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A 'healthy addiction': sea saunas make waves in Ireland

For Sharon Fidgeon, a regular visitor to Ireland's increasingly popular beach saunas, her weekend sessions "have become a healthy addiction" that tap into a centuries-old Irish tradition of toning up by getting sweaty.

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Sugar cravings could be caused by loneliness, study finds

If you've spent a lonely night at home eating chocolates and/or ice cream, you shouldn't feel guilty. That's because loneliness can cause an intense desire for sugary foods, a new study found.

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Video: How to cope with irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can significantly disrupt a person's daily life. Some people suffer in silence because of painful stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. These symptoms can significantly affect a person's ...

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Rising number of Americans sent to ERs last year during heat waves

As climate change threatens another long hot summer for Americans, new data shows last summer's record-breaking temperatures sent a rising number of people to emergency departments. The findings are published in the journal ...

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WHO clarifies terminology for air-transmitted pathogens

The World Health Organization on Thursday announced a new, catch-all terminology for pathogens that transmit through the air, erasing a distinction that caused dangerous confusion during the COVID pandemic.