Have you ever looked at a puppy and had the urge to squeeze or even bite it? Or felt compelled to pinch a baby’s cheeks, albeit without a desire to harm it? If you answered yes to either question, you’ve experienced a phenomenon called cute aggression—and you’re far from alone. Until now, research exploring how
Asthma is a common condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, asthma affects around 20.4 million adults and 6.1 million children in the country. Asthma causes inflammation in the airways, or bronchial tubes, which move air in and out of the lungs. The inflammation triggers the body
Sorry, Mom, but yes, you can play with your food. Jell-O’s latest brainchild is a slime that’s 100 percent edible. (You read that correctly: slime you can eat.) And they’re launching the product very soon, on Dec. 1. In a press release, Jell-O recently announced it has created two types of slime, unicorn and monster.
Not too long ago, the only kind of milk you could pour into your coffee came from cows. Then an influx of plant-based milks hit the market—from almond and cashew milk to pea milk, soy milk, and flax milk. These non-dairy milks keep spiking in popularity, as more consumers are opting to reduce or eliminate animal products from their meals.
So you’ve just had some much needed me time with your favorite sex toy, and you’re feeling super relaxed. The last thing you want to do right now is haul yourself off the bed and head to the bathroom sink to scrub your vibrator clean. You know you have to wash it, of course, to
A variety of conditions affect our ability to drive, including poor sleep, some prescription medications and alcohol. Cannabis is another. Many people use cannabis for medical reasons, for recreation purposes, or both. Figuring out whether someone should avoid driving can be tricky because of the variety of chemicals contained within the plant, the different ways
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 — When it comes to money, nice people really are more likely to finish last, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3 million people and found that those who were nice were at increased risk for bankruptcy and other financial problems. Why? They just don’t value money
Attachment parenting is a popular way to raise kids at the moment (at least where I live, in Los Angeles). The basic premise is that the primary caregiver is always attuned to their child — this usually translates to being physically close, thus also practicing co-sleeping, breastfeeding (often extended) and babywearing (using slings and wraps
An international clinical trial that studied wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCDs) found that the devices did not significantly reduce sudden cardiac death—the primary goal of the device—among patients assigned to the device in the first 90 days after a heart attack, but did lower mortality among those who wore it as prescribed, according to a study
Genomic screening of more than 50,000 people shows that more than 80% of those who carry an identifiable genetic risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer don’t know it despite frequent interaction with the healthcare system. The findings were published Sept. 21 in the journal JAMA Network Open. In the absence of routine screening,
People claim that it is possible to detox the feet using a range of techniques, including ionic footbaths, foot soaks, and scrubs. In this article, we look at the science behind a foot detox and detail some of the most popular detox methods. What is a foot detox? Advocates claim that a foot detox removes
Palindromic rheumatism is a form of inflammatory arthritis. This means that it causes inflammation, pain, and swelling around the affected joints. In this article, we take a close look at palindromic rheumatism, examining its causes, symptoms, and outlook. What is palindromic rheumatism? Unlike other forms of arthritis, the symptoms of palindromic arthritis come and go
I can remember being a baby. I recall being in a vast room inside a doctor’s surgery. I was passed to a nurse and then placed in cold metal scales to be weighed. I was always aware that this memory was unusual because it was from so early in my life, but I thought that
While some people experience light cramps and a feeling of heaviness during and just before their period, others can experience severe pain or pain that occurs at different times during the menstrual cycle. In this article, learn about causes of cramps and their associated symptoms, as well as when to speak to a doctor. Causes
Considering that marijuana is the most frequently used recreational drug among breastfeeding moms, experts know surprisingly little about what impact pot might have on nursing babies. But a small new study published in the journal Pediatrics is helping to build on what we do know. The study, which analyzed breast milk samples from 50 mothers who used marijuana,
In this article, we examine some of the apparent benefits of vitamin E for hair and look at what evidence supports them. We also explain how people can increase their intake of vitamin E and consider whether or not there are any risks or side effects. What can vitamin E do for hair? People have
ASK THE GP: Why are my vitamin D levels so low – and how do I fix it? ASK THE GP: Why are my vitamin D levels so low – and how do I fix it? Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions I’m 50, with well-controlled type 2 diabetes. I have a healthy diet
“Gilding the lily” is somewhat particular to American gastronomy. Paris was not the home of the first burger topped with foie gras, nor was Rome where milkshakes first came garnished with slices of cake. It was under these spacious skies, these amber waves of grain, that the Heart Attack Grill first came roaring to life.
Does tooth decay in baby teeth really matter? When should kids start brushing? What’s the best braces options? Orthodontist Dr Schwartz answers your biting questions. Tooth brushing routine Start cleaning your baby’s teeth as soon as the first tooth appears using a wet cloth or a small children’s toothbrush with water. From toddler-hood, encourage littlies
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 — Short-lasting hiccups are annoying enough, but some people get hiccups that last longer a month or more. The longest recorded case? An Iowa farmer had hiccups continually for 69 years and nine months, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. In most cases, persistent hiccups (two days or more)