Please Marvel at Brie Larson's Insane Pullup Move

Filming hasn’t started on Captain Marvel 2 yet, but Brie Larson isn’t slacking off. She just posted a video to Instagram in which she can be seen working on her pullup game and challenging her grip strength — and the people in the comments are impressed, to say the least. View this post on Instagram Messing around with new grips, […]

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An unreported Zika outbreak in 2017 detected through travel surveillance and genetics

Public health experts report August 22 in the journal Cell that surveillance of international travelers for infectious disease can help reconstruct unreported or undetected outbreaks of Zika and other viruses. By sequencing virus genomes from infected travelers, analyzing travel patterns and mosquito modeling, the researchers unearthed a spike in Zika cases from travelers returning from Cuba during the summer of […]

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What eating too much dairy does to your body

Dairy is important for the body’s overall health, but could you be eating too much dairy? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends women consume three cups of dairy per day. This is because dairy products contain plenty of good-for-you nutrients, including calcium, vitamin D, and potassium. “Calorie for calorie, whole milk is quite healthy,” nutrition researcher Kris Gunnars explained […]

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DR MAX PEMBERTON: The four-in-one pill is no magic bullet

DR MAX PEMBERTON: A four-in-one pill that helps keep the heart healthy is a step forward – but no magic bullet The idea that there is a ‘magic bullet’ to cure sickness and disease is always popular. Despite disease often being complicated, we like to think that there is an easy, one-size-fits-all answer. This week sees the promise of yet […]

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Health records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

It was long believed the FMR1 premutation — an excessive number of trinucleotide repeats in the FMR1 gene — had no direct effect on the people who carry it. Until recently, the only recognized effect on the carriers of the flawed gene was the risk of having offspring with fragile X syndrome, a rare but serious form of developmental disability. […]

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Dunkin's New Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Latte Has More Sugar Than a 16-Oz. Soda

Breaking news for pumpkin spice enthusiasts: Dunkin’ Donuts released its new Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Signature Latte today, and as you can imagine, the nutritionals are off the sugar charts. The latte is just one item on Dunkin’s full fall 2019 menu, where apple cider donuts and munchkins also make their big debut. The classic pumpkin-flavored coffee? That’s on the menu, […]

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The VA and others pioneer eHealth Exchange health information network infrastructure

The eHealth Exchange, the largest nationwide health information network connecting the public and private sectors, has announced the go-live of its new gateway technology that is designed to simplify connectivity for its participants via a single connection to the nation. The benefits to members, the exchange said, will include reduced information-sharing expense, further expansion of its national footprint, and faster […]

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Disney Is Serving Up Scary Good Halloween Treats

Get out of here, August, and please fly by, September, because Halloween is, hands down, the most wonderful time of the year. The horror flick marathons, the punny and legitimately nightmare-inducing costumes, the Reese’s Pumpkins: We want it all, and we want it all now. But when it comes to indulging on frighteningly sweet treats, the best place isn’t in […]

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