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Dog Flu In Florida: How To Protect Your Pet From Canine Influenza

Keeping your beloved animal companion safe from the dog flu can be an easy task for pet owners who stay on top of the H3N2 virus. Here’s how to protect your dog from canine influenza.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2017

Some Sunscreen Products Contain Potentially Dangerous Ingredients: Other Ways To Get Protection From The Sun

Sunscreens are supposed to protect people from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, but they still contain chemicals. Here are other ways to protect your skin.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 28, 2017

Climate Change Can Cause Sleep Problems: Here's How

Results of a new study show that increasing temperatures due to climate change lead to insufficient sleep. Certain members of the population are more susceptible to the warmer nights, and it could only get worse.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

On Menstrual Hygiene Day, Here’s How To Help Remove Period Stigma

This year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day focused on menstrual education in schools. Started by WASH United, this initiative tackles the stigma of menstruation by educating people about the menstrual cycle and promoting the wide availability of feminine hygiene products.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2017

Parents' Smartphone Obsession May Affect Children's Behavior

If you’re wondering why your child has been acting up lately, it may have something to do with you spending too much time on your smartphone. A new study linked child behavior problems to parents' heavy use of digital technology.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

Man Behind Ice Bucket Challenge Faces Financial Hurdles In Fight Against ALS

Pete Frates is struggling to pay for his ALS home care. The man who raised more than $250 million for Lou Gehrig’s disease through the Ice Bucket Challenge can no longer cope with his medical bills.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

Enough Sleep Important For People At Risk Of Heart Disease: How Much Sleep Do We Need Daily?

The length and quality of sleep can be a good indicator of a person’s overall physical and mental health. Just how much sleep can be considered ‘enough?’

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

Controversial IVF Doctor Helps Make Mothers Out Of Indian Women Age 50 And Beyond

An Associated Press report introduced Dr. Anurag Bishnoi, who employs in-vitro fertilization treatment on Indian women over age 50 and well into their 70s. Learn more about his controversial IVF technique and criticism of his practice.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2017

Not Just Heart-Friendly: How Chocolate Can Benefit Your Overall Health

Regular consumption of chocolate benefits the heart and helps reduce risk of atrial fibrillation, notes a new study. Here are the other gains one can get from regularly eating dark chocolate and its flavonoids and other healthy components.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2017

Instagram Good For Selfies, Not For Mental Health: How To Teach Your Kids To Be Smart About Social Media

Social networking is now a big part of kids’ lives, with tweens and teens turning to social media platforms for validation from their peers but leaving them exposed to the dangers of social media. What can parents do to protect them?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 23, 2017

Fruit Juice In Kids Under Age 1 Gets The Thumbs Down From Pediatricians  

New AAP guidelines have warned that fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to babies under age 1 and should not be part of their diet. Learn more about the new recommendations on fruit juice in children.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2017

100-Year-Old Fertility Technique Can Help Women Get Pregnant Without Undergoing IVF

Researchers discovered that the 100-year-old method of flushing a woman’s fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil or water improved their chances of conceiving. This fertility technique could potentially negate the need for women to undergo IVF to become pregnant.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2017

Healthy Diet And Nuts Tied To Better Post-Colon Cancer Survival

Studies reveal that a healthy diet lowers the risk of recurrence and death from colon cancer after treatment. Eating a variety of nuts should also be part of the weekly menu.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2017

South Carolina Teen Dies From Caffeine Overdose: How Much Is Too Much Caffeine?

Last month, 16-year-old Davis Allen Cripe collapsed in class because of caffeine overdose leading to probable arrhythmia. How much caffeine is enough to result in caffeine intoxication, and how does one stay in the safe limit?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 17, 2017

Mean Or Funny Drunk? Study Says Alcohol Doesn’t Change Your Personality Much

Drinkers may find that their sober and drunk selves are a far cry from each other, but a study has found that observers don't actually see much difference in one's drunk personality. The findings are hoped to assist in new ways for alcohol intervention.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2017

Want To Add Extra Years To Your Lifespan? High Levels Of Physical Activity Can Help

A study revealed that people with high physical activity levels age lesser than those who have a sedentary lifestyle. Researchers studied the cellular structure to determine how the aging process altered with the variation of the activity levels.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2017

Avocado Hand Cases On The Rise: What Is The Proper Way To Prepare An Avocado?

Doctors are warning of the serious injuries that improper avocado preparation can inflict. Find out the safest way to enjoy avocados without getting avocado hands.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 13, 2017

Fewer US High Schoolers Drink, Yet Binge Drinking Still Common: Study

Teen drinking has decreased in the last 20 years, from almost half of high school students in the '90s to only about a third of teens in 2015. However, teenage binge drinking remains a major concern, just like underage drinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 13, 2017

Cotton Swabs Cause Injury: Here's How You Should Clean Your Ears, According To Experts

Experts are continuous in their warnings against using cotton swabs to clean the ears, though they remain to be household staples. Here is what the experts are saying about ear cleaning.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 12, 2017

How To Stay Sun-Safe In The Summer: Tips From The Experts

Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States, and you simply can't take chances during the summer season. Here are sun protection tips straight from the experts, including optimal sunscreen protection.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2017

You Can Eat Cheese To Your Heart's Content Without Increasing Risk Of Heart Diseases

A study revealed that consuming high fat dairy products did not increase the risk of heart disease. However, other experts claimed that these products introduced salts and saturated fats, both of which are harmful for the heart.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2017

Old-School Parenting, Health Methods From Grandparents Could Put Kids At Risk: Find Out How

Grandparents raising their grandchildren typically rely on old-school parenting techniques, which are outdated and in conflict with the latest child care guidelines and recommendations. Old health care method and practices can be harmful to children and lead to parenting mistakes.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2017

Mental Illness Isn’t The Endgame: Simple Yet Effective Ways To Support Your Loved One’s Mental Health

Do you know someone who’s suffering from any form of mental disorder? Here are some practical and useful strategies you can do to make sure he or she gets the right support.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2017

Can You Get Pregnant Even When Using An IUD?

The photo of a newborn baby holding a Mirena IUD is making rounds online. How common is it to get pregnant while using an intrauterine device, and what are the potential consequences?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2017

Swearing Aloud While You Exercise Can Make Your Muscles Stronger

Researchers said people can reap physical benefits from uttering swear words during an intense workout. Swearing pushes people to try harder and make muscles stronger.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2017

World's Heaviest Woman Loses Hundreds Of Pounds Through Bariatric Surgery: See Her Transformation

The world's heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, has lost hundreds of pounds since her bariatric surgery and therapy. Learn her story and see her transformation through these videos.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2017

So You’ve Decided To Go Gluten-Free: Here’s How Your Body Will Likely React

What happens to the body on a gluten-free diet? Here are some potential effects, including in those who do not test positive for celiac disease but have gluten sensitivity.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2017

Got Vitamin D Deficiency? Your Sunscreen Might Be The Culprit

Research found that over a billion people in the world suffered from vitamin D deficiency. Scientists claimed that the rate of deficiency increased due to people's propensity to use sunscreen lotion and fear of exposure to sunlight.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2017

Trump Administration Loosens Obama-Era School Lunch Guidelines: What’s In Store For The Kids Now?

Newly confirmed agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has announced a rule eliminating certain nutritional standards in place in school cafeterias. His office seeks to relax guidelines on sodium, whole grain, and milk set during the Obama administration.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2017

Save Yourself A Trip To A Heart Doctor: Don't Go Gluten-Free If You Don't Have Celiac Disease

A new study revealed that a low-gluten diet does not necessarily safeguard an individual from heart disease risks. The research advised people without celiac disease to not restrict their intake of gluten or food products having the storage protein.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2017

Tick Season Is Here: What You Should Know To Prevent Lyme Disease

Save yourself from disease-causing ticks. Know more about the first symptoms of Lyme disease to watch out for and tick-prone areas in the country you should avoid for now.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2017

Is Alternate-Day Fasting Better Than Traditional Diet For Weight Loss? Study Offers Answer

A new study compared the effectiveness of alternate-day fasting and traditional calorie-restricted diet for weight loss. Which one is better for those who want to lose and maintain weight?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2017

People With Slender Face Likely To Be Left-Handed, More Susceptible To Tuberculosis

The genes behind slim facial features and tuberculosis may also raise the likelihood for left-handedness. Earlier studies also link high incidence of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in left-handed people.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2017

World's Heaviest Woman Will Move To Abu Dhabi Hospital For Further Treatment

The world's heaviest woman would soon be shifted from Mumbai's Saifee Hospital to Abu Dhabi's Burjeel Hospital. Doctors from both hospitals devised the gargantuan plan of moving the patient.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2017

Gym Offers Nap Class Where You Can Just Sleep And Still Burn Calories

A gym in the UK offers the best of both worlds for tired people who want to lose weight. Napercise lets people have uninterrupted sleep in a calorie-burning environment.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2017

This 25-Pound Blanket Can Help Relieve Stress And Anxiety, Clinical Studies Show

Gravity is a blanket that’s designed to make its users feel as if they are being embraced or swaddled. Its weighted design is made to be a stress and anxiety reliever.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2017

New Editorial Says Saturated Fats Do Not Up Heart Disease Risk, And Experts Remain Divided

A new editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine called it "plain wrong" to villify saturated fats and say they result in coronary heart disease. Here are the two sides of the ongoing scientific debate.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2017

Despite Normal BMI, Excess Weight Around Waist Could Raise Death Risk

In a new study, people with a normal body mass index but carry excess weight around their middle have the highest death risk from any cause. Find out the dangers of belly fat in this new research confirming previous findings.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2017

Climate Change May Be Getting Americans To Exercise More: Here’s How

The increasingly warmer temperatures might inspire Americans to be more physically active and spend time outside. A new study finds there is a link between global warming and increased outdoor exercise as the only positive outcome of climate change.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2017

45 Minutes Of Exercise Several Days A Week Can Boost Brain Power Of People In Their 50s

To boost brain power during old age or middle age, exercise is the best bet - especially for those in the 50s. According to a study by Australian researchers, thinking power and memory skills improve remarkably when people exercise.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2017

At Age 16, Conjoined Twins In Connecticut Thrive And Likely Won't Get Surgery

Carmen and Lupita Andrade are among the very few conjoined twins in the United States today. Find out how they thrive at age 16, and how the surgery of Lupita's scoliosis - a highly risky procedure - fits into their future plans.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2017

Stealthing: What You Need To Know About New Trend Of Men Removing Condom Without Partner's Consent

What is stealthing? In her new study, Alexandra Brodsky answers this questions and explains why this disturbing new trend in the bedroom looks bad from any angle.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2017

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