This Is Your Brain On True Crime Stories

I’ve always been fascinated with true crime stories, but it wasn’t until two years ago that I became addicted. It started with my discovery of the cult podcast “My Favorite Murder,” which I listened to for hours a day as I cooked, exercised and cleaned. When I couldn’t get enough of that, I dove into other podcasts like “Undisclosed” and “Someone Knows Something,” watched murder-centric series like “The Keepers” and “The Jinx” in the evenings, and capped off my days by reading gripping non-fiction novels (like the poignant book After…

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Diabetes type 2 diet: Avoid this popular sandwich filler to control blood sugar | Health | Life & Style

Trans fats are found in many commercially-made baked and fried foods, and are extremely unhealthy. But they are particularly dangerous for type 2 diabetes sufferers, as they increase insulin resistance and belly fat. Trans fats occur naturally in low levels in some foods such as meat and dairy products, but it’s the industrially produced trans fats that are most concerning. The biggest source is partially hydrogenated oil, which is used in processed biscuits, cakes, pies, pastries and fried foods. The oil is favoured for its stability and long shelf life.…

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Should You Take A Vitamin Every Day?

As a kid, popping a single chewy, sugary multivitamin alongside breakfast was easy. But as an adult, navigating the world of vitamin supplements is more complicated. The sheer number of options available at the store, combined with confusing labels and a lack of nutrition knowledge, can turn the simple task of bettering your health into a seemingly impossible feat. That’s why we chatted with two experts to help clear up the vitamin confusion. Read on to learn what vitamins are, why they’re important and what role they play in a…

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Cancer symptoms and signs: Two-year-old’s constant tiredness turned out to be brain tumour | Health | Life & Style

Bodie McNulty, who is now two years old, was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 10 months, just a few days after Christmas 2016. Mum Laura Thornton, 22, had taken Bodie six times to their local A&E department and to see GP within a four week period leading up to the diagnosis. Bodie started with symptoms of sickness and constant tiredness which rapidly progressed into her losing the ability to crawl, sit up or even support her own head. Lauren explained what happened leading up to her…

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This Is Why Your Hands Are Always Cold

Are you the kind of person whose touch can provoke that, “Wow, your hands are freezing!” or “Ah, your feet are cold!” reaction from a loved one? Some people are prone to chilly fingers and toes, and there are several potential reasons for it. Here’s what you should know about cold hands and feet, plus a couple of possible explanations why, according to experts: Your blood circulation may not be to blame Here’s a myth-busting fact for you: Cold extremities aren’t always the result of poor blood circulation, as you…

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English man catches SUPER GONORRHOEA after one-night stand in Asia – first confirmed case | Health | Life & Style

An English man has become the first person in the world to catch so-called ‘super gonorrhoea’, which has proved resistant to antibiotics. The man, who hasn’t been named, is said to have caught the STI from a woman during a trip to south-east Asia earlier this year. Public Health England has issued a warning that this seems to be the first case “resistant to the current recommended dual first-line therapy.” The gonorrhoea failed to respond to two powerful antibiotics, azithromycin and ceftriaxone, that the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends are…

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