Have you checked your breasts for lumps lately? Some people feel uncomfortable with the idea of giving their boobs a squeeze for fear of what they might find or because they are worried about doing it wrong. Well, ladies (but also gents), it’s time. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Estée Lauder is hosting a global breast-check, open
Is the heat still bearable, or should I take my hand off the hotplate? Before the brain can react appropriately to pain, it must evaluate and integrate sensory, cognitive and emotional factors that modulate the perception and processing of the sensation itself. This task requires the exchange of information between different regions of the brain.
A team of researchers has been modeling the potential spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy. Using their model, they can calculate the number of exposed and highly infectious individuals and the daily isolation efforts required to bring down the epidemic curve. In April, a team led by Professor Andrea Rinaldo, the head of EPFL’s
Women who are unhappy with their breasts are far less likely to check them for potentially dangerous lumps and changes, according to a new study by Angela Ruskin University. The study – that looked at 18,000 women across 40 countries – also revealed that women in Britain are most likely to be unsatisfied with the
A deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 4,500 people and spread to 15 countries since emerging in China, has also spawned many false claims on social media. Here’s a selection of misinformation debunked by AFP’s Fact Check service. Sydney food not contaminated In Australia, multiple Facebook posts shared hundreds of times claimed
The top number on a blood pressure test is widely viewed as the best gauge of a person’s overall risk for heart disease. But the bottom number could be important when it comes to evaluating the chance of a person having scars on their brain that could be an indicator for dementia, stroke or falls.
A bacon, egg, and cheese just isn’t complete without a tasty roll—unless you’re on the high-fat ketogenic diet. In that case, you’ll have to look for alternatives that can hold all of the goods. Typically, people use lettuce in the place of bread, but the culinary geniuses at Kroger opted for a protein-packed alternative: hard-boiled
Doctors and nurses slam rapper T.I. for taking his daughter, 18, to ‘check her hymen’ every year and say that so-called ‘virginity tests’ are unreliable, ‘humiliating and painful’ In an interview for a podcast, rapper T.I. said he takes his 18-year-old daughter Deyjah Harris for an annual exams to determine if she’s still a virgin
It’s one thing for your parents to help educate you about sex and sexual health. But there’s a fine line between appropriate and just plain weird––and rapper T.I. (real name: Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.) has definitely crossed it. You could say he’s so far over the line, he can’t even see the line. In a podcast
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat 30g of nuts – a small handful – each day. But many of us know nuts are high in calories and fat. So should we be eating nuts or will they make us gain weight? In short, the answer is yes, we should eat them, and no, they
A new tool shows that Australians are generally in good health, compared with other countries. For the first time, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has built a data tool, looking at health measures including our life expectancy, rates of cancer, obesity and smoking, and causes of death, in relation to 36 countries in
Your crab cakes are trying to kill you. In what can only be treated as their final act of revenge, crabs from Venezuela have been discovered to be contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio parahaemolyticus that’s now infecting people who dare to consume them. The crab that is suspected to be the source of the
NHS hospitals put up posters reminding surgeons to check they have the right patient after a series of operating theatre blunders John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals had mishaps between May and June At the Oxford University clinics, surgeons put an endoscopy in the wrong patient Medics left a surgical cup in a patient, requiring they go
We’re always trying to add more veggies to our diet, but it seems like every time we do, we’re thwarted by news of yet another outbreak. Usually, we find ourselves cowering in fear of being contaminated by E. coli, listeria or salmonella, but this time, it’s parasites that we need to watch out for. Yeah,
More than 200 million eggs have been recalled. Here’s some information on how to avoid salmonella and why there have been so many recent outbreaks. Getty Images A salmonella outbreak in nine states has led to one of the largest egg recalls in years. The Rose Acre Farms of Indiana is now voluntarily recalling
To the beat of electronic dance music, men and women inside a slate-gray building harvested marijuana plants festooned with radio-frequency identification tags. In another room, an employee entered the tag numbers into a government database. The cannabis tracking system used by Avitas, a marijuana company with a production facility in Salem, is the backbone of