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Your furniture may contain harmful chemicals

Your furniture may contain harmful chemicals

New research finds that children living in homes with vinyl flooring or sofas that contain flame retardants have traces of potentially harmful toxins in their urine or blood. New research suggests that sofas and vinyl floors, in particular, contain substances that may harm children’s health. An increasing number of studies are shedding light on the […]

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What Is the Best Treatment for Psoriasis?

What Is the Best Treatment for Psoriasis?

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is an incurable chronic autoimmune disorder of the skin that causes patches of thick, flaky, scaly skin, mostly around the scalp, knees, and elbows, though any skin surface may be involved. Some people experience only small patches while others have red, inflamed skin and think scaly patches all over the body. […]

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How Do I Get Rid of Intertrigo?

How Do I Get Rid of Intertrigo?

What is intertrigo? Intertrigo is painful and itchy skin inflammation that occurs between skin folds, such as in the groin, buttocks, or between fat folds. Sometimes, bacteria can infect this irritated skin, worsening inflammation. Losing weight and applying various topical remedies – especially before gym workouts, jogging, or other exercises – can reduce the effects […]

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Health Tip: Treat Uneven Skin Pigmentation

Health Tip: Treat Uneven Skin Pigmentation

(HealthDay News) — Unwanted pigmentation problems, such as dark spots, can occur in all skin types. Dark spots are primarily caused by sun damage, the American Academy of Dermatology says, noting that the severity of dark spots varies with a person’s history of sun exposure. Latest Skin News The academy mentions these ways to treat […]

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Tips for Healthy Nails

Tips for Healthy Nails

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Want to have attractive, well-groomed hands? Here’s a guide to the right way to trim your nails. The American Academy of Dermatology notes that short, manicured nails not only look great, but are less likely to trap dirt and bacteria that can lead to infection. […]

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FDA Aims to Strengthen Sunscreen Rules

FDA Aims to Strengthen Sunscreen Rules

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps Thursday to tighten regulation of over-the-counter sunscreen products. Included in the proposed rule are updates on sunscreen safety, sun protection factor (SPF) requirements, and the effectiveness of insect repellent/sunscreen combinations. “The proposed rule that we issued today […]

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STDs in Men

STDs in Men

What should you know about STDS in men? What are the types of STDs? Common types of STDs in men include Chlamydia, gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, and genital herpes. Some of the most common STDs in men may not produce signs or symptoms. What are the early signs symptoms of STDs in men? Early and later signs […]

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Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Finds

Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Finds

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Calls to U.S. poison control centers related to the herbal drug kratom have skyrocketed, increasing more than 50-fold in a matter of six years, a new study shows. Back in 2011, poison centers received about one call a month […]

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Bleeding During Pregnancy (First Trimester)

Bleeding During Pregnancy (First Trimester)

What should you know about bleeding during pregnancy? What should you know about vaginal bleeding during pregnancy? Vaginal bleeding or spotting during the first trimester of pregnancy is relatively common. Some amount of light bleeding or spotting during pregnancy occurs in about 20% of pregnancies, and most of these women go on to have a […]