way to calm them, risks causing them hip problems as they grow, doctors …

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

Southern ozone hole slightly smaller this year

Warm air at high altitudes this September and October helped shrink the human-caused ozone hole near the South Pole ever so slightly, scientists say.<p>The hole is an area in the atmosphere with low ozone concentrations. It is normally is at its biggest this time of year. NASA says on average it …

Global Warming

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Charlie, Gentle Great Dane, Is Able To Instinctually Identify 3-Year-Old Brianna Lynch's Oncoming Seizures (PHOTO)

Charlie the Great Dane is so much more than a pet to a family from County Clare in Ireland.<p>The primary role he plays is that of bodyguard to their 3-year-old daughter Brianna Lynch.<p><b>Story continues after photo.</b><p>Brianna suffers from epilepsy and experiences frequent seizures, the Clare Champion …

People, Not Things, Bring Happiness, Study Shows

It's no secret that things don't bring happiness, people do. And now, there's science to back it up.<p>Researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy and Lund University analyzed more than 1.5 million words that appeared in Swedish newspapers in 2010, and found that while "people" words -- like you or me, …

Male brain vs female brain: How do they differ?

Male and female brains differ in structure and function, but we don't know how these differences affect behaviour<p>Chapter 16 of my book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my …

13 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda You Should Know

Baking soda is one of the many household goods that is always lying around, yet we barely get any use out of it. (Cleaning and baking aren't exactly high on our list of priorities these days.) But ever since Emma Stone told French Elle that she exfoliates her skin with the powdery white stuff, …

Algebra Doesn't Have to Be Scary

Community colleges are trying—often successfully—to make math more accessible to their students.<p>Arica Hawley used to dread math class. She would look at problems and not even know where to begin. When Hawley, 37, went back to Tacoma Community College last fall to finish her associate's degree, she …

10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication

If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down.<p>Lifestyle plays an …

Diabetes

Secrets of the Maya Otherworld

<b>On the edge of a small cornfield near the ruined Maya city of Chichén Itzá, in the sparse shade of</b> a tropical tree, a voice ricochets wildly up the mouth of a well. <i>“¡Lo vi! ¡Lo vi!”</i> the shout proclaims. “I saw it, I saw it!” <i>“¡Sí, es verdad!</i> Yes, it’s true!”<p>Leaning over the mouth of the well, …

Mexico