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These Close-Up Images Show Exactly What Different Types of Skin Cancer Look Like

This post was originally published on this site The moment we’ve all been waiting for us here- it’s summertime! Kids are streaming out of their classrooms to the tune of school bells chiming for the last time and everybody is… Continue Reading →

Your Pillow Case Has More Bacteria Than Your Toilet Seat if You Don’t Wash Your Sheets Often

This post was originally published on this site Did you know that saying you have a dust allergy is just a nicer way of saying you’re allergic to the proteins and feces produced by dust mites? Did you also know that… Continue Reading →

Teachers at School Built on ‘Toxic Site’ Have the Same Rare Cancer

This post was originally published on this site After years of throwing toxic waste into a landfill, one Scottish municipality decided it was the perfect location to build a high school for students with special needs. But just seven years… Continue Reading →

Scientists Solve a Century-Old Mystery to Treat Asthma and Airway Inflammation

This post was originally published on this site A team of European research groups recently claimed they uncovered a contributing cause of asthma symptoms, and even better, that they may have just designed the cure. Scientists from Ghent University in… Continue Reading →

You Can’t “Starve” Cancer, But You Might Help Treat It With Food

This post was originally published on this site Most people are already aware of the importance of diet for preventing or managing conditions like diabetes, liver disease, digestive issues, and cardiovascular disease. But an increasing number of people will now… Continue Reading →

Mom Fitted with Pacemaker at Age 32 Says She Used to Drink 6 Energy Drinks Per Day

This post was originally published on this site When it’s 2 o’clock in the afternoon and you feel your eyelids getting heavier by the minute, do you wake yourself up with jumping jacks or reach for the closest caffeinated beverage… Continue Reading →

New Study: Deadly Flesh-Eating Genital Infection Linked to Certain Diabetes Medication

This post was originally published on this site People taking medications to help manage type 2 diabetes should talk to their doctor about their risk of a rare genital infection that has been linked to a certain class of diabetes… Continue Reading →

Judge Rules 3-Year-Old Must Receive Chemotherapy Against Parents’ Wishes

This post was originally published on this site A Florida judge ruled on May 8th that a toddler must receive chemotherapy treatment for his leukemia diagnosis against the wishes of his parents, who wish to pursue alternative treatment, including cannabis,… Continue Reading →

Amy Schumer is Asking Fans to Boycott Wendy’s- And Their Spicy Chicken Nuggets

This post was originally published on this site Last week, comedian and actor, Amy Schumer took a moment from her baby preparation to send a public message to Wendy’s and to encourage her fan base to boycott the company. Amy… Continue Reading →

Sarah Michelle Gellar Pushes BFF Selma Blair Around Disneyland in a Wheelchair

Actor Selma Blair was recently spotted enjoying a family day at Disneyland. She was there with her 7-year-old son, Arthur, her best friend and Cruel Intentions co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar; and Sarah’s children, 9-year-old Charlotte, and 6-year-old Rocky. Selma took turns between being… Continue Reading →

Bottle of Wine a Week Equals 5-10 Cigarettes for Cancer Risk, Study Shows

“How many cigarettes are there in a bottle of wine?” Ideally, you won’t find any cigarette butts in the bottom of your chardonnay, but it’s a serious question a team of UK researchers recently sought to answer. The scientists, led by… Continue Reading →

You Are Not Gluten Intolerant- You’re Glyphosate Intolerant?

It wasn’t that long ago that someone with Celiac disease would have a hard time ordering meals at restaurants or finding safe gluten alternatives for themselves at the grocery store. Now, gluten-free options seem to be the norm almost everywhere… Continue Reading →

This is What No One Tells Women About What Happens to Your Body in Your 40s

This post was originally published on this site When most women think of “the big change”, our minds go straight to menopause. But there’s another huge hormone shift that happens up to 10 years before menopause, and it can be… Continue Reading →

Are Eggs Bad For Your Heart?

Remember when egg yolks were out of style and everyone was eating omelets made only from egg whites? If a team of researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has their way, that trend will come back in full… Continue Reading →

The Human Cost of Insulin in America

When Frederick Banting, Charles Best and J.J.R. Macleod of the University of Toronto invented insulin medications in the early 1920’s, it meant type 1 diabetes would no longer be a terminal illness. The researchers happily sold the patent for their discovery… Continue Reading →

Dr. Oz: “If you’re putting off your first colonoscopy, don’t.”

Years after Dr. Mehmet Oz had his first colonoscopy in August of 2010, he’s ready to share about his personal health scare and why he’s grateful that he didn’t put off the diagnostic procedure. Today, he calls his first colonoscopy… Continue Reading →

Doctors Kept Dismissing My Back Pain Until I Was Finally Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

Tori Geib of Bellefontaine, Ohio suffered from chronic back pain. Since it’s estimated that about 80% of Americans will at some point experience back pain, it certainly wasn’t unusual when she sought medical attention. Tori visited three different rheumatologists in… Continue Reading →

What is Sleep Paralysis: Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

This post was originally published on this site Have you ever woken up unable to move or speak? Have you ever felt a negative energy in your room with no explanation? You might have experienced sleep paralysis. What is Sleep… Continue Reading →

How Narcissists Play the Victim and Twist the Story

This post was originally published on this site We all have a Narcissistic Nelly in our lives. Don’t think so? Nelly was the kid on the playground who hurled insults at Bob and Sue until one of them decided they’d… Continue Reading →

Choline Deficiency Can Trigger Fatty Liver Disease

This post was originally published on this site When most people think of liver disease, the first thing that pops into their heads is that a few too many alcoholic drinks is the culprit. But there are countless everyday habits… Continue Reading →

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge- Are You In?

This post was originally published on this site “Who’s in it with me?” Those five words sparked an exciting season of health, strength, and self discipline for Anna Quinlan, mom of two living in Sacramento. The question was posed online… Continue Reading →

“Keto Crotch” Might be a Side Effect of the Diet. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The ketogenic diet (often referred to as simply ‘keto’) was first developed in the 1920s as a means to manage epilepsy, but it lost its popularity once anti-seizure drugs were developed and widely prescribed. But in the last few years, … Continue Reading →

Natural Homemade Magnesium “Chill Pill” Gummies Great For Insomnia, Anxiety, And Stress

This post was originally published on this site Experiencing anxiety is more than just feeling butterflies in your stomach. Anxiety can have a direct impact on your overall health, from causing complications in digestion to worsening symptoms of chronic illnesses,… Continue Reading →

High Blood Pressure Medication Recalled After Cancer-Causing Substance Detected

This post was originally published on this site If you’ve been prescribed a high blood pressure drug, check your medication label immediately. A batch of a common hypertension drug, Losartan potassium has been voluntarily recalled for your safety. Macleods Pharmaceuticals… Continue Reading →

Winston Howes’ Remarkable Love Story

Most families have a secret of some kind. From a secret tomato sauce recipe to the more nefarious skeletons in the closet, there are countless stories that never end up being revealed to the next generation. One hot air balloon… Continue Reading →

Bathing in Cannabis with CBD Bath Bombs! Great for Fibromyalgia and Improving Sleep

Fibromyalgia can present differently in different people, but most who suffer from the condition experience chronic muscle pain, trigger points (tender points), and chronic fatigue. Many can also suffer from symptoms like insomnia, headaches, digestive problems, and anxiety. (1) Since… Continue Reading →

Women Share What It’s Really Like to Live with Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism, or under-active thyroid disease, is a condition in which there are lower than healthy thyroid hormone levels in the bloodstream. Since the thyroid is responsible for regulating metabolism, digestion, healthy bones and muscles, heart function, and brain function, the… Continue Reading →

Are Organ Meats Good for You?

This post was originally published on this site Organ meats are often perceived with disgust by some people, but they may be more nutritious than you think. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, this isn’t meant to change your mind, but… Continue Reading →

This Cuddly, Microwaveable Sloth Soothes Stress, Aches, and Pains

This post was originally published on this site Red alert! You can now buy an adorable plush sloth toy that actually doubles as a versatile home remedy. We can’t get over how cute it is. The Intelex Warmies Cozy Plush… Continue Reading →

What are Tree Resins and Do They Have Health Benefits?

This post was originally published on this site Tree resin from coniferous trees has deep roots in traditional medicine for healing burns and wounds. Tree resins have made appearances in cultures all over the world, from Ayurvedic medicine and ancient… Continue Reading →

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