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The dark side of antibiotics and what we can do about it

As early as the 13th century, scholars proposed that diseases were caused by ‘invisible entities’ unseen to the naked eye. However, it was not until the 1670s when Antonie van Leeuwenhoek made his microscope did the theory gain traction. Just as seeing tiny ‘animalcules’ zipping around under the microscope enabled the field to advance, it

EXPLAINER: How do I know when to get my 2nd vaccine shot?

As U.S. health officials try to get COVID-19 vaccines to people more quickly, it’s already time for some people to get their second shots. So who’s keeping track to make sure you get the correct second dose, and on time? And who can see that information? It’s one of the many logistical issues health officials

Here’s what to do if your boyfriend is a bad kisser

If it hasn’t happened, you’re lucky. For the rest of us, it’s nothing new: He’s handsome, he’s charming, he’s the perfect date and now he’s leaning in for that highly-anticipated first kiss. Your heart’s racing. Your heart drops. The kiss… was not good. Or just okay. Or just atrocious. You tell yourself you’ll give it

Do weighted blankets actually alleviate anxiety and sleep issues?

I adore weighted blankets. These blankets, filled with pellets or beads and weighing anything from two kilograms to upwards of eight kilograms, are widely believed to improve sleep, reduce anxiety and boost concentration. I love the thousands of beads of sensory goodness that descend over me, neutralising my nerves into submission. Perhaps I’m particularly drawn

What are viruses anyway, and why do they make us so sick?

You may sometimes have felt like you “have come down with a virus,” meaning that you became sick from being exposed to something that could have been a virus. In fact, you have a virus—actually, many—all the time. Some viruses cause the common cold, and some are crucial to human survival. New viruses can also

Here’s Exactly What To Do To Avoid Menopause Weight Gain

Unless you've never experienced the horror that is hormonal acne or fits of rage around that time of the month, you know that, as a woman, hormones can take quite a toll on you—and that rings especially true once you hit menopause.  While, yes, menopause isn't all bad (hi, no more spending money on tampons or remembering