• 26 JUL 16
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    What is psoriasis?

    What is psoriasis?

    Unpredictable and irritating, psoriasis is one of the most baffling and persistent of skin disorders. It’s characterized by skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. As underlying cells reach the skin’s surface and die, their sheer volume causes raised, red plaques covered with white scales. Psoriasis typically occurs on the knees, elbows, and

    • 23 JUL 16
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    The importance of hydration for youth

    The importance of hydration for youth

    The importance of hydration for good health and properly functioning body systems cannot be overstated. As the warmer months approach and outdoor activities increase, special attention needs to be given to proper hydration and to the prevention of heat illnesses for all, but especially for young athletes.   Because the body cannot store water, we

    • 07 JUL 16
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    The right way to remove skin tags

    The right way to remove skin tags

    If you’ve noticed fleshy little growths on your skin that are tempting to pick at, you likely have skin tags. These raised bumps and flaps are known as “acrochordons” or “cutaneous tags” by dermatologists. Fortunately, they’re completely harmless—but they can be super-annoying if you don’t like the way they look.   “They often occur in

    • 07 JUL 16
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    How your vagina changes in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s

    How your vagina changes in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s

    Subscribe If you’re not the kind of woman who regularly examines herself south of the border, you might not realize that, just like the rest of your body, your vagina is getting older.   It’s not that your vagina is celebrating your exact birthday. After all, “your body doesn’t know that the calendar is changing,”

    • 07 JUL 16
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    2 New ways to make toenail fungus disappear

    2 New ways to make toenail fungus disappear

    Sandal season isn’t so fun for toenail fungus suffers. But the estimated 35 million people who deal with foot fungi may soon be joining the barefoot masses, as two new solutions for toenail fungus have just entered the scene.   In early July, the FDA approved Kerydine, a treatment for onychomycosis (toenail fungus) that’s the

    • 07 JUL 16
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    Why your plate is as important as your face cream?

    Why your plate is as important as your face cream?

    You can mask it, exfoliate it, cleanse it and moisturise it, but no amount of product applied to the skin, whatever the promise or price tag, can compensate for a poor diet.   For a clear, smooth and glowing complexion, the foods we put into our body are just as important as what we put

    • 07 JUL 16
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    What really works for rosacea?

    What really works for rosacea?

    Rosacea is a skin condition that causes facial redness. Because it’s so highly visible, it can be embarrassing and can even interfere with a person’s quality of life.   Flare-ups are often made worse by sunbathing, extremes of temperature, as well as things like spicy food. We look at the best ways to treat rosacea

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Women and hair loss: coping tips

    Women and hair loss: coping tips

    Losing your crowning glory can be particularly difficult for women. But there are ways to cope.   Losing your hair as a woman, especially if you’re young or at a vulnerable time in your life, can badly affect your confidence.   Jackie McKillop, Alopecia UK spokesperson and junior nursing sister at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, says society considers hair to

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Anti-aging tips

    Anti-aging tips

    Years of exposure to glossy magazine ads and slick television commercials for anti-aging serums have taught us that our faces tell our stories. They reveal damage from all those summers as a lifeguard or camp counselor, lines from a nasty breakup or two, and the perfect “11” of a furrowed brow.   Maintain a Healthy

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Hair dye safety

    Hair dye safety

    When hair dyes first came out, the main ingredient used in coal-tar dyes caused allergic reactions in some people. Most hair dyes now are made from petroleum sources. But FDA still considers them to be coal-tar dyes. This is because they have some of the same compounds found in these older dyes.   There have

    • 06 JUL 16
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    High-SPF Sunscreens: Are They Better?

    High-SPF Sunscreens: Are They Better?

    When you’ve shopped for sunscreen , you have probably noticed products with very high sun protection factor (SPF) ratings.   But is a 100+ or a 90+ sunscreen really that much better than one with an SPF of 30?   SPF refers to the ability of a sunscreen to block ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, which

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Do I	need to stretch before exercising?

    Do I need to stretch before exercising?

    Does stretching before exercising reduce the risk of injury?   The evidence strongly suggests that pre-exercise stretching does not reduce the risk of injury. Professor Rob Herbert, Senior Principal Researcher Fellow with Neuroscience Research Australia, took part in the three largest randomised trials on the effects of stretching. They all concluded that stretching had little

    • 24 JUN 16
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    5 Types of workout pains you should never ignore

    5 Types of workout pains you should never ignore

    Sharp pain   A sharp or stabbing pain during exercise (or any time, really) is a red flag that something is up. “Sharpness is not a normal physiological response. If you are experiencing sharp pain, it usually means there is something not functioning properly in that body system,” says Neuharth. “A few common causes of

    • 24 JUN 16
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    The	workout	 rules that  will help you lose weight

    The workout rules that will help you lose weight

    Here are trainers’ best tips for staying consistent, accountable, and on track.   Try exercising at the same time every day   Set yourself up for success as much as possible by picking a specific time to work out daily, suggest Kasen. Choose a time of day that works best for your schedule. It might

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Top	five benefits of stretching exercise

    Top five benefits of stretching exercise

    Nowadays, everyone can easily workout at home by doing simple exercises instead of going to gym. One such physical activity is stretching exercises. Though we all know the benefits of daily exercise but many are not aware of what benefits regular stretching exercises provides to our body.   Regularly stretching is just as important to

    • 24 JUN 16
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    How to exercise with health conditions

    How to exercise with health conditions

    There are many benefits to be gained from regular exercise. It can lower blood pressure, improve heart function and blood sugar control, alleviate depression, ensure good sleep, decrease risk of cancer, and help manage weight, says Susan Joy, MD, director of the Women’s Sports Health Program at the Cleveland Clinic.   Exercise Benefits for Every

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Is your workout better if your body	 trembles?

    Is your workout better if your body trembles?

    Many exercise programs advertise a certain kind of muscle quaking that they hold up as evidence that their workout is effective. But is the “wobbling” Amanda refers to actually a sign that your body is getting stronger? The top kinesiologists and trainers we spoke with agreed that muscle quaking is a physiological response to muscle

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Eat before a workout? Is it necessary?

    Eat before a workout? Is it necessary?

    With all of the marketing of sports drinks, bars, gels and powders, this is an excellent question to ask. There’s certainly no harm in eating — and it might help you meet your fitness goals by giving you more energy during the actual run or elliptical workout.   “It’s a contradiction, but you really do

    • 24 JUN 16
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    How much exercise is	enough?

    How much exercise is enough?

    Before you make a decision on how much exercise you need, you should have a good idea of your exercise goal or goals: Are you exercising for physical fitness, weight control, or as a way of keeping your stress levels low? For general health benefits, a routine of daily walking may be sufficient, says Susan

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Exercise and	physical	activity: what’s the difference?

    Exercise and physical activity: what’s the difference?

    Physical activity is defined as movement that involves contraction of your muscles. Any of the activities we do throughout the day that involve movement — housework, gardening, walking, climbing stairs — are examples of physical activity. Exercise is a specific form of physical activity — planned, purposeful physical activity performed with the intention of acquiring