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The Key to a Happy Partnership

You want your own happily-ever-after. You might have been dreaming of it since childhood. Although no real-life relationship can match fairytale endings, many people do enjoy happy marriages and partnerships that last decades. For all the advice on relationships -- and there is a lot of g…

How to Get Beautiful Lips

Beautiful, soft lips are desired by women everywhere. You see luscious lips featured on magazine covers, in lipstick ads, and on the faces of your favorite celebs (yes, Angelina, we're talking about you). Who says we can't have them, too? Here are some ways to plump up -- and prot…

How To Get Soft Pink Lips Naturally

It’s said that the prettiest thing you can wear is your smile. Your smile is not all about your shiny white teeth, it’s about your lips as well! We all wish to have soft, pink and luscious lips but somehow it seems like a distant dream. Your lips are more sensitive than you think. Chapped…

14 Ways to Get Healthy-Looking Lips

Healthy lips   Soft, full-looking lips may look nice, but keeping your lips hydrated and healthy is most important. If you’re like most people, though, your lips won’t look soft, pink, and plump without paying a little extra attention to the skin on your mouth. Keep reading to learn 14 ho…

How to Get Strong, Toned Legs Without Squats or Lunges

Squats and lunges are the typical go-to exercises for strengthening the muscles in the lower body. While they are extremely common, they may not be a safe option for everyone. Some people feel pain while performing lunges and squats from bending at the knee joint, which can aggravate the …

Video Games Linked to Lower Depression Risk for Boys

A new study finds for some teenage boys playing video games may lead to more social interaction. Alys Tomlinson/Getty Images  A new study published in Psychological Medicine suggests that a nuanced approach may be needed to understand how types of screen-time activities affect adolescents…

Nail Biting Is Dangerous During COVID-19. How to Stop

If there’s ever been a time in history to kick a nail-biting habit, this is it. During the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials encourage preventive measures like frequent handwashing, social distancing, and keeping our hands away from our faces, eyes, and mouths – a difficult ask f…

5 Diet Book Red Flags to Watch Out For

Every January, diet books are cracked open, pored over -- then often discarded after a few weeks. If you've got a few collecting dust on your shelves, please don't consider it a failure. Most fad diet books aren't nearly as simple or sustainable as they promise to be.

'Is It Okay to Use a Mask Bracket?'

If you’ve ever sucked your cloth mask into your mouth when inhaling or experienced “maskne” breakouts, you may have turned to the internet for a solution. And it’s possible your searching revealed a face mask accessory called a frame or bracket, leading you to wonder, "Is it okay to …

Heart Damage Seen in 50% of People Hospitalized With COVID-19

People may still need to meet with a cardiologist months after treatment for severe COVID-19 Kemal Yildirim/Getty Images  A new study finds that about 50 percent of people hospitalized with severe COVID-19 have evidence of heart damage. Researchers investigated patients with COVID-19 who …

Mouth ulcer

A mouth ulcer is an ulcer that occurs on the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. Mouth ulcers are very common, occurring in association with many diseases and by many different mechanisms, but usually there is no serious underlying cause.

Using Psychology to Find Pain Relief

If you find being in pain has left you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or a little grumpy, you aren’t alone. These emotions are very common among people living with ongoing pain.

The Moderna COVID-19 (mRNA-1273) vaccine: what you need to know

The WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization has issued Interim recommendations for use of the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine against COVID-19 in people aged 18 years and older.

Feel Pregnant but the Pregnancy Test is Negative?

Your period is late. That simple phrase makes many women's hearts skip a beat, either with hopeful anticipation or fearful dread. (Missing a period is almost never a neutral experience.) So you take a test. What happens if the test is negative but you feel pregnant?

How COVID-19 Technology May Help Fight Cancer in the Near Future

Scientists say the way a COVID-19 vaccine stimulates the body’s immune system could be used in a potential cancer vaccine. Joan Slatkin/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images  Scientists are exploring ways to use the messenger RNA (mRNA) technology deployed in the COVID-…

6 Reasons to Eat More Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a great example of “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Yes, they’re a fungi. And sure, some varieties look like something out of a Dr. Seuss story. But mushrooms deserve to be tossed into your shopping cart and added to meals a lot more often (not just ordered on pizza, thoug…

A Trainer's Favorite Exercises for Strong, Toned Arms

Upper body training is important. Not only does it improve our strength, but it also can help our posture and alignment. We often slump in our posture -- our chest muscles become tight as we hunch our shoulders, while our weak back muscles are relaxed and rounded. Having a strong upper bo…

Why Black Men Benefit From Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Immunotherapy may help men with prostate cancer. Getty Images  New research conducted by scientists at Northwestern University finds Black men may have a genetic advantage when it comes to immunotherapy treatments for prostate cancer. The reason is that Black men are more likely to have a…

Why It’s So Easy to Get a Flu Shot but Difficult to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

People wait in line at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Los Angeles area. MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images  Experts say there are a number of reasons flu shots are more readily available than COVID-19 vaccines. For starters, there are currently more manufactu…

Tongue Strengthening Device May Help People with Snoring Difficulties

Experts say snoring is not necessarily a sign of sleep apnea, but it can disrupt sleep and cause health issues. Moyo Studio/Getty Images  The FDA has approved a device worn during the day that strengthens the tongue in an effort to reduce the snoring associated with mild sleep apnea. Expe…

Best Ways to Lose Muscle Mass

Although most exercise programs promote building muscle, some people may be interested in losing muscle mass.

Liver disease

Liver disease (also called hepatic disease ) is a type of damage to or disease of the liver. Whenever the course of the problem lasts long, chronic liver disease ensues.

History of malaria

The history of malaria stretches from its prehistoric origin as a zoonotic disease in the primates of Africa through to the 21st century. A widespread and potentially lethal human infectious disease, at its peak malaria infested every continent, except Antarctica. Its prevention and trea…

Why a particular coronavirus mutation has scientists' attention

The tiny spike proteins that cover the outside of the virus are crucial to vaccine efficacy. They're also changing. Alet Pretorius / Gallo Images via Getty Images file — Members of the Tshwane Special Infectious Unit on COVID-19 pick up a suspected Covid-19 patient in Pretoria, South …