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Wishing others well may boost your own well-being

Wishing others well may boost your own well-being

Many people say that helping others through acts of charity or volunteer work makes them feel better and happier. New research goes further and finds that simply wishing someone well may have a similarly positive effect on our moods. Simply thinking of others in a kind and loving way could make you happier, suggests a […]

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Music may enhance the effect of pain relievers

Music may enhance the effect of pain relievers

Bob Marley once said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” A recent study using a mouse model backs up Marley’s musing with some scientific data. Listening to Mozart might boost pain medication. In the past, scientists have explored the idea of using music as a therapy in a […]

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What does herpes look like?

What does herpes look like?

Herpes sores can affect many areas of the body, including the mouth, genitals, and eyes. Knowing what herpes looks like across the body can help people diagnose the condition. Herpes is a skin condition caused by the herpes simplex virus. The symptoms include sores that come and go over time. Different types of herpes affect […]

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Possible reasons weight loss is not working

Possible reasons weight loss is not working

When a person wants to lose weight, trying inappropriate diet and exercise routines is a common mistake. These methods can prevent weight loss or even increase weight. Calories are a unit of measure that show the amount of energy in foods and drinks. The body requires a certain number of calories to function. It will […]

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Hematoma: Everything you need to know

Hematoma: Everything you need to know

A hematoma is a common problem that occurs as a result of damage to one of the larger blood vessels in the body. Most people experience a hematoma at some point in their lives. A hematoma can look like a bruise, but bruises occur due to damage to small blood vessels rather than large ones. […]

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Dark spots on the skin: Causes and how to treat them

Dark spots on the skin: Causes and how to treat them

Dark spots on the skin, or hyperpigmentation, occur when some areas of the skin produce more melanin than usual. Melanin gives the eyes, skin, and hair their color. Dark spots on the skin are not a cause for concern and do not need treatment, though people may choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons. Depending […]

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Can you get pregnant on your period?

Can you get pregnant on your period?

Technically, people can get pregnant at any time during their menstrual cycle, though it is much less likely during their period. A person is most likely to get pregnant in the middle of their menstrual cycle. This phase is called the fertile window. The chances of becoming pregnant are much lower before and after the […]

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How can you make your period come faster?

How can you make your period come faster?

Some people want their period to arrive before an important event, deadline week, or an upcoming camping trip. There are a few things they can try to make their period come faster. There are no guaranteed ways to make a period arrive immediately or within a day or two. However, around the time their period […]

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What does science say about the effects of meditation?

What does science say about the effects of meditation?

Practicing meditation or mindfulness techniques is, at least anecdotally, supposed to smooth your way to a happier, more healthful life. But what does science say about these practices? What does research say about the effects of meditation and mindfulness? We investigate. Meditation “keeps our minds and hearts calm, peaceful, and loving, i.e., in the right […]