If you’ve ever Googled the causes of a skin complaint or damaged hair, chances are someone on the internet has pointed the finger at SLS, or sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate, a common ingredient in beauty products, washes, toothpastes and even cleaning products. So what does this ingredient do, why is it in everything, and
New findings by a University of Houston psychology professor indicate that among firefighters, distress tolerance amplifies associations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and alcohol use severity. In the world of psychology, distress tolerance is your actual or perceived ability to withstand emotional distress. It is surviving—and knowing you can survive—an emotional incident. “Firefighters who
It’s official: Americans are dying much sooner in life. Preliminary signals of declining health were neither a false alarm nor a statistical fluke. A reversal of American life expectancy, a downward trend that has now been sustained for three years in a row, is a grim new reality of life in the United States. New
Tesco, Sainsbury’s and ASDA recall own-brand versions of the heartburn and indigestion drug Zantac over fears they are contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical The supermarket products were among 13 new additions to an ongoing recall Products in the UK and US have been taken off shelves due to contamination Ranitidine drugs are thought to have
In her latest Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper pops a bunch of blackheads and whiteheads. The dermatologist uses an extractor tool to get out all the pore-clogging gunk. Best part? The high-speed marathon of pops was all set to classical music. Dr. Pimple Popper (a.k..a Sandra Lee, MD) is back at it again with another
A full night’s sleep will be near the top of many parents’ wish lists. Sleep deprivation is no fun and many parents find themselves turning to baby care books that promise to train their child to sleep through the night. These books promote a range of ideas. At the more extreme end, extinction—often known as
What an epic playdate! Mariah Carey and her 8-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, spent some time with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively over the weekend. “Rocky snuck up on an unsuspecting couple wearing a Deadpool mask,” the singer, 49, captioned a photo on Instagram of herself with Lively, 32, and Reynolds, 43, alongside her twins.
When planning Thanksgiving dinner or a Friendsgiving spread, five Thanksgiving side dishes immediately come to mind: stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. And there’s, of course, the turkey. But by no means do we love all sides equally — and a recently published map by The Daring Kitchen, “The Most Hated
Contrary to the previous data, a Finnish study clarifies that smoking and high blood pressure do not protect from death in patients suffering from subarachnoid hemorrhage, the most lethal stroke subtype. In fact, subarachnoid hemorrhage kills smokers and hypertensive individuals even before they reach hospitals, and therefore, previous studies that did not include these deaths
Over the past decade, rates of maternal and child morbidity and mortality in Togo have remained high despite global progress. Child mortality among children under five years old in the West African nation is attributed to diseases that are easy and cheap to prevent and treat, including malaria, acute lower respiratory infections, and diarrheal diseases.
Field trip! Kourtney Kardashian and her kids took advantage of the Veteran’s Day school holiday to spend time together as a family. “We love a holiday,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 40, captioned a Monday, November 11, slideshow of herself and Mason, 9, Penelope, 7, and Reign, 4, at the Los Angeles County
Your diet can put you at risk of depression, according to a new study. The study also found that the likelihood of depression is higher among middle-aged and older women who were immigrants to Canada when compared to Canadian-born women. “Lower intakes of fruits and vegetables were found to be linked to depression for both
I am hypnotised by the idea of any new thing that promises to make my life more amazing. So, when New York Times bestselling author Anthony William – AKA the "Medical Medium" – came along with his millions of views on YouTube, countless testimonials and a plethora of celebrity endorsements (including Pharrell Williams, Miranda Kerr
Meatless Mondays are easier than ever thanks to the bevy of look-alike burgers in your supermarket that feature zero meat. Yep, I’m talking about Beyond Meat and similar companies producing plant-based burgers, which are still very much on the rise. After years on the market and a solid IPO showing, Beyond Burgers are available in
Starbucks is giving customers an early holiday gift once again. Last year, customers went bonkers when the store handed out free reusable red cups to coincide with the return of Starbucks’ classic holiday drink line-up. This year, the offer still stands, but the cup has a makeover to tie into 2019’s “Merry Coffee” theme. Here’s
A global research team led by scientists from Singapore and the United States has discovered new evidence that there is an underlying link between degeneration of the eye and brain. They found that genetic variation at a beta-amyloid gene was significantly associated with increased risk of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG), the most common form
The checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) increases the survival time of patients with advanced head and neck cancers, according to a new global study led by Yale Cancer Center (YCC). The data was published today in the journal The Lancet. The findings of the phase 3 study show that, compared to the standard therapy, overall survival
Walking: it’s free, it doesn't require fancy footwear and we were born to do it. A stroll benefits our body and brain in an abundance of ways, which is no doubt why Hippocrates called it “man’s best medicine”, but: why exactly is walking so good for us? Walking: We can do it anytime, anywhere.Credit:Getty 1.
The perfect pair! Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend, Travis Scott, welcomed their first child together in February 2018 — and the reality star has been posting adorable pics with Stormi ever since. The makeup mogul kept her pregnancy under wraps, announcing her daughter’s arrival three days after her birth. “I’m sorry for keeping you in
Fall family fun! Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and their kids went all out with elaborate Flintstone family costumes for Halloween. “Yabba Dabba Doo!” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 39, captioned a series of photos of herself with her children North, 6, Saint, 4, Chicago, 21 months, and Psalm, 5 months. “This family pic