Skincare Spotlight: Adult Acne

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By Lydia Patel

For many of us, acne was something we suffered as teenagers and eventually grew out of. But for a large percentage of the adult population, persistent acne is still a major problem. Certain lifestyle factors and genetics are known to dictate your chances of developing adult acne, as well as what kind [...]

Study Reveals High Food Allergy Risks Among Inner-City Kids

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By Lydia Patel

New research shows that kids from the inner city are more susceptible to developing allergies long-term. Previous studies have shown that children who live in urban environments are more prone to asthma and environmental allergies than those from suburban or rural areas. According to the National Institutes of Health, around 3% of [...]

New Study: Mental vs. Physical Disabilities in Children

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By Kristen M. Leccese

A 10-year research study recently found that mental and developmental disabilities among US children have suffered an increase, while physical disabilities have actually declined.

According to scientists, these results may be due to increased recognition and further research when it comes to mental health. The results of this study are in [...]

New At-Home Test May Detect Colon Cancer

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By Lydia Patel

The medical field is always working towards discovering new ways and techniques to detect serious illnesses, especially cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an at-home colon cancer test. Called Cologuard , it is the first stool-based screening test that detects certain DNA mutations and red blood cells that could [...]

Tobacco Plant May Help Fight Ebola

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By Kristen M. Leccese

Under normal circumstances, tobacco is something to avoid at all costs when it comes to your health – and for good reason. Smoking cigarettes has been linked to nearly every type of cancer, as well as emphysema, heart disease, and countless other very serious conditions. Despite this, researchers have discovered that [...]

Depression Myths & Facts

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By Kristen M. Leccese

Everyone feels sad from time to time – it’s a human reaction to stress, loss, relationship problems, and lots of other normal life circumstances.

Depression does not fall into that category. When someone is truly depressed, it’s not the same form of sadness. Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively [...]

No Pain, No Gain? Myths About Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

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By Lydia Patel & Kristen M. Leccese

 

Enter delayed onset muscle soreness, better known as DOMS. It’s an acronym that athletes and fitness buffs wear with pride. It’s that ‘burn’ that you feel following a good ab session, or even that little tension in your legs after doing squats. We’ve all experienced it and [...]

Health Spotlight: Dining Out may be Adding on Pounds

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By Lydia Patel

 

Eat out often? It may be costing you more than just a few extra dollars. New research is showing that people who eat out frequently consume more calories than those who eat meals prepared at home.

 

 

 

People who ate at fast food or full-service restaurants consumed an extra [...]

New Regulations for Gluten-Free Labels

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By Lydia Patel

If you suffer from a gluten allergy or are gluten-sensitive, there’s good news for you. The American Food & Drug Administration has just released new regulations for food items that claim to be ‘gluten free’ but still contain gluten. Living with a gluten allergen can be very daunting. It limits the types [...]

Skin Care: Natural Remedies for Summer Skin Problems

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By Kristen M. Leccese

Summer can be a rough time for your skin – bug bites, sunburn, poison ivy and other irritating skin problems are at their peak this time of the year. Unfortunately, sometimes the cure is just as bad as the problem here. Many anti-itch creams and other lotions are full of chemicals [...]