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Want Better Sleep? Try a Warm Bath or Shower 1-2 Hours Before Bedtime, Study Suggests

Photo by Matthew T Rader on Unsplash Do you struggle trying to fall asleep? Do you feel you don’t get enough sleep and you feel sleepy during the day? You are not alone. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has found that one in three American adults have symptoms of insomnia. Data show there are about 100,000 crashes each year related to drowsy driving which results in 1,550 fatalities and 71,000 injuries. The Institute of Medicine reported that the long-term effects of sleep deprivation can cause serious health consequences such as hypertension, diabetes,...
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Living with chronic illness: ‘I didn’t look in a mirror for five years’

Living with chronic illness has “not been a linear path” but Hannah Shewan Stevens is learning to embrace being “queer and beautifully scarred.” After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and scleroderma, a rare autoimmune condition at just 14, Stevens’ relationship with her body broke down. “At 14 I was dealing with scarring which seemed to be never-ending, which had a huge impact on my confidence as a teenager,” she tells PinkNews. “I basically didn’t look in a mirror for five years or so, I just refused to acknowledge the condition existed...
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Gay Man Speaks Out After Late Night Hookup Left Him with Life-Threatening Condition: WATCH

A gay man who took Viagra and was then injected by his hook-up with an erection-enhancing drug is speaking out about priapism after enduring 10 days of hell. “His aim is to raise awareness about Priapism; A misunderstood, painful and dangerous condition that is affecting the gay/queer community increasingly more each year,” according to a GoFundMe campaign set up to help him. Said singer-songwriter Danny Polaris to Pink News: “I was partying at a club, and I took a Viagra before I went. I met a nurse, who I went...
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Homophobia in 1980s linked to HIV testing reluctance, study finds

Homophobia in the 1980s may be linked to a reluctance in older gay men to get tested for HIV, a study has found. The study, carried out by Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Glasgow, analysed data from 2,436 men living in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Wales, to examine testing behaviour among different age groups of men. Researchers found that homophobia dating back to the 1980s and the Section 28 clause – an amendment to the Local Government Act 1988 banning local authorities and schools...
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Anderson Cooper Confronts Marianne Williamson About Controversial Views on Anti-Depressants and Mental Health: WATCH

Anderson Cooper grilled Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson about her past remarks on anti-depressants on Thursday night. Cooper suggested Williamson was contributing to the stigma around depression by suggesting people were taking anti-depressants to “mask” or “numb” their pain. Replied Williamson: “I think that would be a not good message and I think I’ve never given that message. That’s just never the way I’ve spoken and it is a complete mischaracterization of my commentary.” Cooper also confronted her about linking to an article written by the Church of Scientology after...
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