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What does it mean if you are double jointed?

Some of us are more flexible than others, and we’re made more aware of that fact when we watch dancers or contortionists — or even the people next to us in yoga class. But there are folks that are so flexible they make us flinch when they do things like bend their fingers back until

How to Find Out if Your Beer Is Actually Vegan

Hey, remember veganism? At least that’s what people called not consuming any animal products before the whole plant-based trend rolled around. It seems as tech-based meats grow in popularity and marketers slap the words “plant-based” on just about everything, the word “vegan” appears to be falling out of vogue. This doesn’t mean that veganism isn’t

What happens to your body if you eat too many chia seeds

In recent years, chia seeds have entered the mainstream. Once a niche superfood, they are now a regular on the menu of many trendy brunch spots and have even infiltrated the home kitchen. The best part? They boast many nutritional benefits, such as promoting weight loss, lowering cholesterol and fighting inflammation (via BBC GoodFood). But

Women's miscarriage risks may double if partners smoke weed often

Women’s miscarriage risks DOUBLE when their partners smoke weed more than once a week, study suggests About 37 million Americans use marijuana, including a growing number of pregnant women – despite doctors’ warnings not to  Research on the fertility and fetal health effects of pot has yielded mix results   Boston University researchers found that when

How to tell if your teen is depressed

Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your teenager thinks, feels and behaves, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical problems. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may be different between teens and

What if you were your own blood donor for surgery?

(HealthDay)—Heart surgery patients may fare better if they have their own blood “recycled” and given back to them during the procedure, a preliminary study suggests. The study focused on so-called “intraoperative autologous” blood donation—where patients have some blood removed at the start of surgery for their own use. The goal is to avoid transfusions of

Vaccines are critical if you have diabetes

(HealthDay)—If you have diabetes, you need all recommended vaccinations, the American Association of Diabetes Educators says. Diabetes reduces the immune system’s ability to fight certain infections. This raises the risk for serious complications from diseases that vaccines protect against—including flu, pneumonia, hepatitis B, tetanus and shingles. “People with diabetes may be at higher risk of