Monthly Archives: May 2015

How to Spot an Allergic Reaction ?

By |May 27th, 2015|

Allergies are an overreaction of the body’s natural defense system that helps fight infections (immune system). The immune system normally protects the body from viruses and bacteria by producing antibodies to fight them. In an allergic reaction, the immune system starts fighting substances that are usually harmless (such as dust mites, pollen, or a medicine) […]

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Tattoos May Pose Health Risks, Researchers Report

By |May 19th, 2015|

Rashes, itching, infections and swelling found in 6 percent of those ‘inked’
Getting a tattoo may put you at risk for long-term skin problems, a new study warns.

“We were rather alarmed at the high rate of reported chronic complications tied to getting a tattoo,” said senior investigator Dr. Marie Leger, an assistant professor in the dermatology […]

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The Secret to Healthy Aging

By |May 14th, 2015|

Want to stay young in mind and body? Develop these lifelong habits.

Who doesn’t wish for a fountain of youth? Magical youth-restoring springs exist only in legend, but science does point to a few simple, healthy habits that can help extend your life.

Heather Whitson, MD, associate professor of medicine (geriatrics) at Duke University School of Medicine, […]

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What Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Can and Can’t Do

By |May 6th, 2015|

Boost energy, lose weight, beat stress, improve performance, and reduce wrinkles! Do these phrases sound familiar?

These are just a few of the promises found on the labels of vitamin and mineral supplements. But can vitamin and minerals really live up to these claims, or is it more hype than truth? Is there evidence that a […]

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