Health and Wellnesss

The Debate Over Office Temperatures Just Heated Up, Thanks to a New Study

There are new data to throw into the ongoing debate over office thermostats—but they likely won’t settle any arguments. The question of how cold to keep an office often splits workplaces by gender, since women typically prefer a warmer workspace than men for reasons both biological and sociological. Men expend more energy than women at …

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Improvements in U.S. Air Quality Are Saving Thousands of Lives a Year

Recent improvements in U.S. air quality are saving thousands of lives per year, according to the latest Health of the Air report from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and New York University (NYU). The report, published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society, looked at the health effects of particulate matter and ozone pollution above …

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Nearly 500 Children Have Been Infected With HIV in a Single Pakistani City. Here’s What to Know

Nearly 500 children in a single Pakistani city have tested positive for HIV, in an outbreak that has led to the arrest of at least one doctor and highlighted gross inadequacies in the local health care system. As of mid-May, 410 children and 100 adults in Larkana, a city in Pakistan’s Sindh province, had tested …

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How Arlington National Cemetery Became the Resting Place for America’s ‘Heroic Dead’

On May 30, 1868, Gen. John A. Logan visited Arlington National Cemetery to speak at a ceremony for what was then called Decoration Day — and in doing so, set a precedent that holds to this day. That event, organized three years after the end of the Civil War by the Grand Army of the …

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Maine to Eliminate Non-Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations

(AUGUSTA, Maine) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations in Maine. Maine has one of the highest rates of non-medical vaccine exemptions in the nation, and health officials say the opt-out rates appear to be rising. “As we hear more reports of …

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Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay Oklahoma $85 Million Over Claims Company Helped Create Addiction Crisis

(Bloomberg) — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to pay $85 million to settle an Oklahoma lawsuit claiming that illegal marketing of its opioid painkillers contributed to a public health crisis in the state. The deal, announced Sunday, was reached just as the case was about to go to trial next week. The state had alleged …

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Kim Kardashian’s Tiny Waist at the Met Gala Sparked Major Backlash

Kim Kardashian West’s dripping wet, bodycon look at the 2019 Met Gala turned heads—but it wasn’t just her dress that demanded everyone’s attention. The reality star, 38, had all eyes on her exaggerated hourglass figure with her waist looking insanely small in contrast to her famously large butt.  Naturally, the internet didn’t waste any time …

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Teenager with Tourette Syndrome Says She Was Asked to Leave Theater Before Start of Avengers

When 15-year-old Emily Womack visited her local AMC theater to finally catch Avengers: Endgame on opening night, she never imagined she would leave before the action even began. Emily has Tourette syndrome, a neurodevelopment disorder that causes uncontrolled repetitive movements or vocal tics, and has coped all her life with the rude reactions she receives …

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This Brand Is Being Slammed For Their Horrific Plus Size Clothing Ads Using Thin Models

Plus Size Baby, an online clothing retailer that specializes in larger sizes, is being slammed for its advertising tactics. The site uses thin models to showcase its products, including lingerie, swimwear, and ready-to-wear—and one shopper is voicing her frustrations. According to the Daily Mail, Kristin Russell, a 31-year-old mom from Falls City, Nebraska, was shopping …

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Does Having Your Appendix Removed Cause Parkinson’s? Here’s What You Need to Know

There’s a link between appendicitis and Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published this week. The new research, set to be presented at a conference next weekend, says a person is nearly three times as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease if they’ve had their appendix removed. Appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, is a common condition that causes abdominal …

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