IN JANUARY 2019, Mike Dudley got a call that his 69-year-old brother-in-law had died a mere 48 hours after checking into the hospital with flulike symptoms. He couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Just five months earlier, they’d been backpacking … Continue reading Why Antibiotic Resistance Is Ignored by Big Pharma
The Food and Drug Administration has warned the maker of Purell hand sanitizers to stop claiming its products can prevent people from catching the flu, Ebola virus, the MRSA superbug and norovirus. In a notice dated Jan. 17, the F.D.A. … Continue reading F.D.A. Warns Purell to Stop Claiming It Can Prevent Ebola or Flu
The coronavirus receives its name from the halo or crown (corona) that is seen when the virus is viewed by an electron microscope. This morphology is actually attributed to the glycoproteins the virus uses to attach to the host cell. … Continue reading Coronavirus: Important Facts
What is ylang ylang essential oil good for? It’s considered an effective antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic and sedative. It’s also been highly sought after for centuries for its ability to thicken hair and its skin-healing properties. In addition to its beauty-boosting and health-promoting … Continue reading Ylang Ylang Benefits, Uses, Recipes and Side Effects
Nutrition is important for everyone because food gives our bodies the nutrients they need to stay healthy, grow, and work properly. Foods are made up of six classes of nutrients, each with its own special role in the body: Protein … Continue reading Why Is Nutrition Important? – HIV Positive
The clary sage plant has a lengthy history as a medicinal herb. It’s a perennial in the genus Salvi, and its scientific name is salvia sclarea. It’s considered to be one of the top essential oils for hormones, especially in women. Many claims have been … Continue reading Clary Sage Oil Uses, Benefits and Potential Side Effects
Whether it’s to make an artistic statement, pay tribute to a loved one or highlight an important moment in your life, getting a tattoo can be a creative and even therapeutic experience. But it’s important to know about scary tattoo … Continue reading 4 Scary Tattoo Risks Most People Don’t Think About
Your mouth can reveal a lot more about you than your pearly whites and your opinions. It also holds clues to your overall health. “The body is all connected,” says Sally Cram, DDS, consumer advisor for the American Dental Association. … Continue reading Health Conditions With Symptoms Your Dentist Can See in Your Mouth
Let’s not be coy here: Everyone has a butthole—and sometimes, buttholes get itchy. But before digging into why your butthole gets itchy, let’s clarify one thing: I’m talking about your itchy anus in particular—not your entire butt. (It’s kind of … Continue reading Why Does My Butthole Itch? Reasons for An Itchy Anus
Strep throat can be a painful and frustrating respiratory condition, making it hard to swallow, eat and sleep. Although the conventional treatment for strep throat is antibiotics, research shows that they only reduce the length of the illness by about half … Continue reading 16 Natural Strep Throat Home Remedies for Strep Throat Treatment
Neem oil is a naturally occurring pesticide found in seeds from the neem tree. It is yellow-to-brown and has a bitter taste and a garlic-like smell. While it doesn’t sound very attractive, neem seed oil can be very beneficial by … Continue reading Neem Oil for Skin and Plants: How to Use
Almost everyone has an opinion about how many times you can wear jeans before tossing them into the washing machine. Some people argue that wearing denim … Continue reading Wearing Dirty Clothes: Health Risks of Not Washing Jeans
If you played outside a lot growing up or are an avid hiker, you’ve probably heard time and time again that you should *always* do a tick check when you come inside. But given that ticks are teeny-tiny and easy … Continue reading What Does A Tick Bite Look Like?
If you’ve just dropped a lot of money on some new body art, you probably can’t wait to show it off, especially in a swim suit. Sadly, tattoos and water do not mix, at least not until the new addition … Continue reading How Soon Can You Swim After Getting A Tattoo?
It sucks enough when you have a zit on your face—but down by your boobs?! Life is truly unfair. Still, you can console yourself with the … Continue reading 8 Ways To Get Rid Of Chest Acne – How To Get Rid Of Chest Acne
When an airplane from Dubai landed in New York yesterday morning with reports of passengers coughing and vomiting, health officials jumped into action—detaining the plane and screening all 549 passengers and crew members for illness before allowing them to disembark. … Continue reading How Fast Do Illnesses Spread On a Plane?
During cold and flu season, it’s a pretty safe bet that congestion, sneezing, and a runny nose are signs you’re coming down with something. But when trees are blossoming or their leaves are falling, how can you tell if you have … Continue reading How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold and Allergies
A 4-month-old baby recently died after contracting meningitis, likely from an unvaccinated person, according to WTRV. Killy Schultz died on June 30 after developing a rash and high fever after being at daycare. Now, Killy’s parents are urging everyone to … Continue reading Parents Issue Meningitis Vaccine Warning After 4-Month-Old Dies
As the calendar inches toward spring, you might be enjoying the last few weeks of your life without seasonal allergy symptoms. But instead of just waiting for the sneezing, itching, and congestion to start all over again, here’s an idea: … Continue reading How to Prevent Seasonal Allergies – Seasonal Allergy Prevention and Remedies
Have you asked yourself lately, “What’s going on? Is this normal?” If so, you’re not alone. Many women go through changes as they age that are a little confusing. We expect the fine lines and wrinkles. We know that menopausal … Continue reading 5 Perfectly Normal Ways Your Body Changes After Age 40
Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in … Continue reading Women Who Clean at Home or Work Face Lung Damage
You’re bloated like never before and your period has been acting CRAZY for the past few months. Probably just PMS gone wild, right? Not so much. Those are both symptoms of uterine fibroids, which you definitely shouldn’t just ignore. Fibroids … Continue reading Fibroid Symptoms Every Woman Should Know About
Who doesn’t love a trip to the salon? You get to sit down, relax, and let someone else do the work, and when you get done, you usually feel more confident about your appearance and yourself. In a recent 2017 … Continue reading Don’t Get Sick at Your Salon! 10 Safety Tips
There are all sorts of bumps that can pop up on your face: Everything from zits on your chin to cold sores on your lips, there’s no shortage of lesions that can take up residence on your mug. But few … Continue reading Eye Stye Treatment – What Causes Eye Styes
With the kids back in school and cold and flu season in high-gear, disinfecting the home may be in order. Disinfecting is different from cleaning because disinfectants kill bacteria so that it is unable to reproduce. Cleaning pretty much just … Continue reading DIY Disinfectant Spray with Tea Tree & Lemongrass
We’ve all been there: Those leftovers looked (and, er, smelled) a little bit iffy in your fridge, but you didn’t feel like cooking something new. So, you gave them a half-hearted nuke in the microwave, and chowed down—only to find … Continue reading How to Treat Food Poisoning: What to Eat When You Have Diarrhea
Yeast infections occur when there’s an overgrowth of yeast (a fungus) in the vagina and the balance of bacteria gets thrown off. So it might seem that consuming probiotics, which are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, … Continue reading Probiotics for Yeast Infections: Do They Really Work?
Hate the dentist? So does pretty much everyone else in your dentist office’s waiting room.“People say that to me every day!” says Maria Lopez Howell, D.D.S., a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. “I have a great rapport with my … Continue reading Dentist Talk: 5 Things Your Dentist Wants You To Know
After all that time you spend making sure your vag-scape is silky smooth, it can be pretty unnerving to find some ugly bumps cropping up like weeds in your lady garden. Continue reading 5 Reasons You Have Bumps Down There Besides Herpes
A new government report warns that bad habits (like wearing your lenses to bed) can lead to eye infections and possibly permanent injuries. Continue reading 7 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Contacts