From the monthly archives:

February 2014

There’s a new disease in town, and for some kids, it’s got a life-changing side-effect. Doctors are comparing it to Polio. It strikes kids around the age of 12, and may present like a common cold. Only a few dozen cases of paralysis have been identified, but doctors think that many more children have had […]

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Lose Sleep, Gain Pain

February 27, 2014

In a three year study, researchers found that the less you sleep, the more likely you are to experience widespread pain. The study controlled for osteoarthritis and collected data on lifestyle and habits. Increased age was also correlated with widespread pain. But it wasn’t just less sleep, it was non-restorative sleep too, meaning your prescription […]

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Sure, you can easily get any number of over-the-counter eye drops, and even prescription eye drops, but isn’t it better if you just don’t need them to begin with? The drop in temperature that winter brings can cut household humidity by half or more, leaving your eyes dry (and maybe even red, sore, and itchy). […]

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The CDC is still urging people to get vaccinated. This flu season has been far harder than expected—thanks to the polar vortex creating ideal conditions in most of the country, and to H1N1 being the active strain this year (remember, there was an H1N1 pandemic a few years ago). Normally, flu vaccination campaigns are targeted […]

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Keep Your Skin Young

February 24, 2014

It’s a hot trend in Europe and Japan (something only available in the biggest cities, even): using nano silver, gold, platinum, and other rare minerals to improve skin health and keep skin looking young. A single treatment costs hundreds of dollars. And it’s not just a fancy trend: science has backed up at least some […]

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