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Pregnant Women And New Moms Face Higher Risk Of Heart Attack, Study Finds

Although certain pregnancy complications are well-documented (preeclampsia, premature birth, and placenta previa, to name but a few), it’s unlikely that many women would have considered the terrifying possibility that they might suffer a heart attack during pregnancy or childbirth or in the portpartum period. But according to a new report, the number of women who have a heart attack […]

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This Heartwarming Twitter Story Shows The Power Of Representation In Media

A heartwarming viral Twitter thread involving a tender moment between children at a swimming pool and a Muppet with autism is being hailed for showing why media representation, specifically for children, is so powerful. “Don’t tell me representation doesn’t matter,” wrote Twitter user @shiphitsthefan, who goes by Ship and uses the pronouns they/them. Ship shared the […]

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Is BPA Making Us Fat, Anxious And Sick? A New Effort To Find The Answer May Be Falling Apart.

For years, government regulators and academic researchers have been at an impasse over the safety of bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical used to make some plastics. Academic researchers have repeatedly found that BPA and other hormone-disrupting chemicals, which can contaminate foods and drinks, may contribute to problems such as early puberty, obesity, diabetes, developmental […]

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Watch Aly Raisman and 140 Other Larry Nassar Survivors Receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs

This year's ESPY Awards took an emotional turn when it came time for the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, awarded to those who came forward with their stories of sexual abuse by disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar. Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez, and gymnast Sarah Klein, who […]

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If You Love Someone With OCD, You May Need to Stop Giving Them Reassurance All the Time

Living with unmanaged obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is miserable—I know because I’ve likely had it since I was a teenager and was officially diagnosed in 2014. No, it’s not merely having “you’re-so-OCD” perfectionism or organization skills ascribed to the condition on TV and in movies. And given that an estimated 2.3 percent of the population […]