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The Best Toy Basketball Hoops for Your Little MVP

While some kids have a need for speed, others crave big air — the kind you can only get soaring with your arm outstretched towards a hoop. There’s just something about tossing a plastic ball into a net little ones and teenagers alike just can’t get enough of, so adding a toy basketball hoop to

The miracle drink: apple cider vinegar and olive oil

Apple cider vinegar. It’s the biggest health thing going. Everybody’s talking about it. You take a shot every day and apparently it can help you lose weight, reduce your cholesterol, improve your heart health, lower your risk of cancer and extend your life by at least 10 years, so it’s definitely worth trying because who

Financial hardship in cancer: The role of health insurance literacy

A new American Cancer Society study links health insurance literacy with medical financial hardship as well as non-medical financial sacrifices among adult cancer survivors in the United States. The authors say the study indicates that health insurance literacy may be an important intervention for addressing financial problems associated with cancer. The report appears in JNCI

New study may have the reason why heart medication gives muscle pain

A study from McMaster University has found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower their cholesterol develop sore, aching muscles. The use of statin drugs to significantly lower cholesterol, and ultimately reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, has become widespread and large-scale studies suggest that nearly half of Americans and

The Best Baby Play Mats for Active Kids

Playmats, or activity gyms, are designed to engage your little one. With bold colors; a soft surface; rattles, mirrors, and a smattering of other toys, these sensory centersmotivate, stimulate and inspire. They are baby’s first interactive toy. Plus, children spend a lot of time on the floor. From wiggling and rolling to crawling and sitting

Does Tamiflu REALLY Do Anything For The Flu?

There’s lots of misinformation about the flu out there: the flu shot makes you sick (nope), the flu is just a really bad cold (def not), and you catch the flu from going outside with wet hair (nuh-uh). But when it comes to Tamiflu—the FDA-approved medication that promises to make your flu symptoms disappear and

And the Most Hated Halloween Candy This Year Is…

“Dear Candy Corn, I hate your stinking guts. You make me vomit. You’re scum between my toes! Love, America.” This is how I imagine America’s hate letter to candy corn would read, and after seeing CandyStore.com’s recently published list of the worst Halloween candies, it’s probably dead-on. According to the site, candy corn is the

How meaning is represented in the human brain

Representations reflecting non-linguistic experience have been detected in brain activity during reading in study of healthy, native English speakers published in JNeurosci. The research brings us one step closer to a more complete characterization of human language. Words and their relationship to one’s experience are thought to be combined in the brain to enable understanding

See Nikki and Courtney Sixx's Daughter Ruby for the First Time

Worth the wait! Courtney Sixx (née Bingham) showed off her and Nikki Sixx’s 2-month-old daughter, Ruby, on Instagram for the first time. “Excited to share Ruby with you,” the DIY expert, 34, captioned a Sunday, September 29, social media post. “It’s been really nice having our privacy the past two months but I just couldn’t

The Zika virus discovered on the African continent

Researchers from the University of Oxford teamed up with the Angolan Ministry of Health to study the introduction and circulation of the Asian genotype of Zika virus in Angola, southwestern Africa. The Asian genotype caused the 2015-16 epidemic of microcephaly and other birth defects in the Americas. Their findings are published today in The Lancet

The Trick to Getting Your Kid In the Tub? Bath Bombs!

Like nap time, taking a soothing bath is something most moms would love to do on the regular — and that kids love to regularly complain about. But when it comes bath time, there’s one thing parents and their littles can both agree on: bath bombs make it better. The colors and fizz — not

Green tea could hold the key to reducing antibiotic resistance

Scientists at the University of Surrey have discovered that a natural antioxidant commonly found in green tea can help eliminate antibiotic resistant bacteria. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, found that epigallocatechin (EGCG) can restore the activity of aztreonam, an antibiotic commonly used to treat infections caused by the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas

Making the most of your baby’s first 3 years

Experts agree that the first three years of a baby’s life are a unique time of fast development. Even though a newborn seems helpless, he or she is learning every minute, absorbing information through all five senses. That’s why babies will try to put everything possible in their mouths. It’s a way of understanding as