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acne

Food And Skin

Pimples are seriously the skin problem from hell. They hurt when they are forming, and they look and feel disgusting once they are there. After that pimple is gone, it leaves you with an acne scar. It has been told that eating chocolate causes breakouts, and pizza results in pizza

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dangerous cosmetics

Dangerous Cosmetics

There is some pretty hot controversy over the safety of cosmetics because there is scant evidence regarding the extent to which ingredients in cosmetics our body absorbs.   More than 11 billion personal care products are sold annually in the U.S., and, as of 2007, 98 percent of these contain one or more ingredients never publicly

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puffy eyes

Looking Tired?

"More than any other facial feature, our eyes reveal the most about how we feel," says Austin, Texas, dermatologist Gregory Nikolaidis, MD. So if our eyes look tired, that is all anybody will notice. Many people complain about puffy, swollen eyes and dark circles that would not go away. But sometimes

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computer vision syndrome

Computer Screens Proving Pain In The Eyes

Desk-bound folks may find themselves glued to computer screens day in and day out. Staring at monitors too long not only affects the muscles and joints below our neck, our eyes can also be damaged leading to CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome) 64 to 90 percent of office workers suffer from CVS

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winter skin and hair

Skin And Hair In Winters

Whipping winds, dry air, and chilly temperatures can really effect out soft skin and hair in winter. Skin and Hair are meant for specific body functions. We lost body fur a while ago but we still have hair on our heads to keep the brain toasty and protected from occasional bumps.

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contact lenses

Are You A Contact Lenses Wearer?

There are 36 million contact lenses wearer in the U.S. only. Do you know the Drill: First wash your hands with soap and water before drying them with a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel. Then, carefully take the contact lens out of your eye before gently "massaging" it in your hand

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peanut-butter

In Love with Peanut Butter ?

We associate Peanut Butter with better overall diet quality and nutrient intakes. Peanuts also contain vitamin E, protein,folic acid, and antioxidants as well as mono-saturated and poly saturated  fats (“heart healthy”). It reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes in women. But what is really lurking beneath the surface of that nutty paste that

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Brest cancer

Say No to Brest Cancer

Although only about seven percent of breast cancer cases occur in women under the age of 40, it’s best to gain awareness of the disease early. The chance of a 20+ woman getting breast cancer is 1 in 2,000.  That risk increases for 30+ women to 1 in 250.  But because of the

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european society of cardiology

Low socio-economic status – way to Heart Attack

According to new research low socio-economic status can increase the chances of getting a second heart attack or stroke. In the study, published in the journal European Society of Cardiology, the risk of a second attack is 36% higher with the people having low income quintile. And 14% more in the divorced

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heart attack symptoms

Heart attack – Timing is Everything

When a clot in the heart’s artery blocks the flow of blood to the heart, the Heart muscle begins to die. This is called the Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction (death of heart muscle). The dead part of the heart can’t be grown back or repaired. The more time passes

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microcephaly

Zika Fever – A pandemic in progress

The Zika fever is caused by the virus, present in the saliva of an infected mosquito Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Infection occurs when an infected mosquito of Aedes species bites a person. The virus present in its saliva enters into the human skin and infects epidermal cells. Then it inoculates in the lymph

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Best food for Skin

Ways to eat your way to Better Skin

Everyone strives for clear, glowing and blemish-free skin. Food can actually help depending on the vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant content. Here are some foods with properties known to protect or repair the skin. Blueberries contain one of nature’s most potent antioxidant, the anthocyanins  which fight off the damage in our bodies caused by

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e-cigarette

Glamorized e-cigarette Misconceptions

Sold as “A healthy substitute to cigarettes” and are promoted as an alternative to control or even stop smoking, considered safer than the other nicotine replacement products such as patches. It is a highly addicting and potentially lethal product, widely promoted through social media, email marketing etc. with discount offers. Electronic

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Smoldering Myeloma

For myeloma, it is crucial, to start with, whether the patient is experiencing symptoms. It is common to classify patients with newly diagnosed myeloma as being either Symptomatic from the disease (having symptoms and signs) or Asymptomatic/Smoldering (without any symptoms).   Smoldering myeloma is a slow-growing blood cancer that can affect plasma cells, which

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Are You a Light or Heavy Sleeper?

Slightest noise can wake you at night. While for others, even the wailing siren of a passing fire truck can’t disturb their sleep.Why? Are you a Light or Heavy sleeper? Sleep Cycle Sleep is an alternate cycle of REM (rapid eye movement) and NREM (non-rapid eye movement) that repeat about every 90

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