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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

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We regularly recycle newspapers, metal cans and plastic containers. However, how many of us recycle old or used cosmetic containers and other products used in our bathrooms? According to ...

Do You Recycle Your Cosmetics and Other Bathroom Products?

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Ever noticed that your fingers or toes turn really blue or white when they're cold? And not just in cold weather, but when they're chilled from holding something right out of the fridge or when ...

Cold Fingers? Could be Raynaud’s Disease

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A sperm or semen allergy is rare. Only 20,000-40,000 people are thought to have this type of allergy, according to Discovery Health. The allergy is not actually to the sperm but to the semen or ...

Could You be Allergic to Sperm?

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Skin rashes can appear anytime. Sometimes we can figure out what has caused the allergic reaction. Other times it may take more a bit more research to determine why we have developed a skin ...

7 Unexpected Causes of Skin Allergy Rashes

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Toenail fungus is a difficult condition to get rid of. It is the most common nail disease in adults particularly those over the age of 60. According to PDR health, 2-14% of the population has a ...

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Toenail fungus is a difficult condition to get rid of. It is the most common nail disease in adults particularly those over the age of 60. According to PDR health, 2-14% of the population has a ...

Michele Blacksberg RN commented on Michele Blacksberg RN's post Toenail Fungus: What Can Happen if You Don’t Treat It

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Toenail fungus is a difficult condition to get rid of. It is the most common nail disease in adults particularly those over the age of 60. According to PDR health, 2-14% of the population has a ...

Toenail Fungus: What Can Happen if You Don’t Treat It

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Flu season is upon us. Time to locate a flu shot clinic or contact your primary care doctor to set up an appointment. You may be asking yourself, “Can I or my child get a flu shot if either ...

Flu Shots Cleared for People with Egg Allergies, Even Kids

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Cysts can develop anywhere in the body. Unfortunately ladies, they can also occur in the vagina. On either side of the vaginal opening in the 5 o’clock and 7 o’clock positions lay our Bartholin ...

What are Bartholin's Cysts and How are They Treated?

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We’ve been told, and sold on the idea, that we should moisturize our hair through the media and the packed aisles of products on drugstore shelves. However, if hair is not alive, then why do we ...

If Hair Isn’t Alive, Why Does It Need Moisturizer?

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Ear infections can be painful and frustrating. A new study has shown that increasing the levels of vitamin D reduced the incidence of recurrent ear infections in children, particularly in those ...

Vitamin D May Help Reduce Ear Infections

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The drug that treats baldness, Propecia (finasteride) has been shown to cause decreased sperm count levels in a recent study by researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

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The drug that treats baldness, Propecia (finasteride) has been shown to cause decreased sperm count levels in a recent study by researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

Baldness Drug Can Cause Sexual Problems, Infertility and Depression

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Everyone knows your fingernails can indicate whether you are in good health or not. Right? Well actually, there are plenty of people with health issues that have normal looking nails, so that ...

Truths and Myths About Growing Our Fingernails

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Psoriasis and diabetes have been linked in two recent large studies. WebMD reported on a Danish study where researchers examined about 4.5 million Danish national health records over the course ...

Psoriasis and Diabetes: How They May be Linked

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Being short on sleep can make us grumpy, tired and slow. However, a new study commissioned by Estée Lauder also showed that lack of sleep could contribute to increased aging of our skin. ...

Not Getting Enough Sleep? It Can Contribute to Aging of Your Skin

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Summer is drawing to a close and plans to get ready for school are in the air. School safety needs to be on that back-to-school list. Traveling safely to and back from school is a big part of ...

Safety Tips for Going Back to School

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Growing older can be stressful. Increased stress can lead to other health issues as we age. A recent study has shown that stress levels can be measured in our hair through hair analysis. This ...

High Stress Levels Can Be Measured in your Hair

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Tylenol has been found to increase the risk of three serious skin reactions. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted health professionals and consumers that while the reactions are ...

Tylenol and the Risk of Serious Skin Reactions

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I have a terrible habit of biting my nails. I get them done and within a couple days I have bitten them. A lot of times it happens when I don't even realize it (stress, boredom) all play factors ...

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In my previous article about being tested for herpes you learned that getting a true positive test result for herpes could require months of possible testing and retesting. If you do test ...

You Tested Positive for Herpes -- Now What?