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Health 2020-07-14T04:01:00Z
hummus and carrots

A weed killer that's been linked to cancer was found in six types of hummus. Here's what you need to know.

The Environmental Working Group found 80% of 27 non-organic hummus samples contained the chemical glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer.
Health 2020-07-13T20:55:24Z
jillian michaels

5 health benefits of jumping rope and helpful tips for beginners from celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels

The health benefits of jumping rope are extensive. Jumping rope can burns calories, strengthen coordination, and improve your heart health.
Health 2020-07-13T20:23:00Z
moldy jam

Eating moldy jam or jelly is risky, even if you scrape off the furry bits, experts say

After allegations of moldy jam at Sqirl, a high-end eatery in Los Angeles, some suggested they have no problem with scraping mold off their jelly.
Health 2020-07-13T20:14:00Z

This $20 acupressure mat melts away my tension and muscle soreness — it's one of the best Amazon impulse purchases I've made

This ProSource acupressure mat has helped me manage daily back and neck pain, as well as muscle tension and soreness. At $20, it's a steal.
Culture 2020-07-13T20:06:46Z

A YouTuber and her friend who got sick at Disney World's reopening are being criticized for ignoring medical advice to go to the hospital after 'violently vomiting'

The women insisted that the health scare was an allergic reaction — and not the result of COVID-19 — but commenters remained concerned.
Health 2020-07-13T19:41:00Z

How to find a therapist virtually for the first time

According to clinical psychologist Andreas Michaelides online databases are a great place to start when looking for a therapist for the first time.
Health 2020-07-13T19:05:00Z

Nannies who have coronavirus antibodies are in high demand

Hiring a caregiver who already had the coronavirus may offer some reassurance, but it's not a foolproof plan. Antibodies only last about three months.
Health 2020-07-13T18:47:00Z

How to stave off cravings and a few healthy recipes that'll help you temporarily forget about junk food

It's natural to want to turn to unhealthy foods when you're stressed or bored. Here are some healthy alternatives to your favorite junk foods.
Health 2020-07-13T18:29:00Z

An editorial in a top medical journal says low-carb diets could help prevent coronavirus complications. Experts say it's not that simple.

A new editorial makes a case for low-carb diets to protect against severe coronavirus. Experts say the link between diet and health isn't that simple.
News 2020-07-13T17:16:04Z

Starting this week, pent-up travelers can escape to Puerto Rico — but not without a coronavirus test

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, Puerto Rico has put into place some of the strictest requirements for travelers.
News 2020-07-13T16:44:00Z

Burger King workers went on strike, saying a manager blamed their trans colleague's coronavirus death on 'injecting hormones'

Angela Martinez Gómez, a trans woman who worked at the Burger King, died of COVID-19 on July 6. Her coworkers blame "dangerous" working conditions.
Health 2020-07-13T16:40:00Z

The best workout apps

If you're going to be spending a lot of time at home, it's important to find ways to stay active. Here are the best workout apps we've tried.
News 2020-07-13T15:55:00Z

After an Arizona man died from COVID-19, his family blamed the 'carelessness of politicians' in his obituary

Mark Anthony Urquiza, of Phoenix, Arizona, died on June 30 from complications due to COVID-19. He was 65.
News 2020-07-12T16:03:00Z
News 2020-07-12T16:02:00Z

I woke up from a coma with memory gaps for the last 30 years. Here's how I pieced my life back together.

Writer Todd Wasserman describes his journey to remember his life after a cardiac arrest wiped his memory.
News 2020-07-11T16:35:39Z

A patient in their 30s has reportedly died after attending a 'COVID party' in Texas and thinking coronavirus was a 'hoax'

According to the hospital's chief medical officer, the patient told their nurse, "I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it's not."
Lifestyle 2020-07-11T13:55:51Z

Bill Nye posted a TikTok showing how a face mask — and not a knit scarf — can slow the spread of the coronavirus

Bill Nye said that mask-wearing "is literally a matter of life or death" and showed how a homemade face mask effectively "blocks the movement of air."
Lifestyle 2020-07-10T22:03:00Z

People are selling 'breathable' masks that don't protect against COVID-19 on Etsy

An Etsy representative told Insider that it's working to "actively review and remove items that violate" its policies.
Health 2020-07-10T22:02:47Z

How to know if you have insomnia and what you can do to treat your sleep troubles

Insomnia is a common sleep condition that can be effectively treated by improving sleep habits, making lifestyle changes, and trying sleep therapy.
Health 2020-07-10T21:19:24Z

25 science-backed tips for how to sleep better

Want better sleep? Here's what you should eat, the best sleeping positions, how to optimize your bedroom, and more tips for better quality ZZZs.
Health 2020-07-10T21:16:47Z

How to check your blood sugar at home — and the best testing devices to use

To check your blood sugar levels at home, you can use a glucose meter or a continuous glucose monitor. Here's what you should know about both devices.
Health 2020-07-10T21:13:00Z

Jada Pinkett Smith said codependency made her want to 'just help heal' August Alsina during their relationship

Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about working through her codependency issues and healing through her relationship with August Alsina.
Health 2020-07-10T20:59:00Z

The best pharmacy delivery services

Many prescription delivery services ship medications right to your door, making it easy to refill prescriptions without commuting to a pharmacy.
Health 2020-07-10T20:55:00Z

I've never been able to orgasm during partnered sex, and I'm afraid it'll ruin my relationship. What do I do?

Therapist Rachel Wright said understanding why your guard is up and practicing vulnerability will help orgasm in front of your partner.
Health 2020-07-10T20:54:30Z

A nebulizer is a device used to treat conditions like asthma — here's how to use one

A nebulizer is a machine that turns liquid medication into an inhalable mist and is used for people with respiratory conditions.
Health 2020-07-10T20:50:56Z

How to know if your blood sugar levels are healthy

If you have diabetes or may be at risk, it's important to make sure your blood sugar levels are healthy and normal. Here's what you should know.
Health 2020-07-10T20:32:06Z

5 reasons why you may be bloated

Bloating can occur for a number of reasons including food intolerance, swallowing air, and consuming artificial sweeteners.
Health 2020-07-10T20:09:00Z

The best online therapy providers

Online therapy helps with everything from inclusive mental health treatment and partner counseling to support for teens. Here are the best available.
Health 2020-07-10T19:55:00Z

3 signs it's time to break up with your friend — and how to have the difficult conversation

Insider spoke to Dr. Rachel Hoffman, head of therapy at Real, about three signs it's time to end a friendship and how to approach the conversation.
Health 2020-07-10T19:43:00Z

My Black son who has autism is 'different' like Elijah McClain was. It makes me fear for his life more than I already did.

Sharisse Tracey worries for her three Black sons, but is most concerned about her child who has autism since his behavior can be unpredictable.
Health 2020-07-10T19:39:44Z

There is a strong genetic component to asthma, but it's not the only risk factor

There is a strong genetic component to asthma, but you can still develop asthma even if you are not genetically predisposed to it.
Health 2020-07-10T18:51:00Z

5 tips for finding masculine gender-affirming clothes for the summer

Finding clothes for the summertime can be a nightmare for transmasculine people. Here are five tips to help you keep cool and affirmed in your gender.
News 2020-07-10T18:40:23Z

Photos show what it's like inside a Houston hospital right now, where coronavirus cases are skyrocketing and ICUs are nearly full

Houston has become one of the worst hit cities in Texas, and authorities predicts hospitals will be overwhelmed in the coming days.
Health 2020-07-10T18:39:00Z

A woman who overdosed on enough caffeine powder to make 56 cups of coffee was hospitalized for a week, and doctors say her birth control didn't help

Highly concentrated caffeine supplements can cause serious or even fatal side effects; dangerous amounts of caffeine are cheap and widely available.
Health 2020-07-10T16:50:00Z

A man confessed secret sexual escapades to his wife during a coronavirus-related manic episode

The 41-year-old told his wife he'd had sex with other men, and then started touching hospital staff and asking inappropriate questions.
Health 2020-07-10T16:24:00Z

Brain-eating amoebas are thriving in US rivers and lakes. The problem is getting worse every year.

As the world gets hotter, this dangerous heat-loving single-celled organism may be found in places further north.
Entertainment 2020-07-10T16:22:15Z

Amanda Kloots is sharing videos with followers about how she's keeping Nick Cordero's memory alive for their son

In an emotional letter, Kloots told her son to "look for lessons" and "find the beauty" in tough situations.
Health 2020-07-10T15:19:00Z

You're probably more awkward after quarantine, but not because your social skills are gone

As some lockdown orders lift, people are reporting awkward interactions in the "real world." Experts say your social skills probably didn't decline.
Health 2020-07-10T14:44:00Z

Doctors found a worm over an inch long inside a woman's tonsil after she ate sashimi

A woman in Tokyo went to the hospital complaining she'd had a sore throat after eating sashimi. Doctors found a black worm inside her tonsil.
Health 2020-07-10T13:31:00Z

CDC: Teen birth rates are dropping in most US states, as sex rates decline and contraception use increases

According to the CDC's National Vital Statistics Reports, teen birth rates are on the decline, with 38 states reporting decreases in teen births.
Entertainment 2020-07-10T11:33:00Z

The intense workouts that actors like Charlize Theron and Michael B. Jordan do to pull off their own stunts

A-list stars go through a lot of work behind the scenes to be able to pull off amazing stunts. Here's how they do it, according to their trainers.
Health 2020-07-09T22:39:50Z

How to treat mono and the best ways to relieve your symptoms

While there's no antibiotics you can take to treat mono, there are a few effective treatment methods to help you through it.
Health 2020-07-09T22:19:52Z

How do you get mono? It spreads through saliva and is often called 'the kissing disease'

You may get mono by contracting the Epstein-Barr virus. It spreads through saliva, like when you're kissing someone or sharing food or utensils.
Health 2020-07-09T21:18:00Z

4 tips for avoiding a hangover when you're day drinking

We pulled together four tips to help you enjoy summer day drinking without getting a pounding headache.
Health 2020-07-09T21:15:12Z

The best natural remedies for a stomach ache, according to a gastroenterologist

To soothe an aching stomach use these home remedies like ginger, peppermint, apple cider vinegar, and more.
Health 2020-07-09T21:01:00Z

Amy Schumer says she resents how much pregnant women have to 'suck it the f--k up and act like everything is fine'

In her HBO docuseries, "Expecting Amy," Amy Schumer details the trials she endured while pregnant with her son, Gene.
Health 2020-07-09T20:33:00Z

How to safely stop sunburn peeling, and the best ways to avoid getting sunburned

Don't pick a peeling sunburn. Instead, try these moisturizing and pain-relief methods to help heal your shedding skin.
Health 2020-07-09T20:23:00Z

Probiotics could help with mental health, but experts say you shouldn't rush to stock up on yogurt and supplements

Studies show beneficial microbes in probiotics may help with health issues like depression. Experts say we need more research to use them properly.
Health 2020-07-09T20:07:00Z

Every hand sanitizer the FDA has flagged as dangerous and potentially deadly

On June 19, the FDA began warning consumers of hand sanitizers laced with methanol, a potentially deadly chemical.
Health 2020-07-09T19:36:00Z

An app is matching Black people with therapists of color because nearly 90% of America's therapists are white

Eric Coly, the Senegalese developer behind Ayana, said he had never struggled to find a therapist he identified with until he reached the US.
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