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Combating allergies around the home

Combating allergies around the home

Do you sometimes suffer from breathing difficulties, itchy skin or sore eyes? Many people live with problems like this all the time and simply put them down to poor health, but they could be symptoms of allergy. Around 40 percent of North Americans have one type of allergy or another, with rates highest among young […]

Thyroid problems explained

Thyroid problems explained

Problems with the thyroid gland are more often associated with women than with men. It is a fact, however, that men can fall victim to such problems just as easily as women. The condition in men often arises because of lack of sleep and high levels of stress; this causes the gland to overcompensate bringing […]

Do you suffer from influenza symptoms all year round?

Do you suffer from influenza symptoms all year round?

If an individual suffers from mild influenza like symptoms throughout the year, it’s possible that they have a completely different kind of illness and they should contact a doctor to get advice.  It may also be caused by a damaged immune system that is making them more than usually vulnerable to infection.  In some cases, […]

3 Exercises for Your Brain

3 Exercises for Your Brain

Do you look back fondly on your college days and marvel at how fit your grey matter was back then? Your body may have put on a freshman 15, but your brain was in prime fighting trim. You learned new things all the time and your short term memory was able to hold enormous amounts […]

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Can Mineral Based Makeup Cause Acne?

Can Mineral Based Makeup Cause Acne?

Mineral foundations are one of those beauty products that makeup wearers seem to either love or hate. Some former acne sufferers swear by this powdery stuff since it contains no oils. But there is a growing contingent of women who are far from satisfied with how mineral makeup performs. They talk about itching skin, breakouts, […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 10

Health Scares in the News Part 10

Watch out, America, it’s the attack of the Killer Cola! Would you buy a soft drink that came with a cancer warning? Executives at PepsiCo and Coca-Cola don’t want to find out. They are working feverishly to avoid the state of California’s new requirement that foods and beverages that contain methylimidazole (4-MI) must be labeled […]

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Curly Hair Care Tips

Curly Hair Care Tips

Did you know that 40% of women in the US have curly hair? Some of this hair is kinky, some of it is wavy, and a few people have spiral curls like Shirley Temple. You might even have more than one kind of curly hair on your head! Regardless of what type of curly hair […]

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Ways to Cope with Daylight Savings Time

Ways to Cope with Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time giveth, and it taketh away. Spring is the time when we “lose” an hour of sleep and have to set our clocks forward. This is also probably the Sunday each year when record numbers of church goers get to service embarrassingly late. For those who work weekends, there’s no extra day to […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 9

Health Scares in the News Part 9

OK, so there’s a new health scare making the rounds that pertains to pet owners. The scary headline on MSN warns that “Cuddling dying pets gives owners scary infection”. This makes it sound like the bacteria in question (Pasteurella multicoda) is killing pets and then striking down the people who care for them – kind […]

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Health Scares in the News Part 8

Health Scares in the News Part 8

While many health scares are manufactured in the fevered minds of the media and the general public, others are all too real. Iatrogenic and nosocomial infections are a prime example. These two types of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are actually dramatically under-reported. Iatrogenic infections are caused by medical error. Nosocomial infections often occur just by […]

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