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How do you feel when you wear the color red? What do you think of women who are dressed in red? A recent study from University of Rochester showed that women may feel sexually threatened when ...

Women in Red Regarded as Sexually Threatening by Other Women

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Our nails are supposed to have a healthy pinkish tinge. Changes in nail color can be a clue that something isn’t quite right. Nails that turn yellow or green can be affected by infection, ...

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Shiitake mushrooms are an Asian delicacy frequently added to stir-fries or used as a source of protein in vegetarian cooking. What may come as is surprise is that one can be “allergic” to ...

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Having breast cancer surgery can greatly affect a woman’s sense of herself. Nipple-sparing surgery is available to some women but not for those who have large tumors or tumors that are close to ...

Nipple Tattoos are Reconstructing Areolas for Mastectomy Patients

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We hear plenty of reasons as to why being an older mom may be challenging. It can be difficult to get or stay pregnant, and there is an increased risk of birth defects. These are just a few of the ...

Being An Older Mom May Extend Your Life

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Briggs Sanderson, a writer, producer, and costume designer, was young, beautiful, talented and loved. She also had the unfortunate fate of developing stage IV rectal cancer, diagnosed in April ...

Paul Sanderson’s Petition For Cancer Immunotherapy Could Change How Cancer is Treated

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Summer is a wonderful time to be out gardening and hiking. That is, unless you find yourself wrist- or knee-deep in a patch of poison ivy. It is not the leaves themselves that cause that horrible ...

Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac: How to Avoid The Awful Itch

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Facial and body scrubs do a good job of exfoliating our skin. However, those products that contain microbeads to achieve skin smoothness are bad for the environment. So bad, that the state of ...

Microbead Scrubs are Polluting the Great Lakes

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During changes in season, our skin and scalp may develop dryness. Dryness of the scalp can cause shedding of skin flakes but you may wonder if it is just dry skin or dandruff flakes falling from ...

Is it Dandruff or a Dry Scalp?

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Shopping today requires close reading of labels. If the label says "toxic-free," "natural" or "organic," what exactly does that mean? Are the products really better or is it just ...

Toxic-Free, Natural and Organic Products: How Are They Different?

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The weather is finally nice enough to enjoy the outdoors. But, unfortunately, that also means ticks are out there too. There are a number of different types of ticks that are active during spring ...

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The weather is finally nice enough to enjoy the outdoors. But, unfortunately, that also means ticks are out there too. There are a number of different types of ticks that are active during spring ...

Protect Yourself from Ticks this Summer

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If you are approaching the age of 60, you’ve probably heard that you should get a shot to prevent shingles, also called herpes zoster. Having a shingles rash or postherpetic nerve pain is ...

Having Shingles May Increase the Risk of Stroke, Study Finds

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Hand rashes are particularly embarrassing to have, as they cannot be easily hidden. Eczema is a general term for various types of rashes that make the skin become swollen, itchy and irritated. ...

How to Cure an 18-year-old Rash

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You may have heard that red heads experience more pain. It is also common for different ethnic groups to show a variety of responses to pain. Now researchers at University of Pittsburgh School ...

Does Eye Color Affect Pain Tolerance?

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Sponsored by Fellowes, Inc. Spring is here and so is the start of allergy season. If you are suffering with itchy, watery eyes along with nasal congestion and are unsure what to do, here is ...

Seasonal Allergies Affecting You? Steps You Should Take

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You may never have heard of face blindness. I hadn’t. The medical term for face blindness is prosopagnosia. There are some famous people such as neurologist Oliver Sacks and primatologist Jane ...

Face Blindness: Yes, it Really Exists

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It may be possible to treat male infertility through an unexpected technique. Researchers from Stanford successfully turned skin cells into stem cells and then into sperm cells. The study was ...

Skin Cells Converted to Sperm Cells

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Hair loss can take an emotional toll on your appearance and your self-confidence. There are a number of topical products available you may want to try if you are having more hair loss than you ...

7 Topical Treatments for Hair Loss

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Women often find men with beards to be sexy, more masculine and more attractive than clean-shaven men. However, a recent study published in the Royal Society Biology Letters has thrown a ...

When Do Women Love Men With Beards More?

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We all want to look our best in photos, especially if those photos are posted on the internet for everyone to see. Selfies have become a popular form of expression in social media. So much so, ...

Are Selfies Motivating More of Us to have Plastic Surgery?

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Skin-to-skin contact between premature infants and their mothers naturally sounds like a good way to increase mother-baby bonding. However, a recent study published in Biological Psychiatry has ...

Skin-to-Skin Contact Benefits Brains of Premature Infants

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The FDA has approved the use of a handheld injector filled with a drug that reverses an opioid overdose. Family members, friends or anyone who finds someone who may have overdosed on heroin or ...

Drug to Reverse Opioid Overdose FDA Approved for Public Use

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If you want to teach teens to use sunscreen, then show them a video about how it protects them from getting wrinkles, not on how it protects them from getting skin cancer. This was the ...

Video on Aging Inspires Teens to Use Sunscreen

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HairdocTK is a devoted cosmetologist and trichologist who has been involved in the field of hair loss treatments for over 25 years. TK’s interest and motivation to help those suffering from hair ...

Recreating Lives One Strand at a Time: HairdocTK's Story

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A new headband device called Cefaly has been approved by the FDA for the prevention and treatment of migraines. It works by generating an electric current to the skin through the tissue. ...

New Headband Treats Migraines

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People have complained of having itchy areas in their upper back for centuries. The itch usually occurs between the shoulder blades either in the middle of the back or just underneath one ...

Do You Get an Itchy Spot in the Middle of Your Back?

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Every few months we read about how excessive sitting is bad for your health. A recent study has gone one step further and determined that excessive sitting can increase older women’s risk of ...

Sitting Too Much May Increase Risk of an Early Death

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Winter is still going strong despite the fact that it's already March. Continued cold weather means more dryness, cracking and irritation to our skin. The problem isn’t just that the weather ...

9 Tips to Save Your Skin in Winter

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Nerve pain can be caused by inflammation or damage to the nerve either from chronic conditions like diabetes or damage from an infection, injury or surgery. More than 15 million Americans and ...

Freezing a Nerve Can Provide Relief from Chronic Pain

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Some beauty products on the market offer some rather amazing claims. How are we to know which ones are truly classified as drugs or are just considered cosmetics? And, then there are those ...

How are Drugs, Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals Different?

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Chronic hives, also called chronic urticaria, is a difficult condition where a person has recurrent episodes of hives, or a single episode that lasts longer than six weeks. Frequently, the ...

High Doses of Vitamin D May Help Chronic Hives

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We have all read about how placebos can work as well as taking real medication. A recent study in the treatment of migraines has also shown evidence supporting the placebo effect. Only this ...

Placebo Relieved Migraines Just as Well, Study Finds

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Having a peanut allergy requires constant vigilance. Parents of children with peanut allergies will be interested in the results of a recent clinical trial performed in the U.K. and published in ...

Peanut Allergy in Children Treated with Oral Exposure to Peanuts

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If you have eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, there are some lotions and creams you may want to avoid. A recent study found that people with eczema using certain moisturizers with ...

Eczema Irritation from Preservatives in some Lotions and Creams

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A preservative in baby wipes was determined to be the cause of skin rashes in six children. Methylisothiazolinone (MI) is a preservative in wet wipes which has been linked to chronic, reoccurring ...

Baby Wipes Preservative Causes Skin Rashes in Children

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Johnson & Johnson pledged two years ago to remove formaldehyde from their "No More Tears" baby shampoo by 2013. After numerous attempts, they were finally successful in meeting this goal and were ...

No More Formaldehyde in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo

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Eczema is a skin disorder that develops in 10-20 percent of all infants, according to University of Rochester Medical Center. As they grow up, about half of those infants will outgrow the ...

Can Wearing Silk Underclothes Help with Eczema?

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Talking about toenail fungus is not the most exciting topic. However, permanently getting rid of toenail fungus may be something you are struggling with. You may not have thought of it, but ...

Prevent Return of Toenail Fungus: Wash Socks in Very Hot Water

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Hirsutism is defined as “the excessive growth of thick dark hair in locations where hair growth in women usually is minimal or absent,” according to Medscape. The hair growth occurs in places that ...

Hirsutism, Hormones and What to Do

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Age spots are reminders of the passage of time. While the presence of age spots does not cause us any danger, many of us would prefer to have them be less noticeable, especially if they are on ...

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Taking medicine is no fun. Hair loss that may be caused by medication can be additionally distressing. Typically hair will re-grow once the medication is stopped but understanding why medications ...

Medications that Can Cause Hair Loss

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Skin irritation and inflammation of the hand is called hand eczema or hand dermatitis. The National Eczema Association has reported that up to 10 percent of the population are affected. Medscape ...

Hand Eczema or Hand Dermatitis: What Causes it?

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Shiitake mushrooms are an Asian delicacy frequently added to stir-fries or used as a source of protein in vegetarian cooking. What may come as is surprise is that one can be “allergic” to ...

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Has your sunscreen sat unused on your bathroom counter for the last month? It’s winter, you think. Not much need for it now, right? Wrong. Even in the winter months, it is still important ...

6 Reasons Why You Still Need Sunscreen in Winter

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Do people who look younger live longer? According to a recent study published in the Journals of Gerontology, women who have fewer wrinkles may well live to an older age. The study found ...

Appearance of Less Wrinkles Linked to Longevity, Study Finds

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The holidays are upon us and many will be driving or flying to see family to celebrate. In our rush to arrive, we tend to sit too long in the car or an airplane, particularly if we are running ...

4 Tips to Avoid the Risk of Blood Clots During Holiday Travel

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There is little reason to rejoice, if you have skin cancer. However, a study performed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York did find that study participants who had been diagnosed ...

Can Having Skin Cancer Provide Protection Against Alzheimer's Disease?

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We know washing our hands keeps them clean, helps prevent illness and definitely should be done before eating a meal. Washing our hands can also make us feel better, more confident and more ...

Can Washing Our Hands Makes Us Feel More Confident and Optimistic?

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Think for a moment. How much time does your child spend staring at a screen? Not just watching TV, but playing video games, texting on their phone and hanging around Facebook or other social ...

Limit Your Kids' Screen Time, Pediatricians Announce